March 9th – 13th

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A Note From Mrs. Phillips

In light of the COVID-19 virus, I want you to know that the classroom and the school already has excellent cleaning procedures in place.  We wipe down our desks, surfaces, and anything that would be touched daily.  We wash hands constantly and the church has stopped the cup and shaking of hands.  We only have the best interest of your child in mind.  With that said, if your child is not feeling well, we ask you keep them home.  This is nothing new, but sometimes we just need a friendly reminder.  Also, if your child has a fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

In class this week…

Religion: In religion this week, the class will continue our Lenten journey by looking more closely at the spiritual works of mercy.

Reading: The students will continue with our “Little House on the Prairie” novel.  We will continue the lapbook of comprehension questions as well.  We are almost done!  This week we meet new Indians and a panther.  Uh oh!  The class will receive a new spelling list this week and the test will be next Friday.

Language Arts: The class will continue pronouns this week.  Their spelling test with both spelling and definition will be next Friday.  STAR homework due this Friday.

Math:  This week in math, we will begin division!  The class is excited for this new unit.  Continue to practice multiplication tables each night, as I will still be testing for mastery each Friday.

Science: In science, we will look more closely at the plant life cycle.

Social Studies:  The class will be continuing with our SC explorers.  We will learn what brought them to America and what Catholic connection they have to their explorations.

Reminders:

Monday, March 16th- 2:00 dismissal

Friday, March 20th- NO SCHOOL- Teacher In-Service

 

March 9 – 13, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone is enjoying the sunny and warm weather we have been blessed with recently. As a reminder, if you have not yet signed the graded card sent home, please do so. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This week in Language Arts, we are learning about nouns and pronouns. We are also introducing and practicing with the digraphs kn- and ph-. We also have new sight words we will be learning about the next couple weeks. In Math, we are identifying objects as either heavier or lighter and combining sets of two. In Social Studies, we are leaning about significant Catholic figures. And in Science, we will be introducing the three states of matter.

Also as a reminder, this Wednesday is class picture day.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

March 9 – 13, 2020

Sight Words:

Purple, Some, Every, Think, Them

Social Studies:

Significant Catholic Figures

Science:

States of Matter

Mathematics,

Identify between heavier and lighter and combining sets

Language and Literacy:

Nouns and Pronouns, digraphs (kn-, ph-), sight words, and reading together

Important Events

Wednesday, March 11th – Class Picture Day

Monday, March 16th – 2:00pm early dismissal

Saturday, March 21 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Five Points

Miss Rovelli

3/09/20 – 3/13/20

I hope you are having a good Lent. No matter what your Religious Tradition, the practice of Prayer, Fasting and Giving is good to promote. For second graders, this may look like intentionally praying more as a family, fasting by giving something up for Lent, and your child serving you by doing extra chores so they can collect change for the Poor Box.

RELIGION:

Celebrating Lent: Pray, Fast & Give

Moral Choices & Conscience-God’s Inner Voice of Right and Wrong

WWJD: What would Jesus do?

Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist

SPELLING:

happy, pretty, baby, very, puppy, funny, carry, lucky, only, sunny, penny, city, tiny, many

Bonus Words: Eucharist, Communion

READING:  

Phonics: clapping syllables and adding endings to words

Long “e’ sound for “y”/ single & double consonants

Dialogue

Playing close attention to the details in stories.

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Verb BE: am, is, are

Elaboration: Story Details

Antonyms

Journal Writing

MATH:  

Math Centers: Measurement, Time and Money

Venn Diagrams, Bar Graphs

Fractions

Number Sense: 10 more and 10 less

Rounding Numbers

SOCIAL STUDIES:  

MAPS

Heroes Then and Now

SCIENCE:

Sciene Lab: STEM engineering lab building structures with edible food.

HOMEWORK:

Work with your child on Measurement, Time and Money at home.

Math Log

Check the Tuesday folder to go over the work that comes home.

Read a book and discuss nightly. Take turns having your child read aloud, or you read to them. Turn in Weekly Reading Log on Tuesdays.

Reminders & Important Dates:

Monday, March 16th: 2 PM Dismissal

Third Quarter ends on Thursday, March 19th

No school Friday, March 20th due to Teacher Inservice

8:30 Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

PEHP Thursday: PE Uniform

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Monday, March 16th: After the 2:00 Dismissal

Group Pictures: Wednesday, March 11th. Your child will already be wearing his/her BEST uniform. No off color hair bows, please.

Saturday, March 21st: St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Please join us!

First Communion will be celebrated on Sat. April 25th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass

Retreat is Sat. March 28th 8:30 to 12 noon in the Church.

Practice is Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:15 p.m. in the Church

March 9th-March 13th

Happy almost Springtime, Parents,

It makes me sooooo happy to say that word “Springtime”.  We have been referring it to often in our fifth grade classroom in our Lenten journey discussions.  We are comparing this time of preparation for Jesus’ Resurrection as a Spring cleaning for our souls.

Next week contains a special day for us; class pictures will be taken on March 11th.  Your child will be in his/her dress uniform for Mass, so they will be ready to shine.

I have prepared the below lessons for the upcoming week.

Fifth Grade

Religion.  My class will be presenting Morning Prayer on Monday, March 16th.  The topic is “almsgiving”–one of Lent’s practices.  We will use our class time in Religion to do our research, preparation, and practice for March 16th.

Reading.  We will be reading and discussing Chapters 11 and 12.  I give focus questions prior to each Chapter’s reading to give attention to certain themes, events, and actions within those pages.  Like my students, I will feel a little sad when we have completed this wonderful story–and we are nearing that time.  Hmmm…what novel will we be doing next?  I have a few ideas, but I remain unsure.

English.  We did not get as far as I hoped this week, so next week we begin with the lesson on the correct writing of titles:  books, magazines, stories, poems, musicals, works of art (I think that about covers it).  Though it may sound rather easy, this can be a challenging skill for students because different works receive different punctuation (underlining versus quotation marks).

Social Studies.  After next week’s reading and discussing, the students will be able to describe the conditions that soldiers experienced during the Civil War.  Also, they will be able to explain life on the home fronts in both the North and the South.  

Spelling.  There will not be a new list of words given for study next week.

Sixth Grade

Reading.  Moving along in our novel study,  As Chapter Seven concludes, one of the story’s antagonists becomes more important to the Logan family’s security…and as antagonists go, not in a pleasant way.

English.  Having completed our lessons on colon and semicolon use, we will be moving into the proper use of quotation marks.  Included in this skill is also a review of correct comma use.

In conclusion, if you are reading this today or tomorrow, do not forget to “Spring ahead” with your clocks on Saturday evening.  Yes, it will be dark on our way to school Monday morning; just think, though, of that extended light at the end of the day.

This quote from J.M. Barrie is a rather nice one, especially as we try to imitate Jesus with a more concerted effort these days of Lent.

     “Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight:  always to try to be a little kinder than is necessary?”

Kind regards to you,

Miss L. Boron

                    

 

March 9-13, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Grant

This week we will continue to discuss our Lenten journey. We will also have class picture day on Wednesday, March 11th.

Please remember to check the list for your child’s week to be our Snack Shack managers. This week our Snack Shack managers are Camilla and Connor. Snacks and the receipts must be brought in on Tuesday. Receipts for reimbursement can be brought to Mrs. Davis in the office with a note detailing it is for Snack Shack. Thank you for your support!

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 March-April 2020

This Week in Class

5th Grade

Math: We will discuss how to multiplying by three digit numbers, write quotients as mixed numbers, and how to describe the probability of an event. Please remember to use the study guide given to the students in class to review and their textbook. The quiz will be given Friday, March 13th. Students can also 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. There will be a quiz on the characteristics of rocks and minerals on Tuesday, March 17th.

6th Grade

Math: We will discuss adding three or more fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators, the characteristics of geometric solids, writing mixed numbers as improper fractions, and subtracting mixed numbers with regrouping. Please remember to use the study guide given to the students in class to review and their textbook. There will be a quiz on Friday, March 13th.

Science: We will discuss the characteristics of weather and how to predict weather by studying the atmospheric pressure, cloud coverage, temperature, and more.

Social Studies: We will discuss Julius Caesar, the daily life of the Romans, and the birth and spread of Christianity. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, March 10th on the Roman Republic, the social classes of Rome, and the Punic Wars.

Religion: We will continue to review Lent. We will also discuss how when the Israelites turned from God and were attacked by enemies, God saved them through the judges.

Spelling and Vocabulary: There will be no Spelling and Vocabulary words until they finish their vocabulary study with Miss Boron.

Reminders & Important Dates

March 11, 2020      Class Picture Day

March 16, 2020       2pm dismissal

March 19, 2020       Rita’s Ice Field Trip – leave at 11:00 am, *students can wear St. Pat’s t-shirts to school*

March 20, 2020        No School for Students/Teacher Inservice

March 21, 2020     St. Patrick’s Day parade in 5 points

March 30, 2020     5th and 6th grade field trip to Cardinal Newman

Please share the videos below with your student.

Fifth Grade:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r7C5SD14Hw

Sixth Grade:

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NZz-EeveJ8

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K4 March Newsletter 2020

Dear Parents,

Our unit about Discovering God’s Gifts of Animals, Birds, Fish, Flowers, Trees,  Light, Water, and Air/Wind, would not be complete without a focus on Families      and Friends. It is within the family that most young children experience their first exposure to love. Children need to feel loved and wanted by people around them        in order experience and learn about loving. In class, children will share their     family’s fun times.

As we get closer to Spring Time, children will be learning about seeds. What is a    seed and the different kinds of seeds? We will plant some seeds and watch them germinate and grow into a plant. We will be discussing their parts and what parts   grow and those parts that we can eat. We have planned several science experiments  for our K4 children to make, observe and derive conclusions.

In Language we will be talking about famous authors of children books.  We would like to invite parents to come and read to our K4 children anytime this month at      your own convenient time. Children will continue working on beginning and ending consonant sounds of picture words.  

Children will work on counting “one-to-one” correspondence through 20 by counting real objects. Comparing sets by using the terms “more than” and “less than.

Religion:

God Gave Us Flowers and Trees

God Gave Us Family and Friends

 

Language and Literacy:

Beginning & Ending Consonant Sounds

Review Letters: Letter Recognition and Sound

Practice Writing Uppercase and Lowercase Letters

Rhyming Words

 

Science:

Magnets

Seeds — Germination — Plants

 

Mathematics:

Number – 19 — 20

Review Numbers and Counting 1 to 20

Missing Numbers – Before, Between and After numbers 1 to 20

Comparing Sets – More, Less or Equal

 

 

Important Dates to Remember:

 

Monday, March 2 ——– Read Across America Parade at 2:00 (Playground)

Friday, March 6 ——— Students will wear their Regular School Day Uniform                                          

Wednesday, March 11 — Class Picture Day

Monday, March 16 ——- 2:00 pm Early Dismissal

Thursday, March 19 —– End of 3rd Quarter

Friday, March 20 ——– Teachers In-service — No School Day

Saturday, March 21 —– St. Patrick’s Day Parade *Wear your St. Pat’s

                                       T-Shirt, free entry into Five Points Festival following

Thursday, April 9 ——– K4/K5 and Grades 4-6 Lenten Retreat

                                        11:30 am Dismissal (no After Care Program)

Friday, April 10 ———- Spring Break

Monday, April 20 ——– School Resumes

 

Your K4 Team: Mrs. Pasco and Mrs. Robinson

3/2/20 – 3/6/20

Your children did an amazing job on Monday Morning Prayer last week. Thank you for showing up!

The Character Parade was wonderful! Thank you for helping your children make awesome costumes and showing up!

PLEASE NOTE THAT A PROMOTIONAL VIDEO WILL BE SHOT ON THIS FRIDAY, MARCH 6th. Please send your child in their BEST uniform!

PLEASE NOTE THAT SCHOOL PICTURES ARE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11th. Please send your child in their BEST uniforms.

School Registration Deadline: March 10th: Discount to register on time!

The St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts order deadline is Tuesday, March 3rd.

I hope you are having a good Lent. No matter what your Religious Tradition, the practice of Prayer, Fasting and Giving is good to promote. For second graders, this may look like intentionally praying more as a family, fasting by giving something up for Lent, and your child serving you by doing extra chores so they can put change in the Poor Box at Church.

For those children receiving their first Sacrament of Reconciliation, it is scheduled for Monday, March 16th after the 2:00 Dismissal. You must reach out to Ms. Donna to let her know if you can attend with your child. If you can’t attend, she will reschedule with you.

RELIGION:

Celebrating Lent: Pray, Fast & Give

What is Penance?

Moral Choices & Conscience-God’s Inner Voice of Right and Wrong

WWJD: What would Jesus do?

Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist

SPELLING:

night, kind, spy, child, light, find, right, high, wild, July, fry, sigh, by, why

Bonus Words: Sacrament, Reconciliation

READING:  

Dr. Seuss Week Stories: Rhyme and Rhythm

Phonics: syllables, prefixes and suffixes

Short vowels/long vowel sounds

Playing close attention to the details in stories.

Charlotte’s Web

ENGLISH/WRITING:

Pronouns

Possessive Nouns

Elaboration: Story Details

Writing with Rhyme and Rhythm

MATH:  

Geometry : Congruent Figures, Lines of Symmetry, Slides and Flips, Turns, and Patterns

Math Centers: Time, Money and Measurement

Measurement: Reading a Thermometer; drawing line segments

Time: five minute and one minute increments

Money: change for a dollar; using money in word problems

Fractions

Place Value: Comparing Lesser and Greater

SOCIAL STUDIES:  

Timelines

Following Signs on a Road

Heroes Then and Now

SCIENCE:

Super Soil

Predicting and weighing rocks

HOMEWORK:

Work with your child on Time, Money and Measurement at home.

Math Flashcards Log (Flashcards or Math apps may also be used: 10 minutes nightly)

Check the Tuesday folder to go over the work that comes home.

Read a book and discuss nightly. Take turns having your child read aloud, or you read to them. Please turn in the Weekly Reading Log on Tuesdays. Choose alternative options to present books to the class.

Reminders & Important Dates:

8:30 Wednesday Mass: Best Uniform

BEST UNIFORMS worn on this Friday, March 6th. Please see the note above!

Group School Pictures will be on Wednesday, March 11th! Best MASS uniforms please!

PEHP Thursday: Please wear PE Uniforms ONLY on Thursdays

Saturday, March 21st: St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Please join us!

Monday, March 16th: 2:00 PM Dismissal

Thursday, March 19th: End of Third Quarter

Friday, March 20th: NO SCHOOL: TEACHER INSERVICE

First Communion will be celebrated on Sat. April 25th at the 5:30 p.m. Mass

Retreat is Sat. March 28th 8:30 to 12 noon in the Church.

Practice is Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:15 p.m. in the Church

March 2nd-6th, 2020

Religion: In religion this week, we are continuing to learn about Lent. We are also starting a new Children’s Bible- and we are reviewing Genesis. This Bible allows the students to better understand the structure of the Bible and how to use it as a reference resource. 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:  In Reading we will be working on a fictional story called “The Big Trip”. We are working to Compare and Contrast two pieces of writing, and discussing their similarities and differences. We are working on “Bossy R”- R controlled vowel sounds in phonics. We are also discussing Narrators and their role in stories. Each morning, our class works on a Orton Gillingham inspired phonics drill intended to target student understanding of specific patterns, as well as learning to segment them and put them together.

Language Arts: (Grammar and Writing):   This week in ELA we will be reviewing the difference between plural and possessive nouns. In writing we are still working to “restate the question” as well as begin to compare and contrast two topics.

Math:  This week in math we will be solidifying our knowledge of telling time to the five minute intervals. A few times a week, our class works on basic math fact recognition (+,-) through a game the kids love called Math Around the World.

Science: This week in science we will be working on how heat energy is important in our daily life.

 Social Studies:  This week in social studies we will be studying Benjamin Franklin and understanding his role in the American Revolution.

 Reminders:

-I want to let you all know that I will be out Wednesday and Thursday of this week, as our nephew is having emergency open-heart surgery Wednesday morning. I will most likely not be checking my emails- so please inform the office if you have questions or concerns while I am away.

–If you have not signed up for the Remind 101 app, please do so- I use this app weekly to communicate small bits of information to parents.

******—If you ARE interested in being a Mystery Reader in the month of March please email me. I ALSO AM HAPPY TO WELCOME GRANDPARENTS OR SPECIAL FRIENDS AS MYSTERY READERS, AS WELL. The kids LOVE this part of our Fridays, so please feel free to join us or ask a loved one to visit us with a story! I currently have no one signed up for March and am in need of a few volunteers! 😊

–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.

-Please remember to remove graded papers from the blue folders each evening, so that you are able to stay up to date with how your child is doing in class.

IMPORTANT DATES:

March 2nd Read Across America Day! Students may dress as their favorite literary character!

March 11th – Class Picture Day

March 16th   2pm dismissal

March 19th – Rita’s Ice Field Trip –MUST HAVE SIGNED PERMISSION FORM TO ATTEND leave at 11:00 am, *students can wear St. Pat’s t-shirts to school*

March 20th -No School for Students/Teacher Inservice

March 21stSt. Patrick’s Day parade in 5 points

March 2 – 6, 2020

Kindergarten 5 Newsletter

St. Peter’s Catholic School

1035 Hampton Street Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 252-8285

Dear Parents,

It is the first week of March and St. Peter’s has a lot of fun events taking place this month! This includes a Rita’s Ice Cream field trip, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and class picture day!

This week in ELA, we are learning about sequencing stories, recognizing new sets of digraphs and blends, and identifying the components of a story. In Math, we will be practicing counting by tens and identifying odd and even numbers. In Science, we will be having a review week of our unit on Living Things. And in Social Studies, we are learning about important American figures throughout our history.

Also, today is the final day to turn in your request for a St. Patrick’s Day shirt to wear to the parade. Money and the signed paper can be dropped off in the office.

Have a wonderful and blessed week,

Miss Rovelli

March 2 – 6, 2020

Sight Words:

An, All, Is, Little, Said, Up

Social Studies:

American Symbols

Science:

Living Things Review

Mathematics,

Count by tens, identifying odd and even numbers

Language and Literacy:

Identifying components of a story, digraphs (sh, ch, th, wh), sight words, and reading together

Important Events

Wednesday, March 11th – Class Picture Day

Monday, March 16th – 2:00pm early dismissal

Saturday, March 21 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Five Points

Miss Rovelli

March 2-7, 2020

A Note from Mrs. Ronald

This is our first full week of Lent. Fourth Grade will be leading Mass this Wednesday at 8:30am in St. Peter’s Basilica. 

Please check the schedule to see if your child will be assisting with the Honor Guard. If you cannot locate your copy, the schedule may be downloaded from Mrs. Grant’s classroom webpage: https://stpeterscatholicschool.org/newsletter/sixth-grade/ 

Have a wonderful week!

This Week in Class

Religion

This week we will prepare to present our next morning Prayer on Monday, February 9 at 8:30am in the Basilica of St. Peter.  We have divided into groups and will discuss the Pillar of Lent: Prayer. Students have researched and are ready to explain different ways in which we can pray and deepen our Faith during this penitential season.  Also, in class we will begin our study of the Corporal and Spiritual works of Mercy. 

Literature

This week we will complete our study of Chapters 8-10 from The Castle in the Attic. Students will continue to focus on the correct way in which to answer comprehension questions. Questions must be answered in complete sentences that start with a capital letter and end with a period. They must answer every question asked in the prompt, and they must include evidence from the book and the page number where they found their information. We will focus on some of the more important details of the narrative this week. For example, the riddle written outside of the castle gates gives clues as to the role of each character in this tale. We will discuss the significance of tapestries in the tale and their importance in history.  Students should be prepared to take the test for these chapters on Tuesday, March 11. Notebooks will also be due at this time. Please check the class link for the updated table of contents.

For more information on different tapestries, please check out the following link:

Bayeaux Tapestry

https://m6.to/UzkCr

Vocabulary

We will begin our study of vocabulary later in the week due to interruptions in our schedule. This week’s vocabulary will focus on -er, -or, -ist, and -ian suffixes.

Word Sort 8:

If your child has a modified list, please only use words 1-16.

speaker, artist, historian, prisoner, director, Asian, librarian, survivor, creator, traveler, decorator, believer, vocalist, guardian, visitor, finalist, defender, specialist, inventor, attacker, Australian, Christian, Egyptian, terrorist

Mathematics

This week we will explore Investigation #5 on using and finding percentages. We will also cover lessons 51-53 on using and checking division equations with and without remainders and  adding and subtracting numbers with more than 3 digits. For extra practice with place value, please check out the following links!

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/place_value.htm

https://mrnussbaum.com/place-value-pirates-online-game

For extra practice with multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals;  please check out the following websites!

https://www.timestables.com/games/

https://www.mathplayground.com/division01.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_4_games.html

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_fractions.html

https://www.coolmathgames.com/

Social Studies

This week we will begin our study of the initial causes for the American Revolution. Students will learn about the French and Indian War and start their exploration of how taxes impacted the Colonies. Students will debate on the necessity of taxing the colonies and whether Parliament was justified in levying these taxes. What was the real problem behind the taxation? 

 

Science

This week we will continue our study of electricity and circuits. This week we will expand our knowledge of circuits and how they function. Students will learn how to build parallel and series circuits and compare these to simple circuits. What type of circuits power our classroom? How do you know? Our next quiz on circuits is currently scheduled for Friday, March 7, 2020. 

Links to Interactive Notebooks

Reading

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xDtgkBtvOjqT82vDv8wptGTo2mhH-nF_yq-xY1N6T5Y/edit?usp=sharing

Religion

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rndG3WjTDS4x8X_MldNBCXUAQAsvPhIDTMU0UAtSSy8/edit?usp=sharing

Science

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1AR-fPFPZXNe-Ed9rDSyhoNTfY5Cwh01bOyXK-hbpX5s/edit?usp=sharing

Social Studies

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1CDdQOafDjy19uWoEuwsdCMcgmFuKWBRYk8zGwxmR7mE/edit?usp=sharing

Vocabulary

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18_zuFXzfn7f2Jw-4zQFFWQhyfSb5jT_xsxok__yuELk/edit?usp=sharing

 

 Important Dates

March 2, 2020   Read Across America Parade at 2:00 (Playground)

March 11, 2020 Class Picture Day

March 16, 2020   2pm dismissal

March 19, 2020   Rita’s Ice Field Trip – leave at 11:00 am, *students can wear St. Pat’s t-shirts to school*

March 20, 2020 No School for Students/Teacher Inservice

March 21, 2020 St. Patrick’s Day parade in 5 points