March 26-March 28

A Note From Ms. Gurn

This week we have the privilege to participate in a Lenten Retreat on Wednesday. The whole day will be dedicated to prayer, reflection and Lenten activities. Easter Break begins this Thursday, March 22. School will resume Monday, April 9 at 8:00 am.

Please join us for Stations of the Cross this Wednesday at 12:00. We will join the parish!

Have a blessed week. See lesson topics below.

contact: agurn@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week In Class

Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will be working on writing strong transitions and concluding sentences in our body paragraphs of our research papers. We will also be taking a trip to the Richland library to find reliable biographies for our papers. Make sure your child has a registered library card.

Spelling Words: The spelling words this week will be focused on words that end in “y” and need to be changed to “ie” when the tense is changed. The test will be Tuesday. Defy= defied, supply= supplied, apply= applies, pretty= prettiest, angry= angrily, happy=happier, dry= dried, ceremony= ceremonies, story= stories, lie= lying, die= dying, pay= paid, lazy= laziness, empty= emptiness, ugly= ugliness.

Science:  Last week, the students created WANTED posters for harmful invasive species. This week, we will discuss how humans can affect ecosystems positively and negatively. What is climate change? What is a carbon footprint?

Social Studies:  This week we will compare and contrast two instrumental figures during the Civil Rights Movement- Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. What did these two men have in common when discussing protests?

Theology: This week we will reenact the Last Supper with foods that Jesus and his disciples would have eaten in the Upper Room. We will venerate the Crucifix and reflect on our sins using an examination of conscience. We will also be making Lenten crafts on our Lenten Retreat day.

4th Grade Social Studies:  This week the students will learn all about the legislative branch. What is the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate? Who are the South Carolina representatives in Washington, D.C.

6th Grade Social Studies: This week we will be studying the Crusades. Why were Christians, Jews and Muslims fighting over Jerusalem? What was the effect of the Crusades?

Reminders & Important Events:
March 25- Palm Sunday
March 26- Rice Bowl collection
March 28- School Wide Lent Retreat
March 29-April 8- Easter Break/No School

 

March 30, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Horabik              

Easter  break is here! This week will be a short week but one filled with education and reverence. Due to the short week we will not have Spelling words or a homework packet. I encourage you to read with your student daily and practice Math facts. I hope everyone has a very blessed Easter!

This Week In Class:

Reading: This week we will read Where do Polar Bears live? We will work on making predictions.

 

Spelling/Vocabulary: There are no Spelling words this week.

Social Studies: We will talk about significant dates during Lent and Easter.

 

Science: This week we will take an in depth looks at leaves, seeds and roots.

 

Math: We will be learning about estimating weight.

Religion: This week we will learn about Easter.

 

Reminders & Important Dates

Wednesday- Mass, 8:30 am (Mass uniforms)

 

 

 

 

March 2018

K4, K5, 5th and 6th Grade

In K4 and K5, we have continued learning how to move around the room using types of movements (high, middle, and low space, curvy and straight pathways, and open and closed shapes). We have improvised melodies to a chord progression with the ukulele and many of us shared our created songs. This is a continuation of our creativity in music. During the month of March, we will also be preparing a few songs and folk dances to share with our families and friends during the spring concert.

In 5th and 6th grade, we performed the story of The Grasshoppers and the Ants to the classroom teachers and to Ms. Arrasmith. The students sang, chanted, and played barred instruments. In the month of March, students will be preparing material for the upcoming spring concert. We are going to learn 3 different folk dances, two circle dances, and a square dance. We also will learn a piece on the barred instruments. Finally, we are working on four pieces to share during our spring concert. The theme for our concert focuses on our place in the world and we can’t wait to share it with you!

March 19th – 23rd

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

It was great seeing so many brave the rain on Saturday to march with St. Peter’s!  What a beautiful tradition we have.  As we get closer to Easter, we think of tradition and how we celebrate many things.  In our home, the first thing we say on Easter morning is that “H” or “A” word that we cannot say during Lent.  Then we reflect on how our Lenten sacrifices went those forty days as we eat breakfast.  The best part is being able to celebrate this amazing day with our church family as we come to Mass.  Easter baskets and egg hunts, which are always fun, are found after we return from church.  Later in the day, as a family we sit and eat a wonderful meal and count the many blessings we have.  It is these traditions that keep our family close and something for everyone to look forward to as Easter nears.  Through it all, we never lose focus of what Easter is truly about, our redemption.  I wish you and our family the most blessed of Easters.

As always, especially during this Lenten season, I encourage you to visit us for the school Mass on Wednesdays at 8:30am.  We would love to have more parents attend with your children.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, we will discuss St. Joseph and how important he was in Jesus’ life.  We will discuss the rolls our dads play in our lives and how wonderful they are!

Reading: The class will finish “Little House on the Prairie” by Wednesday!  We will all test with the online AR test for the book so the students also receive Feed Your Mind Cafe points.  The rest of this week, we will focus on smaller reading comprehension passages based on Easter.

Language Arts:   The students will have Easter themed spelling words and we will test next Tuesday, March 27th.  The students will begin adjectives this week!  We will also continue with our daily journal writing.

Math:  The class will test on division on Monday.  We will move into fractions this week!  The class will continue to work in their math groups, as this has proved to be beneficial to all students in the class.

Science: In science the students will finish animal life cycle projects.  Each group is researching a particular species and will present on their life cycle in the form of an Edupuppet.  The class will continue work on pulling important information out of a non-fiction text.  These projects will be emailed to you as the finish!

Social Studies:  The students will begin explorers this week!  We will learn how South Carolina was discovered and by who.  We will also discuss how are Catholic faith played a part in creating South Carolina.

REMINDERS:

 

Thursday, March 29th- start of Spring Break

Monday, April 9th- Classes resume

Tuesday, April 10th- Report Cards issued

Wednesday, April 11th- Class picture day

Thursday, April 12th- Field trip to State House read-in (more info to come)

Monday, April 23rd- 2:00 dismissal

Thursday, April 26th- PTO Meeting

Friday, April 27th- USC Field Trip

Saturday April 28th- First Holy Communion 5:30pm

Monday April 30th – Friday, May 4th- MAP Testing

What is K5 Doing This Week? March 19 – 23

Hello K5 Families,

Happy Spring! Spring is great time to remind us just how powerful and amazing our God is. This week we will be focusing  on the season of spring and the joy it brings to so many!

I am out of the classroom until tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21. I am attending the South Carolina Conference for PreK and K Teachers. Yesterday was incredible and I can’t wait for today! I am even more excited to bring back everything I’ve learned and implement it in K5!

Dads (or other dynamite person) don’t forget about Donut With Dads on Friday at 8:15! Please RSVP by tomorrow, March, 21 via email.

Last but not least, I will be sending an email tonight regarding the K5 Easter Egg Hunt that will take place next Tuesday, March 27.

Week of March 19 – 23:

Theme and Unit of Study: Spring

Language and Literacy: Letter sound Dd

Comprehension skills and strategies such as sequence of events and cause and effect

Sight Words: go, here, soon, they 

Math: Identifying addition and subtraction patterns

Assessing subtraction concepts and skills

Religion: God Made the Season Spring

Important Reminders

Wednesday, March 21 – Mass

Wednesday, March 21 – End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 22 – 4th Quarter Begins

Friday, March 23 – Donuts With Dad at 8:15 a.m. Please RSVP by 3/21

Tuesday, March 27 – K5 Easter egg Hunt

March 29-April 6 – Easter Break

 

Have a great week!

Your K5 Team: Mrs. Creech and Ms. Moore

March 19-23

A Note From Mrs. Marsha

Dear Families,

I enjoyed seeing the children’s excitement for St. Patrick at school on Friday and at the parade on Saturday! The students will continue our plant unit and finish up the math money unit. On Tuesday we will walk over with 2nd and 3rd grade to Rita’s Ice, what a fun treat! Spelling words this week will be a review of short and long vowel sounds; trust, crust, cube, dude, home, mad, made, vine, rat, rate, the list should be in your child’s folder. Homework this week is practice spelling words from spelling choice board in spelling journal. Have a wonderful week!

In Class This Week

Language Arts: The students will;

Phonics: short and long vowel sounds

Comprehension: fiction- folktale, beginning, middle, and end

Grammar-:sentence structure (punctuation, capital, word spaces)

Writing: Gather information from experiences and or provided sources to answer questions with guidance and support (plant observation journal)

Math: Money test, Students will measure length and height with nonstandard units of measure

Science- Plant unit

Religion: Jesus’s journey to cross, Lenten season

Upcoming Dates and Reminders

March 29-April 6th: Easter Break

 

 

March 19-23, 2018

A Note from Miss Geene

On Monday, March 19th we will have a 2pm dismissal. This week we have our third Junior Achievement class. They will discuss how different jobs provide different monthly salaries. The students will evaluate these different monthly salaries to make good budget decisions.

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 Raelyn O’Briant and Harrison Reagan. Parents remember we still have plenty of snacks already so do not spend more than $10-$15 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!

Honor Guard Schedule

This Week in Class

4th Grade Math:  We will continue discussing how to add and subtract decimals. Then, we will discuss how to multiply by decimals. 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

5th Grade Math: We will continue discussing metric and customary units of measurement and how to convert between the different units of measurement. The Measurement test will be given on Tuesday, March 20th. Then, we will begin discussing measuring angles. Students can use the review games and math videos above to practice math skills by playing fun math games and watching short lessons on math skills.

6th Grade Reading:   We will continue our fourth novel, The Bronze Bow, which is a Historical Fiction novel about an eighteen-year-old Daniel bar Jamin who is a fierce, hotheaded young man bent on revenging his father’s death by forcing the Romans from his land of Israel. Daniel’s dislike for the Romans wanes only when he starts to hear the gentle lessons of the traveling carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth. We will discuss the development of the characters and the development of the plot.

The Spelling and Vocabulary test will be given on Friday, March 23rd. The list is attached below.

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6th Grade Religion: We continue discussing the Sacraments.

6th Grade Science: We will continue discussing Climate and the different climate zones. The Climate Test will be given on Tuesday, March 27th. Students can use the video below to study.

6th Math: We will continue discussing equations and how to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division equations.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 19, 2018           2pm dismissal

March 29-April 8, 2018      Spring Break

Please share the video below with your student.

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/climate-weather-sci

March 19-22

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A Note From Mrs. Roy

It’s hard to believe that third quarter is coming to an end. This year is flying by, and the students are making such outstanding progress. Let’s make sure everyone finishes this quarter strong by showing his or her best work!

In Class This Week

Grammar: We have started a new unit on Adjectives and will continue that this week. Our focus is really on the basics this week – descriptive adjectives, proper adjectives, and articles.

Vocabulary: Our vocabulary words this week are pulled from our novel Frindle. These words are pulled from the chapters 7-15. The test will be on Friday; we will complete practice activities together throughout the week. The list can be found here.

Image result for frindleReading: We will continue reading Frindle this week. It’s a very quick book, so we will be more than halfway through this week. Students are reading in small literature groups and in partners. Comprehension questions are given and completed with each reading sessions. We are also practicing some skills we’ve learned this year, such as cause and effect and characterization within the novel.

Religion: We will continue our studies of the seven Sacraments this week. We will finish learning the specifics of each Sacrament. There will be a quiz on Thursday on these Sacraments. We will work on a study guide together in class.

Science: We will begin our new unit this week: Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources. We are starting with the very basics to gain a better understanding of these terms.

5th Grade Grammar/Writing: We will finish up our very short Adverbs unit this week. After reviewing together on Wednesday, we will have a test on Unit 5 on Thursday.

6th Grade Grammar/ Writing: Now that we have everyone back on our normal schedule, we will continue with our verbs unit. We have a few more lessons, mostly focusing on moods used with verbs.  When this is complete, we will begin to review for our second verbs unit test.

Important Dates & Reminders

Monday, March 19 – 2pm Dismissal (Aftercare Available)

Wednesday, March 28 – School-Wide Lenten Retreat

Thursday, March 29-Friday, April 6 – Easter Break (No School)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 19, 2018

A Note From Mrs. Horabik              

The Second Graders did a great job with three digit money subtraction! I was very proud of their hard work! On Monday, we have an early dismissal at 2:00PM. The Afterschool Program is available. Please remember to send in a healthy snack daily and a water bottle. I look forward to a great week!

This Week In Class:

Reading: This week we will read The Goat in the Rug. We will work on conclusions.

 

Spelling/Vocabulary: This week’s Spelling words are helpful, sadly, hopeful, thankful, slowly, wishful, kindly, useful, safely, painful, mouthful, and weakly. The test will be on Friday.

Social Studies: How does a Scientist provide a service?

 

Science: This week we will learn about the Life Cycle of a plant.

 

Math: We will be learning about measuring. What is an inch?

Religion: This week we will talk about Holy Week.

 

Reminders & Important Dates

Wednesday- Mass, 8:30 am (Mass uniforms)

 

 

March 19-23

A Note From Ms. Gurn

This week there is an early dismissal on Monday at 2:00 pm. The After School Program is available from 2:30-5:00. Also, the third quarter ends on March 21st. I was very proud of my class for working so hard on their science projects. Thank you to everyone who joined us to witness all that they have learned.

Join us for Stations of the Cross 11:00-11:30 this Friday in the church and every Wednesday at the school Mass from 8:30-9:30 am.

Have a blessed week. See lesson topics below.

contact: agurn@stpeterscatholicschool.org

This Week In Class

Reading/Writing Workshop: This week we will learn how to write the body paragraphs of our research papers. Each body paragraph should have a strong main idea topic sentence with supporting evidence. We will also learn the difference between paraphrasing and quoting.

Spelling Words: The spelling words this week will be focused on words that end in “y” and need to be changed to “ie” when the tense is changed. The test will be next Friday. Defy= defied, supply= supplied, apply= applies, pretty= prettiest, angry= angrily, happy=happier, dry= dried, ceremony= ceremonies, story= stories, lie= lying, die= dying, pay= paid, lazy= laziness, empty= emptiness, ugly= ugliness.

Science:  This week we will start a new unit on how humans and animals positively and negatively affect their ecosystems. What are invasive species? How do they intrude ecosystems?

Social Studies:  This week we will look at the different Civil Rights Supreme Court cases that changed racial segregation in the United States. Quiz this Thursday.

Theology: This week, we will continue to learn about all of the laws, doctrines and rules God/the Church have given us; The Ten Commandments, the Beatitudes, the Law of Love, the Nicene Creed, etc. Why are these rules important to follow? What are the consequences of breaking these laws?

4th Grade Social Studies:  This week, the students will be immersed in the executive branch of government. What are the 15 different cabinet positions? What are the roles of the president? Who is in the current executive administration? Quiz Friday on 3 branches of government handouts.

6th Grade Social Studies: This week we will begin a new unit on the Dark/Middle Ages. Why is this era called “dark”? Quiz this Friday on notes!

Reminders & Important Events:
March 19- 2:00 pm dismissal
March 21- 3rd quarter ends
March 22- 4th quarter begins
March 25- Palm Sunday
March 26- Rice Bowl collection
March 28- School Wide Lent Retreat
March 20-April 6- Easter Break/No School