Monday, December 4, 2017

Advent Pals

I can't believe that Advent time is upon us! 
Today we received our Advent Pals.  Each student has been given a name of another person in the classroom.  They are to try their best and keep this person a secret.  Each week we will be doing something kind for our Advent pal.  The students are welcome to do extra each week if they choose.  Sometimes students will give little homemade items or slip a candy cane or piece of candy into their pal's desk.  Students will be doing these things at home, so they can disguise their handwriting and truly be secretive.

Week 1:  A Blessing.  A little note blessing their pal with something this Advent season.
Examples:  I bless you with . . . . .
                   kindness and good health.
                   the love of friends and family.
                   happiness and cheer.

Week 2:  Acrostic - take pal's first name and write vertically.  Next to each letter write a short phrase about that person (remember to be kind).
Example:     Totally fun person
                     Interested in sports
                    My friend who cares

Week 3:  Advent gift - no more than $5 or can be homemade.  Send the gift in wrapped and with the pal's name on it.  Do not put who it is from.

Remember Advent is the season to prepare for the birth of Jesus.  Let's prepare together in our random acts of kindness towards each other.

Friday, November 17, 2017

KY Test

KY ch 2 test is TUESDAY!!!

A grateful heart is a happy heart.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vocabulary Test

Have your student study the spelling, meaning, antonym, and synonym of each word.  The test is multiple choice and there are only 25 questions. 

Monday, November 13, 2017


This week's test
1.  English Test Tuesday
2.  Vocabulary Test Wednesday
3.  Religion Test Thursday
4.  Spelling Test Friday

Monday, October 16, 2017


Welcome Back!  I hope everyone had a wonderful fall break.
Today was great and we jumped right back into our routine.
We have several test scheduled for this week.

Wednesday - Math Ch 2 

Thursday - Ch 5 Religion (weekly test)

Friday - Science Ch 12.  Study outline and vocabulary
           - Spelling Test
           - Book Report is due

I will have Religion on Study Stacks tonight and Science by Wednesday.

Monday, September 25, 2017


Just a few reminders:

1.  Wednesday is the Feast of St. Vincent DePaul.  Our parish pantry is full, so we are collecting money for the victims of Hurricane Irma.  We will be sending our donations to Mary Immaculate Star of the Sea School in Key West, Florida.  So for a monetary donation, your child may be out of uniform.

2.  On Friday we are celebrating the Feast of the Arch Angels and the end of summer.  Kona Ice will be on campus.  See parent newsletter for more details.

3.  Religion Test this Thursday is a Unit Review Test.  Please check out study stacks.

4.  Ky History Ch 1 Test on Friday.

Monday, September 18, 2017


We are going to have several test this week.

Wed. - Vocabulary Unit 1 Test - study the 10 words, definitions, spelling of the words, antonyms, and synonyms.  There are some games on the website -

 Wed. - Math Chapter 1 Test - REVIEW the chapter.  Know place value, standard form, expanded form, written form, estimation/rounding, counting money, making change, comparing numbers, the place and value of a number, and be able to apply to word problems.

Thurs. - Religion Test

Fri. - Spelling Test

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


I hope this helps!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Science Test is this Thursday, Sept. 7th.  
You can find the outline and Study Stacks under Notes/Outlines tab.
The test will consist of multiple choice, matching, and short answers.

Book Adventure
Today at library, the students each picked a Book Adventure book to read.  They need to have read this book and taken a quiz by September 15.  If they do not have access to a computer, they need to see me when they are finished reading the book (NOT on the day it is due).  I will allow them to take the quiz here at school.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Labor Day

Enjoy your weekend and the extra day!
Don't forget to bring your gym clothes and library book on Tuesday!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Field Trips

Don't forget, money is due by this Friday, September 1st!
Cost per student $7
Cost per adult $15 - if you signed up by last Friday.  I have already ordered the tickets.
Make checks out to St. Philip PTC

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Religion Test Thursday

This Thursday we will take our first Religion Test.  The students have copied the notes into their Religion notebooks to study.  I have also placed the notes on the Blog, under the notes/outlines tab.  Also, I have placed the test questions on Study Stacks, which you can access under the same tab as the notes.  Please have your student try Study Stacks.  There are flashcards, games, quizzes, and test that your student can use to prepare for the test. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me.  I will also go over all of this Wednesday night at the PTC Info Night.  I hope to see you there. Happy Studying!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome Back

Hello and welcome back to another exciting year at St. Philip School!   We had a great 1st day and are gearing up to begin our journey together.  Today we worked on remembering our addition/subtraction math facts.  Please have your child practice these nightly.  Soon they will need to start studying multiplication/division facts.  Practice Practice Practice
This year, we will be studying Kentucky History and taking a trip to Frankfort in the Spring.
We will also be attending the Taft Theater for the children's performances.  So look for a sign up sheet coming home soon.

Parents:  If your child is new to my class, please  attend the parent info night next Wednesday, August 23rd at 7pm.  It is very important to be on the same page to insure the success of our students.  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Ky Derby Winners

Congratulations to all of the 3rd and 4th graders for a wonderful job on their derby hats.  Each one was unique and beautiful.

Race Winners:
1st Bhindi - Always Dreaming
2nd Hunter - Lookin at Lee
3rd Sam T - Battle of Midway

Hat Winners:
1st Austin
2nd Sam T
3rd Emma


Monday, April 24, 2017

Derby Hats

Dear Parents,
Every other year, the 3rd and 4th grade learn about Kentucky History.  One of the lessons that I like to share with the class is about the Kentucky Derby.  We are currently on the off year, however, I promised the class that I would do the activity this year.  

Step 1:  I will assign each student a horse that will be running in the Derby.  As you may know, this list can change up to the day of the derby, so your student’s horse may not remain the same throughout this project.  I will award the “owners” of the top 3 horses on Monday after the race.

Step 2:  Each student will design a derby hat.  They can be as creative as they want.  We will wear the hats the Friday before Derby Day (May 5th).    I will ask the other teachers to judge the hats and we will have winners for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Please do not buy a Derby Hat (which can be expensive).  Instead, find a hat and decorate it as the student wants. Students in the past used flowers, ribbons, horse cut outs or small figures, horseshoes, and other items made out of foam or paper and glued them to a hat.  Have fun and be creative!

Any other activity will take place in the classroom.  If you have any questions please email me.

Happy creating!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, January 23, 2017


Check out our newest projects!
We are enjoying the use of our class iPads and the apps that make learning even more interactive.

As a culminating activity in Literature, the 4th grade each drew a picture and wrote a summary about one of the main characters from The Family Under the Bridge.

For MLK Day, the 3rd and 4th teamed up with the 5th and 6th and created stamps or coins about Martin Luther King Jr.

Click on the link under the Projects tab and enjoy!