Kindergarten 4 School Year 2018 – 2019 June 6, 2018

Dear Parents,

It is a pleasure for us to be a part of your child’s beginning steps into their new, exciting and somewhat intimidating adventurous steps into the halls of St. Peters Catholic School. We intend to do our best to foster an inquisitive attitude; one of confidence within themselves and a healthy bond with their classmates and St. Peter’s Teachers and Staff. All within a safe and friendly environment. As you prepare your child, talk about old and new friends, things your child likes to do with friends and how to take care of themselves and their friends.

Give your child an opportunity to play with you and others, as well as to play alone. Enjoy games and activities together. Help your child to be a good sport and engage in fair play. This year will be a very critical period in your child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. As we strive to nurture and guide your child, we ask and look forward to your direct involvement in our efforts.

Books you read together at home count to prepare your child – so please pick up a book every day! Read to your child and have your child tell stories to you. Have your child sit next to you and use your finger to guide your child’s eyes to the words as you read them. Doing so, will help them to recognize word characters. Together, enjoy the excitement, feelings, and ideas found in books. Also, let your child look at books, magazines, and pictures alone. Children can read pictures. This is a step towards reading print.

Share a few minutes alone with your child each day. The gift of your time is precious. Before you know it, your child will have traveled years into the future!

Have a great summer!

Suggested Summer Reading Books:
http://www.readbrightly.com/summer-books-for-preschoolers/

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

 

Kindergarten 4 Supply List
School Year 2018-2019

Please label the above items with your child’s name. Thanks!

• 1 Tri-fold mat – 45”L x 19”W x 1” thickness (The mats are red & blue. Due to storage limitations in our classroom, we cannot allow mats that are larger than these dimensions. The required mat size is available at Wal-Mart.

• 1 Backpack (Please make sure the Backpack can hold a small blanket for quiet time and a letter size folder; please no wheels, animal shaped, or messenger bags)

• 1 Water Bottle (The student will need to bring the Water Bottle daily to school filled with water only. Please make sure your child knows how to open and close the water bottle.)

• 1 pair round tipped scissors (Fishers) for school and 1 pair for home. (If your child is left handed, please make sure to buy him/her left handed scissors)

1 (2 inch) Binder
3 composition notebooks 100 sheets (wide ruled)
1 box 24 colored pencils

1 four package of Play Dough
1 ream of white paper
1 ream of white card stock
1 package of Seasonal stickers (Halloween, fall, winter and spring)

1 bottle hand Sanitizer
1 package of baby wipes
3 large boxes of Kleenex tissue
2 large containers Clorox disinfectant wipes
1 box of gallon sized Ziploc bags
1 box of quart sized Ziploc bags

1 photo of family

May 31, 2018

Kindergarten 4 Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We want to thank all of our St. Peter’s Catholic School families for making this year such a success.

The support, participation and generosity that we have experienced throughout the school year has been deeply appreciated. Thank you for entrusting your precious children to our safe and nurturing care!

It has been such a wonderful year full of new experiences for the children: meeting new friends, learning about the world around them, entering the new world of “School” and reading and writing. We have been very gratified and pleased to be a part of this important step in preparing your child for success in their future school years. We have enjoyed watching each child grow and have relished in their “A-ha” moments of discovery and learning. The children are very much ready to move on. Your incredible children will be fondly remembered!

We wish you all a safe and enjoyable summer!

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

 

Suggestions for summer activities:

Practice writing name.

Practice writing uppercase and lowercase letters.

Practice writing numbers.

Draw pictures of their favorite activity of the week.

Read sight words.

Continue reading beginners books.
(Borrow books at the library.)

• Please check the notebook for some letters to work on and
draw pictures once a week of their favorite activity.
• Let your child use the notebook for their other writing activities.

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