Classroom News November 12th -20th

Writing: Students will write complete sentences using a capital letter and a punctuation mark.  Students will identify common and proper nouns.

Spelling: Students will take a spelling test this Tuesday.  Spelling words: dog, top, not, box, jog, on, yes, bed, frog, trot.

Reading: Students will identify vowel teams and consonant word sounds.

Math: Students will identify and create addition patterns.

Social Studies: Students will identify natural resources and where they come from.

Science: Students will explain how environments support different types of plants.

Religion: Students will understand that God wants us to love him and everybody.

Classroom News October29th – November 1st

Religion: Students will understand that God wants us to love him and everybody.

Writing: Students will write and identify the main idea of a text.  Students will also practice retelling stories in sequential order.

Spelling: Students will practice using their spelling  words in simple sentences;  The test will be this Thursday.

Math: Students will identify the addends and sum when solving addition problems;  Students will solve problems using numbers and objects.

Science: Students will understand how seeds move from place to place;  Students will also classify objects by using their 5 senses.

Social Studies: Students will identify natural resources in the world and how they are used.

Classroom News October 9th-12th

Religion- Students will understand that God gives us peace.  Students will identify the Trinity.

Writing- Students will identify the main idea in a story.  Students will think about how we can compare books to books, books to ourselves, and books to the world.

Spelling- Students will practice using spelling words in class.  The first spelling test will be this Friday.

Math- Students will identify Ordinal Numbers and understand that these numbers show a position.

Science- Students will identify the parts of a plant.

Social Studies- Students will identify continents and oceans in our world.

October 1st – 5th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

October is here!  My favorite month!  We celebrate all things pumpkin and spooky, watch the colors come alive in nature, and hopefully have some cooler weather.  Fingers crossed!  What a great time to have a gracious heart.  We give thanks to Him for everything he provides, even if it is a pumpkin spiced latte or the perfect Halloween costume.

Speaking of Halloween, there is still time to get on board helping with the Halloween party!  Please email Mrs. Jordan at ajordan@stpeterscatholicschool.org if you would like to help.  The more the scarier!

Grandparent’s/VIP Day is Friday!  We welcome all grandparents, special visitors, and VIP’s from 7:30 until 12:00.  This year will be a little different and we will have special times to visit both the photo booth and the book fair.

Book Fair- (In the Library) 9:00- 9:30

Photo Booth- (In the Music Room) 10:00- 10:20

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss how God provides and how we can show a gracious heart in everything we do and to everyone we meet.

Reading: The class will begin reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week!  I have several class copies we can share, but if you would like to provide a copy for your child, that is more welcome.  Each student will have their own novel study packet which will include comprehension questions for each chapter as well as other reading strategy pages.

Language Arts:   The students will learn about subjects and predicates this week.  We will test on the spelling words from last week on THURSDAY due to Grandparent’s Day on Friday.  STAR homework still due on Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with addition strategies and practice with two and three addends, both regrouping and not.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will learn about what a meteorologist does, how weather is predicted, and make some predictions of our own.  (Hopefully some cooler temps are in our predictions!)

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will practice how to plot coordinates this week.

 

 

Reminders:

Monday, October 1st – Friday. October 6th- Book Fair in the Library!

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

September 24th – 28th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy Fall! Even if it is still 90 degrees outside.  Please be sure to send a water bottle with your child each day.  It keeps disruptions to a minimum, especially when it is still so warm out.

Chocolate money is due this week.  Please send it in if you haven’t already.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss why God loves us and how we can best love others.

Reading: The class will finish learning about Roald Dahl this week and read about how chocolate is made.  This is a great way to prepare for reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. which we will begin next week as our first novel study.

Language Arts:   The students will finish with proper sentence writing structure.  The spelling list this week is from the first few chapters of CCF and we will text NEXT week.  STAR homework due on Friday.

Math:  The class will begin addition strategies with two and three addends, both regrouping and not.

Science: In science the students will begin to learn about weather!  We will learn about different types of weather and how they affect us.

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will practice how to plot coordinates this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, October 1st – Friday. October 6th- Book Fair in the Library!

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

Sept. 17-21

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Wow! So much excitement with the hurricane. It sounds like many of you had wonderful trips! Due to all going on, we will have our first Spelling Test with last week’s words on this Friday. Many students are also catching up on classwork, so you may see some come home with your child.

In school, we just wrapped up MAP testing, but I am continuing with individual reading leveled testing. This will continue into next week.

In Religion, we continue to talk about God as our Creator and how we worship and praise God with reverence and respect. Ask your child about the special Praise Song that we are learning with motions, “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” New for this week is a study on Fables and Characters in ELA Class. This fits nicely with our study on Fiction, and our read aloud, Winnie the Pooh which is, of course, full of morals and virtuous lessons to learn. Ask your child about the puppet show that their group created and the moral of their story. In Math, we are working on addition strategies such as how to add 3 and 4 numbers in the best combinations. Centers continue to be very popular especially the Math Games, Rocks, and Geography Centers.

We will have our first official Science Lab on rock classification with Mrs. Bair this Friday. Thank you to Mrs. Bair!

Thank you for all who attended the PTO meeting. We hope to see the rest of you for the October meeting.

God Bless and Peace Be With You!

Mrs. Ellie Russell

A Note From Ms. Smith

Hello 1st Grade Families!

Our 1st graders are doing a wonderful job reviewing Kindergarten material this week.  As we continue, I encourage you to review the following with your child at home:

  1. Ask your child to write a lowercase and uppercase letter on lined paper.  Lowercase letters should not pass the dotted line.
  2. Please review  word families.  In class, students are saying each word and stating which word family it belongs to. This is great practice!
  3. I encourage you to download ABCYA.com (app or website) for good multi subject review.

Thank you for your support.

-Ms. Smith

August 27-31, 2018

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

Our class had a wonderful first week of school.  We went over rules and procedures and had lots of fun in between.  This week we will start our kindergarten curriculum. During the first semester, I will build a strong foundation of skills with the students.  This foundation will be the catalyst for much growth in the second semester.  Please be patient as we move through the curriculum.  The most important aspect of kindergarten is creating a love for learning.  This can be attained through hands-on activities, choice, and independence.  These components give children a sense of control.  In turn, self-esteem and confidence will increase.

Ms. Moore and I are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year, and we are glad to have our parents as partners in this journey.  Please contact us if you have any needs or concerns.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – If you or your child find any pictures or articles pertaining to school, please send them in. We will post the items on our Concept/Question board to encourage inquiry.

Math – Positional terms: below, above, beside, between, inside, outside, in front of, behind, near, and far

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will use their five senses to learn about their surroundings. They will also learn to ask questions, observe, compare, sort, use tools, and measure.

Religion – The Sign of the Cross Prayer, Grace Before Meal Prayer

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Aug. 28 – Back to School Night Parent Event – 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 – School will be closed for Labor Day

 

 

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

Our class had a wonderful first week of school.  We went over rules and procedures and had lots of fun in between.  This week we will start our kindergarten curriculum. During the first semester, I will build a strong foundation of skills with the students.  This foundation will be the catalyst for much growth in the second semester.  Please be patient as we move through the curriculum.  The most important aspect of kindergarten is creating a love for learning.  This can be attained through hands-on activities, choice, and independence.  These components give children a sense of control.  In turn, self-esteem and confidence will increase.

Ms. Moore and I are looking forward to the 2018-19 school year, and we are glad to have our parents as partners in this journey.  Please contact us if you have any needs or concerns.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: School – If you or your child find any pictures or articles pertaining to school, please send them in. We will post the items on our Concept/Question board to encourage inquiry.

Math – Positional terms: below, above, beside, between, inside, outside, in front of, behind, near, and far

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will use their five senses to learn about their surroundings. They will also learn to ask questions, observe, compare, sort, use tools, and measure.

Religion – The Sign of the Cross Prayer, Grace Before Meal Prayer

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Aug. 28 – Back to School Night Parent Event – 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 3 – School will be closed for Labor Day

 

 

 

March 19th – 23rd

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

It was great seeing so many brave the rain on Saturday to march with St. Peter’s!  What a beautiful tradition we have.  As we get closer to Easter, we think of tradition and how we celebrate many things.  In our home, the first thing we say on Easter morning is that “H” or “A” word that we cannot say during Lent.  Then we reflect on how our Lenten sacrifices went those forty days as we eat breakfast.  The best part is being able to celebrate this amazing day with our church family as we come to Mass.  Easter baskets and egg hunts, which are always fun, are found after we return from church.  Later in the day, as a family we sit and eat a wonderful meal and count the many blessings we have.  It is these traditions that keep our family close and something for everyone to look forward to as Easter nears.  Through it all, we never lose focus of what Easter is truly about, our redemption.  I wish you and our family the most blessed of Easters.

As always, especially during this Lenten season, I encourage you to visit us for the school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:30am.  We would love to have more parents attend with your children.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss St. Joseph and how important he was in Jesus’ life.  We will discuss the rolls our dads play in our lives and how wonderful they are!

Reading: The class will finish “Little House on the Prairie” by Wednesday!  We will all test with the online AR test for the book so the students also receive Feed Your Mind Cafe points.  The rest of this week, we will focus on smaller reading comprehension passages based on Easter.

Language Arts:   The students will have Easter themed spelling words and we will test next Tuesday, March 27th.  The students will begin adjectives this week!  We will also continue with our daily journal writing.

Math:  The class will test on division on Monday.  We will move into fractions this week!  The class will continue to work in their math groups, as this has proved to be beneficial to all students in the class.

Science: In science the students will finish animal life cycle projects.  Each group is researching a particular species and will present on their life cycle in the form of an Edupuppet.  The class will continue work on pulling important information out of a non-fiction text.  These projects will be emailed to you as the finish!

Social Studies:  The students will begin explorers this week!  We will learn how South Carolina was discovered and by who.  We will also discuss how are Catholic faith played a part in creating South Carolina.

REMINDERS:

 

Thursday, March 29th- start of Spring Break

Monday, April 9th- Classes resume

Tuesday, April 10th- Report Cards issued

Wednesday, April 11th- Class picture day

Thursday, April 12th- Field trip to State House read-in (more info to come)

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing