Classroom News February 11th- 15th

Spelling: Students will take their next spelling test this Friday. Please review the following words together: flag, black, cap, cliff, blink, flake, she, he, blue, climb.

Reading/Writing: Students will continue to work on Personal Narratives and learn about text features. Students will also practice forming complete sentences using different word family words (oo, th, sh, ph, ch).

Religion: This week we will continue to review the teachings of Jesus at the consecration and communion of the mass. Students will also read and discuss (Mk:10:13-16) Let the Children Come.

Science: Students will understand that sound originates from vibrating sounds.

Social Studies: Students will use a globe to locate the North and South Poles, the equator, and cardinal directions.

Math: Students will write numbers as ones and tens up to 120. They will also identify the ones, tens, and hundreds place.

Additional Notes:

-Parents please ensure that your child is turning in each weekly practice packet in order to receive the next packet for that week.

-This Thursday we will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in class. If your child plans to exchange Valentine’s Day cards, please ensure that every student in class receives one. I will be sending an email with our classroom roster for your reference.

Have a wonderful week!

February 11-15, 2019

K5 Families,

Last week, the children learned about the difference between needs and wants, and the importance of making good choices. They also learned about different Arctic Animals and their habitats. The children discovered what it feels like to have blubber! We also had the pleasure of having a parent, Mrs. Miller, come in and show us three chicks they were fostering! The children have been busy working and learning with many hands-on activities!

Our Valentine’s Day Party is on Friday! Please refer to the letter that was sent home last week. Email me if you have any questions.

Week of February 11-15:

Theme and Unit of Study: Valentine’s Day

Religion: Jesus Heals Our Hearts and St. Valentine

Language and Literacy:

  • Phonics Skills: letter f /f/ sound, blending words, and word building
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Author’s Purpose and Text and Graphic Features
  • Genre: Informational Text
  • Grammar: Subject/Verb and Complete Sentences
  • Sight Words: you, what

Math: Reading and adding numbers in vertical form and adding sums of 10 in vertical form using a ten-frame

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure you pack a snack daily for you child.
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Tuesday, February 12 – 5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall
  • Wednesday, February 13 – School Mass (Mass Uniform)
  • Friday, February 15 – K5 Valentine’s Day Party
  • Monday, February 18 – No School
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angles in the Vista Auction for St. Peter’s

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

2/11/19 – 2/15/19

Happy St. Valentine’s Day! Thank you to Daniel and Annaleigh’s mom for planning our Valentine’s party for Thursday, February 14th. You will be getting an email asking for help. I sent home a list of names for your child’s Valentine cards, or you can just have your child sign their cards and send them in. Thank you in advance for all your support!

Tuesday night, February 12th is our next PTO Meeting. We would love to see you there!

The results from the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Tests will be in the Tuesday folders. I am so very proud of the progress of each student!

Thank you for all the pencils that have been coming in. Wonderful!

RELIGION: Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation

SPELLING: words with ee and ea:
free, teach, teeth, please, beach, wheel, speak, sneeze, sheep, meaning, weave, eat, read Bonus Words: because, other

READING:   Making Cartoons with Speech Bubbles: Using clues from text and illustrations. Genres of Literature: Poetry Drawing Conclusions

ENGLISH/WRITING:
Cursive Handwriting
CAPS (Capitalization, Agreement, Punctuation and Spelling). Quotation Marks
Writing Multi-Step Word Math Problems

MATH:   Subtraction with regrouping. Problem Solving: Multi-step Strategies

SOCIAL STUDIES:   Black History Month: Jackie Robinson Heroes: Then and Now Service Clubs: What are they and why join?

SCIENCE: Making a Fire Safety Plan

Reminders & Important Dates:

8:30 Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

PEHP Thursday: PE Uniforms

Tuesday, February 12th:  PTO Meeting 5:30

Thursday, February 14th: Valentine’s Party

Monday, February 18th: No School

Week of February 11th-February 15th

A Word From Miss Boron

Did you miss hearing from me? It appears that my last week’s newsletter is floating around in cyberspace somewhere. Thank goodness for new beginnings, right?

My class and I will be celebrating Valentine’s Day a day late because of our special classes that we have on Thursday afternoon, preventing us from having our party on the actual day. We will celebrate on Friday afternoon with the traditional activity of passing out cards to ALL of our classmates, and enjoy some treats in the process. Thank-you for helping us to make this a fun activity.

Below, please find a list of activities and skills that I will be teaching next week.

Fifth Grade This Week

Reading. If hodgepodge is a word, we will be working on an organized hodgepodge of reading skills, primarily ones that work on differing levels of comprehension. For example, we will be working on sentence comprehension, word study, paragraph comprehension, whole story comprehension, and finding examples of sarcasm and understatement in the context of the story.

English. Compound sentences and independent clauses will precede my introduction of the skill “using commas in a series”.

Spelling/Vocabulary. Our list of words are antonyms. They are conveniently placed in pairs for the students study of them.

Religion. A saint study will begin our week. The students will working with a partner to research interesting facts about the life of St. Isaac Joques. Then, we will continue our work on morality in our lives, living lives that exemplify our friendship with Jesus.

In conclusion, may I personally wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day. It was always one of my favorite days as a child. It is my hope that my class will enjoy the sweet and kind sentiments that this day is noted for…with a little chocolate sprinkled in to make it even better.

Kind regards,

Miss L. Boron

Week of February 11-15, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

Can you believe it is February already? I feel like the year has flown by! This week there is a PTO meeting on Tuesday, February 12. We will be discussing the Auction on March 2nd. I hope to see you all there!

            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, our Snack Shack managers are Mercedes Rush and Heyward Blakely. 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 be discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. 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 begin discussing the characteristics of rocks and minerals.Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will begin talking about WWI. There will be a quiz on Wednesday, February 13th.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will be discussing the relationship between percents, fractions, and decimals. We will talk about how to solve percent proportions. 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 begin discussing the different layers of the atmosphere and the composition of Earth’s atmosphere. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egypt test will be given on Friday, February 15th.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: Miss Boron will be giving the Spelling and Vocabulary beginning in February to go along with their Reading stories in her classroom. There will not be any from me during this time.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 12        5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall

February 13        School Mass (Mass Uniform)

February 18     No School

February 26     Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

March 2          Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peters at Seawell’s at 6:30pm

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

Fifth Grade:

February 4-8, 2019

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A Note from Mrs. Ronald

Dear Parents,

I sincerely apologize for the tardiness of this update! I have been experiencing technical difficulties, and the update would not post. I’m sorry for any inconvenience this has caused you or to your children.

We had a wonderful Catholic Schools week! All of the extra activities were fun and great for building our community. It was a great deal of fun, and we are happy to be back to our regular schedule this week.

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will review what we have learned about the Beatitudes and take our est on Thursday, February 7, 2019. We will then begin our unit on the Corporal and Spiritual works of mercy.

Literature

This week we will participate in a nonfiction unit. Specifically we will focus on the various text features and how they enhance our understanding of nonfiction texts. We also have another reading log due this week! Please make sure that your child is taking the time to read both fiction and nonfiction texts. Our reading goal this week is 160 minutes over a minimum of 4 days.

English

This week we will begin our unit on pronouns. We will begin with personal prounouns and how they are used. We will then progress to subject pronouns. Students will continue practicing how to diagram sentences with direct objects and subject complements.

Also this week we will continue our Unit 2 vocabulary with Word Sort 7. We will practice spelling these words, writing them in cursive, extending our understanding of how they are formed, etc. We will take our spelling test on Thursday, February 7, 2019, and we will take the vocabulary test on Friday, February 8, 2019.

Word Sort 7: studious, dangerous, humorous, poisonous, wasteful, vigorous, nervous, stressful, famous, wonderful, glorious, marvelous, cheerful, furious, outrageous, shameful, boastful, beautiful, successful, mountainous, envious, courageous, delightful, rebellious, scandalous

Mathematics

This week we will complete our current unit on Fractions. Students will comparing fractions and writing them in the correct order. They will also review how to express a fraction in its lowest terms and how to write mixed numbers.

For additional practice, please visit

https://www.mathplayground.com/

Social Studies

This week we will continue the history portion of our study of Social Studies. 4th Grade concentrates on the history of America. Our focus this week will be upon the Middle and Sourthern colonies, their governments, practices, trades, etc.

Science

This week we will continue our unit on Magnets. Students will explore electric force and electric fields. Students will also learn the various charges and their scientific names.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 5 Re-registration begins

February 6 School Mass (Mass Uniform)

February 12 5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall

February 18 No School

February 26 Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

March 2 Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peters at Seawell’s at 6:30pm

February 4-8, 2019

K5 Families,

On Friday, we had the opportunity to celebrate the 100th Day of School and Groundhog Day with the Second Graders! The children as well as the teachers enjoyed many one hundred related activities! K5 students also had their first of several Junior Achievement sessions. They learned about the importance of making good choices.

Week of February 4-8:

Theme and Unit of Study: Arctic Animals

Religion: God Calls Us to Make Good Choices

Language and Literacy:

  • Lesson Topic: Weather
  • Phonics Skills: Blend phonemes and final sound
  • Comprehension Skills/Strategies: Monitoring and clarifying
  • Grammar: Subject and Verb
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Sight Words: come, me, with, my

Math: Reviewing addition sentences and beginning reading and adding numbers in vertical form

Important Reminders:

  • Please make sure you pack a snack daily for your child.
  • Please take at least 20 minutes a night to read with your child!
  • Wednesday, February 6 – Mass
  • Tuesday, February 12 – PTO Meeting at 5:30pm
  • Monday, February 18 – No School
  • Saturday, March 2 – Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peter’s at 6:30pm

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

February Newsletter

Friends and Family of St. Peter’s Catholic School,

The month of February is dedicated to celebrating diversity and Black History. Black History Month is an opportunity for our community to reflect upon and recognize the noteworthy contributions Blacks have made in education, culture, medicine, public service, art, economics, politics, and human rights. Black History Month is a continued opportunity for us to appreciate the role the Black community has played in our history, a role that has been too often overlooked in history books.

Last week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week and it was a huge success!  I want to say thank you to all of our families (parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, parishioners, etc.) who make sacrifices for your children to attend St. Peter’s.  Thank you for valuing the education they receive and for raising your children with high moral values in a foundation of faith. It is our privilege to serve you, your family and our community.

I ask for your prayers to give me the guidance and wisdom needed to serve as principal of St. Peter’s Catholic School.

May God Bless you!

Mrs. Aubrey Wall

Classroom News February 4th- 8th

Spelling: Students will be taking their spelling test this Friday.

(one, all, most, from, what, come, my, I, was, said).

Reading/Writing: Students will learn about the writing process and continue to form personal narratives in class by gathering details.   Students will also practice using consonant diagraphs: sh, th, ch; vowel teams: ai, ay.

Religion: Students will discuss Jesus and the consecration and communion of the mass.

Math: Students  will continue to discuss data collecting tools (bar graphs, pictographs, tally charts). Students will also recognize place values in numbers.

Science: Students will identify and compare physical properties of solids, liquids, and gasses.

Social Studies: Students will identify a compass rose and cardinal directions on a map.

Have a wonderful week!

Week of February 4-8, 2019

A Note from Mrs. Grant

We had a great Catholic Schools week! It was lovely seeing everyone throughout the week to support our school. This week we will have a 2 pm dismissal on Monday. It will be great to be back on our normal schedule.

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, I will be bringing in snacks and choosing the Snack Shack managers. 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 be discussing ratios, rates, and proportions. 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 systems of the human body. The test will be given on Wednesday, February 6th. Students can use the videos below to help them study.

Social Studies: We will continue talking about the Spanish-American War, and the events that led to the Panama Canal construction. There will be a quiz on Friday, February 8th.

Sixth Grade:

Math: We will be discussing proportional relationships and solving word problems using proportions. The Proportions test will be given on Thursday, February 7th. 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 begin discussing the different layers of the atmosphere and the composition of Earth’s atmosphere. Students can use the videos below to study.

Social Studies: We will be discussing the culture of Ancient Egypt. There will be a quiz on Wednesday, February 6th.

6th Grade Spelling and Vocabulary: Miss Boron will be giving the Spelling and Vocabulary beginning in February to go along with their Reading stories in her classroom. There will not be any from me during this time.

Reminders & Important Dates

February 4 2pm dismissal

February 5 Re-registration begins

February 6 School Mass (Mass Uniform)

February 12 5:30pm PTO meeting in Neglia Hall

February 18 No School

February 26 Progress Reports go home in the Tuesday folder

March 2 Angels in the Vista Auction for St. Peters at Seawell’s at 6:30pm

Please share the videos below with your student.

Sixth Grade:

Fifth Grade: