My name is Keegan Davis and I am the 5th grade teacher at Holy Cross. I am currently in my sixth year teaching at Holy Cross and my sixth year as a school teacher. Holy Cross is very near and dear to me because I attended Holy Cross from 1st through 8th grade.
I attended the University of Portland and graduated in 2007 with a bachelors of arts in education. I am very excited about the current school year and have some great projects planned for middle school science!
In my free time I like playing and watching sports and hanging out with my family and friends!
The fifth grade is in the process of starting their service project for the year. We will be going to spend time with the residents of Assumption Village. During our visits we will be participating in a number of different activities with the residents ranging from dancing to playing board games to cooking to singing and telling stories. The residents of Assumption Village like it very much when students come to visit and they are greatly looking forward to our visit.
In February we went and played board games with the residents and in March we are going to go and dye Easter eggs the day before spring break!
8th -We are currently studying heat and the transfer of heat and energy from one object to another. It is some seriously interesting stuff. Ask your students about insulators and conductors.
7th -Dissection!! We are learning about dissection and why it is interesting and important and studying the different parts of animals and plants and how they play roles in the lives of their organisms. We have already dissected pickles and we will be moving on to some other interesting things. I don't want to give too much away so to hear more you will have to talk to a seventh grader.
6th- Wind, water, gravity, glaciers, and waves. What do they all have in common? I don't know either. I guess I'll have to ask a sixth grader. Doing some student made experiments in the near future. Ask your students how they went.
5th- Sugar Sugar Sugar. A taste that most of us like a lot but is it really good for us? How can we tell how much sugar is in the foods that we enjoy eating? These are all questions that a fifth grader will be able to answer for you if you can find one. Good luck!