Monthly Archives: October 2014

Friday, October 24 Newsletter

Dear Families,

In Religion this week, we learned about Jacob and Esau. Next week, students will be focused on learning about Joseph and his brothers. Students will have their next memory verse quiz on Friday, October 31.

Memory Verse

“We know that this is indeed the Savior of the world.” (John 4:42)

We discussed vertebrate animals in science this week. Students learned about cartilaginous fish, jawless fish, bony fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals. Next week, students will be focused on learning about organ systems in animals.

In Social Studies this week, students continued their investigation of regions in the United States. Students learned about cultural, economic, and physical regions. Next week, students will learn how these regional differences impact the world around them.

In Math this week, the fourth graders began their investigation of geometry by reviewing lines, line segments, rays, and angles. Next week, we will continue our review of geometry before moving on to multiplication.

The fifth grade mathematicians were focused on reviewing multiplication and division this week. Please make sure that your fifth grader continues to practice their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. Next week, fifth graders will continue their review of multiplication and division.

In Language Arts this week, fourth graders were focused on identifying the cause and effect of a problem in a story. Next week, they will review narrative elements of a story. Fifth graders practiced drawing conclusions as they read this week. Next week, they will practice summarizing and paraphrasing as they read. Please encourage your child to read at home in order to practice these comprehension strategies and to work towards their AR goal for the trimester.

The next Spelling test will be on Friday, October 31. In order to practice, you might encourage your child to teach you how to play Sparkle.

4th Grade Spelling Words

  1. pour
  2. orbit
  3. fourth
  4. source
  5. sports
  6. forward
  7. force
  8. order
  9. wore
  10. yourself
  11. support
  12. sore
  13. orange
  14. anymore
  15. ignore
  16. portrait
  17. border
  18. course
  19. tornado
  20. your

Challenge Words:

 

  1. emperor
  2. monarch
  3. kingdom
  4. palace
  5. noble

 

 

5th Grade Spelling Words

 

  1. charged
  2. spied
  3. moving
  4. trying
  5. practicing
  6. injured
  7. carrying
  8. tasted
  9. receiving
  10. becoming
  11. lying
  12. dying
  13. realized
  14. provided
  15. fried
  16. created
  17. tallied
  18. carried
  19. revising
  20. wearing

 

Challenge Words:

 

  1. approval
  2. glimpse
  3. braggart
  4. sufficient
  5. qualities

 

Upcoming Events

Scholastic Book Orders

November book orders are due Friday, November 14. Our classroom online order code is NB66T. Ordering online benefits our class and provides opportunities to expand our classroom library.

PTL Kleinhenn Fundraiser

The Kleinhenn fundraiser concludes on Monday, November 3. All orders with payment must be turned in by that date. Checks may be made out to: St. Peter PTL. Please contact Amanda Ingleright at amandaingleright@yahoo.com or (989)224-0480.

 

Leaf Raking

The PTL will be hosting a community leaf raking event. This will be held on Sunday, November 2. More details to come.

 

PTL Meeting

There will be a PTL meeting on Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 in the church library. All parents are welcome to attend!

 

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on Tuesday, November 4 from 9:00-9:30. An order form will be sent home early next week.

 

Fall Fellowship

The PTL will be hosting a weather permitting fall get together on Saturday, October 25. There will be pumpkin decorating beginning at 5:30 p.m. A potluck will follow around 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs will be provided, but please bring a dish to pass. If weather permits, there will be a family scavenger hunt, hayrides, and a bonfire with entertainment following the potluck. A sign-up genius has been sent to all school families and boards are posted in the school entrance to sign up for needed items. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine VanVleet at kgvanvleet@gmail.com or (517)281-0605.

 

Children Singing at Sunday Service

This Sunday, October 26, the students are invited to sing at the 10:30 service. If your child is participating, please have them meet me in our classroom by 10:15. We will walk over and sit together during the service. After the service, we will return to the school and you may meet your child in our classroom.

 

Halloween Celebration

Our class will have a Halloween Celebration from 2:00-3:30 on Friday, October 31. Students are permitted to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes. Please make sure that your child is able to change into and out of their costume by themselves. The students will also parade through the school in their costumes at 2:30. In our classroom, we will have refreshments and participate in a few fun and festive Halloween games. Please contact me if you are interested in donating anything for our class celebration.

 

 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

 

God’s blessings for a great week!

 

 

Jessica Pung

 Newsletter Friday October 24

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter Friday, October 17

Dear Families,

 

In Religion this week, we reviewed the first unit in preparation for the first assessment.  Next week, students will be focused on learning about Isaac, Rebekah, Esau and Jacob.  Students will have their next memory verse quiz on Friday, October 24.

 

Memory Verse

 Jesus said … “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).

 

We began our animal studies unit in science this week by discussing animals that do not have a backbone.  Students learned that these animals are called invertebrates.  Students learned about mollusks, cnidarians, sponges, echinoderms, flatworms, roundworms, segmented worms, and arthropods.  Next week, students will be focused on learning about animals with backbones.

 

In Social Studies this week, students had their first assessment on the introduction to our country’s geography.  We also began our second chapter, which focuses on the regions of the United States.  Next week, we will continue our investigation of regions in the United States.

 

In Math this week, the fourth graders were focused reviewing addition, subtraction, and place value.  Next week, we will officially begin our investigation of geometry.

 

The fifth grade mathematicians were focused on reviewing multiplication and division this week.  Please make sure that your fifth grader continues to practice their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.  Next week, fifth graders will continue with their review of multiplication and division.

 

In Language Arts this week, fourth graders and fifth graders reviewed various reading strategies that we had covered during our first unit before taking the unit one assessment.  Next week, both grades will begin their second unit.  Fourth graders will be focused on identifying the cause and effect of a problem in a story.  Fifth graders will be focused on learning how to draw conclusions as they read.  Please encourage your child to read at home in order to practice these comprehension strategies and to work towards their AR goal for the trimester.

 

The next Spelling test will be on Friday, October 24.  In order to practice, you might encourage your child to teach you how to play Sparkle.

 

4th Grade Spelling Words

 

  1. carved
  2. garden
  3. harm
  4. farther
  5. barked
  6. alarm
  7. chart
  8. starved
  9. harder
  10. parked
  11. smartest
  12. charge
  13. guard
  14. argument
  15. hardware
  16. garbage
  17. harsh
  18. parts
  19. radar
  20. harbor

 

Challenge Words:

 

  1. tapioca
  2. gourmet
  3. delicious
  4. delicatessen
  5. pastry

 

 

5th Grade Spelling Words

  1. treasure
  2. capture
  3. feature
  4. pleasure
  5. measure
  6. creature
  7. picture
  8. adventure
  9. mixture
  10. structure
  11. pasture
  12. culture
  13. literature
  14. furniture
  15. temperature
  16. legislature
  17. immature
  18. leisure
  19. premature
  20. signature

Challenge Words:

 

  1. recruited
  2. persistent
  3. league
  4. devastation
  5. inspiration

Upcoming Events

 Scholastic Book Orders

October book orders are due Friday, October 17.  Our classroom online order code is NB66T.  Ordering online benefits our class and provides opportunities to expand our classroom library.

PTL Kleinhenn Fundraiser

An informational Kleinhenn fundraiser packet was sent home with your child earlier this week.  You may order Kleinhenn products until Monday, November 3.  All orders with payment must be turned in by that date.  Checks should be made out to: St. Peter PTL.  Please contact Amanda Ingleright at amandaingleright@yahoo.com or (989)224-0480.

MSU Early Childhood Workshops

St. Peter will be hosting a series of Early Childhood workshops through collaboration with the MSU Extension Office.  The third workshop will be held Wednesday, October 22 in the Church library from 6:00-7:30.  This workshop is titled “ABC’s of Early Literacy.”  This workshop focuses on learning the critical pre-reading or emergent literacy skills that set the stage for children to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten and to be successful readers by third grade.  Each workshop has a registration fee of $5.00.  If you are interested, please call (989)224-5241.

Fall Fellowship

The PTL will be hosting a weather permitting fall get together on Saturday, October 25.  There will be pumpkin decorating beginning at 5:30 p.m.  A potluck will follow around 6:00 p.m.  Hot dogs will be provided, but please bring a dish to pass.  If weather permits, there will be a family scavenger hunt, hayrides, and a bonfire with entertainment following the potluck.  A sign-up genius has been sent to all school families and boards are posted in the school entrance to sign up for needed items.  If you have any questions, please contact Katherine VanVleet at kgvanvleet@gmail.com or (517)281-0605.

Halloween Celebration

Our class will have a Halloween Celebration from 2:00-3:30 on Friday, October 31.  Students are permitted to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes.  Please make sure that your child is able to change into and out of their costume by themselves.  The students will also parade through the school in their costumes at 2:30.  In our classroom, we will have refreshments and participate in a few fun and festive Halloween games.  Please contact me if you are interested in donating anything for our class celebration.

 Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

God’s blessings for a great week!

Jessica Pung

Newsletter October 17

October 10 Newsletter

Dear Families,

In Religion this week, we continued with our exploration of Genesis by learning about the offering of Isaac and sacrifices. Next week, students will have their first religion assessment over the first unit. Please note that students will not have a memory verse quiz next week. The next memory verse quiz will be on Friday, October 24.

Memory Verse

 Jesus said … “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6).

We wrapped up our investigation of the plant kingdom in science this week by reviewing the functions of plant parts. Next week, we will officially begin our animal studies unit by discussing animals without backbones.

In Social Studies this week, students were focused on learning about our country’s natural resources. Students also discussed how they could help conserve natural resources by recycling. Next week, students will have their first social studies assessment on our introduction to our country’s geography. We will also begin our second chapter, which focuses on the regions of the United States.

In Math this week, the fourth graders were focused on reviewing subtraction with regrouping. Fourth grade students also investigated real world applications of math, such as reading various scales. Next week, we will review addition, subtraction, and place value before moving onto geometry.

The fifth grade mathematicians were focused on reviewing multiplication and division this week. Please make sure that your fifth grader continues to practice their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. Next week, fifth graders will continue with their review of multiplication and division.

In Language Arts this week, fourth graders focused on narrative elements as well as being able to identify the main idea of a historical fiction story. Fifth graders also continued their review of narrative elements and point of view. Please encourage your child to read at home in order to practice these comprehension strategies and to work towards their AR goal for the trimester.

Please note that there will not be a spelling test next week due to the short school week. The next spelling test will be on Friday, October 24.

4th Grade Spelling Words

 

  1. carved
  2. garden
  3. harm
  4. farther
  5. barked
  6. alarm
  7. chart
  8. starved
  9. harder
  10. parked
  11. smartest
  12. charge
  13. guard
  14. argument
  15. hardware
  16. garbage
  17. harsh
  18. parts
  19. radar
  20. harbor

Challenge Words:

 

  1. tapioca
  2. gourmet
  3. delicious
  4. delicatessen
  5. pastry

 

 

5th Grade Spelling Words

  1. treasure
  2. capture
  3. feature
  4. pleasure
  5. measure
  6. creature
  7. picture
  8. adventure
  9. mixture
  10. structure
  11. pasture
  12. culture
  13. literature
  14. furniture
  15. temperature
  16. legislature
  17. immature
  18. leisure
  19. premature
  20. signature

 

Challenge Words:

 

  1. recruited
  2. persistent
  3. league
  4. devastation
  5. inspiration

Upcoming Events

 Scholastic Book Orders

October book orders are due Friday, October 17. Our classroom online order code is NB66T. Ordering online benefits our class and provides opportunities to expand our classroom library.

PTL Kleinhen Fundraiser

An informational Kleinhen fundraiser packet was sent home with your child earlier this week. You may order Kleinhen products until Monday, November 3. All orders with payment must be turned in by that date. Checks may made out to: St. Peter PTL. Please contact Amanda Inleright at amandaingleright@yahoo.com or (989)224-0480.

St. Peter School and Church Silent Auction

The Silent Auction fundraiser will be held next Saturday, October 11 at 6:00. All adults are welcome to attend! Please contact Tammy Hartner at (989)227-9079 with any questions about the Silent Auction.

MSU Early Childhood Workshops

St. Peter will be hosting a series of Early Childhood workshops through collaboration with the MSU Extension Office. The third workshop will be held Wednesday, October 22 in the Church library from 6:00-7:30. This workshop is titled “ABC’s of Early Literacy.” This workshop focuses on learning the critical pre-reading or emergent literacy skills that set the stage for children to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten and to be successful readers by third grade. Each workshop has a registration fee of $5.00. If you are interested, please call (989)224-5241.

School Board Meeting

There will be a School Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 in the church library. All adults are welcome to attend.

No School

There will be no school on Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14 because the staff will be at a church workers conference. There also will not be school on Friday, October 17 due to parent teacher conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 4:00-9:00 and on Friday, October 17 from 9:00-12:00. A note with your child’s conference time was sent home this afternoon. Please contact me if you have any questions about your student’s scheduled conference time.

Fall Fest

The PTL will be hosting a weather permitting fall get together on Saturday, October 25. There will hotdogs, s’mores, and a bonfire. More details to come.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

God’s blessings for a great week!

Jessica Pung

 Newsletter October 10

October 3 Newsletter

Dear Families,

In Religion this week, we continued with our exploration of Genesis by learning about Sodom and Gomorrah. Next week, students will learn about the offering of Isaac. Students will have their next memory verse quiz on Friday, October 10.

Memory Verse

 “My God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)

We continued our investigation of the plant kingdom in science this week. Students investigated the purposes of plant parts such as roots, stems, and leaves. We also began discussing the life cycle of plants. Next week, we will review the life cycles of plants before moving on to the animal kingdom.

In Social Studies this week, students were focused on learning about the major landforms present in the United States. Specifically, students learned about the Rocky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, Coastal Plains, Interior Plains, and the Great Basin. Next week, students will learn more about the climate of the United States and our country’s natural resources.

In Math this week, the fourth graders were focused on reviewing addition and subtraction of three-digit numbers. Next week, they will continue the review of subtraction with regrouping. Fourth grade students will also investigate real world applications of math, such as reading various scales.

The fifth grade mathematicians were focused on wrapping up the place value unit before moving on multiplication. Next week, they will continue reviewing multiplication. Please make sure that your fifth grader is practicing their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.

In Language Arts this week, fourth graders practiced using fix up strategies as they read to determine the unknown meanings of words. Fifth graders practiced making judgments as they read. Next week, fourth graders will be focused on how to locate the main idea in a story. Fifth graders will review narrative elements and point of view. Please encourage your child to read at home in order to practice these comprehension strategies and to work towards their AR goal for the trimester.

Please remind your students to study their spelling words. If they spell all of their words correctly on the Monday pretest, they will be exempt from the test on Friday.

4th Grade Spelling Words

  1. loop
  2. wounded
  3. shoot
  4. booth
  5. broom
  6. boost
  7. mood
  8. fooling
  9. afternoon
  10. room
  11. smooth
  12. tooth
  13. raccoon
  14. bloomed
  15. souvenir
  16. routine
  17. roofs
  18. loose
  19. coop
  20. stoop

Challenge Words:

 

  1. navigator
  2. license
  3. aviator
  4. copilot
  5. adventurer

5th Grade Spelling Words

  1. percent
  2. absence
  3. years
  4. refused
  5. ancient
  6. pressure
  7. machine
  8. notice
  9. scene
  10. station
  11. social
  12. special
  13. parachute
  14. specialty
  15. detention
  16. constitution
  17. advertisement
  18. advise
  19. cities
  20. chalet

Challenge Words:

 

  1. sincere
  2. tissue
  3. resident
  4. magician
  5. medicine

Upcoming Events

 Fifth Grade Band

Band will be offered for interested fifth graders on Wednesday afternoons from 3:05 to 4:00 at Riley Elementary School. Parents will be required to transport their child. If your child is interested, please contact Bill Clemens, the St. Johns Public Schools representative from Marshall Music at (517)652-3483 as soon as possible. Mr. Clemens will set up a meeting with you at your house to discuss your child’s instrument selection. Please contact Shirley Reis at (517)290-3382 with any additional questions.

 Scholastic Book Orders

October book orders are due Friday, October 17. Our classroom online order code is NB66T. Ordering online benefits our class and provides opportunities to expand our classroom library.

PTL Meeting

There is a PTL meeting next Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30. All adults are welcome to attend.

PTL Fundraiser Kickoff

The PTL Fundraiser Kickoff will be held next Friday, October 10.

 St. Peter School and Church Silent Auction

The Silent Auction fundraiser will be held next Saturday, October 11 at 6:00. All adults are welcome to attend! Please contact Tammy Hartner at (989)227-9079 with any questions about the Silent Auction.

MSU Early Childhood Workshops

St. Peter will be hosting a series of Early Childhood workshops through collaboration with the MSU Extension Office. The second workshop will be held next Wednesday, October 8 at the Clinton County Courthouse from 6:00-7:30. This workshop is titled “Raising Young Readers”. This workshop aims to: discuss the importance of children at grade level by the end of third grade and gain skills on how to provide literacy rich environments for children. Each workshop has a registration fee of $5.00. If you are interested, please call (989)224-5241.

School Board Meeting

There will be a School Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 in the church library. All adults are welcome to attend.

No School

There will be no school on Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14 because the staff will be at a church workers conference. There will also be no school on Friday, October 17 due to parent teacher conferences.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 4:00-9:00 and on Friday, October 17 from 9:00-12:00. A sign up sheet for parent teacher conferences will be sent home early next week. Please contact me with any questions or if you already know when you would like to schedule your child’s conference.

 Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

God’s blessings for a great week!

Jessica Pung

 

Revised Newsletter Friday October 3