Welcome to Kindergarten

Hello rising kindergarten families,

In August, your child will enter into the exciting world of Kindergarten! Your child’s time in kindergarten will be full of wonder, exploration, and learning!

The summer is the perfect time to help prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten. Below you will find the 2018-2019 school supply list, suggested books to read with your child, and some fun things you can do to get them ready for the fall.

Kindergarten Supply List 2018-2019

50 Books to Read the Summer Before K5

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Have a safe and fun-filled summer!

What is K5 Doing This Week? May 29-31

K5 Families,

This week we will celebrate an important milestone: Kindergarten Graduation!

Your child has grown so much over the past few months, and we can’t thank you enough for letting us be a part of their learning experience.

Today and tomorrow we will be preparing for our celebration and finishing up end of the year materials. Children will also be engaging in their favorite centers!

Lastly, we will practice tying our shoe laces (we know you are just as excited as us)! Children who have already accomplished this task will be helping us teach their classmates!

On Friday, K5 celebrated the relationship of Q and U with a wedding ceremony. I have attached the “vows” to the printed newsletter. Never write Q without U!

Graduation Day Reminders:

  • Graduation is on Thursday, May 31  at 10:00am in Neglia Hall.
  • Children need to be at school at the regular time!!!
  • They need to wear their “Sunday Best” dress clothes:
    • Girls: a nice dress and shoes
    • Boys: khakis or a nice pair of slacks, a polo shirt or button down
  • Cake and refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
  • All of your child’s items will be sent home with them on Thursday.

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 30 – Mass
  • Wednesday, May 30 – 6th Grade Graduation
  • Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 31 – Last Day of School for K4 and K5
  • Friday, June 1 Last Day of School for Gr. 1-6, 11:30 dismissal

Can’t wait to see you all on Thursday!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

What is K5 Doing This Week? May 21-25

Hello K5 Families,

This is our last full week of class! Next week, K5 will be in school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (graduation at 10am).

In preparation for graduation, the K5 students have been working extremely hard to prepare a performance that you will never forget! We are so proud of them!

As our year comes to an end, we will be spending some time sharing with each other our favorite memories from this past year.

Week of  May 21-25:

Religion: Celebrating God’s Love

Language and Literacy: Learning New Things

Sight Words: off, our, take, too

Phonics Skills: Short /ĕ/ vowel word family

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: main idea/details and questioning

Genre: Informational Text – gives facts about a topic

Math: Cumulative Review

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 23 – Mass
  • Sunday, May 27 – 11:00am mass for Mrs. Preston
  • Monday, May 28 – NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, May 30 – 6th Grade Graduation
  • Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 31 – Last Day of School for K4 and K5

Have a wonderful week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

 

 

What is K5 Doing This Week? May 14 – 18

Hello K5 Families,

It was great to see so many of you at the family picnic! This Thursday is the Spring Music Program at the USC Band Hall at 7:00PM. K4 and K5 will also have their field day this Friday from 9:00-12:00. We will be having a picnic at 11:00am. If you would like to volunteer to help please email me at ecreech@stpeterscatholicschool.org.

Week of  May 14 – May 18:

Theme and Unit of Study: Ocean Animals

Religion: God Calls Us to Make Good Choices

Language and Literacy: Trying Your Best

Sight Words: look, very, put, out

Phonics Skills: Short /ŭ/ vowel word family and blending words

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: story structure and inferring/predicting

Writing Focus: Opinion writing

Genre: Fantasy

Math: Measurement: weight and capacity

 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, May 16 – Mass
  • Thursday, May 17 – Spring Music Program 7:00pm USC Band Hall
  • Friday, May 18 – K4 and K5 Field Day
  • Sunday, May 27 – 11:00am mass for Mrs. Preston
  • Monday, May 28 – NO SCHOOL
  • Wednesday, May 30 – 6th Grade Graduation
  • Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am
  • Thursday, May 31 – Last Day of School for K4 and K5

Have a wonderful week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

What is K5 Doing This Week? May 7 – 11

Hello K5 Families,

I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I would like to thank all those who donated to Midlands Gives. St. Peter’s received more than $56,000 in donations! How awesome is that?

“Diver, diver, what do you see? I see a lot of awesome animals under the sea!”

With only three an a half weeks left of school, K5 is busy, busy, busy! We have started practicing for graduation, which will be on Thursday, May 31 at 10:00am in Neglia Hall. This week, K5 will focus on the short /ŏ/ vowel word family and continue being “scuba divers” as they learn more about the awesome animals under the sea! Following our Ocean Animal Unit, students will write about what they saw on their “scuba diving” adventure.

Week of  May 7 – May 11:

Theme and Unit of Study: Ocean Animals

Religion: Honoring Mary

Language and Literacy: Trying Your Best

Sight Words: can, do, down, little

Phonics Skills: Short /ŏ/ vowel word family and pausing for punctuation

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Conclusions and Cause and Effect

Writing Focus: Opinion writing

Genre: Fantasy vs. Realistic Text

Math: Measurement: size, length, and height

 

Important Reminders:

Wednesday, May 9 – Mass

Tuesday, May 8 – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 – 9:30

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

Friday, May 11  – Family Picnic! 5:30-7:00pm on the playground

Monday, May 14 – 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, May 17  – Spring Music Program 7:00pm USC Band Hall

Friday, May 18  K4 and K5 Field Day

Sunday, May 27 – 11:00am Mass for Mrs. Preston

Monday, May 28  Memorial Day – No School!

Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am

 

Have a terrific week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

What is K5 Doing This Week? April 30 – May 4

Hello K5 Families,

Happy May! Today is Midlands Gives! Information went home in last week’s Tuesday folder.  The minimum online donation is only $20, but please let your heart and faith determine the appropriate amount to contribute.  You can donate at https://www.midlandsgives.org/StPetersCatholicSchool.

Also, parents please remember to read and work with your child on the material in their RED folders on a daily basis.

Week of April 30- May 4:

Theme and Unit of Study: Ocean Animals

Religion: The Rosary

Language and Literacy: How Things Grow

Sight Words: review

Phonics Skills: finishing short /ĭ/ word families and focusing on blending and segmenting phonemes

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Text and graphic features and summarizing

Writing Focus: Letter writing

Genre: Realistic Fiction – a story that could happen in real life.

Math: Trading and using coins

 

Important Reminders:

Tuesday, May 1  – Midlands Gives (24 hours, online giving)

Wednesday, May 2 – Mass

Tuesday, May 8 – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 – 9:30

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

Friday, May 11  – Family Picnic! 5:30-7:00pm on the playground

Monday, May 14 – 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, May 17  – Spring Music Program 7:00pm USC Band Hall

Friday, May 18  K4 and K5 Field Day

Thursday, May 31 – K5 Graduation at 10:00am

 

Have a terrific week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

 

 

What is K5 Doing This Week? April 23-27

Hello K5 Families,

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.” Genesis 1:1

This week students will learn how they can be good stewards of the Earth. Students will demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for reducing, recycling, and reusing everyday items.

With May right around the corner, I want to remind all that it is important that you please check your child’s folder for information and details regarding upcoming events. I also want to remind you all about the school-wide service project, Birthright of Columbia.  A flyer was sent home in last week’s Tuesday folder listing items for mothers and newborns. We are collecting these items in the classroom. Also, Midlands Gives will take place on May 1. More information regarding the event will be sent home. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Week of April 23-27:

Theme and Unit of Study: Recycling

Religion: “God wants me to be a good steward.” Stewardship is how we take care of everything God has given us.

Language and Literacy: How Things Grow

Sight Words: away, he, must, there

Phonics Skills: Short /ĭ/ word family

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Conclusions and Author’s Purpose

Writing Focus: The elements of a letter

Math: Adding change

Important Reminders:

Wednesday, April 25 – Mass

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

Tuesday, May 1 – Midlands Gives (24 hours, online giving)

Tuesday, May 8 – May Procession / Rosary 8:30 – 9:30

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

Friday, May 18 – K4 and K5 Field Day

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

 

 

 

 

What is K5 Doing This Week? April 16-20

Hello K5 Families,

Last week, the students thoroughly enjoyed planting their own flowers! This week students will continue to learn about coins and what living things need in order to live and grow. We will also learn about recycling and other ways to keep our Earth safe since Earth Day is this coming Sunday.

An email was sent out on Sunday with regards to the RED folder. I hope my notes helped clarify any questions you may have had. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you still have any questions.

Week of April 16-20:

Theme and Unit of Study: Plants and Recycling

Religion: Seeds die to give plants life and Jesus gave his life for us

Language and Literacy: How Things Grow

                 Sight Words: all, she, some, when

                Phonics Skills: Short /a/ vowels. Introduction to short /i/ vowel sounds

                Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Sequence of events

                Writing Focus: Writing to inform

Math: Identifying and counting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters

Important Reminders:

Wednesday, April 17– Mass

Monday, April 23 – 2:00pm dismissal

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

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

 

What is K5 Doing This Week? April 9-13

Hello K5 Families,

Welcome back! We hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter and enjoyable break! With the 4th quarter underway, K5 is ready to work hard and continue learning and growing in ways unimaginable!

During the next few weeks, we will be discussing Growing and Changing. We will discuss how people, plants, and animals grow and change. Ultimately, we will explore the idea that “change is all around us.”

For the remainder of the school year your child will be bringing home a RED. (Read Every Day) folder. The folder will contain weekly word family work, sight words, and leveled readers from our reading series. Please note that this will replace our monthly homework calendar and weekly sight word notecards. A letter will be sent home today regarding this folder. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Week of April 9-13:

Theme and Unit of Study

Plants

Religion

Seeds are Good

Language and Literacy

Sight Words: give, make, play, them

Phonics Skills: Short ‘a’ (ae) sound

Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Understanding characters and inferring/predicting

Writing Focus: Write to inform

Math

Identifying pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters

 

Important Reminders:

Tuesday, April 10 – Report Cards issued

Wednesday, April 11– Mass

Wednesday, April 11– Class picture day

Monday, April 23 – 2:00pm dismissal

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

 

Have a fantastic week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

What is K5 Doing This Week? March 26-28

Hello K5 Families,

This week we will be learning about Easter and preparing for Jesus’ resurrection. Tomorrow as part of our Easter retreat, K5 will be participating in Stations of the Cross after Mass. We will also be doing the Jelly Bean Prayer as a class tomorrow.

“Bunnies, eggs and jellybeans,

That’s not all that Easter means.

There is another message too…

Jesus died for me and you.”

Week of March 26-28:

Theme and Unit of Study: Easter

Language and Literacy: Short “a” word families and review of sight words 

Math: Review of addition and subtraction concepts

Religion: Stations of the Cross

Important Remember:

Tuesday, March 27 – Easter Egg Hunt at 1:30pm
March 28 – School Retreat and Mass
March 29 to April 6 – Easter Break / No School
April 9 – School Resumes

Happy Easter!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore