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Teacher Talk: Burton visits Mater Christi!

January 3, 2018

The first grade class had a surprising treat for them when they walked into PE, snowboards!  They were brought through Burton’s indoor snowboarding program, “Burton Riglet Snowboarding“.  There were many different activities that Jeff Boliba brought from the Burton HQ, some of the activities were: half and full turns on balance boards, warm-ups with Olympic […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Second Grade Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

The second grade students studied the history of Thanksgiving this month, including some role-playing as either a Native American or a Pilgrim. “Pilgrims went on a ship called the Mayflower and they travelled very far to be at their own home,” said one student. Another student countered: “Native Americans are the reason why the Pilgrims […] Read more...

Teacher Talk : New Begins/ New Life/Life Cycle

September 19, 2017

We started our kindergarten year off by observing two Monarch caterpillars complete their cycle and emerge into two beautiful butterflies.   We read the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar and many other butterfly books.  We sang and acted out  If I Were a Butterfly  and Butterfly Fly.   Each morning the children arrived anxious to see what […] Read more...

Back to School Carnival

September 11, 2017

On Friday, September 9, 2017 Mater Christi’s PTO held the annual Back to School Carnival.  Despite the rain the event was a huge success and all who attended  had a wonderful time.  New families expressed how exciting it was to meet other families and see the community gather.  Stepping into the gym you could hear […] Read more...

Teacher Talk: Combining Art and Language at Mater Christi School

June 13, 2017

When Mrs. Jennifer Coulter set out to plan a research unit with her third graders, it occurred to her that this would be a perfect unit to teach in interdisciplinary fashion. She approached Ms. Hannah Robertson, Mater Christi School’s art teacher, and together they came up with a plan that would incorporate researching the life […] Read more...