May 14-18

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

The kids and I had a great time at the zoo, some of them knew their way around better than I! This week we will dive into double digit subtraction. The students will also be reading and summarizing the well known best friends Frog Toad. Have a great week!

In Class This Week

Spelling Words- bar, yarn, barn, art, far, arm, bark, card, jar

Phonics skill- r controlled words, ar

Comprehension-  story elements

Writing- I can write to inform

Grammar- pronouns

Math- Students will apply a subtraction strategy for two digit subtraction

Science- Students will identify how to care for a garden and insects and animals that are beneficial


Practice spelling words in spelling journal.

Spelling Menu

Decodable phonics reader.

Animal research project- presentations April 21st.

Important Dates and Reminders

May 14th- 2pm Dismissal

May 15th- Music Practice, USC Band Hall

May 17th- USC Spring Concert, USC Band Hall

May 25th- Field Day

June 1st- Last day for students


May 7-11

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

This Tuesday the students will take MAP Math. They did so well with their reading test, I am  so proud of them! Again, please make sure they have a good breakfast and arrive to school on time! Thank you for your partnership in their school success.

May is a very busy month. On Friday the students will be going to the zoo. Please make sure to pack your child’s  lunch and apply sunscreen on them. Your child can wear their PE uniform – like they always do on Fridays. The students are very excited about this trip and the first hand experience will only help them with their animal research project, due May 21st.

In Class This Week

Spelling words- her, fern, girl, sir, stir, bird, hurt, turn, third

Phonics skill- controlled r; ir, ur

Comprehension- drawing conclusions, text evidence

Grammar- Pronouns

Writing- I can write to inform

Math- double digit addition with regrouping

Science- Students will identify an animals habitat, life cycle, and adaptions

Religion- Mary says yes to God, Sacraments

Important Updates & Reminders

May 11th- PTO Family Picnic 5:30-7:30

May 14th- 2 pm Dismissal

May 17th- Music Program, USC Band Hall

May 28th- Memorial Day, No school

April 30-May 4

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

It’s that time of year again! Please donate to our last fundraiser of the year Midlands Gift. The online donations will begin on Tuesday, May 1st. Our goal is to have 165 donations to celebrate 165 years of St. Peter’s School! If we reach our goal we receive $3,300 bonus from generous St. Peter’s donors. You can donate online to ;

Please don’t forget to donate to our charity Birthright this month. Thank you for those who have, you have given a big gift to a very grateful mother in our community.

Last but not least, this week begins our MAP testing. First grade will begin MAP Reading Tuesday, May 1st and May 2nd. Then finish strong with MAP Math Tuesday, May 8th. These tests are  helpful to begin your child’s next year with quality data, and to be proud of all of their hard work this past year.

In Class This Week

Religion- Morality our good faith, Sacraments our way of life

Language Arts- The students will:

Practice high frequency words; on, was, when, said, put, his, them

Spelling words: show, row, grow, low, blow, snow, boat, coat, road, toad

Phonics skills: oa & ow

Comprehension- Story elements

Writing- I can write to be creative

Math: Students will add 2 digit numbers with no regrouping and regrouping

Science: Students will describe how animals change and grow. Differentiate between animals in different habitats.


Monday-Thursday; Spelling choice board, decodable reader

Tuesday- phonics page 12

Wednesday- phonics page 13

Thursday- Addition with regrouping

Important Updates & Reminders

April 30-May 11- MAP testing

May 1st- Midlands Gives

May 8th- Progress reports

May 8th- May Procession/Rosary

May 8th- Art show 3:30-7:30, Neglia Hall

May 11th- Family Picnic, 5:30-7:00, St. Peter’s Campus

May 17th- Music Program 6:30 pm, USC Band Hall


April 23-27

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

This week the students will end our measurement unit and begin 2-digit addition. The students will have phonics and a fluency passage homework based on the vowel pair ai and ay spelling rule. This is more difficult so please encourage them to do their best!

In Class This Week

Religion- Morality, Our lived faith

Language Arts: The students will-

Practice high frequency words: is, when, then, and, he, see, she

Spelling words: play, grain, sail,  mail, may, rain, way, day, stay, pain

Phonics skills: vowel pairs ai & ay

Comprehension: summarizing, author’s purpose

Writing: I can write a narrative- letters (date, intro, conclusion)

Grammar: punctuation

Vocabulary: chocolate, favorite, paddies, vegetables

Math: Students will apply measurement skills for an assessment. Students will appy an addition strategy to solve 2-digit addition problems.

Science- Students will identify and understand where food comes from


Monday- spelling menu, fluency passage Gray Paint 

Tuesday- spelling menu, phonics page 12

Wednesday- spelling menu, phonics page 13

Thursday- spelling menu

Important Dates & Reminders

April 23- 2pm Dismissal

April 26- PTO Meeting 5:30pm, Neglia Hall

April 30-May 11- MAP Testing




April 16-20

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

Happy Earth week! This week the students will continue our space unit and extend further with learning about the Earth and the special gift it is from God. The students will also continue the measurement unit. Please make sure your child is being responsible for their spelling journal to practice their spelling words, a spelling choice board link is below. Have a wonderful week!

Spelling Menu

In Class This Week

Religion- God’s creations

Language Arts-

Spelling words- me, be, tree, mean, these, read, see, feet, keep, sea,

High frequency words- these, are, too, this, may, she, his

Phonics skills- long e, ee, ea

Comprehension- main idea, author’s purpose

Grammar- punctuation , questions words

Vocabulary- moon, stars, earth, planet, landform, resource, pollution, reduce, reuse, recycle

Math- Students will apply measurement tools to figure out measurement in inches, centimeters, and capacity.

Science- Students will identify how to care for the earth and its resources.

Homework- practice spelling words every night and read leveled reader

Important Dates & Reminders

April 23rd- 2 p.m. Dismissal

April 26th- PTO Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in Neglia Hall

April 30th-May 11th- MAP Testing

April 9-13

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

I hope you had a relaxing Easter break. Everyone should be well rested and ready to tackle the 4th quarter. The students will be finishing up their plant observations this week. They will begin our space unit. On Tuesday report cards will be sent home along with a field trip form to Publix on April 20th. This field trip is a great connection to our goods and services unit back in 2nd quarter.

In Class This Week

Religion: Jesus has risen, ALLEUIA! Symbols of Easter

Language Arts: The students will:

Practice high frequency words- go, no, so, our

Spelling words- my,cone, rode, bring, code,rose, cry, try, those, why

Phonics skills- long vowels, long y, when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking

Comprehension- main idea, author’s purpose

Writing- I can write to inform

Grammar- question words; who, what, when, where, why, where, how

Vocabulary- around, because, light, carry, before, bring, think, Earth, moon

Math- Students will identify, estimate, and apply non standard units of measurement, standard units of measurement, and perimeter

Science- Students will recall the motion of the moon and stars, position, rotation, and phases of the moon


Monday- spelling choice board, leveled reader

Tuesday- spelling choice board, leveled reader

Wednesday- spelling choice board, leveled reader

Thursday- spelling choice board, leveled reader

Spelling Menu

Important Dates & Reminders

April 10th- Report Cards issued

April 23rd- 2pm dismissal

April 26th- PTO meeting, 5:30pm, Neglia Hall

April 30th-May 11th- MAP testing

March 26-28

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

As we begin holy week the students and I will continue the Easter story and discuss the greatest miracle of all, Jesus’s resurrection, Alleluia! This has connected with our plant and life cycle unit so well with the big idea being; new life. I hope you and your families enjoy your time together during Easter break.

Monday- Read alouds; The Easter Story and In Like a Lion Out Like a Lamb, Shared reading Randolph and the Lion, spiral learning of math, science, and literacy stations.

Tuesday- The Easter Story, spiral learning of math, science, and literacy stations

Wednesday- 8:30 a.m. Mass, Lenten Retreat with second and third grades, Stations of the Cross at noon

Upcoming Dates & Reminders

March 29-April 6- Easter Break

April 10- Report Cards Issued

April 23- 2pm Dismissal

April 26- PTO Meeting

April 30-May 4- MAP Testing



March 19-23

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

I enjoyed seeing the children’s excitement for St. Patrick at school on Friday and at the parade on Saturday! The students will continue our plant unit and finish up the math money unit. On Tuesday we will walk over with 2nd and 3rd grade to Rita’s Ice, what a fun treat! Spelling words this week will be a review of short and long vowel sounds; trust, crust, cube, dude, home, mad, made, vine, rat, rate, the list should be in your child’s folder. Homework this week is practice spelling words from spelling choice board in spelling journal. Have a wonderful week!

In Class This Week

Language Arts: The students will;

Phonics: short and long vowel sounds

Comprehension: fiction- folktale, beginning, middle, and end

Grammar-:sentence structure (punctuation, capital, word spaces)

Writing: Gather information from experiences and or provided sources to answer questions with guidance and support (plant observation journal)

Math: Money test, Students will measure length and height with nonstandard units of measure

Science- Plant unit

Religion: Jesus’s journey to cross, Lenten season

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

March 29-April 6th: Easter Break



March 12-16

A Note From Mrs. Marsha


The students will continue the Lenten journey with resurrection eggs. The 12 eggs represent each station of the cross. This week we will continue counting coins and the sneaky e with long o. The students will also begin a plant unit. Have a great week.

In Class This Week

Religion- Jesus’s journey to the cross with resurrection eggs

Language Arts- The students will;

Practice high frequency words: had, this, said, what, will, be, with, his

Spelling words: so, go, home, hole, no, rope, joke, bone, stove, poke

Phonics skills- long vowel o

Comprehension- main idea

Writing- explanatory

Grammar- punctuation

Math- Students will count and identify mixed change. Students will compare amounts of change and identify equal amounts

Science- Students will identify a plant’s life cycle, function, survival, parts, and seeds

Homework- Spelling choice board

Tuesday- Spelling choice board

Wednesday- spelling choice board, math page 368 #’s 1-6

Thursday- spelling choice board

Read leveled reader every night

Important Dates & Reminders

March 19- 2pm Dismissal

March 29-April 6 Easter Break



March 5-9

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

This week we will continue the stations of the cross and Jesus’s journey to the cross. We will practice prayer and alms giving. The students will practice the long I in phonics and continue our poetry unit. Have a great week!

In Class This Week

Religion- Lenten season

Language Arts- The students will..

Practice high frequency words bird, fly, those, both, long, walk, eyes, or

Spelling words- time, like, kite, bike, white, drive

Phonics skills- long I, phonograms ine, ite

Comprehension- compare and contrast

Writing- poetry (alliteration)

Grammar- singular and plural

Math- Students will count mixed change

Science- Students will categorize animal groups (Life science)

Important Dates and Reminders

March 19- 2pm Dismissal

March 29-April 6- Easter break