October 15-19, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Thank you all for your help and support from our interrupted week last week! We will have a little overlap from the weather interruption, but we will also be moving forward to new units this week. We have a 2pm dismissal Monday, September 15, 2018, and picture day is Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  I can’t wait to see all the beautiful smiles!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about option for the poor and vulnerable. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations. We will also begin our study of the Rosary and its significance to Catholicism.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as class work and homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

We have new vocabulary! On Monday we will be taking notes on the meanings of our new suffixes: -ment, -ness, and -less. Students will practice writing and spelling these words as well as finding new words to include in our list. Students will be tested on their knowledge of the spelling of these words on Tuesday, October 23, 2018.  We will test on their knowledge of the contextual use of the vocabulary on Friday, October 26, 2018.

Word Sort 3: payment, breathless, laziness, powerlessness, replacement, priceless, blindness, flawless, employment, punishment, dizziness, thoughtless, tactless, agreement, friendliness, politeness, fruitless, amusement, government, emptiness, saltiness, colorless, fearlessness, recklessness.

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by differentiating simple subjects and verb phrases from compound predicates. Students will take a quiz on compound subjects and predicates on Friday, October 19, 2018

Mathematics

Last week we went from finding the sums of larger numbers using regrouping, to finding the differences of larger numbers using regrouping. Students are practicing using regrouping with multiple zeros, and there will be a quiz on regrouping with subtracting on Wednesday, October 14, 2018.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will begin our unit on the 5 regions in the United States. We will begin with the Northeast and explore the states, climate, landforms, important landmarks, and other important features of the Northeastern region.

Science

This week we will begin our study of Energy sources in science. Topics explored will include renewable and non-renewable resources for energy, conservation, and much more.

 

Reminders & Important Dates

October 8th    No School-Columbus Day Holiday

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

October 15th   2pm dismissal

October 17th  School Mass/Picture Day (Mass Uniform)

October 24th 4th Grade Field Trip

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

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

 

October 8-12, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

I hope you all enjoyed the three day weekend! By now we have established routines for our classroom and are better discovering how we learn together. Thank you all for helping us along our way this year!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about Solidarity. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations. We will also begin our study of the Rosary and its significance to Catholicism.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as class work and homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

We will complete word sort 2 as our spelling and vocabulary for this week. This  word sort centers around the suffixes -y, -ly, and -ily. Students will be tested on their knowledge of the spelling of these words on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  We will test on their knowledge of the contextual use of the vocabulary on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by breaking the sentence into its simple subject noun and predicate verb or verb phrase. We will also extend our knowledge of subject and predicates to include compound subjects and predicates.

Mathematics

Please continue to practice rounding whole numbers with your students. Last week we focused on rounding numbers to estimate the sums of larger numbers (4 digits or more). This week we will focus on using regrouping to subtract to find the difference of larger numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will wrap up our unit on resources in the United States, and we will move on to exploring the 5 regions of the United States. We will explore the geographic features, climate, vegetation, landmarks and other items that make each region unique.

Science

This week we will wrap up our study of the scientific method. Students will submit their science notebooks on Friday, October 12, 2018 for grading.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 8th    No School-Columbus Day Holiday

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

October 1-5, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Happy October! This week we will celebrate the Feast day of St. Francis of Assisi with our traditional 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, your child is welcome to bring a picture of the animal to be blessed.

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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 4th Grade and guests will be able to visit the Photo Booth in the Music room from 10:20-10:40am and the Book Fair from 10:00-10:30am. I look forward to seeing everyone!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about Solidarity. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class the next day. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

We have new spelling and vocabulary for this week!   This week our word sort centers around the suffixes -y, -ly, and -ily. We will practice using these words to improve our descriptive writing. We will practice spelling and the correct use of each of these words. We will have a spelling test on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, and a vocabulary test on Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Word Sort 2: swampy, silently, merrily, squirmy, velvety, rapidly, secretly, greedily, squeaky, seriously, fluently, hastily, wealthy, skinny, eagerly, readily, scratchy, generously, shaggy, politely, silvery, briefly, spotty, bravely

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by breaking the sentence into its simple subject noun and predicate verb or verb phrase.

Mathematics

We have completed our unit on place value and have progressed to adding whole numbers using regrouping. Students will continue to practice their rounding in order to estimate the final total of each equation in addition to finding the actual sum or difference of each problem.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue to focus on the resources that help to allow the United States to function as a nation. We will explore natural resources as well as other resources.

Science

This week we will continue to explore the elements of an experiment  in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry. This week we will focus on the steps of the scientific process and how we may successfully conduct a reliable experiment.

Reminders & Important Dates

October 3rd      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 8th       No School-Columbus Day Holiday

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

September 24-28, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

MAP Testing is done and we’re ready to move on! It’s been a busy start to the school year, and all of our students have done a great job settling in.  Our first progress reports will go home in this week’s Tuesday folder. Please review this and any papers sent home. Also, please remember that all graded papers need to be returned to school so they may be placed in your student’s file. Have a great week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will continue to focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. This week we will learn about caring for God’s creation and solidarity. We are also working on practicing calming meditation and self-care as we respect our own dignity as God’s creations.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class the next day. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

Last week we began our new vocabulary study using comparative and superlative suffixes  (-er, -est, y to i +er, y to i + est).  We will practice using these to compare items in pairs and in groups to better understand their use. We will practice spelling and the correct use of each of these words. We will have a spelling test on Thursday, September 27, 2018, and a vocabulary test on Friday, September 28, 2018.

Word Sort 1 kinder, kindest, earlier, earliest, stranger, strangest, emptier, emptiest, cleaner, cleanest, quieter, quietest, trickier, trickiest, crummier, crummiest, harsher, harshest, shinier, shiniest, murkier, murkiest, fancier, fanciest

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the  of sentences by breaking the sentence into its complete subject and predicate as well as learning to identify the simple subject noun or pronoun and the simple predicate verb or verb phrase.

Mathematics

We are just about finished with our unit on place value, rounding to specific place values, and estimating whole numbers and monetary values. We will take our Unit test on, Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

Social Studies

This week we will continue to study world geography and map skills. Our focus will continue for longitude and latitude and include our study of natural resources in preparation for our field trip to Wood Magic Forest Fair.

Science

This week we will continue to explore the elements of an experiment  in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry. This week we will focus on the steps of the scientific process and how we may successfully conduct a reliable experiment.

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

September 17-21, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

I hope you had a safe weekend! We will continue to offer prayers for all those affected by Hurricane Florence.  Due to weather delays and MAP testing, we did not accomplish everything we had scheduled las week, so we are going to try again! Our final MAP test is on Monday, September 17. Please make sure your child gets to school on time, receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so each may focus during the testing. Also, we are a thirsty class!  Please make sure your child has a water bottle  each day to help him or her remain hydrated.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. We will begin with the life and dignity of the human person. We will participate in group activities and discussions that best help the students understand what this means and how we may best practice it.

Literature

This week we will continue our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class the next day. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

This week we are finally getting around to taking our test for our anti-bullying spelling and vocabulary unit. This will take place on Tuesday, September 18. On Wednesday, September  19, we will begin a new vocabulary and spelling unit using word sorts. Our focus this week will be on comparative and superlative suffixes. (-er, -est, y to i +er, y to i + est)

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the different types of sentences. These include declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. Students will take a quiz on Thursday, September 20, 2018 to demonstrate their knowledge of each type of sentence.

Mathematics

We will continue to review place value, rounding to specific place values, and estimating whole numbers and monetary values.

Social Studies

This week we will continue to study world geography and map skills. Our focus will continue for longitude and latitude and include our study of natural resources in preparation for our field trip to Wood Magic Forest Fair.

Science

This week we will continue to explore the elements of an experiment  in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

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

September 10-14, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

We had a great week last week! Students took their first MAP test, received information for our first class field trip, and enjoyed their Monday off. This week is a busy one! We will continue our MAP testing on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12.  Our final MAP test will be on Monday, September 17. Please make sure your child gets to school on time, receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so each may focus during the testing. Also, we are a thirsty class!  Please make sure your child has a water bottle  each day to help him or her remain hydrated.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will focus on developing an in-depth knowledge of the Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. We will begin with the life and dignity of the human person. We will participate in group activities and discussions that best help the students understand what this means and how we may best practice it.

Literature

This week we will begin our novel study of The One and Only Ivan. Students will be expected to read and take notes on the text as homework and be prepared to discuss the chapters in class the next day. We will be using active reading and Socratic seminars to develop our understanding of the text.

English

This week’s vocabulary continues from anti-bullying unit. We will work this week to define and use each word as part of our continued learning.
Spelling & Vocabulary test on Friday, September 14, 2018.

This week’s vocabulary list:

1. antagonize 2. bully 3. callous 4.domineer 5.malevolent 6. intolerant 7.harass 8. affable 9. compassionate 10. forgiveness 11. generous 12. hospitable 13. respectful 14. sympathetic.

We will also continue to develop our knowledge of the different types of sentences. These include declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory. Students will take a quiz on Friday, September 14, 2018 to demonstrate their knowledge of each type of sentence.

Mathematics

We will continue to review place value and comparing and ordering whole numbers this week. Students will demonstrate how to find different values on a number line. There will be a quiz to assess their knowledge of place value and number lines on Thursday, September 13, 2018.

Social Studies

This week we will continue to study world geography and map skills. Our focus will continue for longitude and latitude and include our study of natural resources in preparation for our field trip to Wood Magic Forest Fair.

Science

This week we will continue to explore the elements of an experiment  in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 11th, 2018    PTO meeting in the St. Peter’s library at 5:30pm

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

 

September 4-7, 2018

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Welcome to September 4th grade!  It has been a busy beginning to our year, and this week continues that trend. We shall begin our MAP testing this week with our mathematics MAP on Wednesday following Mass. Parents, please make certain that your child receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so each may focus during the testing. We will be testing on the mornings of Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Monday, September 10, 2018, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, and Monday, September 17, 2018. We will take 1 test each  morning. I know everyone will do his or her best!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will focus on our anti-bullying program “Erasing Meanness”. Students will watch video clips of how to stand up to bullying. We will focus especially on raising awareness of our actions and how they impact others. This is a continuation of our community building from week 1.

Literature

This week we will work to explore our classroom library and learn how to use Reader’s Workshop. Also during this week, your child should work to write an alternate ending to The Cricket in Times Square. This project will be due Friday, September 7, 2018.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/192qUjp–r508-stdQaUZEE6ktZDQsVEN7tgmBX0O4w4/edit?usp=sharing

English

This week’s vocabulary focuses on our anti-bullying unit. We will work this week to define and use each word as part of our continued learning.
spelling test on Friday, September 7, 2018.

This week’s vocabulary list:

1. antagonize 2. bully 3. callous 4.domineer 5.malevolent 6. intolerant 7.harass 8. affable 9. compassionate 10. forgiveness 11. generous 12. hospitable 13. respectful 14. sympathetic.

We will also be working to develop our knowledge of the different types of sentences. These include declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.

Mathematics

We will continue to review place value and comparing and ordering whole numbers this week.

Social Studies

This week we will continue to study world geography and map skills. Our focus will be upon latitude and longitude and how climate is impacted by location and landforms.

Science

This week we will continue to explore the steps of the scientific method in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry.

Reminders & Important Dates

September 3rd, 2018     No School

September 7th, 2018      First PE Class. Please make sure to wear your PE uniform.

September 11th, 2018    PTO meeting in the St. Peter’s library at 5:30pm

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

August 27-31, 2018

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A Note From Mrs. Ronald

Welcome to the first full week of school! We had a great time last week getting to know each other. Please remember to look for information about the school in this week’s Tuesday Folder, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. The evening starts at 6:30pm in Neglia Hall. Our first school Mass will be this Wednesday, August 29, 2018. Please make certain that your child wears his or her Mass uniform!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we celebrate the feast days of St. Monica and St. Augustine of Hippo. Students will explore virtues and what the Bible says about each. We will also begin our study of Catholic social justice and what that means to each of us.

Literature

We will be exploring the various traits and motivations of characters from our summer reading “The Cricket in Times Square.” Students will also discuss the causes and effects of different events in the novel as well as comparing characters and events to one another. Our first novel for the year will be The One and Only Ivan. Please have a copy no later than Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

English

Students were given their first spelling list using short vowel sounds. Please practice these words for a
spelling test on Friday, August 31, 2018.

This week’s short  vowel sound spelling list:

1. crust      2. pass     3.else     4.skill     5. brag     6. zipper     7. began     8. collar     9. drag     10. smell

11. brick     12. felt     13. spill     14. button     15. held     16. trust     17. kept    18. trick     19. shell    20.begin

We will also be working to develop our knowledge of the parts of sentences and how to construct well written sentences.

Mathematics

We will discuss place value and practice ordering whole numbers.

Social Studies

This week we will begin studying world geography. We will explore landforms including continents and oceans. We will also study each continent in detail in order to offer a more in depth background for our studies of US history and geography.

Science

This week we will discuss and practice lab safety. We will learn the tools available in a laboratory, and explore the scientific method in order to familiarize ourselves with the steps taken by scientists for scientific inquiry.

Reminders & Important Dates

August 28, 2018        Back to School Night 6:30 in Neglia Hall and school

August 29, 2018        First school Mass hosted by the sixth grade! (Dress Uniforms)

September 3rd, 2018     No School-Labor Day

September 11th, 2018    PTO meeting in the St. Peter’s library at 5:30pm

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

 

August 20-24

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Welcome back to school!  I am delighted to be a part of the community here at St. Peter’s, and I am looking forward to a great year. It is bound to be an exciting journey filled with exploration, creativity, and imagination.  Your children are in a critical time period in which they will build to the transition from elementary to middle school.  This year we will focus on personal responsibility as well as our interpersonal and organizational skills. We have the whole year ahead of us, and we’re off to a great start!

This Week in Class

This week,  we are introducing ourselves to others and learning how best to work together. We are drafting our own rules for the classroom and reviewing the school rules and procedures for order and safety.

We will not have any homework this week, so please take this time as a family to settle into the new school routines and to finish up those summer reading projects, which are due no later than Friday, August 24, 2018.

Have a wonderful first week back, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Back to School Night!

 

Reminders:

Wednesday, August 22nd- 11:30 dismissal

Thursday, August 23rd- First full day of school!

Tuesday, August 28th- Back to School Night! 6:30pm (Parents only)

Wednesday, August 29th- First school Mass

Monday, September 3rd- NO SCHOOL for Labor Day

Monday, September 17th- 2:00 dismissal

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