Note from the Teacher: 

     The Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School (OLQP) community welcomes the K5 students and their families! The incoming K5 students are now beginning/continuing their educational journey in the OLQP community.Our K5 class currently has a total of 15 students plus myself as the classroom teacher. Currently, all of the K5 students have previously attended K4 during the past school year at OLQP. We could expect a few new students to join our K5 class during the beginning of this new school year, so stay tuned!

I invite all incoming K5 families to reach out to me if there is a question or concern that would like to be answered before school begins. As the school year begins more classroom information will be provided through a program called Smilebox. Studnet work and photos will be provided through a program called Seesaw. I will continue to inform you about further classroom communication during the beginning of the school year. Together, we will grow throughout this new school year. I hope to provide an exciting, wonderful, and joyful K5 school experience for your child at OLQP!
~ Any questions/concerns, please contact myself or the School Office!
  • ~ Classroom Practice Continued
    @ Home Practice ~
    Reading:
    • View children’s books. – Talk and discuss story beginning, middle, and ending texts and pictures.
    • Read children’s Level 1 books.
    • Name and describe the main character and supporting characters of a story. -Act and talk like the characters of the story.
    Phonics:
    • Practice identifying alphabet letters both uppercase and lowercase – A to Z.
    • Practice producing alphabet letter sounds – A to Z.
    • Practice counting the number of syllables in words. For example, “cat” 1 syllable, “apple” 2 syllables, “dinosaur” 3 syllables, “watermelon” 4 syllables.
    • Practice rhyming with word families. – -at, -it, -ot, -et, -ut. For example, words that end in -at – hat, cat, rat, mat, pat, sat, etc.
    • Reading and writing small words -CVC words. For example, cat, fan, kit, hot, bet, tub, etc.
    Writing:
    • Practice writing home address and phone number.
    • Pracitce writing alphabet letters both uppercase and lowercase – A to Z.
    • Practice writing two digit numbers.
    • Practice writing fictional stories with a variety of characters and settings.
    Math:
    • Practice identifying numbers – 1 to 100.
    • Practice comparing numbers, like 30 is smaller or less than 70 and 70 is bigger or greater than 30.
    • Practice counting – 1 to 100 by ones, tens and fives.
    • Search and find 2-D and 3-D shapes within the environment.
    • Practice adding and subtracting number equations. -Making number sentences: 2+5 = 7 and 10-6 = 4.
    Science:
    • Practice naming foods that are good and bad for our teeth.
    • Practice good dental health. – Brush teeth at least twice a day and remember to floss.

    Social Studies:

    • View and explore surrounding environments – going to the park, library, or other places in own communities.
    • Share and exprience events in your family’s community.
    • View the winter olympic events.
    Religion:
    • Pray with own family.
    • View a children’s Bible at home, if you are in search for new reading materials/resources.
    • Have conversations about Lent and experience small sacrifices during Lent. – For example, choosing not to eat candy during Lent or reading a bed time story instead of watching television.
     Art:
    • Color/draw pictures using a variety of art supplies if available like crayons, colored pencils, or markers.
    • Color/draw using real-life colors matching real-life people and objects in surrounding enviroments.
    • Color/draw people, animals, and places using real-life details like faces, body parts, and other unique characteristics.
  • February Monthly Events:

    • Thursday February 1st – Happy 100th Day of School!, Penny Challenge Cont. Catholic Schools Week
    • Friday February 2nd – Groundhog’s Day, 8th Gr. vs. Teacher Volleyball Game @ 2:15 p.m. ~K4-8th Grades, Catholic Schools Week
    • Monday February 5th – Fabian’s 6th Birthday!
    • Friday February 9th – Alexander’s 6th Birthday!
    • Monday February 12th – Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday!, Penny Challenge Collection, Valentine’s Day Project for Children’s Hospital
    • Tuesday February 13th – Mardi Gras a.k.a. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Carnival @ 2:00 p.m., Valentine’s Day Party @ 2:15 p.m.
    • Wednesday February 14th – Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day, All School Mass @ 8:15 a.m. ~ K4-8th Grades
    • Thursday February 17th – Parent-Teacher Conferences @ 4:00-6:00 p.m. ~ K4-8th Grades
    • Friday February 16th – No School, Parent-Teacher Conferences @ 7:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ~ K4-8th Grades
    • Monday February 19th – No School, Presidents Day
    • Tuesday February 20th – Primary Level Mass @ 8:15 a.m. ~ K4-1st Grades
    • Thursday February 22nd – President George Washington’s Birthday!
    • Friday February 23rd –  Q and U Letter Wedding @ 2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday February 27th – Primary Level Mass @ 8:15 a.m. ~ K4-1st Grades