Thursday, December 13, 2012


Monday, December 10, 2012

     After reading the touching story, "Hattie's Birthday Box", we will now create our own Boxes (Bags) of Hope and Inspiration.  Each student will create one Bag of Hope and Inspiration for their Advent Pal.  For the next week we will be completing many assignments to include in our bags.  Bags will include 5 compliments, a poem, a letter of encouragement or inspiration, a creative illustration and a handmade gift.  
     Some class time will be given to students, but they can also work on their bags at home.  Remember to be positive and put forth the quality and effort that you would want from someone else.  Be sure to write or type items neatly, and be creative.
     Friday December 22 we will get together while exchanging Advent Pal gifts to share our boxes bags of hope.  That is when students will reveal their Advent Pals.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

This Advent our class will be participating in the Pajama Project 2012 in conjunction with Scholastic Book Club.  We will be collecting Pajama’s for people who are in group homes, drop in centers, shelters and resource centers.  All sizes from infant to adult are needed.  

We have located several receiving organizations in Campbell County.   Last year we were able to supply 3 organizations with Pajama’s.  Many were sent to a drop in center in Newport, some were sent to a local resource center and others were distributed throughout our community.

We collected over 100 pairs of Pajama’s last year.  The students have set a goal of collecting another 100 pairs to donate again this year.  Please help us with reach our goal of giving 100 pairs of Pajama’s to local homes, resource centers and shelters.

Please send all Pajama’s to school by December 19.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself and/or one of the students in the 5th and 6th grade.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Foundation is offering sponsorships for campers attending the 2013 season of Camp Webb, June 24-28.  The camp fee is $230, the online registration was $200 last year.  
    All 4th, 5th and 6th grade student may attend Camp Webb.  Any student who would like to apply for a sponsorship will be required to write a short essay.  Students can write about which activities they most want to learn or participate in, such as Gun Safety, archery, Swimming, Boating and canoeing, Fishing, Outdoor Survival or Nature/wildlife Identification Class.  They may also write that they want to attend to earn their “Hunter Education” Card which young hunters need to hunt in KY once they turn 12.  The essay is due mid-December.  
    In the essay students should include their full name, parent’s name and phone number.  They should also state how much sponsorship money would be needed for them to attend camp.  They may ask for any $ amount from $1 - $230, although most scholarships will not be given for the entire $230.  However, Mr. Browning believes that every student that applies will be granted a sponsorship, as long as there are sponsors continuing to give money to the fund.  Mr. Browning also wants parents to know he will not be questioning any parent on their ability to pay or not.  Therefore it would be beneficial for all students wanting to attend camp to apply for a sponsorship, even for $50.

    Please let me know if your child is interested in applying for a sponsorship.  There is a form that needs to be filled out along with the essay.

    If you have any additional questions please let me know.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Follow this link for the video that was shown at the Seminarian Ball.  Saint Philip is one of the featured schools!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Events of the Week

Report Cards will be sent home Monday with each student.  They will not be in the Red Folder so please ask your child when he/she comes home today.  It is hard to believe we are in the second quarter already!

On Tuesday October 30 we will be participating in National Mock Presidential Election through Studies Weekly.  

The 5th graders will be taking their Math test Wednesday and the class will take their Science Ch. 21 Test Friday.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


The Westing Game Chapters 1-4

Discussion Questions - Ch. 1-4 and Match Up Due Friday
Chapter One Organizer Sheet Due Wednesday
Chapter Two Organizer Sheet Due Thursday

House Sheet due at the end of the book - BUT work on it as you read

Character Squares due at the end of the book - BUT work on it as you read

Monday, October 22, 2012

Today starts the first day of the second quarter - how time flies!

This week we will begin our literature book, The Westing Game.  This book is a mystery, that is not solved until the end of the book.  It is a wonderful book full of suspense.

We will also have a Live webcast on Wednesday afternoon with one of the world's most successful singer-songwriters.    

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Family Tree

Family Tree Assignment

Each student must create a family tree that includes at least 3 generations, the student, his/her parents and grandparents.  When possible birth and death dates should also be included.

Each Family Tree must include but not limited to the following:

1.  Use Poster Board
2.  Include 3 generations
3. Be Creative - You are only limited to your imagination :)
4.  Due October 23 - You have 3 Weeks

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Our class will be attending the Waterific Program at Sanitation District No. 1 October 5.  

**A note will be going home to chaperones this week.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you are no longer able to attend with us.

**We will be heading to SD1 around 8:15 a.m. and returning around 1:30 p.m.

**Students will have a brown bag lunch pack for them by Mrs. Steelman.  You can pay with your weekly lunch bill.  

**If you are attending, you may also buy lunch from school.  I will take care of the student count, if you want a bagged lunch let me know your choices by Wednesday September 26.

Peanut butter and jelly, plain peanut butter, or cheese
carrots and celery sticks with or without peanut butter
apple and/or fruit snacks
goldfish graham cookies
water or juice

Monday, September 3, 2012

Reminders for this week:

There will not be a Religion Test Friday

Science - Test Wednesday - Students should study their notes.  There are 2 questions that include images from our text book, be sure to take your books home Tuesday night.  There are several short answer questions and one 2 part question.  ****Remember, you may write answers in your own words, as long as the questions is answered. 

Social Studies - Test Friday - Students should study the highlighted items in their Outlines.  There will also be questions about Latitude and Longitude and Time Lines.  Both of these topics were covered skills in the chapter.  The test is made of multiple choice, fill in the blank and several short answer questions.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

International Space Station

     Did anyone see the ISS on Friday or Saturday night?  My family and I viewed the Space Station on Friday night in Cincinnati near the Reds stadium.  I know many of you were at the ball field at St. Philip looking for the Space Station, did you see it?  I was also lucky enough to see it again on Saturday evening at the Roost with many of my students, past, present and future.  
     Leave a comment if you were able to see the ISS and let me know what you thought.
     You will be able to view it again this week, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  The times and directions are listed below.  



Fri Aug 24/08:50 PM
11 above NNW
10 above E
Fri Aug 24/10:28 PM
20 above WNW
32 above W
Sat Aug 25/09:40 PM
34 above WNW
41 above SE
Sun Aug 26/08:51 PM
27 above NW
11 above ESE
Sun Aug 26/10:27 PM
10 above W
13 above WSW
Mon Aug 27/09:40 PM
19 above W
16 above S
Tue Aug 28/08:52 PM
34 above W
10 above SSE
Thu Aug 30/08:51 PM
14 above WSW
10 above SSW

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

We will be having our both first Spelling Test and Religion Test this Friday.

Each student has a Spelling list in the prongs of their take home folder.  All students do not have the same Spelling list, nor are all the Spelling words listed in the book list.   Therefore it is important for the students to bring home their folders every night to study.

If a student forgets to bring their Religion notes home, or needs to check a note, they are posted on the Homework/Notes page on the Blog.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Today we went over classroom rules and procedures.  We also took a look at our textbooks to see what we will be studying this year.  

Class pictures will be posted as soon as all the Acceptable Use Policy papers are returned.

Return to our classroom blog often to see photos of our projects and activities.  As the year progresses you will also be able to view presentations we have created.  

We are very excited Saint Philip has received Flip video cameras through the Coke Reward Points.  We will post videos as they are available. 

Students have daily planners where they will write their homework each afternoon.  I will also list homework on the Blog, to use for reference.  Notes are also available to view for Social Studies, Science and Religion.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I hope everyone is having a great summer!  The students in Jamaica received our t-shirts, they loved them!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

 Tie-Dye Photos have been uploaded.  Please take a look at the hard work, and fun we had on Tie-Dye day!!  We are sending 50 t-shirts to Jamaica for 3-5 year old boys and girls attending the local preschool.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Welcome to the Web

Thursday, March 29, 2012