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Science Fair 2021- 2022

February 28, 2022

Thanks to all of the Judges: 1. Dr. Declan McCabe                   6. Hari Konnanur                       11. Pete Brescia 2. Michaela Forgione                    7. Dr. Amanda Kennedy            12. Dr. Jen Kaufman 3. Bob Viswanathan                  […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Dr. Martin Luther King Day

January 19, 2022

  As a way to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 6PC lead a prayer service focused on 2 of the ideas that permeate Dr.King’s work. 1-The Golden Rule- Treat others the way that you would want to be treated (received from his own Christian tradition), and 2- Be an upstander rather than a bystander.  After an opening prayer, which was written by Dr. King, […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Grades 1 & 8 Science Collaboration

December 6, 2021

Ms. Lee’s first grade class and Mr. Pendergrass’s eighth grade class are collaborating this year on a regular basis to do science explorations together. In the beginning of the school year, the two classes were excited to see they would be sharing both their lunch and recess blocks and after seeing how well they connected with each other, Ms. Lee ventured to take it one step further and introduced Science […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Finance Bazaar – Grade 4 & 5

December 3, 2021

The Finance Bazaar is a joining learning initiative project for 4th and 5th-grade students in which they create and run a simulated marketplace in both 5th-grade classrooms. 5th graders practice skills in multiplying decimals and problem solving, calculating tax, discounts, and total prices. 4th graders practice adding and subtracting money, counting change, and becoming familiar with money and coin values. The mini unit takes about two weeks of instruction for […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Fourth Grade LEGO Mindstorms

April 15, 2021

Mater Christi School fourth graders were assigned a specific biome: tundra, coniferous forest, desert, deciduous forest, grasslands, or tropical rainforest. Students then researched at least five animals that have adapted to the unique conditions of their assigned biome. From their list, students chose an animal and researched survival adaptations of that animal to model with the LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robot. Students were asked to create a “Survival Plan” for the […] Read more...