May 20th – 24th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Monday we will have a beautiful ceremony honoring Mary. I encourage you to come if you can. The procession will begin at 8:30 at the school. Please send POTTED flowers with your child this year. We will plant them with our classes around the school yard in the afternoon.

Friday is FIELD DAY!!! Yay! I am excited for another fun filled day. It will be super hot, but I have taken this into consideration when planning the events and there will be plenty of water and cool pop breaks. Be sure to send extra quarters with our child so they can buy those cool pops! (Their first one is free.)

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue learning about the month of Mary. We will focus on her life and what an amazing woman she was. What prayers and names do we call Mary? What songs have been written about her? We will recite and sing many of these on Monday at the Rosary.

Reading: The class will work on writing our very own poems! The class will learn about various poems such as limericks, a haiku, and diamante poems.

Language Arts:   The students will continue our grammar review with diagramming sentences. Each week we add something else to our diagramming. NO spelling this week!

Math:  We will begin fractions this week! The class will look at graphic representations on fractional parts.

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  We will look more closely at food chains and webs this week.

Social Studies:  The class will continue the colonization of South Carolina and look at our Hugenots, English Jews, Germans, and Scots-Irish settlers. Each student will fill out a study guide just like the explorers one.

Reminders:

Monday, May 20th- Rosary and May Procession- 8:30am

Friday, May 24th- Field Day!

Monday, May 27th- NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Friday, May 31st- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Awards at 10:30am in the Basilica



May 13th – 17th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Another week, another concert! I am proud of Arthi, Rhett, Connor, and Ellie for being selected to participate in the Regional Diocesan Music Concert on Monday night! Come cheer them on at Cardinal Newman Monday at 7pm in their PAC.

Family Picnic Week! I hope everyone can join us on Friday for good food, friends, and fellowship. IT begins at 5:30 on the playground.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue learning about the month of Mary. We will focus on her life and what an amazing woman she was. How did Mary live after Jesus’ death?

Reading: The class will continue working on reading and comprehending poetry this week. We will look at different styles of poems and how to understand what the writer is trying to convey.

Language Arts:   The students will continue our grammar review with diagramming sentences. Each week we add something else to our diagramming. This week, we will work on compound subjects and predicates. Spelling will be given out Monday and our test on Friday. STAR homework also due Friday.

Math:  We will continue geometry. The class will work on perimeter plus area this week! We will throw a bit of algebra in there by solving for missing sides.

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will continue the colonization of South Carolina and look at our English and Slaves. Each student will fill out a study guide just like the explorers one.

Reminders:

Monday, May 13th- 2:00 dismissal; Catholic School’s Music Invitational at Cardinal Newman

Friday, May 17th- Family Picnic- 5:30pm

Monday, May 20th- Rosary and May Procession- 8:30am

Friday, May 24th- Field Day!

Monday, May 27th- NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Friday, May 31st- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Awards at 10:30am in the Basilica



April 29th – May 3rd

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Can you believe there are 24 more days to learn?! But who is counting? 🙂 We will pack it in the next 24 days and there are many opportunities for family, fun, and fellowship, so be sure to hang onto that May calendar that came home last week. Also, our class will be MAP testing in the mornings of Thursday and Friday. Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest and great breakfast those days!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will begin learning about the month of Mary. We will focus on her life and what an amazing woman she was. We will also discuss the virtues Mary exhibited through the Easter season.

Reading: The class finish The Wright 3! The class will also each take the AR test that goes along with our novel. The class will then begin poetry. We will take a closer look at Shel Silverstein and his fantastic works.

Language Arts:   The students will continue our grammar review with diagramming sentences. Each week we add something else to our diagramming. This week, we will work on compound subjects and predicates. NO Spelling this week due to MAP testing.

Math:  We will continue geometry. The class will finish solid figures and move onto perimeter this week.

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will begin the colonization of South Carolina. Each student will fill out a study guide just like the explorers one.

Reminders:

Tuesday, April 30th- Progress Reports out

Thursday, May 2nd, 3rd, & 6th- MAP testing for 3rd grade

Tuesday, May 7th – Midlands Gives!

Thursday, May 9th- Spring Concert at the USC Band Hall (7pm)

Monday, May 13th- 2:00 dismissal; Catholic School’s Music Invitational at Cardinal Newman

Friday, May 17th- Family Picnic- 5:30pm

Monday, May 20th- Rosary and May Procession- 8:30am

Friday, May 24th- Field Day!

Monday, May 27th- NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day

Friday, May 31st- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! Awards at 10:30am in the Basilica



April 8th – 12th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week is jam packed! On Monday, we have our 2:00 dismissal, Tuesday is the final PTO Meeting, and Friday is both our Lenten retreat and an 11:30 dismissal before we begin Spring Break. As we finish our Lenten journey, now would be a good time to look back with your child(ren) and see where this journey has brought you. Are you closer to God? Have you stayed fast to your sacrifices? How are you praying more? All of these make great dinner conversation questions and give you great insight into your child’s prayerful mind.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to discuss Lent and focus on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. We will also continue our lessons on virtues and how to live them in our everyday lives.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. The class has finished our comprehension questions are now working on writing a persuasive essay based on the rest of the book. We have broken into Language Arts/Reading groups and the students are enjoying this new way to learn.

Language Arts:   The students will finish writing our persuasive essays and will continue diagramming sentences based on the parts of speech we already know! NO spelling words this week!

Math:  We have begun geometry! The class will begin solid figures this week. I highly recommend the app Foldify to help with learning solid figures. The students love it!

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will test on explorers Wednesday, April 10th. We will use the rest of our S.S. time to finish our science unit before spring break and begin the Carolina Colonies and Settlers after we return. See below for our class Kahoot! study game for the test Wednesday!

https://create.kahoot.it/share/south-carolina-explorers/e1ac6a39-6c7b-4fda-8004-093baeea45dc

Reminders:

Monday, April 8th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, April 12th- Lenten Retreat Day; 11:30 dismissal

Monday, April 15th – Monday, April 22nd- Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 23rd- Return to school

Saturday, April 27th- First Holy Communion

April 1st – 5th


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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy April! We have a great month of learning and exploring. We also have Spring Break and Easter this month. So much to pack into the last 37 days of learning, but I know the class will stay focused and energized as we move through our lessons.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to discuss Lent and focus on Good Friday and Jesus’ death on the cross.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. The class has finished our comprehension questions are now working on writing a persuasive essay based on the rest of the book. We have broken into Language Arts/Reading groups and the students are enjoying this new way to learn.

Language Arts:   The students continue learning how to write a persuasive essay and will continue diagramming sentences based on the parts of speech we already know! Spelling words were given last Monday for a test this Friday. STAR homework will be due on Friday as usual.

Math:  We have begun geometry! The class has moved onto polygons. Ask your child to tell you the difference between a quadrilateral and a parallelogram.

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will finish explorers this week! We will review all our explorers and the contributions they made as a whole to South Carolina. The class will test on explorers next Wednesday, April 10th.

Reminders:

Monday, April 8th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, April 12th- Lenten Retreat Day; 11:30 dismissal

Monday, April 15th – Monday, April 22nd- Spring Break!

Tuesday, April 23rd- Return to school

Saturday, April 27th- First Holy Communion



March 25th – 29th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Spring is in the air! And so is the pollen. The students and I have all were sneezing our way through last week, but we made it! The class has done a great job of staying focused and ready to learn, even through the itchy eyes and sniffles.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to discuss Lent and focus on Holy Thursday and the Last Supper.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. The class has finished our comprehension questions are now working on writing a persuasive essay based on the rest of the book.

Language Arts:   The students continue learning how to write a persuasive essay and begin diagramming sentences based on the parts of speech we already know! Spelling words were given Monday for a test next Friday.

Math:  We have begin geometry! The class is working on types of angles and types of triangles this week.

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will begin explorers this week! We will learn how William Hilton and Henry Woodward traveled from England to colonize the new world.

Reminders:

Tuesday, March 26th- Report Cards issued

March 18th – 22th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

It was great seeing so many of our classmates at the parade on Saturday! What a great day of family fun and fellowship! Don’t forget Monday is a 2:00 dismissal.

Re-enrollment forms are due Tuesday!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue to discuss Lent and focus on our Lenten promises and how we are praying.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. The class has finished our comprehension questions are now working on writing a persuasive essay based on the rest of the book.

Language Arts:   The students will test on verbs this week and begin the basics of how to write a persuasive essay. We will test on the spelling words Friday and STAR homework is due.

Math:  We are working in math groups on various concepts such as fact families, writing division problems, and long division for some. Please continue to practice those multiplication facts! We will finish division this week and test on Thursday!

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue work on the life cycle of various animals this week with a partner project!

Social Studies:  The class will begin explorers this week! We will learn how Hernando deSoto and Juan Pardo were to spread Catholicism in the new world.

Reminders:

Monday, March 18th- 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, March 19th- Re-enrollment forms due

Tuesday, March 26th- Report Cards issued

March 11th – 15th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy St. Patrick’s Week! What a fun week to celebrate our St. Peter’s heritage and be Irish, even if you aren’t. I hope to see everyone on Devine St. on Saturday morning to march with us. This is always a fun activity of fellowship and family. More information will be in Tuesday folders.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss St. Patrick and learn about his life and the great things he did.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. We are well into the mystery and the students are hooked! The class is answering more in depth questions about this story and working on their critical thinking.

Language Arts:   The students will finish with verbs this week. We will test early next week. Our spelling test will be next Friday. The words were given out this week.

Math:  We are working in math groups on various concepts such as fact families, writing division problems, and long division for some. Please continue to practice those multiplication facts!

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will work on the life cycle of various animals this week.

Social Studies:  The class will begin explorers this week!

Reminders:

Saturday, March 16th- St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Monday, March 18th- 2:00 dismissal

March 4th – 8th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

We have a short week this week! All of the teachers in the diocese will come together at Cardinal Newman to celebrate and learn from each other what it means to teach in a Catholic School. I always come back feeling energized and inspired from this conference and I look forward to sharing what I learn with our class.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss Lent and Ash Wednesday. We will have a school Mass as usual on Wednesday and I invite you to join us for this special day.

Reading: The class will continue our novel study of Calder, Petra and Tommy as well as the Robie House. We are well into the mystery and the students are hooked! The class is answering more in depth questions about this story and working on their critical thinking.

Language Arts:   The students will continue with irregular verbs this week. Our spelling test will be Thursday morning since we do not have school on Friday. The word were given last week.

Math:  We are working in math groups on various concepts such as fact families, writing division problems, and long division for some. Please continue to practice those multiplication facts!

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will work on the life cycle of flowering plants this week.

Social Studies:  The class has finished our unit on government and will test on Wednesday. The students all have study guides in their binders and look back for the link to the Kahoot! game for extra practice!

Reminders:

Wednesday, March 6th- Ash Wednesday

Thursday, March 7th- 11:30 dismissal

Friday, March 8th- NO SCHOOL

Saturday, March 16th- St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Monday, March 18th- 2:00 dismissal

February 18th – 22nd

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In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will finish our study of the Holy Spirit.

Reading: The class has begun our new novel “The Wright 3”! They have been enthralled with this book from the first paragraph. We will integrate our math units into reading this book, so the students will see how the math concepts they are learning translate into the real world. Ask them about their pentominoes.

Language Arts:   The students will continue with verbs this week, focusing on helping and being verbs. They will have their spelling test on Friday from the list they received last week. STAR homework also due Friday!

Math:  The students have begun division! We are working in math groups on various concepts such as fact families, writing division problems, and long division for some. Please continue to practice those multiplication facts! Congrats to Reva, Rhett, and Connor for passing all of them!

Click below for fun Kahoot! multiplication and division games.

https://create.kahoot.it/share/multiplication-fact-3-6/42d3aeeb-dba2-4ec6-84d2-0f840baf8472

https://create.kahoot.it/share/division/c61ed38b-5179-417b-9afe-a463cff6746a

Science: We will begin an extensive unit on living things.  This unit will continue throughout the rest of the year and we will look at life cycles, inherited and environmental traits, survival adaptations, habitats, and fossils.  The class will continue with life cycles of plants and break down how a plant grows and what conditions it needs to thrive.

Social Studies:  The class will our unit on our local South Carolina government.  We will finish by discussing checks and balances this week. Check out this Kahoot! game for review. We will test on Wednesday of next week.

https://create.kahoot.it/share/south-carolina-government/3a6fbecf-f296-4e84-9b1f-a73dcbde6c28

Reminders:

Monday, February 18th- NO SCHOOL

Friday, March 1st- Character Parade!

Saturday, March 2nd- Auction Night!

Wednesday, March 6th- Ash Wednesday

Thursday, March 7th- 11:30 dismissal

Friday, March 8th- NO SCHOOL

Saturday, March 16th- St. Patrick’s Day Parade!