April 8-12

K5 Families, 

I hope everyone is having a great week. The children thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Legend of the Lenten Pretzel on Friday. I hope they came home and excitingly shared with you everything they learned.

I sent home a letter yesterday regarding the Easter Egg Hunt. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer please email me as soon as possible.

Please take the time each day to look through your child’s homework folder and work with them. Every Tuesday your child completes the first sheet of each new word family in their small groups; the remainder are for homework. 

Note: Please remind your child to treat the books in our classroom nicely. We’ve discussed how to treat them, but have had many damaged in the past two weeks. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Easter 

Religion: The Jellybean Prayer and Stations of the Cross

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Cause and Effect and Sequence of Events
  • Genre: Fiction – a story that is made up. 
  • Sight Words: go, here, soon, for, they, up

Math: Addition and Subtraction review. After spring break we will begin our unit on Money. 

Important Reminders:

  • Tuesday, April 9 — PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm
  • Wednesday, April 10 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Friday, April 12 — K5 Easter Eggstravaganza at 10:30am and 11:30am dismissal
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

April 1-5

K5 Families,

I hope everyone is having a terrific week. If you have not signed and returned your child’s report card please do so. Also, homework folders will not go home on Mondays. They will be sent home Tuesday-Friday. Please return your child’s folder daily as we use them in small groups. It is important that you take the time to look through the folder and work with your child on a daily basis. 

Last week the children thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the life cycle of butterflies. This week, they will write about what they would do if they were a butterfly. We will also be learning about the Stations of the Cross and the Legend of the Lenten Pretzel in preparation for Easter. 

Note: Next Friday, we will have an Easter egg hunt prior to the 11:30am dismissal. A letter will be sent home this week regarding the event.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Properties of Matter 

Religion: Stations of the Cross and the Legend of the Lenten Pretzel 

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Author’s Purpose and Figurative Language
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: will, into, your, be, that, who

Math: Vertical subtraction assessment

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, April 3 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Monday, April 8 — 2:00pm dismissal 
  • Tuesday, April 9 — PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm
  • Friday, April 12 — K5 Easter Eggstravaganza and 11:30am dismissal
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

March 25-29

K5 Families,

This week we will be learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. Your child will learn that unlike humans, butterflies transform or change shape though four different stages during their lifetime: egg, caterpillar (larva), chrysalis (pupa), and adult butterfly. This process is known as metamorphosis

Also, please return your chid’s homework folder daily. We use them in small groups. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Religion: Church is Good

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending and segmenting phonemes, pausing for punctuation, and reading with fluency
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Sequence of events and word choice
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: find, from, but, this, came, on

Math: Vertical subtraction 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, March 27 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Monday, April 8 — 2:00pm dismissal 
  • Tuesday, April 9 — PTO Meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pm
  • Friday, April 12 — 11:30am dismissal 
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

March 19-22

K5 Families,

I hope everyone is having a great week. Happy Spring! Spring is a great time to remind us just how powerful and amazing God is. This week we will be focusing on the season of spring and the joy it brings to so many! 

Please take the time to look through your child’s Tuesday folder as there are many important papers. The new homework folder will start going home this Thursday. We are currently using them in small groups and allowing the children time to get familiar with using them. As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me. 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Spring—In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

Religion: God Made the Season Spring

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending words and phonemes and pausing for punctuation
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Identifying details and the main idea
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: is, of, many, how, so, where

Math: Vertical subtraction 

Helpful learning links: 

Important Reminders:

  • Wednesday, March 20 — School Mass (Mass uniform)
  • Monday, April 8 — 2:00pm dismissal 
  • Friday, April 12 — 11:30am dismissal 
  • Monday, April 15 – Monday, April 22 — Spring/Easter break

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore


March 11-15

K5 Families,

As we begin our Lenten season, kindergarten is learning about doing good deeds to help others in need!

“I am going to do something to fill someone’s bucket today.”

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? By Carol McCloud and Illustrated by David Messing

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 13, your child will be having their kindergarten graduation photo taken. Please have your child come to school dressed in formal attire for Mass and individual photo. They will change into school uniforms (normal Mass attire) after individual photos are taken in order to take a class photo. Please refer to the letter that was sent home last week!

Also, starting next week your child will be bringing home a daily homework folder. The folder will contain weekly math and word work, sight words, and leveled readers from our reading series. A letter will be sent home next week with the folder to explain the process. We are so eager to witness the excitement as your child’s ability to read improves and grows! 

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study:  Rainbows

Religion: Good Deeds and St. Patrick

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending words and phonemes and pausing for punctuation.
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Identifying details and the main idea
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic. 
  • Sight Words: is, of, many, how, so, where

Math:  Completing subtraction sentences

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a snack DAILY. 
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, March 13 – School Mass and Kindergarten Graduation Pictures
  • Saturday, March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 5 Points. St. Peter’s students are invited to walk in the morning parade
  • Monday, March 18 – 2pm dismissal

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

February 25-March 1

K5 Families,

We have an exciting week of learning ahead! This week, we will be finishing up our unit on addition and learning about Dr. Seuss, and the wonderful stories he wrote!

Don’t forget that the Character Parade is this Friday, March 1 at 2:00 pm on the playground. Please reference the letter that was sent home two weeks ago in your child’s Tuesday folder. Keep in mind that your child will be in their costume all day, so it needs to be bathroom accessible. *No masks, toy weapons, super hero, television or movie characters. Students must also wear regular shoes.

Also, you should have received an email from Doodle regarding parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to have a conference please sign up using the link that was sent to you. Conferences will be held at various times from Monday, March 4 – Thursday, March 7.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

Religion: God Calls Us to Forgive

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending review, word building, and pausing for punctuation.
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Sequencing of events and analyzing/evaluating
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: review words: come, me, with, my, you, what, are, now

Math:  Addition review and assessment. We will begin subtraction next week!

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a snack DAILY. 
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, February 27 – School Mass (Please refer to the handbook for proper Mass uniform attire)
  • Friday, March 1 – Character Parade at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angles in the Vista Auction
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Thursday, March 7 – 11:30 am dismissal
  • Friday, March 8 – No School

Have a wonderful week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

February 19-22, 2019

K5 Families,

We hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend! We would like to thank all the parents who volunteered at our Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday! The kids had a terrific time! We also appreciate all the work that went in to helping your child decorate their box.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: What is a President?

Religion: God Calls Us to Forgive

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending words and word building
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Cause and effect and inferring/predicting
  • Genre: Realistic Fiction
  • Grammar: Verbs in the past tense. Last week, the children were taught that a verb is a word that tell us what happens. They enjoyed finding the verb in sentences!
  • Sight Words: are, now

Math: Adding sums of 10 in vertical form using a ten-frame. Solving problems by using the Write a Number Sentence strategy. We will be reviewing tally marks as well.

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a snack DAILY. 
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, February 20 – School Mass (Please refer to the handbook for proper Mass uniform attire)
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angles in the Vista Auction for St. Peter’s

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

February 11-15, 2019

K5 Families,

Last week, the children learned about the difference between needs and wants, and the importance of making good choices. They also learned about different Arctic Animals and their habitats. The children discovered what it feels like to have blubber! We also had the pleasure of having a parent, Mrs. Miller, come in and show us three chicks they were fostering! The children have been busy working and learning with many hands-on activities!

Our Valentine’s Day Party is on Friday! Please refer to the letter that was sent home last week. Email me if you have any questions.

Week of February 11-15:

Theme and Unit of Study: Valentine’s Day

Religion: Jesus Heals Our Hearts and St. Valentine

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: letter f /f/ sound, blending words, and word building
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Author’s Purpose and Text and Graphic Features
  • Genre: Informational Text
  • Grammar: Subject/Verb and Complete Sentences
  • Sight Words: you, what

Math: Reading and adding numbers in vertical form and adding sums of 10 in vertical form using a ten-frame

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure you pack a snack daily for you child.
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Tuesday, February 12 – 5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall
  • Wednesday, February 13 – School Mass (Mass Uniform)
  • Friday, February 15 – K5 Valentine’s Day Party
  • Monday, February 18 – No School
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angles in the Vista Auction for St. Peter’s

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

February 4-8, 2019

K5 Families,

On Friday, we had the opportunity to celebrate the 100th Day of School and Groundhog Day with the Second Graders! The children as well as the teachers enjoyed many one hundred related activities! K5 students also had their first of several Junior Achievement sessions. They learned about the importance of making good choices.

Week of February 4-8:

Theme and Unit of Study: Arctic Animals

Religion: God Calls Us to Make Good Choices

Language and Literacy:

  • Lesson Topic: Weather
  • Phonics Skills: Blend phonemes and final sound
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Monitoring and clarifying
  • Grammar: Subject and Verb
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Sight Words: come, me, with, my

Math: Reviewing addition sentences and beginning reading and adding numbers in vertical form

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure you pack a snack daily for your child.
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, February 6 – Mass
  • Tuesday, February 12 – PTO Meeting at 5:30pm
  • Monday, February 18 – No School
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peter’s at 6:30pm

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

Week of January 7-11

Dear Kindergarten Families,

Happy New Year! My name is Mrs. Creech and I will be your child’s teacher for the remainder of the school year. In December, I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education, and thrilled that I get to focus my energy, creativity, and strong communication skills to help your child thrive and fulfill their greatest potential.

I am so excited to be joining your child on his or her journey through school. Kindergarten is an exciting time and an important part of setting the foundation for their future success in school!

I believe that going to school shouldn’t be a chore for children, it should be a safe haven for them to discover what they are good at, explore subjects that appeal to them, and ultimately, show their true colors. My goal is to continue to inspire and prepare your child for the road ahead.

In doing this, I have enforced a new behavioral incentive reward system. A large incentive chart will be placed in the classroom for all students to see. When good or extraordinary behavior is observed, the student(s) will place a sticker on the chart next to their name. They will receive a treat/select an item from a “treasure box” for every 5 stickers placed next to their name. If your child exhibits poor behavior stickers will be removed.

This system can be used to interchangeably recognize individual, whole group, and small group accomplishments. It is intended to be used throughout the day and can be especially effective when trying to solidify routines and procedures. This also helps with skip counting and graphing skills!

A daily behavior check sheet will be taped to the inside of your child’s daily folder so you can see their behavior patterns throughout the week. Your signature is required each day.

In addition, I would like to invite you to let me know a little bit about your child by completing the ‘Through Your Eyes’ form that was sent home  in today’s Tuesday folder. You are your child’s original teacher and are the largest influence on their life. Please return the form by Tuesday, January 15.

Last but not least, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please return your child’s plastic pencil box that was previously sent home. Also, you are responsible for making sure your child has a snack each day.

I look forward to being part of your child’s learning experience. If you need to contact me please don’t hesitate to send a note, e-mail me at ecreech@stpeterscatholicschool.org or phone the school at (803) 252-8285. I look forward to hearing from each of you and learning about your child!

Respectfully,

Mrs. Creech

Important Dates: 

  • Tuesday, January 8 – Friday, January 11 Kindergarten Benchmark Assessments
  • Tuesday, January 8th PTO meeting in Neglia Hall at 5:30pmColorful New Year Card
  • Wednesday, January 9th School Mass (Mass Uniform)
  • Monday, January 14th 2pm dismissal
  • Friday, January 18th Teacher In-service day
  • Monday, January 21st No School
  • January 27-February 1 Catholic Schools Week