October 29th-November 2nd

A Note From Miss Boron

Before I begin sharing my instructional plans for this week, I would be remiss if I did not do a very important thing…I must thank you for all of your warm welcomes back.  Your kind words and hugs made my “homecoming” an especially wonderful one.  The good God has abundantly blessed my life with this opportunity to be a part of your child’s education.

Grade Five This Week

Religion.     We begin our week in a special way.  The live rosary will be said on the soccer field Monday morning.  Mrs. Wall is having us meditate on the Joyful Mysteries while praying this devotion.  Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday and Thursday of this week:  the regular children’s Mass on Wednesday and All Saints Day on Thursday.

Reading.       Concluding activities for “The Marble Champ” will occupy our week.  Those include:  completion of oral reading, silent re-reading, written assessment, and vocabulary extension activities.  The written assessment is planned for Tuesday, October 30th.  That may be changed to Wednesday, dependent on our progress.

Spelling.         Our first test will be given on Wednesday.  Please help prepare your student by having them practice writing their words in cursive while they study at home. Thank-you.

English.          We continue our work on sentence parts.  This includes the following skills:  identification of the complete/simple subject and the complete/simple predicate of sentences.  Included in these skills is the recognition of nouns and verbs; these parts of speech are the composition of the sentence parts.  Also, I will be introducing the writing genre of Personal Narrative writing.  The topic they will be responding to is “Life is your Journey”.  They will be reflecting on and sharing their best qualities that serve them in living their lives in the best way possible.

Sixth Grade This Week

Reading.           Our week begins with the completion of  orally reading the selection “The Fire Builder”.  A written assessment will be given on Thursday, November 1st, about the story.

Relative to the story’s theme of perserverance, the students will be orally presenting their prepared essay.  They were asked to choose and write about a famous person that has overcome many obstacles in order to achieve a goal.

English.              The standard skills of sentence structure and sentence classification will be studied this week.  The lessons will be on natural/inverted order (actually, that is a review lesson) and kinds of sentences.  Like the fifth grade class, Personal Narrative writing will be dissecting the characteristics of  this genre.  I had this planned for last week, but we did not get to it.  Unlike the fifth grade, they will be doing a more in-depth study of the characteristics and then, implementing them in their own writing.

Concluding Remarks

If you have not already, please sign up for a parent/teacher conference time.  The sheets are in the office.

 

My precept to be shared with the students this week is from E.B. White,      “Always be on the Lookout for the Presence of Wonder.”  Hmmmmm…I think that may serve us all as we remember the gift each new day affords us.  May your week be a “wonder-filled” one.

 

Kind Regards,

Miss L. Boron

Week of October 22nd-October 26th

A Note From Miss Boron

My goodness…it is true what is said about God’s sometimes mysterious workings in our lives.  Being back at St. Peter’s is such a blessing to my life; seeing the familiar faces of your children made my return a very special one.  As I have written in my blue folder comments, I am happy to be a part of your child’s journey in his/her education at this wonderful school.

Please review the lessons I have planned to present this week.  May I preface them by saying that they may not all get accomplished, and therefore, will be carried into next week.

Fifth Grade This Week

Religion.     The standard, The Year in our Church, is represented by two Holy Days coming up next week:  All Saints Day and All Souls Day.  We have shared the meaning of those days and their relevance to our lives.  Both days will be celebrated at Mass next week on Wednesday and Thursday.  Perhaps you would like to join us?  If so, I look forward to seeing you.

Reading.       I will begin our instruction in Reading by using the Opencourt series.  Our first selection is realistic fiction focused on the theme of cooperation.  Besides introducing some new vocabulary words, fluency in their oral reading and comprehension through class discussion will be emphasized.

English.         Our first lesson is on the four kinds of sentences.  The students are learning to take notes in an outline format while learning about this standard.  Generally, this teacher-guided and demonstrated note-taking is followed up with whole class practice; then, an independently done written assignment is completed as a tool for my assessment of what was learned.

Spelling.          Your student was given a list of words today, Tuesday, to begin studying.  Each word on the list contains a short e spelling.  Also, I have included a sentence for the students to practice spelling and writing.  The test will be given next Tuesday, October 30th.

Sixth Grade This Week

Religion.           All Saints Day and All Souls Day are the primary lessons being presented.  We also are reminded that the Eucharist is God’s way of making our relationship to Him a closer, more connected one.  He certainly does help us in all ways possible…

Reading.            Like the Fifth Grade class,  we have talked about the feast days of All Saints and All Souls Days.  I was so happy to learn that almost every student has a saint that they feel a spiritual closeness to.  In our work together this year, I look forward to introducing them to some of the less heralded, yet equally inspirational, saints.

English.              While taking notes in class on subjects and predicates, I believe the procedure we adopted for that skill in fourth grade, became more familiar once we got started.  I gave a pretest on Monday to see what lessons in the unit on Sentences needed a formal presentation; it appears that every lesson will need to be reviewed for their mastery.  Also, I will incorporate writing into our weekly lessons. The first genre to be studied is that of the Personal Narrative.

In conclusion, please reinforce the importance of homework completion and the quality of the work/study that they have invested.  I will working on that daily in our classroom.

I wish you a pleasant week, and I look forward to seeing you at Parent Teacher Conferences next week.

Kind Regards,

Miss L. Boron

 

 

October 15-19, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we have a 2pm dismissal on Monday, October 15th. This is also the final week of the combined 5th and 6th grade classes. Thank you parents for being so supportive during this time! I look forward to continuing to work with each of you!

The sixth graders have begun Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Micah Austin and Danny Cox. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 15th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers and how to simplify fractions. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions. The students will take the Science Test on Friday, October 19th.

English: We will be reviewing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and objects of the preposition.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about primary and secondary resources. The students will complete an in class project to end the unit.

Religion: We will be discussing the history of Latin in the Church and the five sources every Catholic should know to understand the faith.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons will focus on the six traits of writing. The students will finish our novel and complete a writing assignment.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 19th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 3

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. Our lessons will focus on the six traits of writing. The students will finish our novel and complete a writing assignment.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 19th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary4

Reminders & Important Dates

October 15th     2pm dismissal

October 17th     School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 25th     PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

October 8-12, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as fifth and sixth graders. The sixth graders have begun Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Joseph Hauk and Heyward Blakley. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Tuesday, October 9th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers and how to simplify fractions. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and objects of the preposition.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about timelines.

Religion: We will be discussing the parts of the Bible and the 4 marks of the church.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons will include summarizing. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 11th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 12th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 2

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 11th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 19th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary4

Reminders & Important Dates

October 9th       PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 10th     School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 15th     2pm dismissal

October 25th     PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

October 1-5, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

This week we will have our annual Pet Blessing on Thursday, October 4th on the soccer field at 2:30pm. If you are unable to bring your family pet at 2:30pm, the child is welcome to bring a picture of the animal to be blessed.

This week we will have our annual Grandparent’s Day on Friday, October 5th. This year we will have a schedule on when the different grades can visit the Book Fair and the Photo Booth in the Music room to decrease overcrowding. The 5th and 6th grades will be able to visit the Photo Book in the Music room from 9:30-10am and the Book Fair with their grandparents from 10:40-11am. I look forward to seeing everyone!

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as fifth and sixth graders. This week the sixth graders will begin Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Our first two students, Mercedes Rush and Jermaine Johnson, will begin bringing in snacks this week, October 1st-5th. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 1st. Snack Shack officially opened on Friday, September 28th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing how to add and subject fractions and mixed numbers. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing predicate nominatives, predicate adjectives, and objects of the preposition.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about timelines.

Religion: We will be discussing the parts of the Bible and the 4 marks of the church.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons include imagery and irony. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 4th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 12th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 2

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, October 4th and it will cover imagery and irony.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 5th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary3

Reminders & Important Dates

October 3rd      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 4th      Pet Blessing on the St. Peters Soccer Field at 2:30pm

October 5th       Grandparents Day 7:30am-12pm  (Please see the schedule in the above letter.)

October 8th       No School

October 9th        PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th      2pm dismissal

October 25th      PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

September 24-28, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

We are now settling into our daily routine well and the students are excited for all the wonderful privileges that await them as fifth and sixth graders. This week the sixth graders will begin Snack Shack. Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. I will bring in the snacks for this week. Our first two students, Mercedes Rush and Jermaine Johnson, will begin bringing in snack next week, October 1st-5th. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday, October 1st. Snack Shack will officially open on Friday, September 28th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

This Tuesday Progress Reports will be going home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your student, sign, and return to school. If you have any questions, please email me.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing scientific notation and prime factorization. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

 Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing subjects and predicates, and indirect and direct objects.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about longitude and latitude, and the parts of a map.

Religion: We will be discussing the order of the Catholic Mass. The students will complete a quiz on this on Tuesday, September 25th. Then, we will discuss the parts of the Bible.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our lessons include types of characters. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, September 27th and it will cover the types of characters.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 28th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 1

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Thursday, September 27th and it will cover the types of characters.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, October 5th. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary3

Reminders & Important Dates

September 25th      Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

October 3rd      School Mass (Mass Uniform)

October 8th       No School

October 9th        PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

October 15th      2pm dismissal

October 25th      PTO Halloween Party in Neglia Hall from 5:30-7:30pm

October 26th       In-service Day/ No School for students

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

September 17-21, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

I hope every family was able to stay safe this past weekend! Our class will continue to keep those who were affected by Hurricane Florence in our prayers.

This week fifth and sixth grade will be busy completing our last MAP test! Please make sure your child gets to school on time, receives plenty of rest and has a good breakfast each day so they can focus during the testing. I know each fifth and sixth grade student will do their very best! Our last test will be given on Tuesday, September 18th.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

Math: We will be discussing exponents and scientific notation. The fifth grade will take their Place Value test on Monday, September 17th. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

 Science: We will be discussing human impact on the earth by discussing the cause and effect of air, water, and land pollutions.

English: We will be discussing common, proper, collective, abstract, concrete, singular, and plural nouns.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Tools of any Historian by talking about the five themes of geography, longitude and latitude, and the parts of a map.

Religion: We will be discussing the order of the Catholic Mass.

5th Grade Reading: This week we will continue our first novel, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The Reading quiz will be given on Wednesday, September 19th. Our lessons include symbolism and types of characters.

The Fifth Grade Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 28th. The words are listed below.

Commonly Misspelled Words list 1

6th Grade Reading:  This week we will continue reading our first novel, The City of Ember. The students will discuss the figurative language the author uses to determine author purpose and comprehend the plot. The Reading quiz will be given on Wednesday, September 19th and it will cover the elements of a science fiction novel and similes and metaphors.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, September 21st. The words are listed in the document below.

vocabulary2

Reminders & Important Dates

September 17th, 2018    2pm dismissal

September 18th, 2018    PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm

Please share the videos below with your student.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0m89e9oZko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtGRihw4G-c

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/longitude-and-latitude/

https://www.flocabulary.com/unit/possessive-nouns/

https://www.catholic.org/prayers/mass.php

Supply List/Summer Reading- Rising 5th Grade Parents

A Note From Ms. Gurn

Hello rising fifth grade parents! Below you will find links that are pertinent to summer assignments. Each student is required to read two novels accompanied with reading response activities. In addition, each child will complete the 4-5 Summer Bridge Workbook. Please also watch the video below on summer reading loss to learn about the importance of continued learning throughout the months of June, July and August.  Happy reading. 🙂

If you have any questions, please contact: allisonngurn@gmail.com or call the school office at 803-252-8285.

 

This Summer: 

Supply List: Click the link 5th grade supply list

Summer Reading: Click the link Summer Reading 4-5

Summer Bridge Front Cover:

 

Reminders:

*Remind your child to pace themselves with reading. Do not attempt to cram the night before school.

*Check your child’s work for correct spelling, neat handwriting, and their best effort.

*Have your child bring the novels chosen to class on the first day of school.

 

Final Message

A Note From Ms. Gurn

The 2017-2018 school year is officially completed. I cannot express how grateful I am for the wonderful three years I have spent at St. Peter’s Catholic School. Teaching fifth grade has been an incredible joy full of laughter, learning and fun. Your children have taught me so much about myself as an educator. They have touched my heart and I will never forget them. As we close, I can reflect on some of our favorite memories this year:

Starbase McEntire Field Trip
Wood Magic Forest Field Trip
Poetry Cafe
Science Experiments
Novel Explorations
Hosting 8:30 Masses
Social Studies CSI Investigations and much more!

Who knew learning could be so fun? I couldn’t have done it all without the dedication and support that you have shown to St. Peter’s. Thank you for donating to our classroom and volunteering for field trips this year.

Please don’t hesitate to email or call if you have any questions regarding your child’s final report card/MAP scores that are sent home June 1.

I sure hope to keep in touch with you all. Please let me know if there is anything you ever need. Wishing you a blessed and relaxed summer.

Please see Ms. Geene’s newsletter for your child’s Summer Reading List and Summer Bridge Workbook information.

Ms. Gurn

May 29-June 1

A Note From Ms. Gurn

Can you believe we made it? It is finally the last week of school. I am so proud of all of my students. I have watched them grow, learn and mature this year. Thank you for sharing your precious ones with me. I will miss them dearly next year.

*No school Monday due to Memorial Day.

Please join us this Friday (our last day) for our awards ceremony at 10:00 am. The day ends early at 11:30 am. You may sign your child out after the ceremony.

contact: agurn@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week In Class

Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will finish our novel, Fever. We will create projects based on the spread of the yellow fever, the life cycle of a mosquito, manners in the 1700s, and the city of Philadelphia in 1793. The students can’t wait to see how the novel ends.

Spelling Words: No spelling words. The students and I did the math and they learned 340 new spelling/vocabulary words in 180 days. Impressive!

Science:  This week we will be involved in project based learning this week where students will pick any science topic they’d like to “teach the teacher.” They will create a visual presentation, make an assessment and lead a discussion with the class.

Social Studies:  This week we will learn all about the modern presidents: Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump. Students will conduct a presidential interview with one of the following presidents above as they take on the persona of each.

Theology: The students will recite the Nicene or Apostles’ Creed on Tuesday. This week we will read the Bible story of the Good Samaritan and try to apply it to modern day situations. How can you be a Good Samaritan this summer?

4th Grade Social Studies:  This week we will close out our unit on Reconstruction discussing the negative Southern effects of losing the Civil War. These topics include Black Codes turning into Jim Crow laws and the spread of the Ku Klux Klan. How do we fight racism today in our world?

6th Grade Social Studies: The sixth graders will write a letter to next year’s Ancient World History’s class explaining the curriculum/highlights of the year. They will make timelines beginning with Neolithic age and ending with Late Renaissance. Each part of the timeline will involve one fun fact of each civilization.

Reminders & Important Events:

 

Monday, May 28th- NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, May 30th- Mass/ 6th Grade Graduation

Thursday, May 31st- K5 Graduation

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