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

 

December 10-14        

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

It is hard to believe that we only have two more weeks before the Christmas break. The children are so excited for the Christmas season.  This age group is so much fun to be around at this time of year.  This week, our class will proceed as normal.  However, we will be celebrating the season with many activities the following week.

Enjoy the holiday season,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Unit – Home, Sweet, Home – We will read about different homes in various places. Please continue to practice our comprehension skills:  predicting, clarifying, summarizing, locating main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, connecting, visualizing, identifying characters and settings, etc.

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20. Ask your child to draw a picture of a number (bundling the tens, then continuing with the ones). Make sure your child is writing numbers properly.

Science/S.S. – We are studying the map of the United States and working on locating South Carolina.

Religion – Advent

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Dec. 10 – Early Dismissal – 2 pm

Dec. 18 – Music Program – 7 pm (students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 pm)

Dec. 20 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am

December 3 – 7         

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

Today we will begin our celebration of the Advent season. This is an exciting time of year when we remember the precious gift of Jesus Christ.  It is my hope that each of you has a wonderful Christmas season full of love and joy.

Truly blessed,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Unit – Home, Sweet, Home – We will read about different homes in various places. Please continue to practice our comprehension skills:  predicting, clarifying, summarizing, locating main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, connecting, visualizing, identifying characters and settings, etc.

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20. Practice place value with your child. How many ones do you see in this number?  How many tens do you see?

Science/S.S. – Our neighborhoods will continue to be discussed and explored.

Religion – Advent

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Dec. 7 – Field Trip to the Koger Center – 8:00 am

Dec. 10 – Early Dismissal – 2 pm

Dec. 18 – Music Program – 7 pm (students report to Neglia Hall at 6:30 pm)

Dec. 20 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am

 

 

 

November 26-30

                                

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are all truly blessed. We will continue the season of giving with Christmas. On that note, I would like to recognize the students for collecting close to fifty-five dollars for the hurricane victims in North and South Carolina. The students were excited to give, and their actions will definitely benefit others.

Grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Unit – Home, Sweet, Home – We will read about different homes in various places. Please continue to practice our comprehension skills: predicting, clarifying, summarizing, locating main idea and details, comparing and contrasting, connecting, etc.

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20. Practice place value with your child. How many ones do you see in this number? How many tens do you see?

Science/S.S. – Our neighborhoods will continue to be discussed and explored.

Religion – giving thanks; David and Goliath

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

Dec. 10 – Early Dismissal – 2 pm

Dec. 18 – Music Program – 7 pm (students report at 6:30 pm)

Dec. 20 – Early Dismissal – 11:30 am

 

 

November 20-23

 

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

It is Thanksgiving week, and we have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for God, family, friends, and my students. They truly bring me joy. The children are so young and innocent. They are a reminder to each of us how beautiful life is.

I am excited to celebrate them and all of the other blessings that God has provided us on Tuesday during our Thanksgiving feast. It will be a great moment of joy.

Beyond blessed,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

 

Reading – We will be celebrating Thanksgiving through books, activities, plays, and more!

 

Math – We will continue to identify and explore numbers 10-20.

 

Science/S.S. – Our neighborhoods will continue to be discussed and explored.

 

Religion – giving thanks; David and Goliath

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

November 21, 22, and 23 – Thanksgiving Break

 

 

 

November 12 – 16

 

A Note From the Teacher:

Dear Parents,

I hope that you are having a wonderful November. I want to apologize for not updating our newsletter. I have been out sick for several days.

The students are growing each week, and it is exciting to watch their progress. I am very proud of them. Thank you for your support at home.

Grateful,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: Pushes and Pulls – In class, we continue to work on comprehension strategies. We have been working with main idea and details, characters, and settings. Also, in language, we have discussed nouns (people, places, and things), adjectives (describing words that answer: what kind? which one? how many?) and verbs (action words).

Math – As mentioned on the homework sheet, we just finished a unit on graphs. We will now explore the numbers 10-20.

Science/S.S. – Last week, we studied and discussed fire safety. This week, we will begin to explore neighborhoods and their components.

Religion – devotions; Moses; David and Goliath

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

November 12 – 10:30 am – Veteran’s Day Parade; 2:00 pm – Early Dismissal

November 13 – 5:30 pm – PTO meeting

November 21, 22, and 23 – Thanksgiving Break

 

 

A Note from Miss Wiggins

                                                      

Dear Parents,

Our parent-teacher conferences will begin at the end of the week. Please look over the conference sheet to check your day and time. I am looking forward to meeting with you about your child’s progress.

Also, Friday the 19th will be the last day for bringing in money for hurricane victims. I appreciate your involvement with this fundraiser.

Counting my blessings,

Tracie Wiggins

 

In Class this Week:

Reading – Theme: What’s the Weather? – Please explore the theme with your child by looking for articles and pictures addressing the weather. Send any items you find into class with your child. We will add them to our Concept/Question board.

Parents, please continue to predict, clarify, and make connections while reading. We are also starting to identify the beginning, middle, and end of each story.

Math – We will start our unit on patterns this week. Ask your child to look for patterns in their environment.

Science/S.S. – Unit: Our bodies. The students will explore different parts of their bodies.

Religion – devotions; Moses and the Ten Commandments

 

Important Dates & Reminders:

 

Oct. 17 – Picture Day

Oct. 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 – Parent – Teacher Conferences

Oct. 25 – PTO Halloween Party – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Oct. 26 – No School – Teacher Inservice