K-5: Week Sixteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

I hope everyone has had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! We only have a few weeks before we will all be going on the next break for Christmas. In this time, we have lots of fun and engaging lessons planned!

This week in ELA, we will be focused on the beginning sounds of CVC words and have a review of this on Friday during class. In Math, we are comparing sizes of big and small, as well as continuing to practice our counting. In Social Studies, we are doing a review of the first unit we covered this school year on “Me and My Family”, with a focus on individuals and families. In Science, we will be learning more about weather patterns.

As a reminder, volunteers are needed for any of the English Masses this coming weekend. We will be presenting our case to the Parish for our Annual Tuition Assistance Appeal. Students are asked to come dressed in their uniforms and collect envelops after Mass has concluded. These times will be Saturday, 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. If you are able to volunteer, please let Mrs. Jordan known at ajordan@stpeterscatholicschool.org.

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Miss Rovelli 

Week 16 — December 2 – 6, 2019

Sight Words:

Soon, Eat, What, Went, Into, With

Social Studies:

Me and My Family (unit review)

Science:

Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Sizes, counting, and number writing

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

December 13, 2019 – Koger Center for the Grinch

December 19th @ 7 p.m. – School Music Program (Students should be at Neglia Hall by 6:30 p.m.)

December 20th @ 11:30 a.m. – Early Dismissal and Beginning of Christmas Break

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5: Week Fifteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

It has been a very short week here at St. Peter’s! This week from Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, December 1st, we will be on Thanksgiving break. May everyone have a wonderful holiday with family and friends!

In ELA this week and next, we will continue to be working on our CVC words and determining the beginning, medial, and ending sounds. In Math, we are continuing to work on our graphing. The class has been doing wonderfully taking on this skillset! In Science, we will be ending our lessons on the seasons. And in Social Studies, we are finishing up our lessons on community goods and services with a review.

Have a safe and fun holiday!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 15 — November 25 – December 2, 2019

Sight Words:

There, More, So, Can, See, You

Social Studies:

Community Businesses and Goods

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Linking tubes, bar graphs, and number writing

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Wednesday, November 27th – Friday, November 29th — No School

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5: Week Fourteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

Our K-5 class did such a wonderful job during our Morning Prayer presentation! I am very proud of how well they did in singing their gratitude song in front of our entire school, as well as all the lovely things they shared about what they are most thankful for. Even after our performance at Morning Prayer, they were singing the gratitude song all day.

This week in ELA, we are introducing and reviewing CVC words. We are especially focusing on the  onset consonant sound. On Friday, the class will have two assessments in ELA. One will be a sight word quiz for the words listed below. The second will be a pre-test to see their understanding of onset sounds of CVC words. In Science, we are finishing up our review of the seasons with a lesson on spring and summer. Next week we will have an assessment to test their knowledge on the seasons and their associated weather, clothing, and activities. In Math, we are learning to use linking tubes and construct bar graphs. Also in math, we are continuing to practice our handwriting of the numbers 1-10. And in Social Studies, we are finishing up our lessons on community businesses, goods, and services. This Friday, the class will have an assessment to test their knowledge on goods versus services.

Also, tomorrow on November 20th, students will be able to take makeup pictures if they would like to do so. If they would, please send a note with your child requesting to have their makeup pictures taken. And next week from November 27th through December 1st, we will be on Thanksgiving break. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with family and friends! And just as a reminder, if there is anyone who would like to schedule an additional conference to discuss their child’s progress in class, please let me know. I would be happy to set up a time!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 14 — November 18 – 22 2019

Sight Words:

There, More, So, Can, See, You

Social Studies:

Community Businesses and Goods

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Linking tubes, bar graphs, and number writing

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Wednesday, November 20th — Makeup Pictures

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5: Week Thirteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

Yesterday, the students had a wonderful time on their field trip to celebrate the Veteran’s Day Parade! We had such a fun time being able to show our appreciation for all those that serve our country.

This week in ELA, we will be introducing CVC words and then will begin focusing on the beginning sound of these words. In Math, we will be working on counting and practice our handwriting of the numbers “six” and “seven”. In Science, we are going to begin wrapping up our lessons on the seasons and associated weather patterns with a review of each season each day. Students will have an assessment in a couple weeks on their understanding of these seasons, their activities, weather, and clothing. In Social Studies, we will begin discussing community businesses and the goods that they provide us.

Also, next Monday (November 18th), K-5 will be presenting during the Morning Prayer. Their presentation will be on “gratitude”. Students will be singing a song and discussing what they are grateful for in their life. Parents are welcome to join us! The Morning Prayer begins at 8:30am and ends at 9:00am. We hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 13 — November 12 – 18, 2019

Sight Words:

The, She, He, And, My, At

Social Studies:

Community Businesses and Goods

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Counting and Number Writing

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday, November 18th — K-5 Morning Prayer Presentation on Gratitude (8:30m-9:00am)

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5: Week 12

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

It was wonderful to see parents last week at the conferences! If you were unable to make it, send me an email and we can schedule another time to meet. 

This week, we are practicing our long and short vowels. We had a test on Monday to see where students are at currently learning these vowels. I appreciate all of the hard work students have been putting into this. In Science, we will be working on learning about spring and summer. In Math, we will be learning about different pattern types. In Social Studies, we will be finishing up our lessons on community helpers. Students will be taking an assessment on Friday to test their knowledge on this. We have covered teachers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers.

Thank you so much to everyone who brought in treats for our little Halloween party in class last week! Also next Monday, November 11th, we will be having an early dismissal day at 2pm. The after school program will be available. There will also be a Veteran’s Day parade starting at 11am. 

Let’s have another great week of school!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 12 — November 4 – 8, 2019

Sight Words:

Have, He, Her, Here, I, In

Social Studies:

Community Helpers

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Patterns

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, long vowels, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday , November 11th — Veteran’s Day Parade/Early Release Day/ASP Available

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5: Week 11

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

We have entered into the last week of October, and with it, the end of our first quarter! I look forward to meeting all parents this Friday for parent/teacher conferences. If you have not done so yet, the sign-up sheet for conferences is in the front office. If you need to schedule a time outside of this day, please let me know and I will happy to set up a time.

This week, we will be continuing to learn our short and long vowels in ELA. I have seen a lot of progress and we will continue to work hard on differentiating between the two. In Science, we will be reviewing our lessons on the seasons of fall and winter, as well introducing spring. In Math, we will be having lessons that will practice both counting and creating graphs. In Social Studies, we are continuing our lessons on community helpers. This week we will be focusing on teachers, doctors, and nurses.

This Thursday, I will be throwing a mini-Halloween party for our students. While we can’t wear costumes, we will still have some fun activities and snacks to celebrate the holiday. Also, starting on November 4th, students will need to switch over to their winter uniform. Shorts will no longer be worn at school and if a student is wearing a skirt or dress, they must also wear leggings. It would be very much appreciated if students have a sweater or jacket brought to school. 

Let’s have another great week of school!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 11 — October 29 – 5, 2019

Sight Words:

Full, Get, Go, Green, Had, Has

Social Studies:

Community Helpers

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Graphing and Counting

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, long vowels, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Friday, November 1st — Parent/Teacher Conferences/No School

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5: Week 10

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street

Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

It is already near the end of October and time is flying fast for the K-5 classroom! I hope everyone had a wonderful time enjoying the movie night last Friday! This week, we will be having our PTO Halloween party after school on Friday October 25th. Please join us for lots of fun, costumes, and games! 

This week in ELA, we will be continuing to learn about our vowels and cement in the idea of long and short vowels. I have seen great progress in these lessons! In Math, we will be practicing our counting and learning more about the positions of beside, between, above, below, and inside and outside. In Science, we will be learning about the season of winter and beginning our lessons on the season of spring starting next week. In Social Studies, we will be learning more about our community helpers this week such as a police officer and firefighters. 

As a reminder today (October 22), parents will be able to sign up for conferences that will be held on November 1st. Parents need to come to the office and sign up for conferences. Also, please have students come with an afternoon snack each day. If possible, label which snacks are meant to be eaten after the students wake up from nap time. Thank you very much!

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Ms. Rovelli

Week 10 — October 21-25, 2019

Sight Words:

Full, Get, Go, Green, Had, Has

Social Studies:

Community Helpers

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Positions of Objects and Counting

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, long vowels, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember:

Tuesday, October 22 — Conferences sign-up begins in office/Student dress-down day

Friday, October 25 — PTO Halloween Party starting at 5:30pm

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5 Newsletter: Week 8

K-5 Newsletter: Week 8

Dear Parents,

It was wonderful to celebrate the Pet Blessing with everyone last week! We had such fun blessing our many animal friends and celebrating with all of our friends and family. This week we have even more exciting events planned, which includes our Grandparents Day this Friday!

This week in ELA, we will be continuing to focus on long “I” vowels and introducing short “I” vowels. Students will also continue to practice with their six new sight words for the week and discuss the stories we read in class. In Math, we will be wrapping up our lessons on 2-D and 3-D shapes. On Thursday, students will have an assessment on their knowledge of 3-D shapes. In Science, we will be beginning our lessons on the seasons! Our first season we will begin focusing on is winter, including the weather patterns and seasonal attire of this time of year. In Social Studies, we will be learning how the church teaches us to be good citizens.

We will be having the Book Fair throughout the week. If you have any specific questions regarding this event, please don’t hesitate to email me. Students will be given opportunities throughout the week to go and purchase books or toys. On Friday, we will be having a half-day and celebrate Grandparent’s Day. If a student will be going home with a grandparent, there must be written permission given to the front office before Friday. Dismissal on Friday will be at 11:30 am. We will just be having fun activities throughout this day, including having P.E. with our visitors. There will not be any lesson plans set for this day. If you have any questions, please email me.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Ms. Rovelli

Week 8 — October 7-11, 2019

Sight Words: Don’t, Down, Every, Eight, Five, Four                                   

Social Studies: Being a Good Citizen

Science: Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics: 3-D Shapes

Language and Literacy: Sight words, short and long “I” vowels, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember:

                             Monday-Friday, October 7-11 — Scholastic Book Fair

Friday, October 11 — Grandparent’s Day/Early Dismissal (11:30am)/No ASP

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5 Newsletter: Week 7

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

It is officially October and I am very excited for all the wonderful activities and events we have planned this month! It will be a month full of great learning activities, lessons, and festivities to welcome in the autumn season. 

This week in class, we will be continuing to study rhyming words, our sight words, and the long vowel of “I” in ELA. In math, we will be reviewing past 2-D shapes and continuing to introduce new 3-D shapes such as cubes and spheres. In science, we will be finishing up our lessons on the five senses and ending the week with an assessment to test their knowledge of these lessons. In Social Studies, we are learning more about being a good citizen and student.

This week on Thursday, we will be having the Pet Blessing at 2:30pm. If students are unable to bring their pet to the event, then they may also bring a picture of their pet. It is requested that no snakes are brought to the event. Any other rodents or reptiles are requested to be kept in a cage. 

Let’s have another great week of school!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 7 — September/October 30-4, 2019 

Sight Words: By, Can, Come, Could, Did, Do  

Social Studies:  Being a Good Citizen

Science: TheFive Senses 

Mathematics: Shapes (3-D) 

Language and Literacy: Sight words, long “I” vowels, rhyming, and reading together 

Important Dates to Remember: 

Thursday, October 3rd — Pet Blessing

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

K-5 Newsletter: Week 6

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

It is the last full week of September for our K-5 class and we have a lot to look forward to coming into October! Next month, the school will be throwing a movie night for all families to come and enjoy. There will also be a Halloween party and many more awesome activities and events! I am excited for all the wonderful autumn activities we have planned.

This week in our classroom, we will be starting many new lessons throughout our different subjects. In Science, we will be learning about the five senses. Each day during Science class, we are taking the opportunity to review senses we have already covered. In Social Studies, we will be starting our unit on learning how we can be good citizens. Students will be learning more about what makes a good citizen, student, and friend such as honesty, determination, kindness, and so many more wonderful traits. In Math, we will be continuing to learn about shapes as we begin to dive into more three dimensional shapes such as a cone. In ELA, we will be continuing to practice new and old sight words, learn about the long vowel sounds, and analyzing the stories we read aloud in class.

Homework packets will be due by the next Tuesday, but please let me know if you need any extension time. Students will also be taking home six flashcards today with their sight words for the week. We will be having a sight word quiz this Friday to see if they can read out and spell these words. Students should practice with these words at home throughout the week.

This Friday we will be having Snack Shack, where students can bring a dollar to lunch to buy a snack from our sixth grade students. Also, coming at the start of October, we will be having another early dismissal at 2:00pm on Monday, October 7th. The After School Program will be available at this time.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Ms. Rovelli

Week 7 — September 23-27, 2019

Sight Words:

Block, Blue, Bring, Brown, But, Buy                          

Social Studies: Being a Good Citizen

Science:

Five Senses

Mathematics:

Shapes (3-Dimensial)

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, long sounds of vowels, and reading together

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore