November 11-15, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

On Monday of this week we will be celebrating Veterans Day with a special presentation by our first grade class and by attending the parade downtown. I would like to extend a personal thank you to any Veterans in our community for your selfless service and sacrifice for our country.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we continue to work on our research reports for our Saints. Students will be combining Religion with our English this week as we learn how to effectively write for informational purposes.

 Literature

Students will complete our unit on nonfiction text structures. We will participate in an analysis activity in which we determine the text structure for a variety of passages. We will take a test on nonfiction text structures on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The current reading log will be due on Friday, November 15, 2019

English

This week we will continue to focus on drafting our research reports. Students will focus on organizing the structure of their reports using an outline. They will then focus on drafting the body paragraphs so that they support the main idea stated in their introductory paragraphs. This research paper is an interdisciplinary work that will cover multiple standards for our fourth graders.

Due to the intensive nature of the research report, there will be no vocabulary unit this week.

Social Studies

This week we will complete our study of the West region of the United States. As usual, we will be covering the landmarks, climate, landforms, geopolitical locations, capitals, and other interesting information about this region. Our test on the West region will be on  Thursday, November 14, 2019.  Please study the mini booklet and states and capitals for this region. Students will take a test on each region before we do our cumulative assessment for the entire United States. We will then take time to review our five regions before taking the final assessment for this unit which will be on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. To help your student learn the names of each state and capital, please take a look at the following video.

Science

Due to some interruptions to our schedule, we were unable to fully complete our unit on variables, so this week we will continue our in depth study of the scientific method. We are focusing on identifying variables. Love Mythbusters? We will examine some of their experiments and analyze the independent and dependent variable of each.  The quiz date for identifying variables is currently set for Friday, November 15, 2019. 

 Important Dates

November 11, 2019 11am Veteran’s Day Parade/ 2pm dismissal

November 27-29, 2019 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 11th-15th

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our new week of school will begin with our celebrating veterans by attending the parade on Monday. Some of our classmates have parents in the military, so it will make the day an especially meaningful one. Also, there is early dismissal that day, so our classroom time is minimal.

However, Tuesday through Friday are normal days, so below please find my planned lessons for Tuesday through Friday.

Fifth Grade

Religion. We are continuing our work on the Eucharist. I did not get nearly as much covered as I wanted to this week, and I cannot discount the importance of this topic for our children. After all, it is the center of Christian life.

English. We are coming along nicely with adverbs. After our lesson on using troublesome adverbs correctly, we will be ready to review for an upcoming quiz that I would like to have the children take next week. I have not chosen an exact date, because I am uncertain how long we will be working on the above-mentioned lesson.

Reading. I am sooooooo looking forward to presenting the next story to your children. It is called “The Coming of the Long Knives.” It is a piece of historical fiction that depicts the trials of a Navaho village when white soldiers, the Long Knives command that they leave their home. This will piggy-back so well with the selection we read in our Storyworks about the mystery of Roanoke.

Social Studies. We are getting ready to begin the Civil War. I am creating a packet of materials that I hope will make their journey through the textbook pages a bit more palatable. Much information is presented in the book, so consolidating the material will help (I hope). We will begin our study by having the students become familiar with the issue of slavery and the major differences between the North and the South.

Sixth Grade

English. Our incorporation of sentence diagramming within our other lessons, is being so beneficial. Being that the students need to know parts of speech, sentence structure, and the relationship among words in a sentence, many of the arduous skills associated with the mechanics and grammar of English at this level, are being accomplished as they diagram and we review their work. I am happy when errors are made and they explain why they chose to put words where they did in the diagram. When their classmates offer differing thoughts, real learning is taking place. It is great!

Reading. On Tuesday, the students will present the ancient wonder of the world that they chose to research. This activity is meant to set the stage for a few stories we will be reading from the anthology of stories on ancient civilizations.

I know…I know…you are waiting for my ending quotation, right? In all seriousness, I enjoy leafing through my book of them and finding ones that I hope you will like. So, how about this very short, but quite poignant one…

“To be loved, be lovable”.

Wishing you much love in your lives,

Miss L. Boron

November 11-15, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week we start off with Veteran’s Day on Monday. The students will attend the Veteran’s Day parade on Main street starting at 11am. Parent’s if you would like to join, please let me know. Monday is also a 2pm dismissal.   

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 Gus Corbett. 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 the Associative Property of Addition and Multiplication and how to solve for the factor of a number. The test will be given on Friday, November 15th. 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 discuss genetics and inherited traits. The Life Science test on animals, plants, microorganisms, and inherited traits will be given on Tuesday, November 19th.

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss adding and subtracting mixed numbers, the circumference of a circle, and the different types of lines and angles. The quiz on Lessons 26-28 will be given on Friday, November 15th.

Science: We will review plate tectonics. The Plate Tectonics test will be given on Tuesday, November 12th. Then, we will begin discussing Earth’s water and the zones of the ocean.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the social classes and empires of ancient India. There will be a quiz on the geography of ancient India on Wednesday, November 13th.

Religion: We will review the stories of Jacob and Joseph. The students will take the Unit 2 test on Wednesday, November 13th. Then, we will discuss the story of Moses.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, November 22nd. The words are listed in the document below.

Reminders & Important Dates

November 11, 2019     11am Veteran’s Day Parade/ 2pm dismissal

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

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



K-5: Week 12

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School 

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201 

(803) 252-8285 

Dear Parents, 

It was wonderful to see parents last week at the conferences! If you were unable to make it, send me an email and we can schedule another time to meet. 

This week, we are practicing our long and short vowels. We had a test on Monday to see where students are at currently learning these vowels. I appreciate all of the hard work students have been putting into this. In Science, we will be working on learning about spring and summer. In Math, we will be learning about different pattern types. In Social Studies, we will be finishing up our lessons on community helpers. Students will be taking an assessment on Friday to test their knowledge on this. We have covered teachers, doctors, nurses, firefighters, police officers, and mail carriers.

Thank you so much to everyone who brought in treats for our little Halloween party in class last week! Also next Monday, November 11th, we will be having an early dismissal day at 2pm. The after school program will be available. There will also be a Veteran’s Day parade starting at 11am. 

Let’s have another great week of school!

Have a wonderful and blessed week, 

Ms. Rovelli 

Week 12 — November 4 – 8, 2019

Sight Words:

Have, He, Her, Here, I, In

Social Studies:

Community Helpers

Science:

Seasons and Weather Patterns

Mathematics:

Patterns

Language and Literacy:

Sight words, long vowels, and reading together

Important Dates to Remember: 

Monday , November 11th — Veteran’s Day Parade/Early Release Day/ASP Available

Ms. Rovelli and Mrs. Moore

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 4-8, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Ronald

I want to extend a special thank you to every parent for the productive and informative parent-teacher conferences. I truly enjoyed having the opportunity to meet with each of you to discuss your child’s progress and his/her needs in my classroom. 

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we continue our study of Catholic Saints. Each student has the opportunity to select a saint about which he or she would like to know more. 

 Literature

Students will continue analyzing nonfiction text structures. Students have already taken notes including clue words for each type we will cover. These will be helpful in determining the best order for our Religion research paper. The next reading log will go out on Friday, November 8, 2019 and will be due on Friday, November 15, 2019

English

This week we will continue to focus on writing for informational purposes. Students will learn to write an introduction that hooks the reader and states the main idea of a research related topic. Students will then focus on organizing the information they have found on their saint. This research paper is an interdisciplinary work that will cover multiple standards for our fourth graders.

Also this week, students will complete their fourth unit of derivational word sorts. Students will focus on other words that use the prefixes dis-, in-, un-, and mis- as well as the meaning of each word. Definitions for word sort four will be due on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.  The spelling test for Word Sort 4 will be on Thursday, November 7, 2019, and the vocabulary test for Word Sort 4 will be on Friday, November 8, 2019. 

Word Sort 4

disease, informal, untidy, disrespect, indirect, misbehave, undress, invisible, mistrust, dishonest, insincere, disorder, misspell, uneasy, discourage, misleading, infrequent, unaware, disbelief, misfortune, unknown, unfasten, inexpensive, disconnect

Mathematics

This week we will begin with an investigation comparing the US Customary System with the Metric system. Students will estimate distances, use rulers, yard sticks, and meter sticks to compare units of measure, and apply all of this knowledge to finding perimeters of various places and objects. Students will then extend their knowledge of geometric shapes by using compasess to draw circles with a given radius, determine fractions of a circle, and then use money manipulatives to name fractions and their equivalent decimals. This will build into our lesson on lines, line segments, and rays. 

Social Studies

This week we will complete our study of the Southwest region of the United States. As usual, we will be covering the landmarks, climate, land forms, geopolitical locations, capitals, and other interesting information about this region. Our test on the Southwest region will be on  Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Please study the mini booklet and states and capitals for this region. Students will take a test on each region before we do our cumulative assessment for the entire United States. Our final region will be the West Region of the United States. Students will begin their study of this region on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The Test for the West Region will be on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. To help your student learn the names of each state and capital, please take a look at the following video.

Science

This week we will continue our in depth study of the scientific method. We are focusing on identifying variables. Love Mythbusters? We will examine some of their experiments and analyze the independent and dependent variable of each.  The quiz date for identifying variables is currently set for Tuesday, November 12, 2019. 

 Important Dates

November 11, 2019 11am Veteran’s Day Parade/ 2pm dismissal

November 27-29, 2019 Thanksgiving Break

Kindergarten 4 November Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Thank you for sharing your time with us during the Parent/Teacher conferences last Friday.  We were happy to be able to meet all of you. The first quarter went by so quickly.  Attending to children’s needs requires that we, as teachers, explore all areas of your child’s development. As we work to identify and improve these areas, we help to lay the foundation for their future success. That is why it is so important that parents and teachers work hand in hand to guide and nurture our students/children.

We have been spending a significant amount of time and effort working on “SELF-HELP and FINE MOTOR SKILLS”. The children are learning to get their own materials, gather their own things, clean up after themselves, as well as buttoning and zipping their own clothing. A feeling of accomplishment; “I can do it” goes a long way towards building good healthy habits.

Gaining control of their hand muscles is a very important goal for the children.  Children will continue practicing and improving their eye/hand coordination, writing strokes, cutting skills and putting together/takes apart multilink cubes. We will incorporate activities and projects that focus on the use of fine motor skills to strengthen the muscles in the children’s hands and fingers and to develop their coordination and general dexterity.

In Religion, we will be discussing the topic of Thanksgiving; its meaning and significance in our culture and as a special celebration with family and friends.

In Language Literacy, children will now be learning about Rhyming Words. We will challenge them to identify words that Rhyme – Words that have the same ending sound.  We will do this by using songs, nursery rhymes and poems, to help recognize rhyming words.  

In Mathematics, children will continue learning about their numbers, colors, shapes, measurements, such as tall, long, and short. Play with your child by comparing groups of objects of no more than 8 to 10 objects/group and use quantitative words to describe them, such as, (Which has more or less?). We will also introduce classifying objects or pictures according to sizes (small, medium, large or big).

Beginning November 4th, the K4’s are joining the Monday Morning Prayer at St. Peter’s Basilica. In the near future, our class will join the rest of the student body to attend the Wednesday morning Mass.

Please keep an appropriate change of clothes in your child’s backpack. With the change of weather, be sure that your child is dressed with a warm sweater or light jacket for outdoor activities.

Religion:

Thanksgiving

Language:

Letters – Ss — Ii — Dd — Cc

Rhyming Words

Mathematics:

Numbers —– Review numbers 1 thru7 — 8 eight —– 9 nine —- 10 ten —-  

                       Review numbers 1 thru 10

Colors —- Review Primary Colors —– Secondary Colors  

                  brown —– black —– white

Size – Small, Medium and Large —– More and Less

Important Dates to Remember:

November 11 – Monday – Early Dismissal 2:00 p.m.  ASP Available

November 22 – Friday – K4 Thanksgiving Feast at 9:45

November 27, 28 & 29 – Thanksgiving Break No School

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

11/4/18-11/8/18

RELIGION:

Great Job on Saint Reports and Costumes.  Check out our St. Peter’s Facebook Page for photos.

Saints, continued

The Parts of the Mass

Jesus calls us to serve and do His Work

SPELLING LIST:

(Consonant Diagraphs: th, sh, wh, ch, tch)

Basic Words: dish, than, chest, such, thin, push, shine, chase, white, while, these, flash, which, then

Bonus Wordswould, should

Spelling Test on Friday

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Setting a purpose for writing

Focus Trait of Writing: Organization: Beginning Middle and End

Main Idea/Topic Sentence

Action Verbs

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

Writing Descriptive Paragraph using Imagery and Onomatopoeia

READING:

Setting a purpose for Reading.

Reading like a detective: looking for clues to understand a story or a nonfiction story.

Informational Text: Integrated with Religion, Science and Social Studies

Text to Text Comparisons

Going back into the text for vocabulary and comprehension.

Using strategies for word attack.  What do I do when I come to a word that I don’t know?

SCIENCE:

Thermometer in Fahrenheit Degrees

Leaves change colors; What do we observe?

Butterfly Life Cycle

Ugly Vegetables

Push and pull

SOCIAL STUDIES:Family Traditions and Customs

How do we honor veterans?

Thanksgiving Traditions

MATH:

Creating Fact Family Stories using more, all together and some, some went away

Time:  to 5 minutes.

Money: Counting Change

Counting by 3’s, 4’s and 5’s (thinking about multiplication)

Odd numbers and even numbers

HOMEWORK:

Math Fact Flashcards (flashcards are in their backpacks):  Fill out Math Flashcard Log.

Read Together and discuss books! Fill out Weekly Reading Lo

 Reminders & Important Dates:

Please send in earbuds and a water bottle

Wednesday Mass Uniform

Thursday PE Uniform: Arrive by 7:50!

Monday, 11/12:  Veterans Day Parade: 10:15-12:30

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

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