Category: Project Based Learning

2020-2021 School Year, Project Based Learning, Science

STEM at St. Thomas with LEGO WeDo 2.0

November 17, 2020, Author: CONeal

Last year, St. Thomas alum students (now in junior high) swept the science fair scene, winning not only their school competitions, but then placing at regional, advancing to state and placing there too! How is it that we achieve results like this with our students you ask? Because of our way of […]

2020-2021 School Year, Project Based Learning, Science

Learning with LEGO

October 26, 2020, Author: April Smith

          LEGO WeDo 2.0 Kits are here. Through a grant from Jacobs Engineering, St. Thomas has 6 kits (a class set for 2 students per kit) of LEGO WeDo 2.0 materials which interface with our Chromebooks. This is a great new resource for our students, and what’s more, there […]

2019-2020, Project Based Learning, Science

Prairie Pollinator Garden Grant

February 10, 2020, Author: CONeal

We are excited to announce that St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School has partnered with the Houston Zoo and the City of Nassau Bay to install a learning garden here on our campus this spring! You can read more about the Prairie Pollinator Pathway project and see the role that St. Thomas [...]

2019-2020, Art, Project Based Learning, Virtue of the Month

Gratitude Tree

December 5, 2019, Author: CONeal

This interactive art display now features over 1,000 leaves of gratitude from students, faculty, families, and St. Thomas community members. Interestingly, there was no brown paint used to make the trunk, instead, students studied color wheels and practiced blending various colors to make the many unique shades and tones of brown that [...]

Project Based Learning, Science

STEM Coral Reef Conservation Project

October 30, 2019, Author: St. Thomas

At St. Thomas the Apostle, we believe we can do more together and we help inspire our students to do just that. As part of our STEM and Project Based Learning curriculum, our 4th and 5th grade students were free to explore and obtain a deeper knowledge of coral reefs and coral [...]

2018-19 School Year, PreKindergarten, Project Based Learning

PreK-4 “Our Community” Project

February 19, 2019, Author: CONeal

  Ms. Raley’s PreK-4 class has been exploring our school’s community. They learned about various community helpers, and talked about the many interesting features of our local area. The project culminated in the creation of a model replica of the neighborhood and businesses around our school, including the Nassau Bay Police Station, […]