Rising First Graders Student Supply List and Summer Reading List

SUGGESTED SUMMER READING LIST

Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?

By B. Martin

 

Caps for Sale

by E. Slobodkina

 

The Foot Book

by Dr. Seuss

 

One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

by Dr. Seuss

 

Hop on Pop

by Dr. Seuss

 

ANY DR. SEUSS BOOKS

ANY ERIC CARLE BOOKS

ANY EASY READERS LEVEL ONE OR TWO

 

*Summer Bridge activity book recommended for practice of taught skills in kindergarten.

 

STUDENT SUPPLY LIST

1 backpack without wheels

1 pencil BOX

2 boxes crayons (24 pack)

24 # 2 Ticonderoga pencils

6 glue sticks

1 pair scissors

2 plastic folders (three-pronged)

2 composition notebooks

3 boxes tissue

2 reams of copy paper

1 box gallon size zip-lock baggies

1 box quart size zip-lock baggies

1 package of baby wipes

1 package of 10 washable Crayola markers

1 large bottle hand sanitizer with pump

4 EXPO brand markers with 1 eraser

1 container Lysol/Clorox disinfectant wipes

 

May 30th – June 2nd

I have thoroughly enjoyed your child this year! You have been a joy to work with and a great partner in education. Saint Peter’s and I are blessed to have you here! Have a peaceful, loving and restful summer vacation enjoying your family time.

Classroom News

Religion: The children will discuss how to take care of God’s world and His people.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: buy, city, family, myself, party, please, school, seven

   Spelling words: ( vowel digraphs oo, ow)how, now, cow, owl, ouch, house, found, out, gown, town

Phonics skills: vowel digraphs oo,ow

   Vocabulary strategy: synonyms

     Comprehension skill: understanding characters

     Grammar:  contractions

Math: The children will:

– extend their knowledge of basic addition and subtraction facts and place value to addition and subtraction with 2-digit numbers

Science/Social Studies:               

           the children will learn through Time for Kids Magazine about: how important water is to our lives.

Dates to Remember

Monday, 5/29  –Memorial Day, no school

Tuesday, 5/30

Wednesday, 5/31 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 6/1-

Friday, 6/2 – Last day, dismissal at 11:30

 

May 22nd – May 26th

Please note that our school is taking donations for Birthright this month. Send any donations to the classroom with your child for this service project. This is the last week to send them in.

 

Classroom News

Religion: The children will discuss how to bring peace to the world, and serve the Kingdom of God.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: ready, country, soil, kinds, earth, almost, covers, warms

   Spelling words: ( vowel digraphs oo, ou, ew)soon, new, noon, zoo, boot, too, moon, blew, soup, you

Phonics skills: vowel digraphs oo,ou, ew

   Vocabulary strategy: multiple meaning words

     Comprehension skill: sequence of events and figurative language

     Grammar:  indefinite pronouns

Math: The children will:

– extend their knowledge of basic addition facts and place value to addition with 2-digit numbers

Science/Social Studies:               

           the children will learn through Time for Kids Magazine about: staying healthy through exercise and eating healthy.

Dates to Remember

Monday, 5/22  

Tuesday, 5/23

Wednesday, 5/24 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 5/25-

Friday, 5/26

Upcoming:

Monday, 5/29- Memorial Day, no school

Friday, 6/2- last day of school, 11:30 dismissal

May 15th – May 19th

Please note that our school is taking donations for Birthright this month. Send any donations to the classroom with your child for this service project.

This Friday, May 19th, is our field day! Please join us! The parent PHEP presentation will begin at 1:30.

Classroom News

Religion: The children will honor Mary at the May Procession and review and pray decades of The Rosary.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: again, along, began, boy, father, house, nothing, together

   Spelling words: ( vowel digraph/oo/) look, book, good, hook, brook, took, foot, shook, wood, hood

Phonics skills: vowel digraph /oo/

   Vocabulary strategy: define words

     Comprehension skill: cause and effect, figurative language, monitor and clarify

     Grammar:  possessive pronouns

Math: The children will:

– continue  exploring measurement in standard and non-standard units

Science/Social Studies:               

           the children will learn through Time for Kids Magazine about: how butterflies change as they grow up and student heroes.

Dates to Remember

Monday, 5/15  – 2 pm dismissal

Tuesday, 5/16

Wednesday, 5/17 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 5/18-

Friday, 5/19 – Field Day and PHEP program @ 1:30

Upcoming:

Tuesday, 5/16- return progress report

Friday, 5/19- Field Day

Monday, 5/29- Memorial Day, no school

Friday, 6/2- last day of school, 11:30 dismissal

May 8th – 12th

Please note that our school is taking donations for Birthright this month. Send any donations to the classroom with your child for this service project.

Mary’s May Crowning is Monday, May 15. Please send a flower with your child to be placed on the altar that morning.

 

Classroom News

Religion: The children will understand that the Holy Spirit gives us gifts of peace, strength, and joy.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

   Spelling words: no new list this week

Phonics skills: r-controlled Vowels er, ir, ur

   Vocabulary strategy:

     Comprehension skill: conclusions, using context

     Grammar:  the pronouns I and me

Math: The children will:

– begin exploring measurement in standard and non-standard units

Science/Social Studies:               

           the children will learn about land animals: cats, camels and more!

Dates to Remember

Monday, 5/8 

Tuesday, 5/9 –Art Show @ Springhill Suites 4-7

Wednesday, 5/10 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 5/11- Spring Concert @ USC Coperhaver Band Hall @7

Friday, 5/12 – family picnic @ 5:30 on the school playground

Upcoming:

Monday, 5/15- May Procession and Rosary

Tuesday, 5/16- return progress report

Friday, 5/19- Field Day

May 1st- May 5th

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

Classroom News

Religion: The children will understand that Jesus rose from the dead, making new life possible.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: baby, begins, eight, follow, learning, until, years, young

   Spelling words: (r-controlled vowel er, ir, ur) her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, fur, hurt, turn, third

Phonics skills: r-controlled Vowels er, ir, ur

   Vocabulary strategy: using a dictionary entry

     Comprehension skill: conclusions, using context

     Grammar:  the pronouns I and me

Math: The children will:

– identify solid figures that can roll, slide and stack, slide and flip and understand symmetry

Science/Social Studies:               

           the children will learn about the desert and habitats of the plants and animals found there

Dates to Remember

Monday, 5/1 

Tuesday, 5/2 –Midland’s Gives!

Wednesday, 5/3 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 5/4-

Friday, 5/5

Upcoming:

Thursday, 5/11- Spring Music Concert-USC Coperhaver Band Hall on Sumter Street

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

April 24th – April 28th

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

Classroom News

Religion: The children will understand the meaning of Easter. We will explore some of the symbols and practices of the Easter season.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: few, window, shall, night, noise, world, loudly, story

   Spelling words: (r-controlled vowel ar) far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, yard

Phonics skills: r-controlled Vowels ar, or, ore

   Vocabulary strategy: Prefix re-

     Comprehension skill: Story structure; Repetition

     Grammar:  Subject Pronouns

Math: The children will:

– Begin to explore 3-D geometric figures

– Extend addition and subtraction facts through sums of 20

– Use the vocabulary: doubles fact, sum, difference, related facts, fact family, part vs. whole

– Practice telling time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks  

             Science/Social Studies:               

           Where does sound come from? We will begin to explore how sound is caused by making things vibrate

– We will also begin to learn about the basic needs of humans. How do people around the world meet their needs for food, water, and shelter?

Dates to Remember

Monday, 4/24

Tuesday, 4/25

Wednesday, 4/26 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 4/27- PTO meeting in Neglia Hall @5:30

Friday, 4/28

Upcoming:

Tuesday, 5/2- Midlands Gives

Thursday, 5/11- Spring Music Concert-USC Coperhaver Band Hall on Sumter Street

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

April 10th – 14th, 2017

Classroom News

Religion: The children will understand the meaning of Holy Week. We will participate with Second and Third Grades in a Lenten Retreat during the day on Wednesday.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: few, window, shall, night, noise, world, loudly, story

   Spelling words: (r-controlled vowel ar) far, arm, yard, art, jar, bar, barn, bark, card, yard

Phonics skills: r-controlled Vowels ar, or, ore

   Vocabulary strategy: Prefix re-

     Comprehension skill: Story structure; Repetition

     Grammar:  Subject Pronouns

Math: The children will:

– Begin to explore 3-D geometric figures

– Extend addition and subtraction facts through sums of 20

– Use the vocabulary: doubles fact, sum, difference, related facts, fact family, part vs. whole

– Practice telling time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks  

             Science/Social Studies:               

           Where does sound come from? We will begin to explore how sound is caused by making things vibrate

– We will also begin to learn about the basic needs of humans. How do people around the world meet their needs for food, water, and shelter?

Dates to Remember

Monday, 4/10 – Lenten Rice Bowls Due

Tuesday, 4/11 – return signed report cards

Wednesday, 4/12 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 4/13- Holy Thursday; no school

Friday, 4/14 –Good Friday – no school

Upcoming:

Sunday, 4/16 – Easter Day

April 13th – 23rd – Easter Break – Have a fun and restful time with your family! (Please continue to read for ten minutes every day!)

Monday, 4/24 – Welcome Back to School!

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

April 3rd – 7th, 2017

Upcoming:

Thursday, 4/13 – Holy Thursday – No School

Friday, 4/14 – Good Friday – No School

Tuesday, May 2: Please go to MidlandsGives.org/StPetersCatholicSchool and make a contribution to our school.  If we get 180 donors for this one day online event, sponsored by Central Carolina Community Foundation, St. Peter’s will get $10,000 in bonus money!  Thank you.

Classroom News

Religion: The children will understand that the week leading up to Easter is Holy Week. We will continue to explore how our Lenten disciplines of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving help us to grow closer to God.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: door, more, mother, old, try, use, want, wash

   Spelling words: (compound words) bedtime, sunset, bathtub, sailboat, flagpole, backpack, playpen, raincoat, inside, himself

Phonics skills: Short vowel review

   Vocabulary strategy: Compound words

     Comprehension skill: Cause and effect; inference and prediction    

     Grammar:  Prepositions and prepositional phrases

Math: The children will:

– Count money using mixed coins

– Extend addition and subtraction facts through sums of 20

– Use the vocabulary: doubles fact, sum, difference, related facts, fact family, part vs. whole

– Practice telling time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks

  – Solve story problems by determining which mathematical operation is needed

             Science/Social Studies:

  – We will expand our global awareness by learning about how people around the world take care of the ordinary tasks of daily life

       – We will continue with our study of plants and begin our garden.

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, 4/4 – report cards issued

Wednesday, 4/5 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 4/6- PE Day; wear PE uniform

Friday, 4/7 – Knights of Columbia Lenten Fish Fry from 5 pm – 8 pm

Sunday, 4/9 – St. Peter’s School Fundraiser at the Columbia Fireflies baseball game – 2:05 pm

Upcoming:

Thursday, 4/13 – Holy Thursday – No School

Friday, 4/14 – Good Friday – No School

Homework

  • Study high frequency words and phrases each night
  • Read 10 min. NIGHTLY
  • Math fact practice nightly

 

A Note from Mr. Thigpen

Thank you for continuing to read with your child at home each day! This kind of regular practice really helps children to move forward in their development of reading skills.

March 27th – 31st

Classroom News

Religion: The children will understand how the Ten Commandments and the Great Commandment relate to our daily life. We will add to our church vocabulary by exploring the names of people and things we see at Mass.

Language Arts: The children will:

   Practice high frequency words: done, great, laugh, paper, soon, talk, were, work

   Spelling words: (words with oa, ow) show, row, grow, low, blow, snow, boat, coat, road, toad

Phonics skills: Vowel pairs (oa, ow);

Contractions -‘ve,   -’re

   Vocabulary strategy: Synonyms

     Comprehension skill: Sequence of Events,; Using Context; Monitor/Clarify    

     Grammar:  Future Tense

Math: The children will:

– Count mixed coins

– Use the vocabulary: doubles fact, sum, difference, related facts, fact family, part vs. whole, penny, nickel, dime, quarter

– Practice telling time to the hour and half hour using analog and digital clocks  

             Science/Social Studies:                        

                  – Where does food come from? We will continue with our study of plants.

– The Richland County Sheriff’s Department will share the Safe and Sound Town program with us

 

Dates to Remember

Monday, 3/27 – Sixth Grade Class Trip to DC is this week; 4th Quarter begins

Wednesday, 3/29 – return Tuesday folder; Mass, wear dress uniform.

Thursday, 3/30- PE Day; wear PE uniform

Friday, 3/31 – Knights of Columbia Lenten Fish Fry from 5 pm – 8 pm

Upcoming:

Sunday, 4/9 – St. Peter’s School Fundraiser at the Columbia Fireflies baseball game – 2:05 pm

 

Homework

  • Study high frequency words and phrases each night
  • Read 10 min. NIGHTLY
  • Math fact practice nightly

 

A Note from Mr. Thigpen

At this point in the year, our readers are working hard on developing their reading fluency. Fluent reading is that smooth, expressive kind of reading that is so pleasant to listen to. Improving fluency has been shown to be one of the best ways to help children improve their reading comprehension. We are working in class with a variety of materials and strategies to help the children improve their fluency. At home, you may want to try the “you read to me, I read to you” strategy, in which you alternate reading with your child (changing readers either at the end of a sentence, a paragraph, or a whole page). They get to hear your fluent reading, they get a little break between readings, and you both get to have some fun reading together! Books that may be a few levels below your child’s current reading level are also great for helping build fluency. As always, thank you for all that you do to support your child’s learning!