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!

January 14th – 18th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Stay healthy!!  Starting this week off, we have much sickness going around our classroom and the school.  Get plenty of rest, lots of fluids, and eat healthy!  I don’t like seeing our little ones not feeling well.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will learn about the names of Jesus.

Reading: The class will work on small reading comprehension studies this week.  We will not begin a new novel for a few weeks to give the class a break and to work on a several other reading strategies in small groups.

Language Arts:   The students will finish up nouns this week with possessive nouns.  We will test on Friday.  Due to the number of absent children this week, we will NOT have a spelling list and concentrate on finishing nouns instead.  The class will also continue their creative writing piece based on snow using our LEGO sets!

Math:  We will continue multiplication this week and end this concept on Friday.  The children need to continue to study and work on their packets for homework even though we are moving on.  I will continue to test for mastery of each fact until everyone has passed.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to study daily your math 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 begin with life cycles and how they are the same and different in various plants and animals.

Social Studies:  The class will began a small unit on our local South Carolina government this week.  We will look at the branches of government and who our local law makers are.  The students are completing a study guide in class that will be sent home when finished to use for the test.  The test date is TBD depending on our absences.

 

Reminders:

Monday, January 14th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, January 18th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day for those who enroll)

Monday, January 21st- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 22nd- Report Cards issued

Sunday, January 27th – Friday, February 1st- Catholic School’s Week! (more details to follow)

January 7th – 11th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

MAP testing will be this week for our class.  We will test in math on Monday, Reading on Tuesday, and Language on Friday.  After these three tests, we will be done!  Yay!  All three tests will be in the afternoon, so I highly recommend packing a healthy, full lunch for your child especially these days to help fuel them through the testing.

There will be a PTO meeting this Tuesday at 5:30 and I hope to see you all there!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will learn about the Epiphany and more about the three wise men.

Reading: The class will work on small reading comprehension studies this week.  We will not begin a new novel for a few weeks to give the class a break and to work on a several other reading strategies in small groups.

Language Arts:   The students will finish plural nouns this week, working with irregular plurals. The students have a new spelling list based on these plural nouns and their test will be this Friday.  No vocabulary this week, just spelling concepts.  The class will also begin a creative writing piece based on snow using our LEGO sets!

Math:  We began MULTIPLICATION!!!  If you do not have a set of multiplication flash cards at home, I highly suggest purchasing a set for your child to practice with.  The students will come home with a homework packet each day until they have all been completed.  These packets MUST stay in their binders so I may look at their progress.  Some students will continue multi step multiplication this week, so keep on studying those 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 begin with life cycles and how they are the same and different in various plants and animals.

Social Studies:  The class will begin a small unit on our local South Carolina government this week.  We will look at the branches of government and who our local law makers are.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday, January 8th- PTO Meeting 5:30 Neglia Hall

Thursday, January 10th- PHEP PE program begins!

Monday, January 14th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, January 18th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day for those who enroll)

Monday, January 21st- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 22nd- Report Cards issued

Sunday, January 27th – Friday, February 1st- Catholic School’s Week! (more details to follow)

January 3rd – 4th

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Welcome back and Happy New Year!  I hope everyone enjoyed their break and was able to take some quality family time.  These past few days just flew by.  But, as we begin our new calendar year I would like to share a New Year’s prayer with you.

Bless this year with love and light.

Bless this year with faith and sight.

Bless this year with grace and ease.

Bless this year with joy and peace.

 

These next few days back, the class will finish our unit on the Christmas season discussing the 12 days of Christmas leading up to the Epiphany.  We will continue our multiplication unit, with practice in our math groups.  In language, we will write about what we would like to see and resolutions for the new year as well as work on our plural nouns.  We will begin our new science and social studies units on Monday.  We will have a PE class on Thursday conducted by me and hopefully, weather permitting, on the playground.  On Friday, we will have library and technology, so if you have any outstanding library books, please be sure to bring them.  We will ease back into our classroom routine this week and hit the ground running on Monday.

 

Reminders:

Thursday, January 3rd- School resumes

Tuesday, January 8th- PTO Meeting 5:30 Neglia Hall

Thursday, January 10th- PHEP PE program begins!

Monday, January 14th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, January 18th- In-Service Day (Enrichment Day for those who enroll)

Monday, January 21st- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 22nd- Report Cards issued

Sunday, January 27th – Friday, February 1st- Catholic School’s Week! (more details to follow)