December 10-14        

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that we only have two more weeks before the Christmas break. The children are so excited for the Christmas season.  This age group is so much fun to be around at this time of year.  This week, our class will proceed as normal.  However, we will be celebrating the season with many activities the following week.

Enjoy the holiday season,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Unit – Home, Sweet, Home – We will read about different homes in various places. Please continue to practice our comprehension skills:  predicting, clarifying, summarizing, locating main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, connecting, visualizing, identifying characters and settings, etc.

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20. Ask your child to draw a picture of a number (bundling the tens, then continuing with the ones). Make sure your child is writing numbers properly.

Science/S.S. – We are studying the map of the United States and working on locating South Carolina.

Religion – Advent

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Dec. 10 – Early Dismissal – 2 pm

Dec. 18 – Music Program – 7 pm (students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 pm)

Dec. 20 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am

December 3 – 7         

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

Today we will begin our celebration of the Advent season. This is an exciting time of year when we remember the precious gift of Jesus Christ.  It is my hope that each of you has a wonderful Christmas season full of love and joy.

Truly blessed,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Unit – Home, Sweet, Home – We will read about different homes in various places. Please continue to practice our comprehension skills:  predicting, clarifying, summarizing, locating main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, connecting, visualizing, identifying characters and settings, etc.

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20. Practice place value with your child. How many ones do you see in this number?  How many tens do you see?

Science/S.S. – Our neighborhoods will continue to be discussed and explored.

Religion – Advent

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Dec. 7 – Field Trip to the Koger Center – 8:00 am

Dec. 10 – Early Dismissal – 2 pm

Dec. 18 – Music Program – 7 pm (students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 pm)

Dec. 20 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am

 

 

 

November 26-30

                                

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are all truly blessed. We will continue the season of giving with Christmas. On that note, I would like to recognize the students for collecting close to fifty-five dollars for the hurricane victims in North and South Carolina. The students were excited to give, and their actions will definitely benefit others.

Grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Unit – Home, Sweet, Home – We will read about different homes in various places. Please continue to practice our comprehension skills: predicting, clarifying, summarizing, locating main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, connecting, etc.

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20. Practice place value with your child. How many ones do you see in this number? How many tens do you see?

Science/S.S. – Our neighborhoods will continue to be discussed and explored.

Religion – giving thanks; David and Goliath

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Dec. 10 – Early Dismissal – 2 pm

Dec. 18 – Music Program – 7 pm (students report at 6:30 pm)

Dec. 20 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am

 

 

November 20-23

 

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

It is Thanksgiving week, and we have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for God, family, friends, and my students. They truly bring me joy. The children are so young and innocent. They are a reminder to each of us how beautiful life is.

I am excited to celebrate them and all of the other blessings that God has provided us on Tuesday during our Thanksgiving feast. It will be a great moment of joy.

Beyond blessed,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

 

Reading – We will be celebrating Thanksgiving through books, activities, plays, and more!

 

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20.

 

Science/S.S. – Our neighborhoods will continue to be discussed and explored.

 

Religion – giving thanks; David and Goliath

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

November 21, 22, and 23 – Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

November 12 – 16

 

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

I hope that you are having a wonderful November. I want to apologize for not updating our newsletter. I have been out sick for several days.

The students are growing each week, and it is exciting to watch their progress. I am very proud of them. Thank you for your support at home.

Grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Pushes and Pulls – In class, we continue to work on comprehension strategies. We have been working with main idea and details, characters, and settings. Also, in language, we have discussed nouns (people, places, and things), adjectives (describing words that answer: what kind? which one? how many?) and verbs (action words).

Math – As mentioned on the homework sheet, we just finished a unit on graphs. We will now explore the numbers 10-20.

Science/S.S. – Last week, we studied and discussed fire safety. This week, we will begin to explore neighborhoods and their components.

Religion – devotions; Moses; David and Goliath

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

November 12 – 10:30 am – Veteran’s Day Parade; 2:00 pm – Early Dismissal

November 13 – 5:30 pm – PTO meeting

November 21, 22, and 23 – Thanksgiving Break

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

                                                      

Dear Parents,

Our parent-teacher conferences will begin at the end of the week. Please look over the conference sheet to check your day and time. I am looking forward to meeting with you about your child’s progress.

Also, Friday the 19th will be the last day for bringing in money for hurricane victims. I appreciate your involvement with this fundraiser.

Counting my blessings,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: What’s the Weather? – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing the weather. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, please continue to predict, clarify, and make connections while reading. We are also starting to identify the beginning, middle, and end of each story.

Math – We will start our unit on patterns this week. Ask your child to look for patterns in their environment.

Science/S.S. – Unit: Our bodies. The students will explore different parts of their bodies.

Religion – devotions; Moses and the Ten Commandments

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

Oct. 17 – Picture Day

Oct. 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 – Parent – Teacher Conferences

Oct. 25 – PTO Halloween Party – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 – No School – Teacher Inservice

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

                                                      

Dear Parents,

We had a magnificent time during Grandparents’ Day. The children thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with their very important guests. Please thank your parents for coming to St. Peter’s Friday. A wonderful time was had by all!

We will be collecting funds for the victims of Hurricane Florence for two more weeks. The last day to send in money will be Friday, October the 19th. The fundraiser was started due to our Kindness Unit in reading. It will also tie in with our next unit – The Weather.

With that in mind, let us all continue to pray for the victims of the many natural disasters this year.

Counting my blessings,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: What’s the Weather? – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing the weather. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, please continue to predict, clarify, and make connections while reading. We are also starting to identify the beginning, middle, and end of each story.

Math – We are still exploring numbers 1-10. I suggest making a number line with 1-10. Start asking your child, “What is two more than five? What is three less than ten?” These questions will give them a deeper understanding of the numbers.

Science/S.S. – Unit: Our bodies. The students will explore different parts of their bodies.

Religion – devotions; Moses and the Ten Commandments

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

Oct. 9 – PTO – 5:30 pm

Oct. 15 – Early Dismissal – 2:00 pm

Oct. 17 – Picture Day

Oct. 25 – PTO Halloween Party – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 – No School – Teacher Inservice

 

 

Dear Parents,

Hello! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. We are having a great week here at school. I wanted to remind you that Friday is Grandparents’ Day. The event for kindergarten will be from 7:30 am – 12 noon. Grandparents do not have to stay the entire time. We will have a photo booth and the book fair open Friday. The K-5 schedule is:

Photo Booth – 9:20 am – 9:40 am (music room)

Book Fair – 10:30 am – 11:00 am (library)

Lunch – 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Recess – 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

You may want to share our schedule with the grandparents, so that they may decide which activities they would like to attend. We are looking forward to having our special guests on Friday.

Sincerely,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Let’s Be Kind – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing kindness. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, while reading with your child ask them to predict what will happen next in the story. Also, use the word clarify to clear up any misunderstandings that your child may have about the story.

Math – For the next several weeks we will explore the numbers 1-10. Help your child compare numbers using the terms greatest, least, more than, and less than. Your child should also be able to compare numbers using the <, >, = symbols.

Science/S.S. – Unit: Our bodies. The students will explore different parts of their bodies.

Religion – devotions; Moses and the Ten Commandments

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

Oct. 4 – Blessing of the Animals – 2:30 pm

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

Oct. 8 – No School – Columbus Day

Oct. 9 – PTO – 5:30 pm

Oct. 15 – Early Dismissal – 2:00 pm

Oct. 17 – Picture Day

Oct. 25 – PTO Halloween Party – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 – No School – Teacher Inservice

 

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

                                  

Dear Parents,

Good morning. The children are excited about their coin campaign for the victims of Hurricane Florence. We will collect funds until October the 19th. Thank you for your support.

Don’t forget that Grandparent’s Day is next Friday. We are looking forward to hanging out with our super special guests.

Have a wonderful week,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Let’s Be Kind – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing kindness. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, while reading with your child ask them to predict what will happen next in the story. Also, use the word clarify to clear up any misunderstandings that your child may have about the story.

Math – For the next several weeks we will explore the numbers 1-10. Help your child compare numbers using the terms greatest, least, more than, and less than. Your child should also be able to compare numbers using the <, >, = symbols.

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students will measure objects with standard units/tools.

Religion – devotions; Abraham and his family

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

 

Dear Parents,

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Hurricane Florence spared Columbia. However, parts of North Carolina and South Carolina were badly battered. Our reading theme this month is Let’s Be Kind; therefore, I thought it would be nice if the students could start a coin campaign for the victims of Hurricane Florence. I will explain our fundraiser to the children today during the introduction of the new unit. The monies collected will be donated to Samaritan’s Purse. This charity is based in North Carolina and has the highest rating with Charity Navigator. Let’s show our kindness and support to those in need.

Beyond grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Let’s Be Kind – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing kindness. Send any articles and pictures into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Math – For the next several weeks we will explore the numbers 1-10. Help your child compare numbers using the terms greatest and least. The children should also be able to match a quantity of objects with a written numeral.

Science/S.S. – Unit: How Do We Learn? – Students are still measuring objects with nonstandard units/tools.

Religion – devotions; Abraham and his family

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Sept. 18 – rescheduled PTO – 5:30 pm

Oct. 5 – Grandparent and VIP Day – 7:30 am – 12 pm