From the Principal's Desk
Dear Saints Peter and Paul Community,
Spring is a beautiful time of renewal and hope. We witness nature waking up from its winter slumber and people enjoying the warmer weather by spending time outside. When you hear the song of hundreds of birds, you know they are preparing for the coming of the season.
After a year of the world living with the restraints and challenges of COVID- 19, this Spring is even more special because we successfully kept the students in school for seven months, and I look forward to continuing in school learning. Thank you to all members of the SSPP community for your prayers and support. The mission of the school would not have been possible without you believing the impossible is possible!
The school year's last trimester has begun, and the students are very busy continuing their studies. Here are some of the activities they are currently working on. I hope you enjoy reading them!
Mrs. Veronica Chandler, Principal
Pre K 3 is learning shapes and strengthening number sense. They are up to the letter "S" and made a beautiful picture entitled, "You Are My Sunshine." They are mastering cutting with scissors and practicing lacing using their fine motor skills.
Pre K 4 loves to include special intentions in their daily prayers. Being a good friend and focusing on positive actions and word is a top priority for preschoolers. They mastered numbers 1-20, and each day they practice letter sounds.
Kindergarten students created a saint book on Saint Peter, Saint Paul, Saint Francis, and Saint Joseph. They love learning how to read and learn about money and time. Making lots of friends is one of their favorite things to do.
First Graders know that the three main types of clouds that Baptism is the first important sacrament. In social studies, they are learning that there are four presidents on Mount Rushmore, and before there were pens, people used ink wells and a quill.
Second Grade is learning about the sacrament of Reconciliation which they will be receiving next week. In science, they are learning about magnets and mammals. They enjoy practicing cursive writing and lapsed time. They wrote an original Haiku and shared them.
Third Grade just finished their researched wild animals and wrote a 5 paragraph essay. They wrapped up their unit with a celebration on National World Wildlife Day. The student shared their papers and dressed up in explorer hats. Third graders are also learning about simple machines and the lives of saints. In April, they will complete their next research paper on a famous American and present it.
Fourth Grade is writing Limericks and learning about volcanoes. They recently created a volcano and had it erupt outside. They are reading The Front Desk and learning from the novel that you can make a difference in the world at ten years old. In math class, they are learning about customary measurement.
Fifth Grade is working on a STREAM project. They are each creating a bird's nest based on The Story of the Easter Robin. They produced videos based on their essay entitled, Three Wishes. They had to apply their grammar, writing, technology, and speaking skills. In science and social studies, they are focusing on land biomes and ancient western civilizations.
Sixth Grade is creating a Station of the Cross booklet. They have to deeply reflect on one Station, draw an illustration of the Station, and write a personal prayer. Using their research skills, they will learn more about the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression and write a paper. In social studies, they are studying China and the terra cotta warriors. The artist El Greco is their focus in art class, and they realized that there is a copy of his works in the school gym!
Seventh Graders are setting personal goals for the third trimester. For Lent, they are reflecting and focusing on one Station of the Cross. They will choose one Station and describe the event within it from the perspective of Jesus. For a cross-curricular assignment, they are writing a poem about a battle of the American Revolution. In science, it's all about genetics, blood types, and each student's family tree. Their most latest novel is The Maze Runner.
Eighth Graders are working on their graduation speeches and reading To Kill a Mockingbird. The teachings of Saint Paul and each person's purpose in life are the focus of religion class. They are finishing up studying about the Spanish-American War and studying states of matter.