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News: Geography Bee

February 15, 2021

This year for Catholic Schools’ Week, Mater Christi School decided to compete in a virtual Geography Bee challenge! MCS is no stranger to holding a National Geographic Geography Bee, as we have had one each of the last twenty-plus years. However, the National Geographic Society canceled the event this year because of COVID-19.  Mr. Brent Tremblay, our middle school social studies teacher, decided to keep the tradition going virtually. Prior […] Read more...

News: MCS Ice Rink

February 9, 2021

“We plant the seeds, but God makes things grow…”  – St. Paul November 17th saw an unusual gathering of MCS parents on the playing field.  What germinated on that day was the seed of an idea for afterschool student activity this coming winter.  What has grown up, however, has been much more than expected; a transformational addition to school life at Mater Christi.   In the midst of the darkest months […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Kindergarten “Bee-Bot Drive” 

February 4, 2021

Mater Christi School kindergarten students each designed and built a building for their Bee-Bot community. The buildings are arranged around a special road for robots — “Bee-Bot Drive” — in the MCS elementary building lobby. Since returning from Christmas break, the kindergarteners have been coding in Bee-Bot, programming Bee-Bot and Blue-Bot robots to visit the buildings along Bee-Bot Drive. This process has helped students learn computer concepts such as frame […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Science – Car Pull

January 29, 2021

There is an old proverb which goes something like this: “Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand”. This has been a tough year for having students do the most important part of any science lesson…the lab. This is the part of science that really has students get involved in an idea for understanding. Due to COVID-19, many labs which […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Math/Religion Stained Glass Project

January 22, 2021

Students in Mater Christi School’s 8th grade religion class culminated their Church History Unit with a collaborative math/religion project. After exploring stained glass design, students created their own geometric patterns using their knowledge of linear equations. Each student chose 10-12 linear equations based on positive and negative slope, and y-intercepts. They then graphed them on a coordinate plane (on paper). Next, they chose a color scheme and filled in the […] Read more...