October 15-19, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we have a 2pm dismissal on Monday, October 15th. This is also the final week of the combined 5th and 6th grade classes. Thank you parents for being so supportive during this time! I look forward to continuing to work with each of you!

The sixth graders have begun Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Micah Austin and Danny Cox. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 15th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers and how to simplify fractions. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions. The students will take the Science Test on Friday, October 19th.

English: We will be reviewing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and objects of the preposition.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about primary and secondary resources. The students will complete an in class project to end the unit.

Religion: We will be discussing the history of Latin in the Church and the five sources every Catholic should know to understand the faith.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons will focus on the six traits of writing. The students will finish our novel and complete a writing assignment.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 19th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 3

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. Our lessons will focus on the six traits of writing. The students will finish our novel and complete a writing assignment.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 19th. The words are listed in the document below.

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Reminders & Important Dates

October 15th     2pm dismissal

October 17th     School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 25th     PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

October 8-12, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as fifth and sixth graders. The sixth graders have begun Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Joseph Hauk and Heyward Blakley. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Tuesday, October 9th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers and how to simplify fractions. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and objects of the preposition.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about timelines.

Religion: We will be discussing the parts of the Bible and the 4 marks of the church.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons will include summarizing. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 11th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 12th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 2

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 11th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 19th. The words are listed in the document below.

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Reminders & Important Dates

October 9th       PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 10th     School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 15th     2pm dismissal

October 25th     PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

October 1-5, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we will have our annual Pet Blessing on Thursday, October 4th on the soccer field at 2:30pm. If you are unable to bring your family pet at 2:30pm, the child is welcome to bring a picture of the animal to be blessed.

This week we will have our annual Grandparent’s Day on Friday, October 5th. This year we will have a schedule on when the different grades can visit the Book Fair and the Photo Booth in the Music room to decrease overcrowding. The 5th and 6th grades will be able to visit the Photo Book in the Music room from 9:30-10am and the Book Fair with their grandparents from 10:40-11am. I look forward to seeing everyone!

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as fifth and sixth graders. This week the sixth graders will begin Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Our first two students, Mercedes Rush and Jermaine Johnson, will begin bringing in snacks this week, October 1st-5th. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 1st. Snack Shack officially opened on Friday, September 28th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and objects of the preposition.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about timelines.

Religion: We will be discussing the parts of the Bible and the 4 marks of the church.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons include imagery and irony. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 4th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 12th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 2

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 4th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 5th. The words are listed in the document below.

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Reminders & Important Dates

October 3rd      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 4th      Pet Blessing on the St. Peters Soccer Field at 2:30pm

October 5th       Grandparents Day 7:30am-12pm  (Please see the schedule in the above letter.)

October 8th       No School

October 9th        PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th      2pm dismissal

October 25th      PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

September 24-28, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as fifth and sixth graders. This week the sixth graders will begin Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. I will bring in the snacks for this week. Our first two students, Mercedes Rush and Jermaine Johnson, will begin bringing in snack next week, October 1st-5th. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 1st. Snack Shack will officially open on Friday, September 28th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

This Tuesday Progress Reports will be going home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your student, sign, and return to school. If you have any questions, please email me.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing scientific notation and prime factorization. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

 Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing subjects and predicates, and indirect and direct objects.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about longitude and latitude, and the parts of a map.

Religion: We will be discussing the order of the Catholic Mass. The students will complete a quiz on this on Tuesday, September 25th. Then, we will discuss the parts of the Bible.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons include types of characters. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, September 27th and it will cover the types of characters.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 28th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 1

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, September 27th and it will cover the types of characters.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 5th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary3

Reminders & Important Dates

September 25th      Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

October 3rd      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 8th       No School

October 9th        PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th      2pm dismissal

October 25th      PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

September 17-21, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

I hope every family was able to stay safe this past weekend! Our class will continue to keep those who were affected by Hurricane Florence in our prayers.

This week fifth and sixth grade will be busy completing our last MAP test! Please make sure your child gets to school on time, receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so they can focus during the testing. I know each fifth and sixth grade student will do their very best! Our last test will be given on Tuesday, September 18th.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing exponents and scientific notation. The fifth grade will take their Place Value test on Monday, September 17th. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

 Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing common, proper, collective, abstract, concrete, singular, and plural nouns.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about the five themes of geography, longitude and latitude, and the parts of a map.

Religion: We will be discussing the order of the Catholic Mass.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Reading quiz will be given on Wednesday, September 19th. Our lessons include symbolism and types of characters.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 28th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 1

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Wednesday, September 19th and it will cover the elements of a science fiction novel and similes and metaphors.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 21st. The words are listed in the document below.

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Reminders & Important Dates

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

September 18th, 2018    PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/possessive-nouns/

https://www.catholic.org/prayers/mass.php

A Note from Mr. Coller

September 10 – 14
Good day to you all. With the advent of Hurricane Florence, we are all watching very closely. As of Tuesday, our schedule will remain in place, including out PTO Meeting @ 5:30pm. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
ccoller@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week in Class

5th Grade
English / Speaking / Writing: The grammar focus of this week will continue noun usage. This week’s focus will be on nouns as collective nouns. The class has already begun learning about writing a good paragraph and this week we will focus on creating a catchy introduction. We will have a writing activity that focuses on narrative writing. In addition, we will read the poem Who’s Who by Victoria Fiorst.

Theology: For our third week of religion class, we will begin to explore the Fall of Adam & Eve, Original Sin, and the fulfillment of God’s Promise of Salvation. We will also try to look within ourselves and learn ways to resolve negative situations in a positive light.
Saint of the week: St. Josephine Bakhita
Vocabulary of the week: Eucharistic Prayer, Nicene Creed

US History: This week in class, we will venture West along the Transcontinental RR and study the successes and failures related to it. We will also take a look at who built the RR and why they were built. In Geography, we’ve started studying capitals with a focus on the pacific coast.
Focus of the week: Moving West
Vocabulary of the week: Union Pacific, Central Pacific

Tests/Quizzes: Geography Quiz (US Capitals on the Pacific)
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6th Grade
English / Speaking / Writing: The grammar focus of this week will continue noun usage. This week’s focus will be on nouns as objects. The class has already begun learning about writing a good paragraph and this week we will focus on creating a catchy introduction. We will have a writing activity that focuses on narrative writing. In addition, we will read the poem Who’s Who by Victoria Fiorst.

Theology: For our third week of religion class, we will begin to explore the two stories of creation. This week in particular, we will learn that God created the world and everything in it and that it is our responsibility to care for all of God’s creations.
Saint of the week: St. Francis Xavier Cabrini
Vocabulary of the week: Books of the Old Testament (Genesis)

World History: The class will be introduced to the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia, and study the ecology, topography, and geography as to why civilization began here. We will begin to examine the origins of civilization and continue to learn archaeology to further explore ancient civilization origins.
Focus of the week: Forms of Early Writing
Vocabulary of the week: cuneiform

Reminders & Important Events:
Tuesday, September 11th – PTO Meeting @ 5:30pm
Monday, September 17th – Early Dismissal @ 2:00pm

A Note from Mr. Coller

 

September 3 – 7
Happy Labor Day. I hope everyone enjoyed a little time away from work. Although this is a shorter week, we have a full agenda ahead of us.

I have updated the schedule and made it available for you to see. Your child has a copy, but I thought it would be prudent to give you one as well. In addition, I have added a letter stating who I am, where I come from, and what is expected in the class and school.

They will be included in the Tuesday Folder. Please take them and contact me if you have any questions.
ccoller@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week in Class:
5th Grade

English / Speaking / Writing: The grammar focus of this week will continue noun usage. This week’s focus will be on nouns as collective nouns as well as subjects and subject compliments. Each week, we will explore and expand our writing prowess. The class has already begun learning about writing a good paragraph, i.e. introduction, body, and conclusion. We will have a writing activity that focuses on narrative writing. In addition, we will use the Library on Wednesday to finish.

Theology: For our second week of religion class, we have the honor to present at our weekly school mass. We will assign readers for the reading and the intercession. On Tuesday, we will assign duties and create the Prayers of the Faithful. If you would like to join us, please come. Mass is held on Wednesday at 8:20am.
Saint of the week: St. Teresa of Calcutta
Vocabulary of the week: Eucharistic Prayer, Nicene Creed
Homework: Weekly Reflection Journal – Due Friday

US History: This week in class, we will briefly review & recap the Civil War Reconstruction Era, as it is relevant moving forward to Western Expansion. We will discuss the aftermath of the assassination of President Lincoln, the Radical Republicans’ plan for Reconstruction, and the 13th, 14th, & 15th Amendments. As a class, we will debate the best plan for Reconstruction.
Focus of the week: Challenges of rebuilding a country, ideologies of the North & South
Vocabulary of the week: Primary sources vs. secondary sources
Homework: Trading Card Activity – Due Friday

Tests/Quizzes: None
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6th Grade
English / Speaking / Writing: The grammar focus of this week will continue noun usage. This week’s focus will be on nouns as subjects and subject compliments, as well as nouns as objects. Each week, we will explore and expand our writing prowess. The class has already begun learning about writing a good paragraph, i.e. introduction and conclusion. We will have a writing activity the focuses on narrative writing and expanding on creating an engaging introduction. In addition, we will use the Library on Wednesday to finish.

Theology: For our second week of religion class, we will categorize the books of the Bible in the Old Testament. We will delve into the differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament. We will also learn about the book of Exodus.
Saint of the week: St. Teresa of Calcutta
Vocabulary of the week: Moses, Noah, Books of the Old Testament
Homework: Weekly Reflection Journal – Due Friday

World History: The class will be introduced to the study of world history and geography. We will begin to examine the origins of civilization. We will continue examining natural resources, legends, and archaeology to further explore ancient civilization origins.
Focus of the week: Oral history and legend to Evidence-based archaeology
Vocabulary of the week: renewable vs. nonrenewable resources
Homework: Time Capsule Activity – Due Friday

Reminders & Important Events:
Monday, September 3rd – No School (Labor Day)
Wednesday, September 5th – 5th Grade presents at Mass @ 8:20am
Monday, September 17th – Early Dismissal @ 2:00pm

 

 

A Note from Mr. Coller

August 27th – 31st

Greetings to all. Before each Monday morning, I will have your newsletter posted to give you the maximum time to overview what your child will be studying with us. Here, you can find lesson topics, as well as quiz, test, and project due dates. Reminders and Events will be listed at the bottom. Please email me if you have any questions.

To give a brief summary, Ms. Geene & I will be splitting your child’s subject material. I will be teaching English, History, & Theology for grades Five & Six while Ms. Geene will be covering Math, Reading, & Science for each. Both of us will implement Spelling & Writing. So please, check out her newsletter as well to keep up to date.
ccoller@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week in Class
5th Grade

English / Speaking / Writing: The grammar focus of this week will continue what we began last week; the parts of speech. This week’s focus will be on nouns with an emphasis on common & proper nouns, as well as singular and plural nouns. Each week, we will explore and expand our writing prowess. The class has already begun learning about writing a good narrative, i.e. introduction, body, and conclusion.

Theology: For our first week of religion class, we will learn about God our creator’s love and about the Holy Trinity. We will delve into the story of how God created the world and discuss the ways God continues to care for creation. To follow in God’s example, we must learn how to responsibly care for others and to resolve conflicts fairly and peacefully.
Saint of the week: St. Augustine
Vocabulary of the week: Eucharistic Prayer

US History: This week in class, we will briefly review & recap the Civil War, as it is relevant moving forward to Western Expansion. We will discuss the causes of the war & the ideologies of the Union versus the Confederacy. As a class, we will read & perform the Gettysburg Address and examine its importance relative to modern times.
Focus of the week: Characteristics of a divided country, strengths of the North & South
Vocabulary of the week: Gettysburg Address, Emancipation Proclamation

Spelling: Airplane, Chiefs, Chimney, Journey, Exception, Machine,                     Thief, Trios  [Challenge Words: Sopranos, Surveyor]

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6th Grade
English / Speaking / Writing: The grammar focus of this week will continue what we began last week; the parts of speech. This week’s focus will be nouns with an emphasis on singular & plural nouns, as well as concrete and abstract nouns. Each week, we will improve our writing capabilities. The class has already begun learning about creating a good narrative with a compelling introduction and conclusion.

Theology: For our first week of religion class, we will learn about how the Holy Spirit inspired the authors of the books of the Bible. We will delve into the differences between the Old Testament and the New Testament. We will also begin to develop our scriptural-religious vocabulary.
Saint of the week: St. Jerome.
Vocabulary of the week: inspired, interpretation

World History: The class will be introduced to the study of world history and geography. We will begin to examine the origins of civilization. We will start by acquainting ourselves with the five fundamental geographical themes that geographers use to study the earth.
Focus of the week: 5 Themes of Geography – P.R.I.M.E
Vocabulary of the week: geography, geology, place, region, interaction, movement, environment

Reminders & Important Events:
Tuesday, August 28th – Back to School Night @ 6:30pm (Parents Only)
Wednesday, August 29th – 1st school Mass (Mass Uniforms)
Monday, September 3rd – No School (Labor Day)
Monday, September 17th – Early Dismissal @ 2:00pm

A Note from Mr. Coller

Hello and salutations! My name is Christopher Coller and I am your child’s 5th grade teacher. I am a newcomer to St. Peter’s, but I feel honored to be counted amongst it’s ranks. Needless to say, I am excited to embark on this new journey with you.

This year, my main goal for your child is a general focus on three things: (1) the ability to analyze and critically think, (2) the skill to read and research independently, and the (3) proficiency to convey and portray the message.

I look forward to meeting all of you.

This Week in Class:

This week, we are settling into our new environment and adjusting to life in school once again. Being that most of the students already know each other, it is I who is getting to know them. We have drafted our own classroom commandments, reviewed school rules, talked about respecting and appreciating each other, learned where we have been and where we’d like to visit, and explored the library. And, it’s only Tuesday. We even had a surprise Fire Drill! The kids’ behavior was exemplary…

A positive note for students this week: no homework. We will be completing all work in class this week. However… if you haven’t finished the summer readings, please do so by Friday.

 

Reminders:
Wednesday, August 22nd – 11:30 dismissal
Thursday, August 23rd – Regular dismissal, full day of school
Tuesday, August 28th – Back to School Night @ 6:30pm (Parents only)
Wednesday, August 29th – 1st school Mass (Mass Uniforms)
Monday, September 3rd – NO SCHOOL for Labor Day
Monday, September 17th – 2:00 Dismissal

Supply List/Summer Reading- Rising 5th Grade Parents

A Note From Ms. Gurn

Hello rising fifth grade parents! Below you will find links that are pertinent to summer assignments. Each student is required to read two novels accompanied with reading response activities. In addition, each child will complete the 4-5 Summer Bridge Workbook. Please also watch the video below on summer reading loss to learn about the importance of continued learning throughout the months of June, July and August.  Happy reading. 🙂

If you have any questions, please contact: allisonngurn@gmail.com or call the school office at 803-252-8285.

 

This Summer: 

Supply List: Click the link 5th grade supply list

Summer Reading: Click the link Summer Reading 4-5

Summer Bridge Front Cover:

 

Reminders:

*Remind your child to pace themselves with reading. Do not attempt to cram the night before school.

*Check your child’s work for correct spelling, neat handwriting, and their best effort.

*Have your child bring the novels chosen to class on the first day of school.