January 20-24, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week we have Monday off. I will also be sending home second quarter report cards in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your child. We will also be preparing for Catholic Schools Week, which is January 26-February 1.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Zion Roberts and Gus Corbett. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. Thank you for your support!

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

Honor Guard Schedule Jan-Feb 2020

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss division and comparing fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers. There will be a test on Friday, January 24th. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will continue our unit on human body systems. We will discuss the muscular system and how the skeletal and muscular system work together.

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss comparing decimal numbers and dividing by decimal numbers. The test will be given on Friday, January 24th.

Science: We will continue our animal research paper. Please look over the rubrics, directions, and due dates with your student. Time will be given to complete this in class. If the student needs extra time, they will be asked to finish for homework. The rough draft is due on Tuesday, January 28th.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the governments of Ancient Greece and the city states of Athens and Sparta. There will be a quiz on Thursday, January 23rd that will cover the geography and early civilizations of Ancient Greece.

Religion: We will discuss the importance of the Ten Commandments and how by following the Ten Commandments we show our love for God and each other. The quiz will be given on Wednesday, January 22nd. Then, we will discuss why the Israelites did not enter Canaan immediately on their Exodus back from Egypt.

Spelling and Vocabulary: The words for our next unit are listed below. The test will be given on Friday, January 31st.

Unit 8 words

Reminders & Important Dates

January 20, 2020       No School

January 21, 2020       2nd quarter Report Cards are sent home in the Tuesday Folder

January 26, 2020     Catholic Schools Week celebration Mass at 9am in the Basilica

January 29, 2020     Catholic Schools Week awards ceremony after 8:30am Mass

Please share the video below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiBzCpg6vu8

January 13-17, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week we have a 2pm dismissal on Monday. We will also be starting the third quarter of the school year on Wednesday. I can’t believe we are halfway through the school year! The sixth grade students make me smile every day with their creativity and passion for learning.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Gus Corbett and Connor Williamson. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. Thank you for your support! 

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss classifying triangles and comparing fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers. There will be a quiz on Friday, January 17th.  Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will begin our unit on human body systems. We will begin by discussing the skeletal system.    

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss collecting and organizing data, finding the percent of a number, equivalent fractions, and finding unknown fractions and decimals in algebraic equations.

Science: We will continue our animal research paper. Please look over the rubrics, directions, and due dates with your student. Time will be given to complete this in class. If the student needs extra time, they will be asked to finish for homework. The research note cards are due on Tuesday, January 14th. The outline will be turned in on Friday, January 17th.  

Social Studies: We will be discussing the geography and early civilizations of Ancient Greece.  

Religion: We will discuss the importance of the Ten Commandments and how by following the Ten Commandments we show our love for God and each other. The quiz will be given on Thursday, January 16th.

Spelling and Vocabulary: The words for our next unit are listed below. The test will be given on Friday, January 17th.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 13, 2020        2pm dismissal

January 20, 2020       No School

January 21, 2020       2nd quarter Report Cards are sent home in the Tuesday Folder

January 26, 2020     Catholic Schools Week celebration Mass at 9am in the Basilica

January 29, 2020     Catholic Schools Week awards ceremony after 8:30am Mass

Please share the video below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

January 6-10, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Grant

I hope all families had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s 2020! I am excited to be back and see all the wonderful students smiling faces once again.

This week we will have MAP testing on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, we will have the Reading MAP test beginning at 8:30am. On Wednesday, we will have the Math MAP test beginning at 9:30am. Please make sure each student is well rested and has a good breakfast on that day so they will be ready to show us their best work!

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack is back for 2020! This week I am the manager so I will bring in the snacks and choose two students to sell them at lunch. Please remember to check the schedule I sent home in December. Thank you for your support!         

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss division and word problems about comparing and elapsed time. The test will be given Friday, January 10th.  Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will discuss food webs and food chains.   

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss multiplying decimal numbers and analyzing circle graphs. The test will be given Friday, January 10th.

Science: We will begin our animal research paper. Please look over the rubrics, directions, and due dates with your student. Time will be given to complete this in class. If the student needs extra time, they will be asked to finish for homework.    

Social Studies: We will be discussing the Silk Road. Then, we will review all about ancient China. The Ancient China test will be given on Thursday, January 9th.

Religion: We will discuss the importance of the Ten Commandments and how by following the Ten Commandments we show our love for God and each other.  

Spelling and Vocabulary: The words for our next unit are listed below. The test will be given on Friday, January 17th.

Reminders & Important Dates

January 6, 2020            School resumes after Christmas Break

January 7, 2020          MAP Reading test for 5th and 6th grade

January 8, 2020         MAP Math test for 5th and 6th grade

January 13, 2020        2pm dismissal

January 20, 2020       No School

January 21, 2020       2nd quarter Report Cards are sent home in the Tuesday Folder

January 26, 2020     Catholic Schools Week celebration Mass at 9am in the Basilica

January 29, 2020     Catholic Schools Week awards ceremony after 8:30am Mass

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

December 16-20, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

As this is the third week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This will be a busy week for sixth grade. Monday we will have the Strength and Movement Presentation at 1pm. Then, on Thursday, we will have a Music Practice day at school and our concert in the Basilica at 7pm. Finally, we will have a 11:30am dismissal on Friday!

I want to wish each family a blessed and safe Christmas break! You will all be in my prayers and my heart during this lovely season as we wait for Jesus to arrive.  

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder on Tuesday. Please look for it. We will not have Snack Shack again until January. Thank you for your support!           

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss rounding and estimating whole numbers and division.  Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will continue working on our invasive species project in class. This will be due on Wednesday, December 18th.   

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss adding and subtracting decimal numbers, square roots of a number, and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. There will be a quiz on Thursday, December 19th.

Science: We will review the composition of the Ocean, currents, and tides. Then, the test will be given on Wednesday, December 18th.    

Social Studies: We will be discussing the philosophers and dynasties of Ancient China.

Religion: We will discuss the importance of the Advent season.

Spelling and Vocabulary: We will review units 4-6. Students will complete the review work in class. This will be due Thursday, December 19th.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

January 7, 2019          MAP Reading test for 5th and 6th grade

January 8, 2019         MAP Math test for 5th and 6th grade

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

December 9-13, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

As this is the second week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This will be a busy week for sixth grade. Monday and Wednesday we will participate in Mass. Then, on Friday, we will take our annual trip to the Koger Center to see our Strength and Movement teachers perform “The Grinch.”  

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder on Tuesday. Please look for it. We will not have Snack Shack again until January. Thank you for your support!           

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss rounding and estimating whole numbers, types of lines and angles, and polygons.  Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will continue working on our invasive species project in class. This will be due on Thursday, December 12th.   

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss decimal place value to the millionths and how to write decimals as a fraction. The test will be given on Thursday, December 12th.  

Science: We will discuss ocean currents and tides. The quiz on the water cycle and life zones of the ocean will be given on Wednesday, December 11th.  

Social Studies: We will be discussing the philosophers and dynasties of Ancient China.

Religion: We will discuss the difficulties the Israelites faced on their journey through the desert. The quiz will be given on Tuesday, December 10th. Then, we will continue to discuss Advent.

Spelling and Vocabulary: We will review units 4-6. Students will complete the review work in class. This will be due Thursday, December 19th.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 9, 2019      8:30am Mass        2pm dismissal

December 12, 2019     Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration at 6:30pm

December 13, 2019    Field Trip to the Koger Center to see “The Grinch”

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview
http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/current.html

December 2-6, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

As this is the first week of Advent, we are all focusing on strengthening our relationship with God. This will be a busy week for sixth grade. Tomorrow, December 3rd, progress reports will go home in the Tuesday folder. Please review these with your child and discuss their goals for improvement.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Camilla Salas and Connor Williamson. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Monday. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder in December. Please look for it. Thank you for your support!   

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss how to multiply by multiples of 10 and 100, and explain the relationship between decimals, fractions, and percents. The next test will be given on Friday, December 6th.  Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will begin discussing the six different biomes, food webs, and invasive species. The Biome quiz will be given on Tuesday, December 3rd.  

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss how to solve for the area of a rectangle, how to solve elapsed time problems, how to write numbers in expanded form, and how to write percents as fractions. The Lessons 31-33 quiz will be given on Friday, December 6th.

Science: We will discuss the composition of Earth’s water systems, the water cycle, and the zones of the ocean. The quiz on the composition of the ocean will be given on Wednesday, December 4th.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the important emperors and achievements of ancient India. The Ancient India test will be given on Tuesday, December 3rd.

Religion: We will discuss the difficulties the Israelites faced on their journey through the desert.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, December 6th. The words are listed in the document below.

Reminders & Important Dates

December 3, 2019     2nd quarter Progress Reports are issued in the Tuesday folder

December 9, 2019      8:30am Mass        2pm dismissal

December 12, 2019     Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration

December 13, 2019    Field Trip to the Koger Center to see “The Grinch”

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

November 25-29, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

Can you believe it is almost time for Thanksgiving break? Here at St. Peter’s the students know they have a lot to be thankful for! They have supportive families, shelter, and they have the gift of receiving a Catholic education. I hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!

There will be no Snack Shack this week. The next Snack Shack will be on Friday, December 6th. The managers will be Camilla Salas and Connor Williamson. There will be a schedule for January going home in the Tuesday folder in December. Please look for it. Thank you for your support!

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will be reviewing all the skills we have talked about in Math so far this year. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will begin discussing the six different biomes and food webs.  

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss how to measure and draw angles using a protractor.

Science: We will discuss the composition of Earth’s water systems, the water cycle, and the zones of the ocean.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the important emperors and achievements of ancient India.

Religion: We will discuss the difficulties the Israelites faced on their journey through the desert.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, December 6th. The words are listed in the document below.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 27-29, 2019     Thanksgiving Break

December 3, 2019     2nd quarter Progress Reports are issued in the Tuesday folder

December 9, 2019      8:30am Mass        2pm dismissal

December 12, 2019     Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass and Celebration

December 13, 2019    Field Trip to the Koger Center to see “The Grinch”

December 16, 2019     1pm Strength and Movement Presentation

December 19, 2019      7pm Music Program in the Basilica. Students must be in Neglia Hall by 6:30pm.

December 20, 2019      11:30am Early dismissal (Begin Christmas Break)

January 6, 2019            School resumes after Christmas Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=food+web+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3A3900BFC5F7530C03EB3&&FORM=VRDGAR

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

November 18-22, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week we will have no special events. So we will continue to work hard before Thanksgiving break.

Snack Shack is going very well! Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Our next Snack Shack manager is Zion Roberts. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will be discussing division, solving elapsed time problems, and reading scales. The quiz on Lessons 26-28 will be given on Friday, November 22nd. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will review animals, plants, microorganisms, and inherited traits. The Life Science test on animals, plants, microorganisms, and inherited traits will be given on Wednesday, November 20th. Then, we will be discussing human body systems beginning with the digestive system.

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss multiplying fractions and solving for the least common multiple. The test will be given on Friday, November 22nd.

Science: We will discuss the composition of Earth’s water systems and the zones of the ocean.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the important emperors and achievements of ancient India.

Religion: We will discuss the story of Moses and Passover. The quiz will be given on Thursday, November 21st.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 22nd. The words are listed in the document below.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 27-29, 2019     Thanksgiving Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/heredity.htm
http://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/heredity/

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

November 11-15, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week we start off with Veteran’s Day on Monday. The students will attend the Veteran’s Day parade on Main street starting at 11am. Parent’s if you would like to join, please let me know. Monday is also a 2pm dismissal.   

Snack Shack is going very well! Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Our next Snack Shack manager is Gus Corbett. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will be discussing the Associative Property of Addition and Multiplication and how to solve for the factor of a number. The test will be given on Friday, November 15th. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will discuss genetics and inherited traits. The Life Science test on animals, plants, microorganisms, and inherited traits will be given on Tuesday, November 19th.

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss adding and subtracting mixed numbers, the circumference of a circle, and the different types of lines and angles. The quiz on Lessons 26-28 will be given on Friday, November 15th.

Science: We will review plate tectonics. The Plate Tectonics test will be given on Tuesday, November 12th. Then, we will begin discussing Earth’s water and the zones of the ocean.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the social classes and empires of ancient India. There will be a quiz on the geography of ancient India on Wednesday, November 13th.

Religion: We will review the stories of Jacob and Joseph. The students will take the Unit 2 test on Wednesday, November 13th. Then, we will discuss the story of Moses.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 22nd. The words are listed in the document below.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 11, 2019     11am Veteran’s Day Parade/ 2pm dismissal

November 27-29, 2019     Thanksgiving Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/heredity.htm
http://www.brainpop.com/science/cellularlifeandgenetics/heredity/

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/oceans-narrated-by-sylvia-earle/oceans-overview

November 4-8, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

Thank you for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 1st. I truly enjoy each of your children and I loved being able to share our progress with you. This week the students will have Ms. Harper from Cardinal Newman coming in to test them on Wednesday, November 6th after Mass. This test will only last one hour and is used when scheduling classes for Cardinal Newman in the Spring. If your child is not going to Cardinal Newman, the information could be used at their next school as well.  

Snack Shack is going very well! Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Our next Snack Shack manager is Mrs. Grant. I have chosen Camilla and Connor to work Snack Shack on Friday, November 8th. I will be bringing in extra snack that week. Snack Shack will be on Friday, November 8th. Thank you for supporting the sixth grade in their business endeavor.   

Below is a list of the students who are on Honor Guard this week. If your student is participating, they must stay until the end. Please do not pick them up during car line unless I have been given a note. Thank you for your support!

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will be discussing division, word problems about equal groups, and solving for the fractional part of a group. Students will take the Lessons 21-23 quiz on Thursday, November 7th. Students can use the review games and math videos below to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

Math Practice Games

Science: We will discuss microorganisms and classify them as helpful or harmful in our natural world.

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss division and adding and subtracting fractions. The next test will be given on Thursday, November 7th. Then, we will review the algebraic skill of solving for the missing number in an equation.

Science: We will discuss the theory of continental drift, the supercontinent Pangea, volcanoes, and earthquakes. The Plate Tectonics test will be given on Tuesday, November 12th.

Social Studies: We will begin discussing the geography and daily life of Ancient India.  

Religion: We will discuss the story of Joseph and how he helps to save the ancient world from famine through his faith in God. The Joseph Quiz will be given on Tuesday, November 12th.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 8th. The words are listed in the document below.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 11, 2019     11am Veteran’s Day Parade/ 2pm dismissal

November 27-29, 2019     Thanksgiving Break

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

Sixth Grade:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=continental+drift+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=2857DF8A3131E500ECA82857DF8A3131E500ECA8&&FORM=VRDGAR
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=volcano+for+kids&&view=detail&mid=4A6BA01DC5FC529A5D414A6BA01DC5FC529A5D41&rvsmid=EC9EF2CB338B03525AA7EC9EF2CB338B03525AA7&FORM=VDRVRV