Can you believe summer is just around the corner? Time sure does fly when we're all on campus. Why is Summer Reading Important? While we're on break from school, summer reading continues to improve your reading skills, memory, comprehension, vocabulary, and keeps your imagination active! No matter what age you are, reading keeps our mind... Continue Reading →
April is National Poetry Month
I feel like we *blinked* and April is already almost gone, so let's get ready to wrap up the month with a little rhythm and rhyme. Poetry can be intimidating at times, but if we break down the writing elements and look at some examples it's perhaps not as difficult as we think it is.... Continue Reading →
It’s Women’s History Month!
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th, but this month is also known as "Women's History Month"! As I was looking up books, quotes, and videos to incorporate into lessons, I realized I don't remember learning about many of these women as a student. We learned about a handful of women in history, art,... Continue Reading →
Fall in Love with a Good Book
Ms. Natalie and Ms. Leah are Library teachers for a reason, we love books! Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner we're going to share our favorite books about relationships and love. We teach different genres students can find in the Learning Commons, and Relationship is one of our Fiction subcategories. Relationship books might... Continue Reading →
TK-3rd Teacher Picks
We as teachers love to share our childhood favorites with YOU, our students!TK through 3rd grade teachers shared stories that they enjoyed as child, enjoy reading to their students, or that they love reading to their own children. Students: What are your favorite stories to read over and over again and why? Do you love... Continue Reading →
Let’s Talk Picture Books
This month in the PLC we've reviewed what the Caldecott Award is and read past Caldecott Winners and Honors books. Paying close attention to the illustrations, we noticed some picture books have words, some do not, and that the illustrations play a huge part in actually telling a story. Even if you're still learning how... Continue Reading →
Happy New Year Falcons!
Christmas break is always nice, but it's good to be back in class with all of you and start 2021! I thought it’d be cool to share some New Year's traditions and stories. There are a lot of New Year's traditions that come from around the world, read about them below. Venezuela: It’s a tradition... Continue Reading →
Grinch and Scrooge: Our Favorite Christmas Curmudgeons
This month our TK-2nd Graders read Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and 3rd Grade read A Christmas Carol. Although they go on different journeys, they both have dramatic changes of heart and these grumpy characters aren't so different. With the help of our students, we can compare and discuss these Christmas curmudgeons (a... Continue Reading →
Gingerbread Contest Winners
We're very happy so many of you wanted to participate in this. Great job to everyone who entered! Wishing you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year~ Ms. Natalie and Miss Leah And now, our top 5 winners for the "Disguise a Gingerbread Contest"! The winning submissions are featured below, and... Continue Reading →
Voting Begins for the 2020 Gingerbread Contest!
Ms. Natalie and Ms. Leah are happy so many of you wanted to participate in St. Philip's first ever Disguise a Gingerbread Contest! We know you've all been working so hard this school year, and thought a Christmas themed activity would be fun. Even if you didn't enter the contest, we hope you enjoy seeing... Continue Reading →
Top 5 Books to Read at Christmas
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens When I was little, I loved watching Mickey’s Christmas Carol. I finally read the book in high school, and it has become one of my favorite Christmas stories. Last year, 3rd grade read a play version with me and we talked about how Ebenezer Scrooge’s character changes throughout the... Continue Reading →
Disguise a Gingerbread Man Contest
The Gingerbread Man needs your help! He’s looking for the perfect disguise so he won’t be recognized and eaten this holiday season. You all did such a great job with the pumpkin decorating contest, so let’s kick-off the holiday season with another one! There’s no baking required, just follow the guidelines below and get creative.... Continue Reading →