January 20th – 24th

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Monday, January 20th- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther Kind Day

Tuesday, January 21st- Report Cards Issued

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

Sunday, January 26th- Friday, January 31st- Catholic Schools’ Week!

January 13th – 17th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

What a first week back! The students were troopers this week as I was not feeling 100%. They really are a special group of children. I pray for health and wellness for everyone this beginning to the new year.

This week, the class will focus on MAP testing and F & P reading testing. Our goal is to have everyone complete by the end of this week! We will test our reading MAP on Monday morning and math MAP on Wednesday morning. There is no Mass this week, as our priests are on retreat, so informal regular uniform is fine on Wednesday so the students are comfortable testing.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss the Presentation of our Lord at the temple.

Reading: The students will continue to focus on smaller short story comprehension skills this week as we prepare for both MAP testing (next week) and reading fluency and comprehension testing with F & P.

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week, specifically practice with possessive nouns. There will not be any spelling this week. This will resume next week after testing is complete.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue multiplication! 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: We will continue our weather unit! We will continue to learn about weather hazards and how we can prevent damage from them.

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

Reminders:

Monday, January 13th- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, January 20th- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther Kind Day

Tuesday, January 21st- Report Cards Issued

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

Sunday, January 26th- Friday, January 31st- Catholic Schools’ Week!



January 6th – 10th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Welcome back!! I truly hope you all enjoyed your time with your family to celebrate this holiday season. Jesus was such a gift to us just as your children are to the world.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss the Epiphany, which falls on Monday, January 6th. All day Monday, we will have lessons on this important feast day!

Reading: The students will focus on smaller short story comprehension skills this week and next as we prepare for both MAP testing (next week) and reading fluency and comprehension testing with F & P.

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week, specifically more irregular and possessive nouns. There will not be any spelling this week.

Math:  This week in math, we will begin multiplication! Yay! 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: We will continue our weather unit! We will continue to learn about weather hazards and how we can prevent damage from them.

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

Reminders:

Monday, January 6th- First day back!  Feast of the Epiphany

Monday, January 13th- 2:00 dismissal

Monday, January 20th- NO SCHOOL- Martin Luther Kind Day

Tuesday, January 21st- Report Cards Issued

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

Sunday, January 26th- Friday, January 31st- Catholic Schools’ Week!

December 16th – 20th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week will be short on time, but long on fun and learning! We have our strength and movement performance on Monday, Mass Wednesday, and our concert practice ans show on Thursday. Friday will be a half day.

In class this week…

In class, we will be finishing each of the projects and lessons we have begun so we can enjoy our break. The class will finish “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” and the Advent lapbook, we will finish our lessons on addition, subtraction, and calendars, and we will finish our unit on plural nouns. Since class time is so valuable this week, These will be the only units the students will be working on.

Reminders:

Monday, December 16th- Strength and Movement program- 1:00 in Neglia Hall

Thursday, December 19th- Christmas Concert! 7:00pm in the Basilica

Friday December 20th – 11:30 dismissal



December 9th – 13th

A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week will be packed with learning as we try to complete several things before Christmas Break comes along. Next week will be filled with concert practice and Advent lessons!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue our discussion on Advent. We will combining our reading lessons with our religion lessons since the novel we will be reading is about the Nativity.

Reading: The students are reading “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” and loving it. This is a delightful book about how several children who are dubbed ‘troublemakers’ find God and learn of his story. The students are creating their first lapbook of foldables and fun while reading this book. These lapbooks help with fine motor skills as we will be cutting and gluing quite a bit, as well as helping them learn to write in a smaller font size.

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week, specificallymore irregular and possessive nouns. Also, our spelling test, focused on words from our novel, will be on Friday, December 13th. This was a two week set of words and the children must also know the definitions of each word. STAR homework due this Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will work on calendar skills and addition.

Science: We will continue our weather unit! We will continue to learn about weather hazards and how we can prevent damage from them.

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

Reminders:

Monday, December 9th- Mass day!, 2:00 dismissal

Wednesday, December 11th- Mass day

Friday, December 13th- Field trip to the Koger Center

Monday, December 16th- Strength and Movement program- 1:00 in Neglia Hall

Thursday, December 19th- Christmas Concert! 7:00pm in the Basilica

Friday December 20th – 11:30 dismissal

December 2nd – 6th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving break. I spent quite a bit of time with several of our students while they performed at the Nutcracker. They did a beautiful job!!

These next few weeks will be long, but they will be packed with lots to do! We will keep in mind we are now in the Advent season and will work on preparing ourselves for Jesus’ birth.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will begin our discussion on Advent. We will combining our reading lessons with our religion lessons since the novel we will be reading is about the Nativity.

Reading: The students will be reading “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!” these next few weeks. This is a delightful book about how several children who are dubbed ‘troublemakers’ find God and learn of his story. The students will create their first lapbook of foldables and fun while reading this book. These lapbooks help with fine motor skills as we will be cutting and gluing quite a bit, as well as helping them learn to write in a smaller font size.

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week, specificallymore irregular and possessive nouns. Also, our spelling test, focused on words from our novel, will be on Friday, December 13th. This is a two week set of words and the children must also know the definitions of each word. STAR homework due this Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will work on various forms of addition and subtraction.

Science: We will continue our weather unit! We will learn about weather hazards and how we can prevent damage from them.

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

Reminders:

Tuesday, December 3rd- Progress reports issued

Thursday, December 5th- Field trip to Cardinal Newman to see their performance of “Once Upon a Mattress”

Monday, December 9th- Mass day!, 2:00 dismissal

Wednesday, December 11th- Mass day

Friday, December 13th- Field trip to the Koger Center

Monday, December 16th- Strength and Movement program- 1:00 in Neglia Hall

Thursday, December 19th- Christmas Concert! 7:00pm in the Basilica

Friday December 20th – 11:30 dismissal



November 18th-22nd

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

This week the class will finish Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. What a journey it has been! I know as much as the students wanted to read through the book quickly, they are already sad it is almost finished. Just two chapters to go.

On Friday this week, our class will have a special visitor. Dr. Carbone from the USC Geography Department will be at St. Peter’s to help the students learn more about weather through experimentation and data collection. Dr. Carbone is also a member of the St. Peter’s parish and is excited to spend Friday morning with our class.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this month, the class will discuss the various saints that are a part of our heavenly community. The students will be researching a saint and creating an in-class virtual project based on their saint.

Reading: The students will finish their journey with Mr. Wonka and Charlie this week. The class will complete an end of book essay and each will take the AR test for the book. We will begin our new novel after Thanksgiving break.

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week, specifically more plural nouns including irregular plural nouns. Also, our spelling test, focused on fun Thanksgiving words, will be on Friday. STAR homework due Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue time and add in temperature. It ties in nicely with our science lessons on weather. In this series, we do not test until after we are finished the 10th lesson and we are on lesson number 6. I plan to test Tuesday of next week.

Science: We will continue our weather unit! We will learn about the water cycle and humidity this week. We will have a special visitor on Friday!

Social Studies:  The class will finish map skills and test on Friday.

Reminders:

Monday, November 11th- Veteran’s Day Parade; 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, November 26th- Capella to sing at the Nutcracker

Wed-Fri November 27, 28, & 29- Thanksgiving Break



November 11th – 15th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

The weather is turning cold! Be sure to bundle up and send warm clothes for recess. Hopefully we will get outside despite the rain.

The class will be attending the Veteran’s Day Parade on Monday. PE uniforms please and dress warmly. All Safe Haven cleared parents are welcome to join us! Thank you to Mr. Miles for allowing our school to use your business to watch from.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this month, the class will discuss the various saints that are a part of our heavenly community. The students will be researching a saint and creating an in-class virtual project based on their saint.

Reading: The students will continue through Willy Wonka’s world this week. We are nearing the end of our journey. What will happen to Mike Teevee? Where will the glass elevator take us? We will answer these questions and more!

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week, specifically common vs proper and begin plural nouns. Also, our spelling test, focused on the /ow/ sound, will be on Friday. STAR homework due Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will continue time and add in temperature. It ties in nicely with our science lessons on weather. In this series, we do not test until after we are finished the 10th lesson and we completed three lessons last week.

Science: We will continue our weather unit! We will learn various weather tools and how to use them properly.

Social Studies:  The class will continue map skills by working with latitude and longitude as well as coordinates more this week. It is important to understand how to read a map and what coordinates are and how to plot them.

Reminders:

Monday, November 11th- Veteran’s Day Parade; 2:00 dismissal

Tuesday, November 26th- Capella to sing at the Nutcracker

Wed-Fri November 27, 28, & 29- Thanksgiving Break



November 4th – 8th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this month, the class will discuss the various saints that are a part of our heavenly community. The students will be researching a saint and creating an in-class virtual project based on their saint.

Reading: The students will continue through Willy Wonka’s world this week. We will encounter a gun machine, square candies, and 100 squirrels! We are also working on our comprehension and how to phrase our answers in the best way by using our questions to help restate.

Language Arts: The class will continue nouns this week. Also, our spelling test, focused on the /oi/ sound, will be on Friday. STAR homework due Friday.

Math:  We will began our new math series- Saxon Math. Last week we focused on calendars, skip counting, and time. This week we will expound on those concepts even further. In this series, we do not test until after we are finished the 10th lesson and we completed three lessons last week.

Science: We will continue our weather unit! We will learn what weather hazards are and how we can protect ourselves and our homes.

Social Studies:  The class will continue map skills by working with latitude and longitude as well as coordinates more this week. It is important to understand how to read a map and what coordinates are and how to plot them.

Reminders:

Monday, November 11th- Veteran’s Day Parade; 2:00 dismissal

Wed-Fri November 27, 28, & 29- Thanksgiving Break



October 28th – November 1st

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

It was great to see everyone on Friday evening! You all looked spooktactular! This is always a family favorite. Also on Friday was a successful first field trip. Dr. Mitchell did a wonderful job teaching the students how to navigate around the city of Columbia. We walked 2.33 miles!

Thank you all for signing up for your conference on Friday. If you haven’t, I still have plenty of spots available! The signup sheets are in the front office.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will discuss the history of Halloween, All Saint’s Day, and All Soul’s Day and what makes these holidays uniquely Catholic.

Reading: The students will enter the chocolate room this week, among other great candy making rooms. This week we will focus on comparing and contrasting the characters by using their behaviors. We are also working on our comprehension and how to phrase our answers in the best way by using our questions to help restate.

Language Arts: The class will begin nouns this week. Also, our spelling test, the Halloween list, will be on Wednesday. There will only be spelling homework on Monday and Tuesday.

Math:  We will began our new math series- Saxon Math. Last week we focused on calendars, skip counting, and time. This week we will expound on those concepts even further. In this series, we do not test until after we are finished the 10th lesson and we completed three lessons last week.

Science: We will begin our weather unit! We will learn what a meteorologist is and does this week and why their job is important.

Social Studies:  The class will continue map skills by working with latitude and longitude as well as coordinates more this week. It is important to understand how to read a map and what coordinates are and how to plot them.

Reminders:

Thursday, October 31st- Halloween!

Friday, November 1st- NO SCHOOL – Conference Day; All Saint’s Day