April’s here

April’s here at KCHS and we had a 4 day week! The week started with Easter and Megan and I went to the Holy week Masses at both Prince or Peace and St. James. They were all good and it was neat to see the different students at each parish. The Chem students are learning…

Fridays off mess me up…

This was Holy Week and here at KCHS we didn’t have school on Friday. It’s been very nice teaching at a Catholic School and this week reminds me more of that. I made a point to make a post on my day off but yet again forgot. Here are some cool things from the last…

The cranes are back in town…

Good Morning, The cranes have arrived in central Nebraska! We took some students out Tuesday night to watch them and had a good time even though none of them landed in our stretch of the river we got to see lots fly very close to us. We also had a full week of school which…

Another Friday Off

Hello there, we have another Friday off but I remembered to post today! We don’t have a week spring break at Kearney Catholic but we instead get a lot of “random” days off during March and April. During class this week the 7th graders have been learning about ecology and things like carrying capacity, niches,…

Sorry I’m late

With no school yesterday I forgot to post so here’s a quick post from our first trap meet. Chem finished learning about benzene, 7th is studying ecology, tenth is looking at animal behavior, and advanced bio started the lymph and immune system. Not to many students out today since practices haven’t started but it’s a…

Have a heart

We opened this week with heart dissections in advanced biology! Sorry I forgot to take pictures, I know you’d have love to see them. That’s always a fun day and a couple other teachers came to check it out as well. We also did a lab experimenting on changes in blood pressure and practiced using…

No School Today

Hello all, we have the day off for State Wrestling today: Go Stars. The week went pretty well in class. The 7th graders are learning about the endotherms, we made paper airplanes to look at the Bernoulli Effect and how birds fly. In bio we finished the ecology unit with a test. In Advanced bio…

Some things work, some don’t

This week we did a couple experiments in class. Some worked great, like the silly putty lab in organic chem. We were learning about polymers so the seniors made one and then explained it’s properties. However some didn’t work like the swim bladder experiment in 7th. We tried to make a pvc pipe neutrally buoyant…

Catholic Schools Week!

This week was Catholic Schools Week across the nation and we celebrated in it a number of ways. On Monday we had the Mayer and a City Council member come and started the week. We got a nice lunch from our Start Partners. On Thursday we had mass with the Bishop and today we will…

January’s closing

Hi there, we had some fun this week! We started with a snow day (which everyone loves) and then got right back into the swing of things. The 7th graders started learning about chordates and will turn my room into an aquarium today (pictures next week), the 10th graders are finishing up evolution by talking…

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…

Starting Dissections

This has a neat week here at Kearney Catholic. We started dissections today in 7th grade with grasshoppers. We’ll continue next week with starfish. The sophomores are still in evolution but we’ve moved past Darwin into what we’ve learned since. The Advanced students are learning about the skin and the Organic Chem group learned alkenes…