May 4th – 8th

This week will look quite a bit like last week.  There will still be NO SPELLING this week as we will continue to work on our poetry writing.  
 
Please remember I will have office hours to Zoom from 1-3 each day.  From 1-1:40, I will be logged on for anyone who needs help and then after 1:40 by appointment (just send me a quick Remind message if you need me to jump on) until 3.  This is only because I can only have one Zoom last 40 minutes.  Please check the Multiplication Zoom sheet before logging on.  I might already have a student signed up for that time.
 
Also, I want to reiterate that all the mandatory assignments can be filled out in Google Classroom and submitted in this fashion.  I am aware there are several parents who do not have printers, so I want to ensure all our students can complete the work.  You always have the option to print if you prefer, but it is not necessary.
 
We will have another class Zoom on Wednesday at 7pm!  AND we will have another guest on our Zoom.  Hmmm, who will it be this time?  Also, there will be a music class Zoom on Thursday from 10:30-11:00am.  Dr. Valerio sent out an email with a different Zoom code and password.  Be sure to use hers for music class.
 
Thank you for all you are doing and stay well!
 

April 27th – May 1st

 

In math, we will begin fractions.  I feel like we have done all as can do with multiplication and division practice that I can assign.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE THESE SKILLS WITH YOUR CHILDREN!  Just because I am not assigning them, doesn’t mean they should stop practicing.  Also, if your child still hasn’t passed their multiplication testing, that will continue.  Look for a new Zoom sign up for this week in Math.
 
NO spelling list this week.  I would like to focus more on our poetry unit.
 
We will have a class Zoom on Wednesday night at 7pm.  We will discuss our science lesson (with a guest speaker), SS lesson, and anything else the students need.  The Zoom meeting number stays the same and our password is ‘spring’.
 
I wish everyone a happy, healthy, and spirited week.

April 6th – 10th

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March 30th – April 3rd

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Welcome to week 3 of distance learning!  Instead of writing what we will be doing in each class, I included our weekly lesson plan for you all to review and have quick access to.  All of the below assignments can be found on our Google Classroom page with full instructions and details.

I want to thank each of you for your patience and prayer during this hectic and unchartered time.  As I have said before, we are all learning this together, and I think we have done a pretty good job!  I love to see the community we have built throughout the year only strengthened by our distance.  I pray we will be back together soon.

March 23rd – 27th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Wow!  Who would have thought as we begun this school year, we would be ending like this?  I want to say a huge thank you to all of our parents.  You have been wonderful during this time of uncertainty and craziness.  Thank you for being patient with me as I figure out the best way to instruct our students and when I goof from time to time.  My autocorrect has a mind of its own it seems!  

I want you to know we are in this TOGETHER.  No matter what, I am here for you and your child.  We will rise above this just as Jesus rose above his tomb.  Pray for an Easter miracle of healing!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will put both the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy into action.   I would like to see the students living out these Works of Mercy while we are at home.  Be sure to keep a journal of these acts or post to our GroupMe chat the wonderful things you have been doing!

Reading: The students finish with our “Little House on the Prairie” novel this week.  I am sad we will not finish this journey together, but I know the students have been working hard on their reading and questions.  Please continue to read silently or aloud to a family member or pet each day as well.

Language Arts: The class will complete a Grammar Garden activity this week reviewing the four main parts of speech.  We will continue with our same spelling words until next week.  I will let you know how the test will be administered soon.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue division practice!  I will also be setting up individual Zoom meetings to test for their multiplication facts.  I will set up a virtual “success board” for our fact mastery like the one in our classroom.  So, keep practicing those facts!!!

Here is the link to our Kahoot! multiplication game:

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

Science: In science this week, we will continue to learn about the life cycle of plants.  I love the plant pictures you all have been sending in!  Keep them coming!

Social Studies:  The class will continue with SC explorers this week.  All explorer reports will be due next Wednesday, April 1st.  Instructions on how to turn them in will be coming.  We will fill in our study guides together on a Zoom to be announced. 

Here is the link to the Kahoot! Explorer game.  Use this as a study guide.

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

 

February 24th – 28th

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February 17th – 21st

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week is a short one, and I hope you all enjoy your time off with family. On Saturday the school will host its annual auction! This year, it is being held at the State Museum with food catered by Blue Marlin. Yummm! I hope to see all of you there! You can get tickets in the front office or online. It is sure to be a roaring time!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will learn about both the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. As we approach Lent, we will use these works to help guide us through the 40 days of Lent. Through this Lenten time, we will look at each one more closely.

Reading: The students will continue with our “Little House on the Prairie” novel.  We will continue the lapbook of comprehension questions as well.  On Friday of last week, the class built log homes and barns and recreated the chapters we read. Their creativity was endless! This week, we learn how Pa helps his fellow neighbors and how they in turn help him. We learn what being a good neighbor is truly all about.

Language Arts: The class will continue pronouns this week.  Their spelling test with both spelling and definition will be this Friday.  The class will focus more on definitions in class. STAR homework also due this Friday, but due to Monday off, only 3 assignments are due.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue multiplication! We will continue to focus on the 10, 11, and 12’s this week.  This will be our last week of fact work in the classroom.  Be sure to ask your child about math groups!  They are loving them!

Science: In science this week, we will learn about the life cycle of plants.

Social Studies:  The class will test on the regions of SC on Tuesday. This was pushed back from last week due to special events in the school taking our S.S. time. We will begin explorers this week!

Reminders:

Monday, February 17th- NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Saturday, February 22nd- School Auction!  Be sure to get your tickets!

Wednesday, February 26th- Ash Wednesday- all are welcome to join us for Mass

February 10th – 14th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Let all that you do be done in love.  1 Corinthians 16:14

Happy St. Valentine’s Week!  What a week for love.  We love multiplication tables.  We love spelling words.  We love “Little House on the Prairie”.  We love pronouns.  We love South Carolina.  We love living things.  We love God.  But most of all, we love each other.

On Friday, we will celebrate St. Valentine all day long!  We will learn about his life and his works as well as what he wanted us to learn about selfless acts of love.  Check you emails for more information on Valentine’s to send in.  Just a reminder that you all have a class list in your child’s STAR binder.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will learn about the life of St. Valentine and what he teaches about love.

Reading: The students will continue with our “Little House on the Prairie” novel.  We will continue the lapbook of comprehension questions as well.  On Friday of last week, the class created paper dolls to go along with their covered wagon.  They learned about the simple toys the Ingalls girls had to play with.  This week, we learn how Pa built their house and what trials and tribulations he encountered.

Language Arts: The class will continue pronouns this week.  Their spelling test with both spelling and definition will be next Friday.  STAR homework due this Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue multiplication! We will continue to focus on the 7, 8, and 9’s this week.  I recommend purchasing a set of flash cards to keep in backpacks and to study each night. The Dollar Tree has perfectly acceptable ones.  Be sure to ask yous child about math groups!  They are loving them!

Science: In science, we will continue to look into what a living thing is and what characteristics they exhibit.  The students will complete a lab based on living things outside this week!

Social Studies:  The class has finished regions of South Carolina and will review and test on Thursday this week.  

Reminders:

Monday, February 10th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, February 14th- Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 17th- NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Saturday, February 22nd- School Auction!  Be sure to get your tickets!

Wednesday, February 26th- Ash Wednesday- all are welcome to join us for Mass

February 3rd – 7th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Wow!  What a Catholic Schools’ Week we had!  I know the students enjoyed it as much as I did.  Porkchop Productions was amazing and had such a beautiful message of doing the right thing, even when no one is looking.  Our class is working on this every single day.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue our discussion of the various Apostles and how they followed Jesus.

Reading: The students will continue with our Little House on the Prairie novel.  Their excitement has been contagious!  We have begun the lapbook of comprehension questions as well.  On Friday of last week, the class even created their very own covered wagon.  This Friday, we will continue with another mystery activity to go along with our book.

Language Arts: The class will continue pronouns this week.  Their spelling test with both spelling and definition will be this Friday.  STAR homework also due Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue multiplication! We will be focusing on the 7, 8, and 9’s this week.  I recommend purchasing a set of flash cards to keep in backpacks and to study each night. The Dollar Tree has perfectly acceptable ones.

Science: In science, we will continue to look into what a living thing is and what characteristics they exhibit.

Social Studies:  The class will finish our South Carolina regions this week! Each student will be creating a study guide for the regions as we go along.  The test will be next Thursday.

Reminders:

Monday, February 3rd- NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-Service

Monday, February 10th- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, February 17th- NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Saturday, February 22nd- School Auction!

Wednesday, February 26th- Ash Wednesday- all are welcome to join us for Mass

 

January 27th – 31st

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Happy Catholic Schools’ Week!!  We have many wonderful things planned for the school this week!  Check out this list-

Sunday- All students asked to attend the 9am Mass in their school uniform; coffee and doughnuts after Mass

Monday- Wear a hat for “Kidz in Lidz”!  (bring $1); Rosary at 10am (please join us!)

Tuesday- Teacher Day!  Breakfast for the teachers; Open House from 4-6, please join us!

Wednesday- Mass at 8:30- all are welcome to join us; Awards after Mass in the Basilica; ice cream treat for students at lunch

Thursday- Parent Day!  Treat in car line for parents Cardinal Newman Drum line to perform!

Friday- Porkchop Productions at 9:30! (In Neglia Hall, please join us!)

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss the Apostles and how they were fishers of men.

Reading: The students will begin our new novel study!  The class will be reading “Little House on the Prairie” the next month.  We will be completing a lapbook along with this novel as well.  Along with the lapbook, there will be special activities each Friday to accompany what we are reading.

Language Arts: The class will begin pronouns this week.  Our spelling list will be words and definitions from our novel and this will be a two week list, so the test will not be until Friday, February 7th.  STAR homework will be due this week.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue the multiplication of our 4, 5, & 6 facts.  I recommend purchasing a set of flash cards to keep in backpacks and to study each night. The Dollar Tree has perfectly acceptable ones.  Please be studying these flashcards nightly.

Science: We have finished weather and will begin our unit on living things.  We will take a closer look as to what makes up a living thing.

Social Studies:  The class will finish our South Carolina regions this week! Each student will be creating a study guide for the regions as we go along.

Reminders:

Sunday, January 26th- Catholic Schools’ Week kicks off!  Mass at 9am- wear your uniforms!

Sunday, January 26th- Friday, January 31st- Catholic Schools’ Week! (see the schedule of event above)

Monday, February 3rd- NO SCHOOL – Teacher In-Service

Monday, February 10th- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, February 17th- NO SCHOOL- President’s Day

Saturday, February 22nd- School Auction!

Wednesday, February 26th- Ash Wednesday- all are welcome to join us for Mass