May 21, 2018

Dear Parents,

I can’t believe that the school year is about to end.

Do not be surprised if your child experiences some anxiety over entering K5. This is only natural. In response, we have begun talking about all the wonderful things we have done together and what the next year will be like for them. Last Friday the K4 and K5 children had a wonderful indoor Field Day. The K4 children got to go inside the K5 classroom and explore the different CENTERS and played with the K5 children. Thanks to all the K5 teachers and children for their warm welcome and the enjoyable day! Next week, the K4 children will again visit the K5 classroom to further ease their transition.

The children will be learning more Nursery Rhymes. We will let children play word games and learn that words are fun and that nursery rhymes contains real and pretend words. Some are about animals and they can act them out.

This week we will focus on special people in our lives; the things they do and say that make them special. The children will, also, be sharing their own wonderful and memorable experiences in K4 with their classmate.

May 21 – 25, 2018

Religion: Virtues
Honesty / Loyalty / Friendship

Language and Literacy:
Nursery Rhymes
Review Rhyming Words

Social Studies:
Significant People in our Life
Friendships and Goodbye

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 80
How many in all?
How many left?

We will have a K4 Year End Celebration. Please try to join us.
If you can’t attend, please let somebody come to insure that your
child has a special someone to watch them perform and celebrate.

 What: K4 Year End Celebration
When: Thursday, May 24, 2018
Time: 10:45 – 12 noon – includes lunch
Where: K4 Classroom

Important Dates to Remember:
May 28 – Monday – Memorial Day / No School
May 30 – Wednesday – 6th Grade Graduation Day
May 31 – Thursday – K5 Graduation Day
May 31 – Thursday – K4 Last Day of School

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

May 14, 2018

Dear Parents,

A sincere wish that all our mothers enjoyed your special “Mother’s Day”!

Thank You, for the appreciation you have shown to us as teachers of your child here at St. Peters Catholic School. It is a great pleasure having your child in our care and preparing them for the real world of school life.

This week we will use word problem solving in math. Answering the question “how many in all and how many are left?” In language and literacy we will focus on sequencing 3 to 4 story events and creating oral stories from them.

We continue to remind children what good behavior is. Please give frequent compliments when you see excellent behavior. It does go a long way towards encouraging positive behavior choices. It is easy to see the good choices once you start looking for them.

May 14 – 18, 2018

Religion: Virtues
Compassion / Faith

Language and Literacy:
Review Beginning Sound, Middle Sound and Ending
Sound Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y

Social Studies:
Transportations by Land, Water, Air and Space

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 70
Missing Numbers
How many in all?

Important Dates to Remember:

May 14 – Monday – Early Dismissal 2 pm/ ASP Available
May 15 – Tuesday – Music Recital Practice 9:00 – 2:00 pm
May 17 – Thursday – Music Recital Program 6:30 – 8:00 pm
USC Copenhaver Band Hall
324 Sumter Street at Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201
May 18 – Friday – K-5 and K-4 Field Day 9:00 – 12:00 noon
May 24 – Thursday – “K-4 Year-End Celebration” 10:30 – 12:00
May 28 – Monday – Memorial Day / No School
May 30 – Wednesday – 6 th Grade Graduation
May 31 – Thursday – K-5 Graduation / Last day and K4 Last Day

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

May 7, 2018

Dear Parents,

The children will be busy practicing number counting in Math and answering the question “How many altogether?” to introduce the concept of addition. At home, ask your child leading questions about what they observe and count.
Our unit lesson for Social Studies is about Transportation. We will discuss the concept and how people use vehicles of various types to move themselves or objects from one place to another. We will present several types of vehicles in this unit to familiarize our K-4 children with various modes of transportation. We will discuss how these vehicles function, their purpose and compare them with each other; how they are different and how they are the same. We will also discuss safety and the use of seat belts.
We have been enjoying the beautiful days of spring with lots of sunshine. Please make sure that your child has at least one extra set of appropriate clothing for the warm weather.

May 7 – 11, 2018

Religion: Virtues
Responsibility / Work / Self-Discipline

Language and Literacy:
Review Alphabet letters name and sound
Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y
Consonant Blend (th, ch, sh, wh)

Social Studies:
Transportations by Land,
Water, Air and Space

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 60
Missing Numbers
How many in all?

 

This school year is flying by! We have a lot of activities going on and we can feel the excitement arounds us.

We are looking forward to seeing you all in the upcoming events.

 

Important Dates to Remember:

May 8 – Tuesday – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 – 9:30
May 8 – Tuesday – Art Show in Neglia Hall 3:30 – 7:30 pm
May 11 – Friday – PTO Family Picnic 5:30 – 7:30pm
May 14 – Monday – Early Dismissal 2 pm/ ASP Available
May 15 – Tuesday – Music Recital Practice 9:00 – 2:00 pm
May 17 – Thursday – Music Recital Program 6:30 – 8:00 pm
May 18 – Friday – K-5 and K-4 Field Day 9:00 – 12:00 noon
May 24 – Thursday – “K-4 Year-End Celebration” 10:30 – 12:00
May 28 – Monday – Memorial Day / No School
May 30 – Wednesday – 6th Grade Graduation
May 31 – Thursday – K-5 Graduation / Last day and K4 Last Day
June 1 – Friday – Last of School Grade 1-5 / 11:30 am Dismissal

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

April 30 – May 4, 2018

Dear Parents,

We will introduce virtues by reading stories to our young children to help build their heart and mind toward the good habits which involve many things. It involves the do’s and don’ts of life with others. It is never too early to begin working on what we perceive to be right or wrong, good or bad.

Metamorphosis is the big word your child will learn this week. We will simplify it by discussing the Life Cycle of a butterfly and frog. Towards the end of the week we will send Metamorphosis Sequence Cards home. Encourage your child to arrange the cards into the correct sequence. As they arrange the cards, encourage them to talk about each step.

In Math we will continue learning about fractions (one whole and one-half). At home you can also demonstrate several ways to do fractions by cutting vegetables, fruits and treats into equal parts among the members of the family.

April 30 – May 4, 2018

Religion: Virtues
Courage and Perseverance

Language and Literacy:
Review Alphabet letters name and sound
Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y
Consonant Blend (bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl)
Sight Words: come, some, more, very, every

Science:
Butterfly Cycle and Frog Cycle

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 50
Missing Numbers
Fractions: one whole / one-half

Important Dates to Remember:

May 1 – Tuesday – 24 hours, on-line fundraising events (donation)
May 8 – Tuesday – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 – 9:30
May 8 – Tuesday – Art Show in Neglia Hall 3:30 – 7:30 pm
May 11 – Friday – PTO Family Picnic 5:30 – 7:30pm
May 14 – Monday – Early Dismissal 2 pm/ asp Available
May 15 – Tuesday – Music Recital Practice 9:00 – 2:00 pm
May 17 – Thursday – Music Recital Program 6:30 – 8:00 pm
May 18 – Friday – K-5 and K-4 Field Day 9:00 – 12:00 noon
May 24 – Thursday – “Year-End Celebration” 10:30 – 12:00
May 28 – Monday – Memorial Day / No School
May 30 – Wednesday – 6th Grade Graduation
May 31 – Thursday – K-5 Graduation / Last day and K4 Last Day
June 1 – Friday – Last of School Grade 1-5 / 11:30 am Dismissal

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

April 23, 2018

Dear Parents,
Our young children’s prayers can be a more meaningful communication with God when it pertains to what children are presently learning or experiencing. Like, when we discover some new life in spring, we pray, “Thank you, God, for all the new flowers, leaves, birds, chicks, bunnies, and butterflies that we see”. Children readily enter into a quiet atmosphere for prayer, just as you experience when you pray as a family or at bedtime.
In science we will continue learning about Little Thing (Insects and Bugs). We will even watch how these little creatures grow, what they do, their body parts, how they are alike and different and why farmers like some of these bugs on their farms.
Fractions will be our next unit of study in Math. Ask your child to compare two slices of bread that have been cut, one into equal parts and one into unequal parts. Have your child explain the difference.

April 23 – 27, 2018

Religion: I Can Love
I Can Pray

Language and Literacy:
Review Alphabet letters name and sound
Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y
Consonant Blend (cr, dr, gr, pr)
Sight Words Review

Science:
Insects and Bugs

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 40
Missing Numbers
Fractions

Important Dates to Remember:
April 26 – Thursday – PTO Meeting 5:30p.m.
May 1 – Tuesday – 24 hours, on-line fundraising events (donation)
May 8 – Tuesday – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 – 9:30
May 8 – Art Show in Neglia Hall 3:30 – 7:30p.m.

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

April 17, 2018

Dear Parents,
Children came back from their Easter break with stories of adventure and fun. They are already back into their school routine. We are all looking forward to warm weather and a big goodbye to thick jackets. We plan to spend more time outside discovering nature with the coming of warmer weather.
Last week we celebrated National Library Week. Today, K-4 children visited the newly renovated children’s library at the Richland Library. They listened to story books and watched a Puppet show. We encourage you to take the time to bring your child to the library, borrow books and to read to them as well as listen to them as they read to you. Do this as often as possible. It will help your child to learn to love books.

April 16 – 20, 2018

Religion: I Can Love
I Can Pray

Language and Literacy:
Review Alphabet letters name and sound
Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y
Consonant Blend (bl, br, fl, fr)
Sight Words Review

Science:
Insects and Bugs

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 30
Missing Numbers
Greater, Less and Equal

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday – April 23 – Early Dismissal
Thursday – April 26 – PTO Meeting at 5:30

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

April 9, 2018

Dear Parents,
Welcome Back! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter Break.
In Religion we will discuss the importance of “listening” as God’s gift to us. Good listening habits are a way of showing respect, love and consideration towards others. It is important that children develop this skill as part of their readiness to learn. Children will experience the benefits of listening through several listening activities.
Children are going to continue learning short vowel sounds, consonant blend sounds, clapping on syllables in words, as well as, more sight words. In Mathematics, children will continue to learn numbers 1 to 25 and identify quantities of numbers using terms like greater, less and equal.
Your children have grown in so many ways! Just think, 2 more months and this school year will be over. As always, we welcome your visits.

April 9 – 13, 2018

Religion: I Can Love
I Can Listen

Language and Literacy:
Review Alphabet letters name and sound
Vowel – a, e, i, o, u & y
Consonant blend
Sight Words (what, when, where, why)

Science:
Spring Season
Seeds and Plants

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 25
Missing Numbers
Greater, Less and Equal

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday – April 23 – Early Dismissal 2pm/After School Program Available
Thursday – April 26 – PTO Meeting 5:30pm – 7:30pm

March 26, 2018

Dear Parents,
We are excited about the good weather and all the fun things we can do outdoors. We will continue talking about things we see and want to do during the spring season.
In religion, K4 children will have the “Stations of The Cross” with Mrs. Preston. To help the children understand that Easter is a joyful celebration of new life; we will view the ‘Easter Story’ and then we will talk about the film.

Happy Easter!
May your Easter celebration be filled with peace, joy and love!

March 26 – 28, 2018

Religion: Easter
Stations
of the Cross
The Easter Story

Language and Literacy:
Review Letters A to Z
Beginning & Ending Consonant Sounds
Rhyming Words Puzzle

Science:
Spring Season

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 20
Missing Numbers
Number Bingo

Important Dates to Remember:

Tuesday – March 27 – Easter Egg Hunt at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday – March 28 – School Retreat
Thursday – March 29 to April 6 – Easter Break / No School
Monday – April 9 – School Resumes

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

Dear Parents,
Happy Spring Time! It is very hard to believe that the school year is flying by so rapidly. Take time to enjoy the sights and smell the fragrances of Spring and share them with your child. Our K4 children have grown in so many ways and they are ready for the last quarter of the school year.
We will do some nature observations and record weather conditions throughout the Spring Season. We will be talking about various signs of Spring, how to dress during springtime and the different sports and activities that we can enjoy during this season.
Just a reminder for each family to please bring 15 plastic eggs containing chocolates or candies on Monday, March 26th for Easter Egg Hunt (Tuesday, March 27th).

March 19 – 23, 2018

Religion: I Can Love
Love is patient and kind. (1 Cor 13:4)
I Can Wait
The Way of the Cross

Language and Literacy:
Beginning & Ending Consonant Sounds
Rhyming Words Puzzle
Letter of the week- Qq
Review Sight Words

Science:
Spring Season

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 20
Missing Numbers
Review: Patterns
Flat Shapes (2 Dimensional Shapes)
Solid Shapes (3 Dimensional Shapes)

Important Dates to Remember:

Wednesday – March 21 – End of 3rd Quarter
Thursday – March 22 – 4th Quarter Begin
Tuesday – March 27 – Easter Egg Hunt at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday – March 28 – School Retreat
Thursday – March 29 to April 6 – Easter Break / No School

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

March 12, 2018

Dear Parents,

This week’s lesson “I Can Share” is to help children discover that sharing brings happiness to self and others. These actions of sharing create warm feelings of love and acceptance which, in turn, help to reinforce and motivate one to continue acts of sharing because they do feel good.

Children will continue learning more about seeds, plants and flowers. We will be discussing their parts and the parts that we can grow and those that we can eat. We have planned several science experiments for our K4 children to make, observe and derive conclusions from.

In Language we will talk about famous authors of children books.

 

March 12 – 16, 2018

Religion: I Can Love
I Can Share

Language and Literacy:
Beginning & Ending Consonant Sounds
Rhyming Words Puzzle
Letter of the week- Xx
Sight Words (her, here, there)

Science:
Seeds/Plants
Germination

Mathematics:
Number – Review 1 to 20
Missing Numbers
3-Dimensional Shapes

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday – March 19 – Early Dismissal 2:00pm
Wednesday – March 21 – End of 3rd Quarter
Thursday – March 22 – 4th Quarter Begin
Thursday – March 29 to April 6 – Easter Break / No School

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson