11/18/19-11/26/18

Thank you to Ms. Rhett for a wonderful Science Lab on “oobleck: a Non-Newtonian substance which acts as both a liquid and a solid.”  Please remember the Thanksgiving project is to allow your child to participate in cooking especially through measuring ingredients.

RELIGION:

MagniKids

Gratitude Grows Attitude

Virtue and Saints

Fruits of the Spirit in the Bible

Parts of Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation

SPELLING LIST:

Ordinal Numbers:

first, second, third,  fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth

Bonus Words: Thanksgiving, gratitude

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Sentence Fluency: Transitional Words; Time Order

CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling)

Journal Entries with Topic and Concluding Sentences

Friendly Letters

Imagery

Action Verbs and Exact Nouns

Adding es to certain verbs

READING:

Story Predictions

Fable Stories

Reading is Thinking: Comprehension. Question, Predict, Connect, Visualize, Summarize

Chunking words into syllables

Finding Imagery in Text

SCIENCE:

Science Lab with Ms. Rhett

Matter: Solid, Liquid and Gas

Rock Center

Predictions/ Hypothesis

Harvesting Food

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Folk/ Oral Traditions as found in poetry and song.

Thanksgiving Traditions and History

Virtual Tour of Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, MA

First Thanksgiving

MATH:

Ordinal Numbers

Symmetry

Telling Time, Money, Measurement

Looking for a Pattern to Predict

HOMEWORK:

Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards are in their backpacks).  RECORD minutes.

Read Together and discuss books!  Record on Weekly Reading Logs

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Picture Money or Pictures Due.  If you paid online, please send in the envelope indicating this.  Please send back the pictures if you don’t plan to purchase.

Wednesday Mass Uniform

Thursday PE Uniform: Arrive by 7:50!

Warm clothes please for recess!

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

Week of November 18th-November 22nd

Hello, Parents,

On this rainy (but a bit warmer) Friday, I am thinking about all of the different activities that signify this busy time of the year. The children are, at this very minute, practicing with their Strength and Movement teachers for their upcoming Christmas performance. I am collecting permission slips for our annual trip to the Koger Center, we have our mugs ready for “Hot chocolate Friday”, and I am trying to prepare for my class’s Advent presentation on December 2nd. Whew! I think I may have to increase my vitamin input. Anyway, amidst all that we do have learning to be done.

Fifth Grade Next Week.

Religion. We have concluded our Chapter Five work on the Eucharist. The children should be studying their class notes for an upcoming quiz that will be given on Tuesday. They have been told what to focus their studying on.

Reading. During our reading of the story, “The Coming of Long Knives”, we are going to focus on the reading skills of previewing and drawing conclusions.

English. The class will have a unit test on Thursday. The test will assess their mastery of the content presented from lessons 5.1-5.5. Each lesson on adverb use has been presented and practiced. However, independent study needs to be done; they have already written in their agendas the date of the test and what they need to review in their personal studying.

Social Studies. Today I will be collecting their cards indicating who they have chosen to memorialize for their Civil War project. As you know, directions for this came home this Wednesday; please review them with your child if any questions arise. Next week’s lesson will focus on the growth of slavery in the South.

Spelling. Our test will be given on Friday. Can you believe there are so many homophones in our language? Eeeeks…and there are still more to come…

Sixth Grade Next Week

Reading. Our reading of “His Majesty, Queen Hatshepsut”, has given the students a chance to share much of their background knowledge of ancient civilizations. Also, I am looking forward to hearing their presentation on the ancient wonder that each of them chose.

English. Like my fifth grade students, we are studying adverbs. This class is also spending more time on our workbook’s maintenance exercises that include a variety of skills (parts of speech, verb tense, sentence structure and diagramming). I consider them mini-lessons that accomplish much with four or five questions.

The author of this quote is unknown; whoever did say it, though, surely gives us a lovely sentiment.

“Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others

without getting a few drops on yourself.”

Isn’t that a nice thought for us to keep close? I hope you think so…

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss L. Boron

November 11- 15, 2019

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

Weekly Newsletter- November 11-15, 2019

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are learning stories from the Old Testament such as David and Goliath and Solomon. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week learning about R blend patterns. We will be reading a story called How Animals Communicate. We are discussing plot, setting, and characters in a narrative. Students are able to work daily in their differentiated reading groups, and are able to participate and visualize during whole class Read Alouds.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be working on writing the upper and lower cases of “K and L”. We will be reinforcing basic writing strategies like holding our paper and pencil correctly, while sitting up straight with our feet on the floor. We continue to work in our Interactive Notebooks each day, utilizing various prompts to enhance and perfect our writing skills. In grammar, we are discussing the Subject (the naming part) of a sentence.

Math:  We are continuing with skip counting and gathering data to represent frequency. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: We are working on Parts of Plant, and how plants help keep God’s creation, the Earth, alive and thriving! Our class will end the week potting our own seeds, as well as making a special surprise (bird feeders) with seeds on them!

Social Studies:  We are still working on community helpers and citizenship.

Reminders:

**Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

*** If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of November, December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!  ***

-Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.27th-Return Monday, December 2nd

November 4-8, 2019

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

Weekly Newsletter- November 4-8, 2019

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are learning stories from the Old Testament such as Naomi and Ruth and Samuel the Prophet. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week learning about double consonant patterns. We will be reading a story called Jack and the Wolf. We are discussing plot, setting, and characters in a narrative. Students are able to work daily in their differentiated reading groups, and are able to participate and visualize during whole class Read Alouds.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be working on writing the upper and lower cases of “K and L”. We will be reinforcing basic writing strategies like holding our paper and pencil correctly, while sitting up straight with our feet on the floor. We continue to work in our Interactive Notebooks each day, utilizing various prompts to enhance and perfect our writing skills. In grammar, we are reviewing adjectives, nouns, and verbs, and how they all work together to build excitement in our sentences.

Math:  We are continuing with skip counting and gathering data to represent frequency. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: We are starting our unit on Parts of Plant, and how plants help keep God’s creation, the Earth, alive and thriving! Our class and second grade will be going on a Leaf Walk at the end of the week!

Social Studies:  We are still working on community helpers and citizenship.

Reminders:

**Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

*** If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of November, December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!  ***

-Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, November 11th– Veterans’ Day Presentation (8:30) and Parade (appx 10am) –

Monday, 11/12: Early 2:00 Dismissal; Faculty Meeting

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.27th-Return Monday, December 2nd

November 11-15, 2019

Weekly Newsletter- November 4-8, 2019

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are learning stories from the Old Testament such as David and Goliath and the Story of Solomon. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week learning about R blends. We will be reading a story called How Animals Communicate. We are discussing plot, setting, and characters in a narrative. Students are able to work daily in their differentiated reading groups, and are able to participate and visualize during whole class Read Alouds.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be working on writing the upper and lower cases of “K and L”. We will be reinforcing basic writing strategies like holding our paper and pencil correctly, while sitting up straight with our feet on the floor. We continue to work in our Interactive Notebooks each day, utilizing various prompts to enhance and perfect our writing skills. In grammar, we are discussing the subject (the naming part) of sentences.

Math:  We are continuing with skip counting and gathering data to represent frequency. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: We are working on Parts of Plant, and how plants help keep God’s creation, the Earth, alive and thriving! Our class and second grade will be making our own potted plants at the end of the week, as well as doing a craft with a guest visitor involving Seeds!!

Social Studies:  We are learning about the meaning of and the history behind Thanksgiving.

Reminders:

**Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

*** If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of November, December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!  ***

-Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.27th-Return Monday, December 2nd

November 4-8, 2019

Weekly Newsletter- November 4-8, 2019

Great Things are Happening in First Grade!

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we are learning stories from the Old Testament such as Naomi and Ruth and Samuel the Prophet. We continue to reinforce the process of praying the Rosary. We utilize Jesus Calling each day to discuss scripture, and introduce a new saint daily.

Reading:  The class will spend this week learning about double consonant patterns. We will be reading a story called Jack and the Wolf. We are discussing plot, setting, and characters in a narrative. Students are able to work daily in their differentiated reading groups, and are able to participate and visualize during whole class Read Alouds.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be working on writing the upper and lower cases of “K and L”. We will be reinforcing basic writing strategies like holding our paper and pencil correctly, while sitting up straight with our feet on the floor. We continue to work in our Interactive Notebooks each day, utilizing various prompts to enhance and perfect our writing skills. In grammar, we are reviewing adjectives, nouns, and verbs, and how they all work together to build excitement in our sentences.

Math:  We are continuing with skip counting and gathering data to represent frequency. We are continuing to work in differentiated math groups to best engage students on their individual math levels.

Science: We are starting our unit on Parts of Plant, and how plants help keep God’s creation, the Earth, alive and thriving! Our class and second grade will be going on a Leaf Walk at the end of the week!

Social Studies:  We are still working on community helpers and citizenship.

Reminders:

**Please send in headphones with your child’s name on them to use during centers.

*** If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the months of November, December, or January, please email me. I will let you know available dates with a response back so that we can put you into our Mystery Reader schedule! The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us!  ***

-Please check the comments section of blue folders for individual comments on your child’s weekly progress.

Snacks and lunches are encouraged to have healthy options and items that have protein so that students may focus and power thru the remainder of the school day after lunch.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Monday, November 11th– Veterans’ Day Presentation (8:30) and Parade (appx 10am) –

Monday, 11/12: Early 2:00 Dismissal; Faculty Meeting

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.27th-Return Monday, December 2nd

Preparing for Advent

K-5: Week Thirteen

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

Yesterday, the students had a wonderful time on their field trip to celebrate the Veteran’s Day Parade! We had such a fun time being able to show our appreciation for all those that serve our country.

This week in ELA, we will be introducing CVC words and then will begin focusing on the beginning sound of these words. In Math, we will be working on counting and practice our handwriting of the numbers “six” and “seven”. In Science, we are going to begin wrapping up our lessons on the seasons and associated weather patterns with a review of each season each day. Students will have an assessment in a couple weeks on their understanding of these seasons, their activities, weather, and clothing. In Social Studies, we will begin discussing community businesses and the goods that they provide us.

Also, next Monday (November 18th), K-5 will be presenting during the Morning Prayer. Their presentation will be on “gratitude”. Students will be singing a song and discussing what they are grateful for in their life. Parents are welcome to join us! The Morning Prayer begins at 8:30am and ends at 9:00am. We hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 13 — November 12 – 18, 2019

Sight Words:

The, She, He, And, My, At

Social Studies:

Community Businesses and Goods

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Counting and Number Writing

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, CVC words, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday, November 18th — K-5 Morning Prayer Presentation on Gratitude (8:30m-9:00am)

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

11/11/18-11/15/18

THANK YOU to Ms. Rhett for a wonderful Butterfly Science Lab.  We look forward to this week’s Science Lab on Matter.  The students thoroughly enjoy this hands-on approach to learning!

RELIGION:

Parts of Mass

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Prayers of Thanksgiving

Gratitude

SPELLING LIST:

Base Words with Endings: -ed and -ing

Basic Words: liked, using, riding, chased, spilled, making, closed, hoping, baked, hiding, standing, asked, mixed, sleeping

Bonus Words:  watches, fixes

Spelling Test on Friday, 11/15/19

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Veterans

Newspaper Articles

Agreement: adding -s and -es to verbs; past tense verbs with -ed

Contractions

Proofreading: CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation, Spelling)

Elaboration in Writing using Exact Words

READING:

Reading Comprehension Exercises/Discussions:

“Reading is Thinking: Question, Predict, Connect, Visualize, Summarize”

Thanksgiving Stories

CV Syllable Pattern

Fables: How Chipmunk Got His Stripes?

Synonyms

SCIENCE:

Matter: Gas, Liquid, Solid

Data and Graphs: Tables, Pictographs, Bar Graphs (Integrated with Math)

Ms. Rhett: Science Lab on Friday.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Veteran’s Day Parade/ Veteran’s Day Activities

Thanksgiving Traditions

Research recorded in Tables (Integrated with Math)

MATH:

Telling Time, Temperature, Money

Calendar

Counting on Patterns (connection to multiplication)

Geometry: Symmetry

Problem Solving with Logical Reasoning and Number Sentences

Data and Graphs, Tables, Pictographs, Bar Graphs (Integrated with Science and Social Studies)

HOMEWORK:

Practice Telling Time!

Math Fact Flashcards (record on Math log- flashcards are in their backpacks).

Read Together and discuss books: record in the Weekly Reading Log!

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Monday, 11/11:  Veterans Day Parade: 10:40-12:30

Monday, 11/12: Early 2:00 Dismissal; Faculty Meeting

Wednesday Mass Uniform

Thursday PE Uniform: Arrive by 7:55!

Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, Nov.27th-Friday, Nov. 29th