Summer Assignments for Rising 4th Graders

A Note From Ms. Roy

Hello rising fourth grade parents! Below you will find links that are important to summer assignments. Each student is required to read A Cricket in Times Squareand complete the accompanied project. In addition to this, each child will complete the 3-4 Summer Bridge Workbook. Please also watch the video below on summer reading loss to learn the importance of continued learning throughout the months of June, July and August.  Have a wonderful summer!

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 803-252-8285.

This Summer: 

Supply List: Click the link 4th grade supply list

Summer Reading: Click the link 4th grade summer reading

Summer Bridge Front Cover: 

 

Reminders:

*Your child should 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 novel to class on the first day of school.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gm68Ovhc0M

 

 

May 21-25

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

This week will be a regular school week. Our only change in schedule will be on Friday for Field Day. I know that the students are already excited about this fun-filled day! However, in the days before this, we will still be doing lots of learning!

In Class This Week

Grammar: We will spend the week focusing on some of the specifics of grammar: punctuation and capitalization.

Vocabulary: No test this week

Reading:We are going to work on a cumulative project to finish up The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Each student has started working on this project in class and will finish it up this week. Students will also be finishing up their persuasive essay on the advantages and disadvantages of zoos.

Religion: We are going to spend this week learning more about Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother. This will include details of her life, her apparitions, and the various roles she plays in the Church. On Thursday, students will recite the “Hail, Holy Queen” prayer to me. There is a copy of this in each student’s Religion folder; another copy can be found here.

Science:  We will be learning all about simple machines this week, specifically the six types of simple machines. Even more important will be sparking the students’ awareness of how these simple machines are used around us all day.

5thGrade Grammar/Writing: We will finish up our persuasive writing assignment at the beginning of the week. We will then move into some specific details that are necessary to be a strong writer. These include commas, capitalization, and apostrophes.

6thGrade Grammar/ Writing:We will finish up writing our persuasive essays. Then, we will focus on quotation marks, hyphens, and apostrophes.

Important Dates & Reminders

Friday, May 25 – Field Day 9am-2pm

Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day (No School)

Wednesday, May 30 – 6thGrade Graduation

Friday, June 1 – Awards Ceremony: 10am in the Church

Friday, June 1 – Last Day of School; 11:30am Dismissal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 14-18

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

It’s hard to believe that we are starting to wind down the school year. It truly flew by! We will still be learning lots this week and continuing to grow. I really urge all students to finish the year out strong! It can be hard, but they are all capable of excellent work.

On Thursday evening, we will have our Spring Music Concert. The students have been working very hard on this. We are looking forward to a great show. It will take place at 7pm at the USC Band Hall. Students should be there at 6:30pm.

In Class This Week

Grammar: We will wrap up studying verbs this week. We will look at various simple tenses, along with subject-verb agreement within a sentence.

Spelling: Our last spelling test of the year will be on Friday. These words will be the same as our vocabulary words; they come from the last eight chapters of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.The test will be on Friday; the list can be found here.

Reading:We are going to work on a cumulative project to finish up The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Each student will have a choice of what he or she would like to do; the work for this project will be done in class. There will also be some writing taking place this week as a follow up to our zoo field trip. Students will be writing a persuasive essay with appropriate support.

Religion: We are going to spend our final few weeks studying Mary, the Blessed Virgin Mother. May is a month in which we celebrate Mary, so the timing is perfect!

Science:  We will focus on the basics of force, motion, and work this week. We will specifically focus on the various types of forces, along with applied force (push vs. pull).

5thGrade Grammar/Writing: We will continue to work on our second to last unit of the year this week. We will be focusing on sentence order, types of sentences, and subject-verb agreement. There will be an open notebook test towards the beginning of next week.

6thGrade Grammar/ Writing:Our unit on the specifics of the English language will continue this week. We will be focusing on punctuation (commas, end punctuation, apostrophes, etc.). These are all of the essential elements that make up a strong writer.

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, May 14 – 2pm Dismissal (After Care Available)

Thursday, May 17 – Spring Music Concert 7pm-8pm at USC Band Hall

Friday, May 25 – Field Day

Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day (No School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

We have a very busy week ahead of us. On Tuesday morning, we will have our May Crowning in the church. That afternoon, the Art Show will take place in Neglia Hall. Every student will have a piece of art in the show, so please be sure to stop by and see all of the amazing things that they have been working on with Mrs. Wyrick. Lastly, on Friday we have our field trip to the zoo. We are going to have a new persuasive writing prompt that stems from this that will incorporate one of our novels from this year and the field trip. It should be a busy week with lots of learning mixed in!

In Class This Week

Grammar: We will continue with verbs this week. There will be focus on irregular verbs and the various simple verb tenses.

Vocabulary: Our vocabulary words this week come from the last eight chapters of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.We will complete practice exercises on these words throughout the week. The test will be on Friday; the list can be found here.

Reading:We have finished The Watsons Go to Birmingham and most of us are still soaking in the dramatic ending! We will have a test on Tuesday on chapters 8 through 15. Students should use their comprehension questions in their notebooks to study. We will spend the week working on big ideas from the book – the themes, symbols, plot, conflict, and characterization.

Religion: We will wrap up our unit on the Ten Commandments. There will be a test on Wednesday. Students Image result for ten commandmentswill have to know all of the Ten Commandments and be able to identify specific details with each commandment (what does that commandment mean, what is an example of breaking that commandment, etc.). The students will want to use the flap notes in their Religion notebooks to study.

Science: We will finish up our unit on resources this week. Then we will begin our unit on force and motion. We will focus on the basics of force, motion, and work this week.

5thGrade Grammar/Writing:  We will have a test on Tuesday on Unit 6. As a class, we will review for the test on Monday and complete a practice test. Later in the week, we will begin our next unit on sentences.

6thGrade Grammar/ Writing:We will begin our final unit, which focuses on punctuation within a sentence.

Important Dates & Reminders

Tuesday, May 8 – May Crowning: 8:30am-9:30am

Tuesday, May 8 – Art Show: 3:30pm-7:30pm in Neglia Hall

Friday, May 11 – Field Trip to the Zoo

Friday, May 11 – PTO Family Picnic: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Monday, May 14 – 2pm Dismissal (After Care Available)

Thursday, May 17 – Spring Music Concert 7pm-8pm at USC Band Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 30 – May 4

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

On Tuesday, please donate to Midlands Gives. Our goal is to have 165 unique donations. This money goes directly to our school (and directly to your child!). You can donate online at https://www.midlandsgives.org/StPetersCatholicSchool. Every donation helps make St. Peter’s even more wonderful than it already is!

Also, our service project continues for Birthright of Columbia. Please send in any items for newborns or mothers.

Lastly, this week, we will have our last MAP testing of the year. This is just one way to see each student’s growth; it also gives us good information about where to begin for fifth grade.

In Class This Week

Grammar: We have started a new unit on verbs, so we will spend the week on the basic types of verbs: action verbs, being verbs, linking verbs, and helping verbs.

Spelling: Our spelling words this week come from the first six chapters of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.The test will be on Friday; the list can be found here.

Reading:We will continue with The Watsons Go to Birmingham. The family is now in Birmingham, so it’s about to get very interesting!

Religion: We will continue to learn about the Ten Commandments. This week, we will specifically focus on Commandments 7 through 10, which focus on our relationships with others.

Science: We will continue to learn about the specific types of renewable resources. We will also spend some time comparing and contrasting renewable and nonrenewable resources.

5thGrade Grammar/Writing:  We will finish up our unit on prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. There will be a test on Tuesday, May 8, so we will review for this towards the end of the week.

6thGrade Grammar/ Writing:We have wrapped up our unit on Adverbs. We will spend the week on a new writing assignment – writing a book review for our favorite books!

Important Dates & Reminders

Tuesday, May 1 – Midlands Gives (24 hour online fundraising event)

Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2 – MAP Testing

Tuesday, May 8 – May Crowning: 8:30am-9:30am

Tuesday, May 8 – Art Show: 3:30pm-7:30pm in Neglia Hall

Friday, May 11 – Field Trip to the Zoo

Friday, May 11 – PTO Family Picnic: 5:30pm-7:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

April 23-26

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

As you know, Spring is a busy time in schools. We are ending the year with two wonderful opportunities for acts of service. The first one is for Birthright of Columbia. A flyer was sent home in Tuesday folders listing items for mothers and newborns. We are collecting these items in the classroom – any little bit helps! Also, Midlands Gives will take place on May 1. This is a wonderful opportunity to give directly to St. Peter’s! Also, it couldn’t be easier – donations are taken online throughout the day.

In Class This Week

Grammar: We have finished up our unit on adjectives, so it’s time for a test. We will review together all week for our test on Thursday.

Vocabulary: Our vocabulary words this week come from the first six chapters of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.We will practice with these words throughout the week. The test will be on Friday; the list can be found here.

Reading:We have started The Watsons Go to Birmingham, and we are loving it! We will have a quiz on Thursday on Chapters 1-7. Students should use the comprehension questions (in their notebooks) to study for the quiz.

Religion: We have started to learn about the Ten Commandments. This week, we will specifically focus on Commandments 4 through 6, which focus on the love of others, specifically of our family.

Science: We have learned all about renewable resources, so now it’s time to learn about nonrenewable resources. We will spend the week talking about what these are, along with learning about the five types of nonrenewable resources.

5thGrade Grammar/Writing:  We have started a new unit on Prepositions, Interjections, and Conjunctions. This is a fairly short unit, so we should be done with it this week.

6thGrade Grammar/ Writing: We have wrapped up our unit on Adverbs. Because this was a quick unit, we will have a test on it this week. The test will be on Thursday, and we will prepare together for it in class.

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, April 23 – 2pm Dismissal (Aftercare Available)

Thursday, April 26 – PTO Meeting 5:30pm in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, May 1 – Midlands Gives (24 hour online fundraising event)

Tuesday, May 8 – Art Show: 3:30pm-7:30pm in Neglia Hall

 

 

 

 

April 16-20

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

We have been working hard since our return from Spring Break. This will continue this week as we begin our new novel, The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963. This is one of my favorite books, because it ties in one of the most important times in American history. I think the students will love it, too!

In Class This Week

Grammar: We will finish up our unit on adjectives, focusing on specific adjectives and their uses within a sentence. We will finish the week up with an open-notebook quiz.

Spelling: Our words this week come from two roots: miss (to send) and plic (to fold). We will have a test on Friday, and we will spend time this week reviewing it together. Our list of words can be found here.

Image result for the watsons go to birminghamReading:We will start The Watsons Go to Birmingham. Before doing so, we will learn some background on what was happening in the United States in 1963. This will give good background knowledge as we begin to learn about the characters and settings in the first four chapters of the book.

Religion: We have started to learn about the Ten Commandments. This week, we will specifically focus on Commandments 1 through 3, all of which relate to the Love of God.

Science: We will learn more about fossil fuels – what they are, where they come from, and how we use them.

5thGrade Grammar/Writing:  We will finish our Tall Tales this week and share them with one another. Following this, we will focus on prepositions, prepositional phrases, and how they are used as various parts of speech.

6thGrade Grammar/ Writing:We have started our new unit on Adverbs. This is a quick unit, so we will most likely be finished with it this week!

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, April 23 – 2pm Dismissal (Aftercare Available)

Thursday, April 26 – PTO Meeting 5:30pm in Neglia Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 9-13

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

Image result for the watsons going to birminghamI hope that everyone had a wonderful, relaxing, and blessed Easter break. It’s hard to believe that we have 8 more weeks of school! We will have time for one more novel this quarter, so we are going to read The Watsons Go to Birmingham. It’s a wonderful book, and I think the students will really like it. Please make sure your student has this book by next week. Thanks!

In Class This Week

Grammar: We will continue with Adjectives, specifically focusing on adjectives that compare and tell how many. On Tuesday, we will have an open notebook quiz since we are halfway through this unit.

Vocabulary: Our words this week come from two roots: miss (to send) and plic (to fold). We will have a test on Friday, and we will spend time this week reviewing it together.

Reading: Now that we have finished Frindle, we will have a test on the book. We will spend Monday and Tuesday reviewing for the test on Wednesday. Students should study their four sheets with comprehension questions. We will also spend the week learning a new skill: distinguishing between fact and opinion.

Religion: We are beginning our new unit this week. We will spend a good amount of time learning all about the Ten Commandments, with focus on each one. Students will be responsible for memorizing these commandments.

Science: We will learn about the differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. We will also learn about the sources of energy that come from the Earth.

5th Grade Grammar/Writing:  Now that we have finished up our unit on Adverbs, we will begin a new writing assignment. This one should be great fun – the students will be writing Tall Tales! Towards the end of the week, we will begin our new unit on prepositions.

6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: Students will be doing some creative writing in class this week. Once this is done, we will begin our new unit on punctuation and capitalization.

Important Dates & Reminders

Thursday, April 12 – Field Trip to the State House for Character Paraade

Monday, April 23 – 2pm Dismissal (Aftercare Available)

Thursday, April 26 – PTO Meeting 5:30pm in Neglia Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 26-28

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

Our Lenten journey is almost complete. We will have a short week, but it will be packed with things! We will set the tone for the week at Monday’s Morning Prayer with the washing of the feet, to remind us what Jesus did at the Last Supper. On Tuesday, we will have a field trip to the Richland Library to see the beautiful renovations. On Wednesday, after Mass, we will have an all-day Lenten Retreat, with particular focus on the Triduum. It should be a good way to remind the students of the sacrifices that Jesus made for us.

In Class This Week

Grammar: We are well into our Adjectives unit, so we will continue this week by learning about Demonstrative Adjectives. There will be an open notebook quiz on Tuesday on our first four lessons on adjectives.

Vocabulary: There will not be a spelling or vocabulary test this week.

Reading: We are actually wrapping up Frindle this week! It’s been a great, fun book. After we return from Easter Break, we will have our final test on it. We are also going to have time for one more book in the 4th quarter, so please be on the lookout for an email from me regarding what book to get.

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Religion: Our focus this week will be on Lent and the specific events that took place over Holy Week.

 

 

Science: We will begin our new unit this week: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources. We will get into greater detail about the difference between man-made and natural resources, along with renewable and nonrenewable resources.

5th Grade Grammar/Writing:  Now that we have finished up our unit on Adverbs, we will begin a new writing assignment. This one should be great fun – the students will be writing Tall Tales!

6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: We have wrapped up our Verbs unit, so students will have the Verbs: Part II test on Tuesday. We will review for this together in class.

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, March 26 – Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls due

Wednesday, March 28 – School-Wide Lenten Retreat

Thursday, March 29-Friday, April 6 – Easter Break (No School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19-22

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

It’s hard to believe that third quarter is coming to an end. This year is flying by, and the students are making such outstanding progress. Let’s make sure everyone finishes this quarter strong by showing his or her best work!

In Class This Week

Grammar: We have started a new unit on Adjectives and will continue that this week. Our focus is really on the basics this week – descriptive adjectives, proper adjectives, and articles.

Vocabulary: Our vocabulary words this week are pulled from our novel Frindle. These words are pulled from the chapters 7-15. The test will be on Friday; we will complete practice activities together throughout the week. The list can be found here.

Image result for frindleReading: We will continue reading Frindle this week. It’s a very quick book, so we will be more than halfway through this week. Students are reading in small literature groups and in partners. Comprehension questions are given and completed with each reading sessions. We are also practicing some skills we’ve learned this year, such as cause and effect and characterization within the novel.

Religion: We will continue our studies of the seven Sacraments this week. We will finish learning the specifics of each Sacrament. There will be a quiz on Thursday on these Sacraments. We will work on a study guide together in class.

Science: We will begin our new unit this week: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources. We are starting with the very basics to gain a better understanding of these terms.

5th Grade Grammar/Writing: We will finish up our very short Adverbs unit this week. After reviewing together on Wednesday, we will have a test on Unit 5 on Thursday.

6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: Now that we have everyone back on our normal schedule, we will continue with our verbs unit. We have a few more lessons, mostly focusing on moods used with verbs.  When this is complete, we will begin to review for our second verbs unit test.

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, March 19 – 2pm Dismissal (Aftercare Available)

Wednesday, March 28 – School-Wide Lenten Retreat

Thursday, March 29-Friday, April 6 – Easter Break (No School)