More dissections

Megan and I started the week with a quick trip to SD and had to miss Monday of school but my students did pretty well with out me. The 7th graders learned about echinoderms, dissected a starfish and did a lab where they investigated arthropod behavior with crickets. The 10th graders made phylogenetic trees using…

First week back

I forgot to post yesterday so here you go. We went back to school this week and jumped right into learning. Biology is starting evolution with two demo activities, 7th grade is looking more at invertebrates and will do two dissections this chapter, advanced bio is studying the skin, and organic is naming alkenes. On…

Merry Christmas

Hello all, We spent Christmas this year with my Mom in Lincoln and saw my sister Teresa, four of her kids, Kathy and Mike and their kids. We had my mom’s side of the family’s Christmas on Saturday and then Teresa went back to Kansas and Kathy’s family spent Christmas eve with us. Christmas day…

Finals Done

We had finals week at school this week. It went pretty well; two normal days of school and two days of just finals. Actually 1.5 days since we had to cancel the afternoon of the second day thanks to an ice storm. Overall the finals went pretty well and we did them on the chromebooks so…

Wrapping up the semester

It’s been a full week for us here at Kearney Catholic. The last full week of the semester means the lasts tests and semester reviews. We did a couple labs on human genetics in biology, a Redox lab it Chem II and presented projects on animals and the senses in life science and advanced biology….

Into Advent

Week one of Advent is done here at Kearney Catholic. We’ve had a relatively full week with just one late start on Wednesday. In class we’ve been learning about Animals in 7th, DNA and RNA in Bio, the sense organs in Advanced Bio and Redox reactions in Chem II. On Wednesday morning we had a…

Last month of the Year

Hello all, December starts today! With this last month of the year it is also the last month of the semester so that becomes somewhat stressful for both students and teachers. After my post last Friday we spend the weekend in Kentucky and had a good time with Megan’s family. We even had some deer…

Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re here in Kentucky to celebrate Thanksgiving with Megan’s Family. Her parents moved here this summer and it’s our first time we’ve seen their new house. It’s very nice and it a  great location with lots of land and random animals. It was a little over 12 hours drive time to get here but Megan…

Almost Normal Week

We actually had an almost full week here at Kearney Catholic. That is kinda rare at this time of year. I guess we do have a 1:30 out today for GOLD, our annual fundraising dinner, but otherwise it was a normal week. In class we’ve been learning about the various kingdoms, genetics, the brain/nervous system,…

back to school

I started this week with my dad’s Rosary and Funeral. They were both huge; it was very special to see all the people there to honor my dad. After the funeral on Monday, many of our extended family came over to our house to talk and be together.  Megan and I left for Kearney at…

the week

I’ll start by saying my father died Wednesday November 1st early in the morning. It has been a challenging couple of weeks but I got to spend a lot of time with him during that time. He has been fighting cancer for the last 4 and a half years and was doing well overall. While…

Semester 1 is flying by

This week we’ve done a couple projects in biology, one on mitosis and one comparing mitosis to meiosis. The 7th graders started learning about DNA and Evolution. In advanced bio we finished our chapter on muscles and started learning about nerves. Lastly in Advanced Chem we’re learning about equilibrium expressions and shifting equilibrium. Overall it’s…