The 5th grade spent most of their second trimester learning to edit videos using an online video editor called WeVideo. This is a program we have been using for years to teach our students video editing skills. We have always loved WeVideo because much of the editing skills they learn using the program are transferable... 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 →
Resources that Celebrate our Countries Traditions
In the history of the world, the United States is still a pretty young country. Yet, we still have many traditions that we uphold as important and necessary to the success of our democracy. One of those is the transfer of power from one President to the next. Every four years on January 20th the... 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 →
St. Philip’s Drama Club Presents Now. Here. This.
In case you haven't heard, Drama Club has been working hard on a virtual production of the musical Now. Here. This. The show, written by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, is a reflection on life in our society and the experience we have with school, friends and family.... 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 →
The Best Christmas Books that Were Turned Into Movies
I'm sure many of the books and movies on this list won't be surprising to you, but I thought I would put together a list of books and movies for you to enjoy over Christmas break. One of my favorite things to do is to compare books to movies (spoiler, the book is usually better).... 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 →