3/4/19 – 3/07/19

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday this week. Your child will be receiving ashes on their foreheads to remind them to “Repent, and believe in the Gospel,” and “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” We hope to see many of you at Mass, as well. If you come to Mass, remember that your child may sit with you.

The traditional Lenten Rice Bowls will be coming home in the Tuesday folders so that your family may have the opportunity to make sacrifices and collect spare change for the poor.

It was wonderful to see you at the Angels in the Vista Auction on Saturday! Thank you to Mrs. O’Brien for chairing the auction and all the parents who worked so hard for its success.

This week we will have a 11:30 Dismissal on Thursday and no school on Friday so that all teachers may attend the Diocesan Teacher Education Conference. There will be no After School Program on either day.

RELIGION: LENT: Ash Wednesday / LENT

Making Good Moral Choices: Listening to the Inner Voice of Right and Wrong-God’s Voice of the Conscience

Making a Difference

Good Samaritan

SPELLING: NO SPELLING TEST!

READING:  

Distinguishing between facts and opinions in persuasive pieces.

Helen Keller

Root Words/Prefixes/ Suffix -ly

Dictionary/Glossary

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Comparing Present, Past and Future Time

Abbreviations

Titles for People

Writing Persuasive Pieces

MATH:  

Geometry: Solid Figures, Faces, Edges and Vertices, Plane Figures

SOCIAL STUDIES:  

Timelines

Following Signs on a Road

Heroes Then and Now

SCIENCE:

Emperor Penguins: How They Look, Habitat, Caring for Young, Food & Enemies

Animal Habitats

Reminders & Important Dates:

8:30 Ash Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

PEHP Thursday: PE Uniform

11:30 Dismissal Thursday, March 7th: NO ASP

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY: NO ASP

Week of March 4th-March 8th

A Note From Miss Boron

Before I begin reviewing the content of my planned lessons for next week, please note the below special events that I would like to help you remember.

Wednesday. Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed at Mass for all students. Parents are invited to attend this most special Mass which commemorates the beginning of the Lenten season.

Thursday is an early dismissal day. The students will be leaving at 11:30; there will not be aftercare provided on that day. All teachers and staff will be attending a diocesan seminar.

Friday. Your child will not have school.

Thank-you for your attention to those specific dates.

Fifth Grade Next Week

Religion. In preparation for Lent, my class will be writing teacher-directed notes in their Religion journals about this special season in our faith. Included in the background information will be a bit of history about “Fat Tuesday”, or Shrove Tuesday. Any lesson presented will be about Lent.

Reading. We began a new selection today, Thursday, called “Founders of the Children’s Rain Forest”. With background information and vocabulary accomplished, we will spend some time reading the selection orally. During the reading, I will be presenting and modeling the use of comprehension strategies.

English. Comma use in direct address and after introductory words will be presented. I would also like to present correct apostrophe use in contractions, but I am not certain that will be done next week. It depends on how well we master the aforementioned skills.

Spelling. The test on “i before e” words will be taken on Monday, March 4th. A new list will be given Tuesday, March 5th.

Sixth Grade Next Week

Religion. If you would refer to the fifth grade above-mentioned plan, I would like to say “ditto”.

Reading. My sixth grade students will be completing our reading of “The Grimke Sisters”. By the way, I was so pleased with their completed time line work they did last night for homework; most captured the special events of the sisters’ lives thoroughly.

English. We are still working, slowly but surely, through the unit on punctuation use. Actually, this particular unit is usually a time consuming one because of the varied uses of our language’s punctuation. We are practicing quite a bit; I am preparing them for an assessment that will be given either next Thursday, or the week of March 11th.

In conclusion, I would like to wish you a lovely remainder of the week, and a nice weekend. I hope many will be enjoying the auction; Mrs. Jordan has worked so, so hard to make it a wonderful evening.

May God bless you with health, safe-keeping, and peace,

Miss L. Boron

March 4-8, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

During this short week, we will be celebrating the beginning of the Lenten season by attending Mass on Ash Wednesday. As we begin our Lenten journey this week, we will discuss fasting, almsgiving, and prayer. Then, on Thursday we will have an 11:30am dismissal and no school on Friday.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. Snack Shack has been going well and the students are having a great time selling the snacks and seeing the results of their hard work on the financial report! This week we will not have Snack Shack. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $5-$10 on snacks. 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

Fifth Grade:

Math: We will finish our discussion of rates and proportions by completing a project. Then, we will begin order of operations. 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 continue discussing the different types of rocks. The test will be given on Wednesday, March 6th. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about the events that caused WWI and some of the major battles. The students will take a quiz on the reasons for the war, the major battles, and the technological advancements that resulted from the war on Tuesday, March 5th.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will be discussing how to solve percent proportions. A quiz will be given on Wednesday, March 6th. 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 continue discussing weather and the factors that help us predict weather. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of the Phoenicians and the Israelites. The quiz on the Israelites will be given on Thursday, March 7th.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: The list is below. The test will be given on Friday, March 15th.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 6 Ash Wednesday Mass (Mass Uniform)

March 7 11:30am dismissal

March 8 No School

March 16 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 5 Points. St. Peter’s students are invited to walk in the morning parade

March 18 2pm dismissal

March 26 3rd Quarter Report Cards

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/101-videos/weather-101-sci-1?source=relatedvideo

Fifth Grade:

March 2019

Library News

We are very excited about our upcoming Character Parade.  Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd so we have been enjoying many of his books the past two weeks.

During Library, we are working hard on earning accelerated reader points.  Several students are already on our “Wall of Stars” to celebrate being at the mid-point of reaching their AR goal.

Please encourage your child to read every day. The opportunity to take Accelerated Reader quizzes is always available to the students when they have finished a book.

PEHP in March!

Hopefully an early spring is on the way, since Coach Cowan and Doc Rachel are loving having more of our PEHP classes OUTSIDE.  We get to emphasize movement and health while getting fresh air and a little sunshine! 

Please remember the importance of having a healthy breakfast every morning.  Encourage your children to try the “3 out of 5 rule” and choose 1)  a grain, 2)  a fruit or vegetable, and 3)  a milk product or protein to give you the proper energy to get your day started right!

In Coach Cowan’s classes in March, he will focus on neurological activities to help with coordination.  Students will be doing exercises that specifically target using their brains in conjunction with hands and feet.  This is a difficult skill to master for most of the students and will be a good test for them. 

In March Doc Rachel will be focusing on developing core strength and lower body strength.  We will discuss nutrition, healthy dentition, and the importance of plenty of sleep.  We are introducing new games this month, so the kids should have a lot of fun becoming experts at new challenges. 

Let’s hope our March luck holds out for more great weather!

PEHP in March!

Hopefully an early spring is on the way, since Coach Cowan and Doc Rachel are loving having more of our PEHP classes OUTSIDE.  We get to emphasize movement and health while getting fresh air and a little sunshine! 

Please remember the importance of having a healthy breakfast every morning.  Encourage your children to try the “3 out of 5 rule” and choose 1)  a grain, 2)  a fruit or vegetable, and 3)  a milk product or protein to give you the proper energy to get your day started right!

In Coach Cowan’s classes in March, he will focus on neurological activities to help with coordination.  Students will be doing exercises that specifically target using their brains in conjunction with hands and feet.  This is a difficult skill to master for most of the students and will be a good test for them. 

In March Doc Rachel will be focusing on developing core strength and lower body strength.  We will discuss nutrition, healthy dentition, and the importance of plenty of sleep.  We are introducing new games this month, so the kids should have a lot of fun becoming experts at new challenges. 

Let’s hope our March luck holds out for more great weather!

PEHP in February!

Coach David and Doc Brown are excited to be back in the swing of things!  Let’s hope the groundhog is right that the spring is coming early, so classes can always be outside.  The fresh air and sunshine is so good for the students. 

In Coach Cowan’s classes in February, we will be continuing to work on agility.  Games, exercises, and drills will be used to help the students understand the body mechanics that will help them become quicker and more agile.  As always, time at the end of class is for the students’ favorite games! 

Throughout February Doc Brown will be discussing how to avoid colds and flu, proper hydration, and nutrition.  We are working on our lower bodies and core muscles this month and learning how to keep them strong.  As always there will be fun music to keep us energized!

Happy Valentine’s day and remember:  Healthy hearts are happy hearts!

Classroom News February 26th-March 1st

Spelling: Words to know for this week: glad, play, slam, plant, glass, sled, one, said, glue, sloth.

Reading/Writing: Students will identify synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms. Students will learn about Controlled R words and practice using them in complete sentences. Students will also continue to form complex sentences by adding details and conjunctions.

Religion: Students will understand that the Church is God’s Family- called the people of God and the Body of Christ. Students will understand that the church building is God’s house. Words to focus on: quiet, reverence.

Math: Students will break down place values into ones, tens, hundreds. Students will also identify shapes while using the following vocabulary terms: vertex, face, lines of symmetry.

Science: Students will identify what makes things move: force, push, pull.

Social Studies: Students will continue to discuss the North and South Poles; they will learn about life in these parts of the world. We will also continue to discuss cardinal directions.

As a reminder: This Friday students may join in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday by dressing up as his or her favorite character from a fiction or nonfiction children’s book.

February 25-March 1

K5 Families,

We have an exciting week of learning ahead! This week, we will be finishing up our unit on addition and learning about Dr. Seuss, and the wonderful stories he wrote!

Don’t forget that the Character Parade is this Friday, March 1 at 2:00 pm on the playground. Please reference the letter that was sent home two weeks ago in your child’s Tuesday folder. Keep in mind that your child will be in their costume all day, so it needs to be bathroom accessible. *No masks, toy weapons, super hero, television or movie characters. Students must also wear regular shoes.

Also, you should have received an email from Doodle regarding parent-teacher conferences. If you would like to have a conference please sign up using the link that was sent to you. Conferences will be held at various times from Monday, March 4 – Thursday, March 7.

This Week in K5:

Theme and Unit of Study: Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss

Religion: God Calls Us to Forgive

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: Blending review, word building, and pausing for punctuation.
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Sequencing of events and analyzing/evaluating
  • Genre: Informational text – gives facts about a topic.
  • Sight Words: review words: come, me, with, my, you, what, are, now

Math:  Addition review and assessment. We will begin subtraction next week!

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a snack DAILY. 
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, February 27 – School Mass (Please refer to the handbook for proper Mass uniform attire)
  • Friday, March 1 – Character Parade at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angles in the Vista Auction
  • Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday Mass
  • Thursday, March 7 – 11:30 am dismissal
  • Friday, March 8 – No School

Have a wonderful week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

2/25/19 – 3/01/19

Please sign and return your child’s Progress Report which will be coming home in the Tuesday folder.

Don’t forget to buy a ticket for the Angels in the Vista Auction! I hope to see you there Saturday, March 2nd at 6:30.

RELIGION: Sacraments: Our Way of Life: Holy Eucharist

SPELLING: Compound Words

cannot, pancake, maybe, baseball, playground, someone, myself, classroom, sunshine, outside, upon, nothing

Bonus Words: birthday, Peacemakers

READING:  

Dr. Seuss Week: Read Across America

Art of Persuasion

Biographies of Famous Americans

Black History Month

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Black History Month Informational Oral Reports

Rewrite a Dr. Seus Story focusing on Rhythm and Rhyme.

Quotations

Cursive Handwriting

Months of the Year and Days of the Week Abbreviations

CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling).

Writing Multi-Step Word Math Problems

MATH:  

CH. 5 Subtraction Test: Please review Math Papers that have been sent home over the past few weeks. Focus on Multi-Step Problem Solving.

Choose Mental Math or Paper & Pencil with Subtraction

Choose Estimate or Exact Answer?

Using Tables in Math as a Problem Solving Strategy

Mixed Strategies for Word Problems

SOCIAL STUDIES:  

Black History Month

Biographies: American Heroes

SCIENCE:

Safety First

Life Cycles: From Eggs to Tadpoles to Frogs

Reminders & Important Dates:

8:30 Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

PEHP Thursday: PE Uniform

Progress Reports Sent Home on Tuesday, February 26th. Please sign and return.

Angels in the Vista Auction, Saturday, March 2nd: 6:30 at Seawells