1/13 – 1/17/2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone had a great weekend! As a reminder, next Monday there will be no school.

This week in ELA, we are finishing up with our unit on ending sounds of CVC words. In math, we will be reviewing patterns and finding missing numbers. In Science, we are continuing to learn about living versus non-living things. And in Social Studies, we have begun our unit on understanding the difference between needs and wants.

This week, K-5 students will be taking their second round of Map testing for Math. As we discussed during conferences, these tests look over what they will be learning and have already learned throughout the year. This gives us the chance to see how much growth they have made and which specific areas may need extra attention. If you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

January 14 – 17, 2020

Sight Words:

Eat, Must, Play, Under, Please

Social Studies:

Wants vs. Needs

Science:

Living and Non-Living

Mathematics:

Patterns and Missing Numbers

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, ending CVC sounds, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember:

Monday, January 20th – No School

Miss Rovelli

K-5 Newsletter

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

I hope everyone had a fantastic and peaceful winter break! I am so happy to have everyone back and finish out our second quarter of school. 

In ELA, we are nearing the end of our CVC sounds unit with a focus on the ending sounds. In Math, we will be learning about ordinal numbers and sequencing events in order. In Science, we are learning about living and non-living things. And in Social Studies, we are learning about matching descriptions of jobs to the correct career.

This week and next week, K-5 students will be taking their second round of Map testing for Reading and Math. On Tuesday, January 7th, they will using the time during technology to take the Reading Map test. On Tuesday, January 14th, they will be using the time during technology to take the Math Map test. As we discussed during conferences, these tests look over what they will be learning and have already learned throughout the year. This gives us the chance to see how much growth they have made and which specific areas may need extra attention. Ms. Priester, our technology teacher, and myself will be with the students during this time to help throughout the process of using the computers and tablets. If you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Miss Rovelli 

January 7 – 13, 2020

Sight Words:

Eat, Must, Play, Under, Please

Social Studies:

Community Helpers

Science:

Living and Non-Living 

Mathematics:

Ordinal Numbers and Sequencing Events 

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, ending CVC sounds, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday, January 13th, @ 2:00 p.m. – Early Dismissal (ASP available)

Miss Rovelli

K-5: Week Eighteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

It is nearly Christmas break and the classroom is abuzz with excitement for all that is to come over break! This week we will be having many special events including the School Music Program this Thursday, the nineteenth. Also, for any students that attended last week’s Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass & Celebration, they will receive a ticket in today’s packet stating they can have a dress down day on the nineteenth. 

This week, we continue to practice with our medial CVC sounds in ELA. In Science and Social Studies we are having a review of previous units. And in Math, we are practicing a variety of skill points such as graphing, sorting by three attributes, and practicing with ordinal numbers up to four.

Also, this Friday we will be having a class party where students will be watching a movie and enjoying treats. If you would like to bring anything, we are need of treats and drinks to provide. Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Miss Rovelli 

Week 18 — December 17 – 20, 2019

Sight Words:

Yes, No, Said, Good, Bad, Want

Social Studies:

Discovering my Community (unit review)

Science:

The Human Body (unit review)

Mathematics:

Graphing, sorting, and ordinal numbers

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, medial sounds, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

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

Miss Rovelli

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