October 8th – 12th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend!  I know I enjoyed spending time with so many wonderful people on Friday.  Grandparent/VIP Day was a huge success thanks to you!  This is always one of my most favorite special days we have here at St. Peter’s because I love hearing all the beautiful and sometimes funny family stories.  I love to see the smiles on everyone’s faces, but most of all, I love to see the families rally around those children who do not have a special visitor to spend time with them.  This never ceases to amaze me.  So thank you to all who came and spent a lovely morning in our classroom on Friday.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss the Rosary and how we pray.  We will practice by praying a decade each day.

Reading: The class will continue reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” this week!  The class has really been enthralled with the book.  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.

Language Arts:   The students will test on subjects and predicates this week.  We will have a new spelling list this week, but the test will be NEXT Friday.  STAR homework will be due this Friday as usual.

Math:  The class will begin subtraction strategies this week.  We will practice with these strategies.

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

Social Studies:  The students will begin learning about the five South Carolina regions this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 9th- PTO Meeting

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

October 1st – 5th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

October is here!  My favorite month!  We celebrate all things pumpkin and spooky, watch the colors come alive in nature, and hopefully have some cooler weather.  Fingers crossed!  What a great time to have a gracious heart.  We give thanks to Him for everything he provides, even if it is a pumpkin spiced latte or the perfect Halloween costume.

Speaking of Halloween, there is still time to get on board helping with the Halloween party!  Please email Mrs. Jordan at ajordan@stpeterscatholicschool.org if you would like to help.  The more the scarier!

Grandparent’s/VIP Day is Friday!  We welcome all grandparents, special visitors, and VIP’s from 7:30 until 12:00.  This year will be a little different and we will have special times to visit both the photo booth and the book fair.

Book Fair- (In the Library) 9:00- 9:30

Photo Booth- (In the Music Room) 10:00- 10:20

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss how God provides and how we can show a gracious heart in everything we do and to everyone we meet.

Reading: The class will begin 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.

Language Arts:   The students will learn about subjects and predicates this week.  We will test on the spelling words from last week on THURSDAY due to Grandparent’s Day on Friday.  STAR homework still due on Friday.

Math:  The class will continue with addition strategies and practice with two and three addends, both regrouping and not.

Science: In science the students will continue our weather unit.  We will learn about what a meteorologist does, how weather is predicted, and make some predictions of our own.  (Hopefully some cooler temps are in our predictions!)

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will practice how to plot coordinates this week.

 

 

Reminders:

Monday, October 1st – Friday. October 6th- Book Fair in the Library!

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

September 24th – 28th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy Fall! Even if it is still 90 degrees outside.  Please be sure to send a water bottle with your child each day.  It keeps disruptions to a minimum, especially when it is still so warm out.

Chocolate money is due this week.  Please send it in if you haven’t already.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss why God loves us and how we can best love others.

Reading: The class will finish learning about Roald Dahl this week and read about how chocolate is made.  This is a great way to prepare for reading “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. which we will begin next week as our first novel study.

Language Arts:   The students will finish with proper sentence writing structure.  The spelling list this week is from the first few chapters of CCF and we will text NEXT week.  STAR homework due on Friday.

Math:  The class will begin addition strategies with two and three addends, both regrouping and not.

Science: In science the students will begin to learn about weather!  We will learn about different types of weather and how they affect us.

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will practice how to plot coordinates this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, October 1st – Friday. October 6th- Book Fair in the Library!

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

September 17th – 21st

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

MAP testing (again) this week!  Be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a great breakfast each day.  We had technical difficulties last week and will finish both the Math and Language tests this week.

Since the weather, and a few other factors, changed the way our school week went, we did not accomplish as much as I would have liked.  The class is doing a fantastic job with their learning and staying focused and positive, even with these distractions.  Many of the lessons below will look similar since we will finish with them this week instead.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to look at the family history of Jacob and the amazing dream he had which lead him to God.

Reading: The class will work on small stories and basic comprehension questions and I will continue to assess their reading abilities this week.  The class will also begin to take a look at Roald Dahl and his many works.  We will MAP test in reading this week.

Language Arts:   The students will test on types of sentences on Thursday.  The spelling list will be based on science and social studies words this week and will only be 10 words.  We will MAP test in language arts this week.

Math:  The class will finish with place value this week and test on place value on Wednesday.  We will MAP test in math this week.

Science: In science the students will begin to learn about weather!  What a perfect time.  Be sure to ask your child about our experiment last week.

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will learn how to plot coordinates this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, September 17th- 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, September 18th- PTO Meeting (re-scheduled)

Friday, October 6th- Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th- NO SCHOOL Columbus Day

Monday, October 15th- 2:00 dismissal

September 10th – 14th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

MAP testing this week!  Be sure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a great breakfast each day.  We will use these scores to better instruction for each student in the classroom.  They are such a great tool!

If you haven’t signed up for our Remind App, I highly suggest you do.  With the possible impending weather, I will send out updates of the school schedule via both Remind and email.  In case of bad weather, be sure your family has a plan.  This will help your child(ren) not be so anxious in the event the hurricane hits South Carolina.  If you need more information on how to create a family emergency plan, feel free to email me.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to look at the family history of Jacob and the amazing dream he had which lead him to God.

Reading: The class will work on small stories and basic comprehension questions and I will continue to assess their reading abilities this week.  We will MAP test in reading this week.

Language Arts:   The students will continue working on what makes a good third grade sentence and practice our writing.  There will NOT be a spelling list this week due to testing.  We will test in Language Arts later this week.

Math:  The class will finish with place value this week.  We will work with the thousands, ten thousands, and hundred thousands place.  We will test on this early next week.q12

Science: In science the students will learn about the Scientific Method.  We will participate in our first science experiment since we could not get to it last week.

Social Studies:  The students will continue with map skills and will learn how to plot coordinates this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, September 17th- 2:00 dismissal

September 3rd – 7th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Our St. Peter’s Chocolate sale is well under way.  Thank you to those families who are selling away!  If you still need a box to sell, stop by the front office and pick yours up anytime.  It was wonderful seeing so many of you at the back to school night.  For those who could not attend, feel free to email with any questions you might have.  Your welcome back packets came home in backpacks on Wednesday so be sure to look at them if you haven’s already.

We are still assessing students in the classroom this week and we will begin MAP testing through the school this week as well.  As soon as the days our class will test are finalized, I will let you know.  We will only test in the mornings and it is important your child has a good night’s rest and a good breakfast that day.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will finish our discussion of Abraham and Isaac and move onto Isaac’s son’s Jacob and Esau.  We will then compare these two groups of relationships and the trials God gave them.

Reading: The class will work on small stories and basic comprehension questions and I will continue to assess their reading abilities this week.

Language Arts:   The students will continue working on what makes a good third grade sentence and practice our writing.  We will also have the same spelling list this week based on math number words.  This is a great list to get everyone acclimated to how spelling/vocabulary works in third grade.  We had a practice test on Friday and will use the same words this week.  The students will have the “real” test for this list on Friday.

Math:  The class will began place value this week.  The students will continue working with standard and expanded form, ordering numbers, and number placement this week.

Science: In science the students will practice writing in their science lab notebooks and we will continue discussing what a scientist is, what kinds of tools he uses, and all about the Scientific Method.  Later in the week, the class will participate in their first science experiment!

Social Studies:  The students will begin this year with map skills!  The class will work with map keys, how to read a map, and creating our own maps this week.

 

Reminders:

Monday, September 3rd- NO SCHOOL for Labor Day

Monday, September 17th- 2:00 dismissal

 

August 27th – 31st

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Wow!  What a fantastic first week.  I am so proud of the way our class has already come together as a team.  They had several opportunities last week to get to know each other better, renew friendships, and create new ones.  This is truly a special class and I am honored to be their teacher this year.

On Tuesday evening, we have our Open House back to school night.  It begins at 6:30 in Neglia Hall and I hope to see everyone there.  Please know this is an adult only event and while we love children, especially yours, very much, it is best to find a sitter for this one night.  Due to this night, there will NOT be any homework this night.

 

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss the parts of the Mass and get the class ready for our first Mass of the year on Wednesday.  We will also discuss Abraham and Isaac (Gen 22:1-19) and their relationship with God.

Reading: The class will start slowly and I will begin to assess their reading abilities.  If all goes according to plan, by Friday, we will begin discussing Roald Dahl and the kind of author he was.

Language Arts:   The students will review letter writing and what makes a good third grade sentence.  We will also have a spelling list this week based on math number words.  This is a great list to get everyone acclimated to how spelling/vocabulary works in third grade.

Math:  The class will begin place value.  The students will learn standard and expanded form, ordering numbers, and number placement this week.

Science: In science the students will set up their science lab notebooks and we will begin discussing what a scientist is, what kinds of tools he uses, and all about the Scientific Method.

Social Studies:  The students will begin this year with map skills!  I love a good map, and we will work on how to read maps, map keys, directional words, and more.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday, August 28th- Back to School Night! 6:30pm (Parents only)

Wednesday, August 29th- First school Mass

Monday, September 3rd- NO SCHOOL for Labor Day

Monday, September 17th- 2:00 dismissal

 

Welcome to Third Grade!

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Welcome back to school!  I am excited to begin another year here at St. Peter’s.  It is sure to be packed with learning, creating, and exploring.  Your children are about to enter a pivotal year in their educational lives.  In third grade, not only are we learning academic basics, but we are beginning to learn how to think critically.  Your children are growing up!  We will work on responsibility, organization, and being self-aware all while learning our multiplication tables, reading to learn, and so much more.

This first week, the class will work on classroom and school routines, procedures, and safety lessons.  We will also get to know each other better as learners and friends.  We have several new students joining us this year and I eagerly await their arrival and to learn more about each of them.  By the end of the week, your child will have a STAR binder they will bring home.  We will discuss this at Back to School Night on the 28th, but feel free to look through it and familiarize yourself with some of our classroom workings.  This binder will be the connection between school and home.

In case you might not think your little one is telling you the correct information, we will not have any homework this first week.  Take this time to get back into the swing of things as a family and to finish up those summer reading projects which are due by Friday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful first week back!

 

Reminders:

Monday, August 20th- First Day of School!  Arrive by 7:55 and dismissal at 11:30

Tuesday, August. 21st- 11:30 dismissal

Wednesday, August 22nd- 11:30 dismissal

Thursday, August 23rd- First full day of school!

Tuesday, August 28th- Back to School Night! 6:30pm (Parents only)

Wednesday, August 29th- First school Mass

Monday, September 3rd- NO SCHOOL for Labor Day

Monday, September 17th- 2:00 dismissal

Welcome to Third Grade!

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Welcome parents!  Next year is sure to be spectacular!  I am beyond excited to have this class and even though this year has just ended, I am already prepping for your children.  Below you can find links to the summer reading assignments that went home in report cards.  If you feel like getting a jump start to third grade, begin learning multiplication tables.  These are essential to know by the end of the year.  I will be checking email all summer, so feel free to email at any time.

I wish you all the best summer!

 

3rd Grade Book Report Form

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May 21st – 25th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Field Day week!  I look forward to a sunny and perfectly temperatured day on Friday.  Please help me by praying!  🙂  The year is quickly coming to a close and I have enjoyed every minute with your children.  They are an amazing bunch!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss Penetcost and the Holy Spirit.

Reading: The class will continue with writing poems in our journals.  We will also continue to work on reading non-fiction text and taking notes based on our science unit of food webs.

Language Arts:   The students will finished adjectives this week and test on Wednesday.  There will NOT be spelling this week due to the special events.

Math:  The class will continue geometry this week and work with solid figures.  The class will complete a geometry project based on these shapes.

Science: In science the students continue to will work on decomposers, producers, consumers, herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.  Food webs can be so interesting!

Social Studies:  The students will finish settlers this week.  The class will compare and contrast these settlers and test on Monday of next week.

REMINDERS: and lots of them!

 

Friday, May 25th- FIELD DAY!!!!

Sunday, May 27th- 11am mass for Mrs. Preston

Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 30th- 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation

Friday, June 1st- 11:30 dismissal- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!