March 30 – April 3, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

It is officially the third week of online learning! We have now begun using Google Classroom. If you have not yet done so, please sign and email me the G Suite for Education permission slip. Also, in the case you did not receive the email containing the sign-in information for Google Classroom, please let me know and we can set it up.

Since we have officially begun using Google Classroom, there will be some new and updated information to read below.

  • Class Meeting (Important: This will begin on Wednesday, April 1st)
    • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11am and 12pm, I will be having a live meeting where we will have our morning meeting, practice concepts we have been learning such as, but not limited to, counting by 5’s or segmenting words, as well as read a story book.
    • During this scheduled meeting time, we will have a fifteen minute period where we will work on a writing journal prompt. Students will need to have a lined piece of paper to write for this activity. I will attach a printable writing sheet in the materials for Language Arts. We will also use this time to answer student questions and catch up with one another!
    • If your child is unable to attend the live video session, it will be posted in Google Classroom to be viewed at a later time at your own convenience.
  • If you would like to schedule a one-to-one video lesson for your child, I am happy to set that up! We can schedule it in advance for the week if requested.
  • If you schedule a time, please let me know what you would like me and  your child to work on, this way I can prepare the proper materials for the lesson in advance. During this one-to-one lesson time, we can go over a lesson concept, work on a worksheet together, or read a story. Your child can read a story to me as well! This time is yours to decide how you would like it to be used.
  • Each Monday, the new lesson material and worksheets for that week will be posted by 8:00am. All worksheets and assignments are due by the end of the week on Sunday.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. My office hours will continue to be 8:00am – 3:00pm.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

March 30 – April 3, 2020

Language Arts

Math

Science

Social Studies

Punctuation

Patterns, Money, and Counting by 5’s

Temperature/Shape, size, weight, and texture

American National Holidays

Miss Rovelli

March 23 – 27th, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

We are entering into our second week of home-learning. Firstly, I would like to say how much I have missed being able to see each of my students. I find peace in knowing that everyone is safe at home and with their loved ones during this time.

I wanted to mention a few key points of information to know:

  1. My home-office hours are 8:00am – 3:00pm. This is the time to email me, set up/have conferences, or to have me work or read one-on-one with your child.
  2. Due to the likelihood of this continuing longer, I will have students turn in their weekly completed assignments through Google Classroom at the end of each school week. I will be sending an invite and information regarding Google Classroom in a separate email.
  3. If you would like me to work or read one-on-one with your child, I am more than happy to! Please email me and we can set up a time and date to do so using Zoom.
  4. I will be beginning to post video lessons for Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Math, and Religion.
  5. I will continue to send videos of me and my special guest (my dog, Ellie) reading a story to K-5
  6. Report cards are being sent home on Tuesday (March 24th). If you would like to set up a conference over Zoom to discuss your child’s progress and report card, please email and I will happily set up a time to do so.

If you have any questions or concerns during this time, I am more than happy to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact me over email! I hope that everyone continues to stay healthy and safe.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

March 23 – 27th, 2020

Social Studies:

National Holidays

Science:

Shape, texture, weight, size

Mathematics,

Full, empty, half-full/shapes/dimes

Language and Literacy:

Verbs

March 9 – 13, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is enjoying the sunny and warm weather we have been blessed with recently. As a reminder, if you have not yet signed the graded card sent home, please do so. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This week in Language Arts, we are learning about nouns and pronouns. We are also introducing and practicing with the digraphs kn- and ph-. We also have new sight words we will be learning about the next couple weeks. In Math, we are identifying objects as either heavier or lighter and combining sets of two. In Social Studies, we are leaning about significant Catholic figures. And in Science, we will be introducing the three states of matter.

Also as a reminder, this Wednesday is class picture day.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

March 9 – 13, 2020

Sight Words:

Purple, Some, Every, Think, Them

Social Studies:

Significant Catholic Figures

Science:

States of Matter

Mathematics,

Identify between heavier and lighter and combining sets

Language and Literacy:

Nouns and Pronouns, digraphs (kn-, ph-), sight words, and reading together

Important Events

Wednesday, March 11th – Class Picture Day

Monday, March 16th – 2:00pm early dismissal

Saturday, March 21 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Five Points

Miss Rovelli

March 2 – 6, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

It is the first week of March and St. Peter’s has a lot of fun events taking place this month! This includes a Rita’s Ice Cream field trip, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and class picture day!

This week in ELA, we are learning about sequencing stories, recognizing new sets of digraphs and blends, and identifying the components of a story. In Math, we will be practicing counting by tens and identifying odd and even numbers. In Science, we will be having a review week of our unit on Living Things. And in Social Studies, we are learning about important American figures throughout our history.

Also, today is the final day to turn in your request for a St. Patrick’s Day shirt to wear to the parade. Money and the signed paper can be dropped off in the office.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

March 2 – 6, 2020

Sight Words:

An, All, Is, Little, Said, Up

Social Studies:

American Symbols

Science:

Living Things Review

Mathematics,

Count by tens, identifying odd and even numbers

Language and Literacy:

Identifying components of a story, digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh), sight words, and reading together

Important Events

Wednesday, March 11th – Class Picture Day

Monday, March 16th – 2:00pm early dismissal

Saturday, March 21 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Five Points

Miss Rovelli

February 24 – 28, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

It is officially the last week of February and the new year is already moving by fast!

This week in ELA, we will be comparing and contrasting stories. In Math, we will be practicing with counting by tens and also with identifying and counting dimes. In Science, we will be identifying uses of animals. And in Social Studies, we will be continuing our unit on American history through learning about American symbols.

This Friday, February 28th, we will have a progress quiz on the sight words listed below.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

February 24 – 28, 2020

Sight Words:

An, All, Is, Little, Said, Up

Social Studies:

American Symbols

Science:

Uses of Animals

Mathematics:

Count by tens, counting and identifying dimes

Language and Literacy:

Comparing and contrasting stories, sight words, and reading together

Miss Rovelli

February 18, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a pleasant three day weekend! We may have a shorter week of school, but we still have lots of fun and learning to do!

This week in ELA, we will be learning and recognizing different text genres. We have covered this throughout the school year so this will give students more opportunity to identify genres of text. In Math, we will be learning about identifying the most and fewest, as well as solving out problems. In Science, we will be identifying uses of plants. And in Social Studies, we will be beginning our unit on American history through learning about American symbols.

Next Monday, the class will take the sight word quiz for the words listed below. We are completing their progress quizzes now and those will be sent home this week.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

February 18 – 28, 2020

Sight Words:

Came, Did, Now, Pretty, Ran, What

Social Studies:

American Symbols

Science:

Uses of Plants

Mathematics:

Most and Fewest, Solving Activity Problems

Language and Literacy:

Recognizing text genres, sight words, and reading together

Miss Rovelli

2/10/20 – 2/14/20

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! As a reminder, next Monday there will not be any school.

This week in ELA, we are exploring books by looking at elements of a story. In Math, we are learning about comparing objects by weight and reviewing patterns. In Science, we are finishing our lessons on identifying parts of a plant. And in Social Studies, we are reviewing our unit on community helpers and earning money.

As mentioned last week, we will be having an in-class Valentine’s Day party this Friday. It will be held in the afternoon before they have Reading Buddies and Physical Education. If you would like to provide anything for the party it would be very much appreciated. Such things as drinks and food are mostly what we would need. During this time, students’ will be able to exchange their Valentine cards with each other and we will be working on some crafts.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

February 11 – 14, 2020

Sight Words:

Came, Did, Now, Pretty, Ran, What

Social Studies:

Jobs and Earning Money

Science:

Basic Parts of Plants

Mathematics:

Comparing objects by weight and reviewing patterns

Language and Literacy:

Elements of a story, sight words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, February 17th – No school

Miss Rovelli

February 4 – 10, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

Happy February! January flew by and now it is already the second month of the new year. This month we have a lot of exciting events planned such as the Auction and a class Valentine’s Day party that I will detail more at the end of this newsletter.

This week in ELA, we are continuing to work on syllables which has been a lot of fun for K-5 and a lesson they have been enjoying thoroughly. In Math, we are learning more about money, telling time by the hour, and identifying before, after, and between. In Science, we are identifying the basic parts of plants. And in Social Studies, we are learning about jobs and earning money from those jobs.

As mentioned above, we will be having an in-class Valentine’s Day party next Friday. It will be held in the afternoon before they have Reading Buddies and Physical Education. If you would like to provide anything for the party it would be very much appreciated. Such things as drinks and food are mostly what we would need. During this time, students’ will be able to exchange their Valentine cards with each other.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

February 4 – 10, 2020

Sight Words:

Came, Did, Now, Pretty, Ran, What

Social Studies:

Jobs and Earning Money

Science:

Basic Parts of Plants

Mathematics:

Telling time by the hour, money, and identifying before, after, and between

Language and Literacy:

Syllables, sight words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, February 10th – 2pm early dismissal, ASP available

Miss Rovelli

January 28 – February 3, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

 

Dear Parents,

This week is Catholic School’s Week and St. Peter’s has an exciting surprise each day! The students of K-5 enjoyed being able to wear their hats and donate to a great cause yesterday. Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

This week in ELA, we are introducing syllables. In math, we will be practicing with telling time by the hour. In Science, we will be learning about the basic needs of animals, continuing from our unit on living versus non-living things. And in Social Studies, we will be continuing with our unit on wants versus needs.

 

As a reminder, if you would like to set up a conference with me to discuss your child’s progress and report card, please email me to set up a meeting. I will be unable to meet the 27th through the 31st of January. I look forward to hearing from you and have a wonderful rest of your week!

 

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

January 28 – February 3, 2020

 

 

Sight Words:

Ate, Did, Good, Have, New, Our                             

Social Studies:

Wants vs. Needs

Science:

Living and Non-Living

Mathematics:

Telling time

Language and Literacy:

Syllables, sight words, and reading together

 

 

Important Dates to Remember:

 

Sunday, January 26th – Friday, January 31stCatholic Schools’ Week

Tuesday, January 28thSigned report cards are due back

 

Miss Rovelli

January 21 – 24th

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a great three day weekend!

This week in ELA, it is the last week of reviewing our CVC words. In math, we will be practicing with counting backwards and sequencing events, as well as reviewing both patterns and finding the missing number. In Science, we will beginning to learn about the basic needs of plants, stemming from our unit on living versus non-living things. And in Social Studies, we will be continuing with our unit on wants versus needs.

This week, report cards for the second quarter will be sent home. If you would like to set up a conference with me to discuss your child’s progress and report card, please email me to set up a meeting. I will be unable to meet the 27th through the 31st of January. I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

January 21 – 24, 2020

Sight Words:

Ate, Did, Good, Have, New, Our

Social Studies:

Wants vs. Needs

Science:

Living and Non-Living

Mathematics:

Missing Numbers, Sequencing Events, and Counting Backwards

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC sounds, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember:

Sunday, January 26thCatholic Schools’ Week Mass Celebration

Tuesday, January 28thSigned report cards are due back

Miss Rovelli