December 17th – 20th

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What a week we have in store!  This post will be slightly different since we only have a to go before Christmas break and the week is filled with many things. So, instead I will break it down by day instead of subject.  🙂 We will not send home blue folders this week.

Monday– 10-11am practice for our PE program; 1:30 PE program and all invited in Neglia Hall (PE uniforms please); we will continue our Advent discussion, read another chapter of The Best…, and continue multiplication.

Tuesday– Christmas Concert practice all day in the Basilica; when time allows, we will work on Advent and comprehension from The Best…

Wednesday– The class will finish up all activities with “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and our Advent lapbook.  If time, we will work on multiplication.

Thursday11:30 dismissal!  The class will watch the made for TV movie that goes with our book and enjoy some Christmas refreshments.  I would love if parents could send in a small breakfast type snack for the class on this day!  Muffins, fruit, cheese, juice, paper products, etc. would be perfect.  Thank you!

We will return to school on Thursday, January 3rd!

December 10th – 14th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

I look forward to our field trip this week!  Also, we will begin practicing for our Christmas Concert on Friday.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will begin learning about Advent and the Nativity.  We will intertwine our religion lessons from now until Christmas break with the new novel we are reading in class.  Check out this fun representation of the Nativity Story below!

Reading: The class began our new novel study- “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and are loving it.   We will work on all the story elements as we learn about the Herdman family and how Christmas comes alive for them.

Language Arts:   The students will continue plural nouns this week, working with irregular plurals. The stidents have a spelling list that accompanies the novel.  STAR homework due on Friday as usual, and our test is Friday, the 14th.

Math:  We began MULTIPLICATION!!!  If you do not have a set of multiplication flash cards at home, I highly suggest purchasing a set for your child to practice with.  The students will come home with a homework packet each day until they have all been completed.  These packets MUST stay in their binders so I may look at their progress.  Some students will begin multi step multiplication this week, so keep on studying those facts!

Science: We will not start any new material until after Christmas break.

Social Studies:  We will not start any new material until after Christmas break.

 

Reminders:

Monday, December 10th- Field trip to Cardinal Newman to see Pinocchio Jr., 2:00 dismissal

Monday, December 17th- Strength and Movement presentation- 1:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, December 18th- Music Program- 7:00pm in the Basilica

Thursday, December 20th- 11:30 dismissal and beginning of Christmas Break

December 3rd – 7th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

An introduction to our story…

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

I hope you can travel through the story with us.  If you would like a copy to borrow a copy for home, please let me know!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will begin learning about Advent and the Nativity.  We will intertwine our religion lessons from now until Christmas break with the new novel we are reading in class.  Check out this fun representation of the Nativity Story below!

Reading: “Hey!  Unto you a child is born!”  The class will begin our new novel study- “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson.  This book has a lot of meaning for me as when I was in 5th grade, Mrs. Robinson, who lived in my area, came to our school and did a book reading for us.  It was magical!  I hope to bring the story alive as she did for the students.  We will work on all the story elements as we learn about the Herdman family and how Christmas comes alive for them.

Language Arts:   The students will continue plural nouns this week, working with irregular plurals. The stidents have a spelling list that accompanies the novel.  STAR homework due on Friday as usual, but our test will be next Friday, the 14th.

Math:  We began MULTIPLICATION!!!  If you do not have a set of multiplication flash cards at home, I highly suggest purchasing a set for your child to practice with.  The students will come home with a homework packet each day until they have all been completed.  These packets MUST stay in their binders so I may look at their progress.  Some students will begin multi step multiplication this week, so keep on studying those facts!

Science: In science the students will finish our weather unit.  We will test on this on Friday.  Notes to study from can be found in their science lab books.

Social Studies:  The students have finished our regions unit and will test on Thursday.  They have a regions booklet to study from, but we will also review in class.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday, December 4th- Progress Reports sent home

Friday, December 7th- Field trip to the Koger Center to see Scrooge

Monday, December 10th- Field trip to Cardinal Newman to see Pinocchio Jr., 2:00 dismissal

Monday, December 17th- Strength and Movement presentation- 1:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, December 18th- Music Program- 7:00pm in the Basilica

Thursday, December 20th- 11:30 dismissal and beginning of Christmas Break

November 26th – 30th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Let the countdown to Christmas begin!  The next few weeks will be hectic and packed full of activities.  In our classroom, we will focus on staying focused on what matters and staying clam throughout all the craziness.  We have several field trips coming up and I am excited we get to bring our class to Cardinal Newman to see their Junior Drama production of Pinocchio Jr., which one of my own daughters is part of.  Amidst everything, I hope you and your family can find peace and happiness during this time.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue our Saint A to Z book!  We will spend the month of November learning about all different saints while we research them and create a class book that will be on display at the end of the month.

Reading: The class will work on small story comprehension.

Language Arts:   The students will begin plural nouns this week. There will be a break this week from Spelling homework!  We will pick back up next week when we begin our new book.

Math:  We began MULTIPLICATION!!!  If you do not have a set of multiplication flash cards at home, I highly suggest purchasing a set for your child to practice with.  The students will come home with a homework packet each day until they have all been completed.  These packets MUST stay in their binders so I may look at their progress.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will look more closely at how we can put hazard solutions into practice.

Social Studies:  The students will finish learning about the five South Carolina regions this week. The class is completing a study guide on these regions to be use for our eventual test.  The students will finish a class project based on these regions this week. (Since we didn’t get to finish before Thanksgiving)

 

Reminders:

Tuesday, December 4th- Progress Reports sent home

Friday, December 7th- Field trip to the Koger Center to see Scrooge

Monday, December 10th- Field trip to Cardinal Newman to see Pinocchio Jr., 2:00 dismissal

Monday, December 17th- Strength and Movement presentation- 1:30 in Neglia Hall

Tuesday, December 18th- Music Program- 7:00pm in the Basilica

Thursday, December 20th- 11:30 dismissal and beginning of Christmas Break

 

Thanksgiving Week!

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A Note from Mrs. Phillips

Happy Thanksgiving!  We have a short week this week and many of you will be out of town for either one or both of these days.  I wish everyone a safe and blessed holiday.  I was reminded this past week how valuable our families, both born into and chosen, is.  Hug your children.  Read to your children.  Listen to your children.  Enjoy your children.  Love your children.

We are all blessed in so many ways, so this week take time to thank God for each of these blessings and teach your children to do the same.  We have a “thankful tree” on our dining room table and during November each time we think of something we are thankful for, we add it to the tree.  It is becoming quite full!  I truly hope you enjoy each moment this week and cherish all you are blessed with.

In Class This Week…

Monday and Tuesday- We will finish our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book study, begin plural nouns, practice our multiplication, finish our weather unit, finish our SC regions unit and presentations, work on our saint projects, and discuss being grateful for all we have.  We will also have a bit of Thanksgiving fun!  Our spelling test is on Tuesday.  There will not be any spelling or STAR homework this week other than to study and the first multiplication packets are due Tuesday if they haven’t been turned in yet.

November 12th – 16th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy Veteran’s Day!  Wishing all those who have served our country prayers and thanks.  We will be able to celebrate our Veteran’s on Monday when we attend the parade!  (Weather willing)  Dress warmly!  I will send out a Remind message with updates.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue our Saint A to Z book!  We will spend the month of November learning about all different saints while we research them and create a class book that will be on display at the end of the month.

Reading: The class has finished reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”!  This week, we will focus on

Language Arts:   The students will continue with proper nouns and begin plural nouns this week.  Our spelling test will be next Tuesday and since we have a regular week STAR homework will be due Friday.

Math:  We began MULTIPLICATION!!!  If you do not have a set of multiplication flash cards at home, I highly suggest purchasing a set for your child to practice with.  The students will come home with a homework packet each day until they have all been completed.  These packets MUST stay in their binders so I may look at their progress.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will look more closely at weather hazards and what measures the students feel we can take to minimize damage to our city when these weather hazards occur.

Social Studies:  The students will finish learning about the five South Carolina regions this week. The class is completing a study guide on these regions to be use for our eventual test.  The students will finish a class project based on these regions this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, November 12th- Veteran’s Day Parade, 2:00 Dismissal

Tuesday, November 13th- PTO Meeting 5:30

November 21st – 23rd- Thanksgiving Break!

 

November 5th – 9th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Ahhh!  The weather is finally getting colder!  With the colder weather comes our winter uniforms.  This uniform change happens each November 1st.  The big changes are- no more shorts on anyone, on Thursdays for PE please wear blue sweatpants (no yoga or leggins for the girls), no leggins under any girls uniform please wear tights instead.  If you have any questions about the winter uniform, please see the handbook.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will begin our Saint A to Z book!  We will spend the month of November learning about all different saints while we research them and create a class book that will be on display at the end of the month.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week.  I have several class copies we can share, but if you would like to provide a copy for your child, that is more welcome.  Each student is busily working on comprehension as we go along in this story and I have seen great improvement in each students’ writing.

Language Arts:   The students will continue with proper nouns and begin plural nouns this week.  Our spelling test will be this Friday since we have a regular week and STAR homework will be due Friday.

Math:  We will finish rounding this week and test on Tuesday.  On Wednesday we begin MULTIPLICATION!!!  If you do not have a set of multiplication flash cards at home, I highly suggest purchasing a set for your child to practice with.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will look more closely at weather hazards and what measures the students feel we can take to minimize damage to our city when these weather hazards occur.

Social Studies:  The students will finish learning about the five South Carolina regions this week. The class is completing a study guide on these regions to be use for our eventual test.  The students will finish a class project based on these regions this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, November 12th- Veteran’s Day Parade, 2:00 Dismissal

Tuesday, November 13th- PTO Meeting 5:30

November 21st – 23rd- Thanksgiving Break!

 

October 29th – November 2nd

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Fall is in the air!  It was wonderful spending time with our class on Thursday night at the Halloween party and again on Saturday night at the Trick or Treat.  Seeing how well our students get along and love and care for each other is such a blessing.  We truly do have the best class at St. Peter’s!

I look forward to speaking to each of you on Friday, or other scheduled days, at our conferences. There are so many great things to tell about each of our students.  If you haven’t signed up as of yet, please do so soon.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will learn about the Catholic origins of Halloween, All Saints Day, and All Souls Day.  We will have Mass both Wednesday, for our regular Mass day and Thursday to celebrate the All Saints Day, which is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week.  I have several class copies we can share, but if you would like to provide a copy for your child, that is more welcome.  Each student is busily working on comprehension as we go along in this story and I have seen great improvement in each students’ writing.

Language Arts:   The students will continue nouns.  Our spelling test will be Thursday since we do not have school on Friday. STAR homework will be due this Thursday as usual.

Math:  We will continue rounding on Tuesday with rounding in the hundreds.  The students will begin math groups this week so I can further differentiate their instruction and am able to work with them more one on one or in small group.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will look more closely at weather hazards and specifically flooding and how it affected us here in Columbia the past few years.

Social Studies:  The students will continue learning about the five South Carolina regions this week. The class is completing a study guide on these regions to be use for our eventual test.  The students will continue a class project based on these regions this week.

 

Reminders:

Wednesday, October 31st- Halloween and Mass day

Thursday, November 1st- All Saints Day and Mass Day

Friday, November 2nd- Conference Day

Monday, November 12th- 2:00 Dismissal

October 22nd – 26th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

It is almost Halloween!  I hope to see everyone at the PTO Halloween Party on Thursday evening.  It is a family event from 5-7 in Neglia Hall and all are invited.  Forms went home already, so be sure to get those turned in!  Friday is our first Enrichment Day, so if your child needs to attend, be sure to send in the pink sign-up sheet.  There is no regular school for students as teachers will be working hard to prepare for the upcoming weeks.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will work on random acts of kindness and how they show God’s love.  We will have a special religion lesson on Tuesday, so be sure to ask your child about it!  (The video below is a clue!)  The class will also learn about the Ten Commandments.  There is NO MASS on Wednesday, so dress uniforms are not needed.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week.  I have several class copies we can share, but if you would like to provide a copy for your child, that is more welcome.  Each student is busily working on comprehension as we go along in this story.  We have finally reached the entrance to the factory!  This week begins a deeper look into the characters of the story.

Language Arts:   The students will continue work on combining sentences to create larger more meaningful sentences.  The class will test on subjects and predicates Tuesday. We will also begin nouns!  Our spelling test will be next Thursday since we do not have school the next two Fridays. STAR homework will be due this Friday as usual.

MathThe class will test on addition and subtraction on Monday.  We will begin rounding on Tuesday and continue through the week with practice.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will look more closely at weather hazards and specifically flooding and how it affected us here in Columbia the past few years.

Social Studies:  The students will continue learning about the five South Carolina regions this week. The class is completing a study guide on these regions to be use for our eventual test.  The students will begin a class project based on these regions this week.

 

Reminders:

Thursday, October 25th- PTO Halloween Party!

Friday, October 26th- NO school (Enrichment Day for those signed up)

Friday, November 2nd- Conference Day

October 15th – 19th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Praying for a great weather perfect week!  The past few weeks have been quite interesting and full of twists and turns.  I am ready for a “normal” week!  I will also be glad for some Fall weather, which I keep hoping for, but God just thinks we should have a bit more summer.

I am proud of the way the students have settled into our classroom routine and are truly doing a great job of staying focused and accomplishing what needs to be done.  Even in the midst of two hurricanes!  So, great job parents!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will talk about the Holy Spirit and the fruits the Spirit provides.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week!  I have several class copies we can share, but if you would like to provide a copy for your child, that is more welcome.  Each student will have their own novel study packet which will include comprehension questions for each chapter as well as other reading strategy pages.  They are doing a great job of using our questions to form our answers.

Language Arts:   The students will work on combining sentences to create larger more meaningful sentences.  Our spelling test will be this Friday. STAR homework will be due this Friday as usual.

Math:  The class will continue subtraction strategies this week.  We will practice with these strategies. Next week, we will test on addition and subtraction.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will look more closely at weather hazards.

Social Studies:  The students will continue learning about the five South Carolina regions this week. The class is completing a study guide on these regions to be use for our eventual test.

 

Reminders:

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, October 25th- PTO Halloween Party!

Friday, October 26th- NO school (Enrichment Day for those signed up)

Friday, November 2nd- Conference Day