April 24th-April 28th

A Note From Miss Stanford

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

Dear Families,

Welcome back!! I know your children enjoyed having last week to play and re-charge their batteries to finish off the school year as Kindergartners! I have seen so much academic growth as well as physical; the kids have sprouted over night! This week the children will be scientists and record their observations of the change in our caterpillar’s metamorphosis. In math the children will take already learned skills in addition and take it a step further with word problems.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus the light of the world calls us to share his light with others, John 8:12; Matthew 5:14-16

Reading: Genre– informational text, folktales comprehension– sequence of events, infer/predict phonics– blend and read words orally, recognizing and reading high frequency words, proper nouns for places, people and pets

Writing: opinion writing

Math: Addition word problems

Science: Butterflies life cycle

Homework-

Monday: Read -ug word families to a family member 3x *The children will be making this word family in a small group throughout the week, therefore look out in their folder

Tuesday: Lots of Bugs! Subtracting by 5

Important Dates & Reminders

April 27th- PTO Meeting, Neglia Hall, 5:30 pm

May 2nd- Midlands Gives

April 10th -April 12th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

The Lenten season is drawing to a close as the Kindergarten children prepare for Easter day! The children have gained so much knowledge of Jesus’s life here on Earth and the days leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion. Although this is a sad story, we are also celebrating Jesus’s resurrection and the many blessings that he has given us! ALLELUIA! I hope all of you have a blessed Easter day with your families.

Remember on Tuesday, April 11th will be our Easter egg hunt at 2 p.m. Please bring in 8 pre-filled eggs not containing chocolate or peanuts. Also, baskets are not needed as the children will already have one.

In Class This Week

Religion: The Easter Story

Reading: Genre– historical informational text comprehension– find facts read aloud, demonstrate inferential comprehension by answering questions read aloud phonics– blend and read words orally, recognizing and read high frequency words

Writing: Stations of the cross

Math: Measurement

Science: Butterflies life cycle

Homework :

Monday- Popcorn word hunt

Important Dates & Reminders

April 13th-April 21st- Easter Break

May 2, please go to MidlandsGives.org/stpeterscatholicschool. Thank you for your donation to the school.

April 3rd -7th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

This week we will be closely looking into the butterfly’s life cycle. The children will be scientist and track the growth and development of the different stages of the caterpillar to butterfly right in the K-5 room! The children will begin our measurement unit too!  Last week we planted seeds to connect with our Religion lesson; Jesus died to give new life. This week the children will connect the butterfly’s life cycle to new life, and Jesus rising from the dead, Alleluia!

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus rose from the dead and gave us new life Mark 16:1-7

Reading: Genre- informational text comprehension- find facts read aloud, sequencing, listen for information and understanding phonics- blend and read words orally

Writing: write to compose informative/explanatory texts

Math: Measurement

Science: Butterflies life cycle

Show and Share this Friday: Bring in a picture of a life cycle

Homework:

Monday- Identifying rhymes

Tuesday- Puppy path

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

April 4th- Report cards issued

April 13th-April 21st- Easter break

 

March 27th-March 31st

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

This week we will continue our farm unit and also delve more into life cycles. The children will continue to do fun and interactive activities with the main learning objective in mind; farm animals. The children will also continue our time unit this week. We will be planting seeds to connect with our Religion lesson; Jesus died to give new life. The children will learn that a seed dies when planted to give new life just like Jesus died for us to have life.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus died to give us new life John 12:23-25

Reading: Genre– informational text, Comprehension– find facts read aloud, demonstrate inferential comprehension by answering questions, listen for information and understanding Phonics– blend and read words orally, blending and classifying beginning and ending sounds, reading predictable text, build high frequency words

Writing: Write to compose informative/explanatory texts

Math: Telling time to the hour, identify day and night, identifying parts of a calendar

Science: Farm animals, life cycle

Show and share Friday:

Bring in a picture of a farm animal we’ve learned or favorite farm animal *To practice the children’s speaking skills I want them to be more prepared for Show and Share. Here are three points the children can use to lead their presentations:

  1. Where is the animal’s habitat?
  2. What does the animal eat?
  3. Fun Fact

Homework:

Monday- I can read and match it

Tuesday- Party Time!

Read every night 🙂

Important dates & Reminders

April 4th- Report cards issued

April 13th- April 21st- Easter Break

March 20th-March 24th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear Families,

Happy Spring! This week our unit will be all about farm animals. The children will do fun and interactive learning activities with the main learning objective in mind; farm animals. The children will begin our unit on time this week. All of the calendar skills we have practiced all year will really come in handy this week!

In Class This week

Religion: Lenten season

Reading: Genre- nonfiction vs. fiction comprehension- close reading, inferring phonics- blend and read words orally, blending and classifying beginning and ending sounds, reading predictable text, recognizing high frequency words, and create words by changing a sound

Writing: Writing to tell information

Math: Time- identifying parts of a calendar, read #’s to 31, concept of today, yesterday, and tomorrow, telling time to the hour

Science: Farm Animals

Homework:

Monday- ABC 123

Tuesday Read Animals on the Farm x2

Read every night

Show and Share Friday- Bring in a picture of a favorite animal

Important Dates & Reminders

March 20th- 2p.m. Dismissal

March 6th-March 10th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

I hope everyone is refreshed and had a great weekend. This week we will be learning how to care for our teeth. We will be reading fiction and informational texts about the parts of a tooth, how to brush, and what is healthy for our teeth….and what is not so healthy. The children will be scientist and see the effects of unhealthy choices on our teeth.

In math the children will continue our money unit. This week the children will be able to identify all coins (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) and count on from these coins.

The Lenten season has begun! Don’t forget to encourage your child to focus on prayer, giving, and fasting. Also, please help and encourage your child to begin working on their Lenten Egg project.

 

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus gives himself to us in the Eucharist Corinthians 11:23-26

Reading: Genre– fiction vs. informational text Comprehension– identify characters and main idea Phonics– blend and read words, blending and classifying beginning, middle, and ending sounds, reading predictable text, and identifying and creating sight words

Writing: How to writing and drawing to dictate a sentence

Math: Identify coins, and counting on from these coins

Science: Dental health

Homework:

Monday- Money Math pg. 102

Tuesday- We like to brush.

Read every night 🙂

Show and Share Friday- Draw a picture of Abe Lincoln or George Washington and give three facts

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

March 20th- 2 p.m. Dismissal

 

 

February 27th-March 1st

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

It’s Dr. Seuss week! In math the children will continue our money unit. This week the children will count pennies and nickels, as well as count on from these two coins. Enjoy your week with your family! READ! In honor of Dr. Seuss (but really all the time). Make it FUN. Intentionally read with your child/discuss books, but also research topics and do book activities together. Also, Ash Wednesday is March 1st. In K-5 we will begin preparing for the Lenten season and practicing our Christian faith and values; prayer, fasting, and giving to others. We are so blessed to be able to do so at St. Peters!

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus is present when the church gathers to worship Acts 2:42, 46-47 *Ash Wednesday, March 1st

Reading: Genre– fiction vs. non-fiction comprehension– identify characters and retelling phonics– blend and read words, blending and classifying beginning and ending sounds, reading predictable text, and identifying and creating sight words

Writing: Grammar– verbs Vocabulary– opposites and rhyming, and handwriting sight words

Math: Identify penny and nickel, identify penny and nickel’s worth, counting pennies and nickels

Social Studies: *Dr. Seuss

Science: Weather

Homework:

Monday- Counting nickels

Read every night 🙂

No Show and Share this Friday

Review of sight words and word families

Important Dates & Reminders

March 3rd-March 4th- No school, district conference

March 20th- 2 p.m. dismissal

February 21st-February24th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

I hope the children are rested and ready to begin this last full week of February. In reader’s workshop we will be making connections on how to write a letter with our read aloud Dear Mr. Blueberry. The children will also be immersed in Dr. Seuss books in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd.

In math the children will begin our money unit. This week the children will identify a penny and nickel and the penny and nickel’s worth.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus is present when the church gathers to worship Acts 2:42, 46-47

Reading: Genre– fantasy Comprehension– identify characters, setting, and events in a story, summarizing Phonics– blending and classifying beginning and ending sounds, reading predictable text, and identifying and creating sight words *is, of, how

Writing: Grammar– verbs, Vocabulary– rhyming and opposites, write to describe an opinion, and handwriting sight words

Math: Identify penny and nickel, identify penny and nickel’s worth

Social Studies: * President’s Day, Then and Now

Homework:

Tuesday- Penny or Nickel

Read every night 🙂

Show and Share Friday: A picture of your favorite Dr. Seuss book

Important Dates & Reminders

March 3rd-March 4th- No School, district conference

March 20th- 2 pm Dismissal

 

 

February 13th-February 17th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

Please make sure your child is washing their hands! There have been a lot of children out sick the past few weeks. In reader’s workshop we will be reviewing our sight words and word families. In math the children will review addition and subtraction up to 10 in interactive stations.

St. Peter’s has partnered with Junior Achievement for the month of February. Our leader will be planning and implementing engaging lessons with K-5 based on community, goods and services, and the value of money.

 

 

 

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus loves us and wants us to forgive those who hurt us

Reading: Genre– fantasy Comprehension– identify characters, setting, and events in a story Phonics– blend and read words, isolate and pronounce the /n/ sound in words, identifying and creating sight words

Writing: Grammar– verbs Vocabulary– rhyming and opposites, and Handwriting sight words *so, be, go, came

Math: Use games to add and subtract numbers up to 10

Show and Share Friday: A picture of how you forgave someone

Homework:

Monday- Journeys pg. 74

Tuesday- Subtract/Add math

Read every night 🙂

Important Reminders & Updates

Feb. 20th- President’s Day, No School

February 6th-February 10th

A Note From Miss Stanford

Dear K-5 Families,

I hope everyone had a restful weekend! Friday was such a fun day in the K-5 classroom. Thank you for participating in this fun event for the kids! Our V-day party is on Feb. 14th. If you want to make valentine’s for all the children in the class that would be fine! We have 20 children.

In math the children will continue subtraction. The children will use tools such as play-dough and unifix cubes to subtract numbers up to 10. In reader’s workshop we will be focusing on blending the short vowel /e/ word families,  (__ed), and reviewing sight words *is, how, where, of.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus calls us to help others Matthew 20:29-34

Reading: Comprehension– elements of a story *characters, setting phonics– blend short vowel /e/ words, classifying beginning and ending sounds, use high frequency words and rhymes to read fluently, identifying and creating sight words.

Writing: Sequencing and handwriting sight words

Math: Use manipulatives to subtract numbers 0-10

Social Studies: Civil rights *Black history month

Homework:

Monday- reading/phonics sheet

Tuesday- math subtraction

Read every night 🙂

Show & Share Friday- FREE CHOICE

Important Dates & Reminders

Feb. 13th- 2 p.m. Dismissal

Feb. 20th- President’s Day, No School