St. Paul Bulletin
St. Paul School - Kevin Brever, Principal - Sept. 20, 2013
Knights of Columbus Famous Chicken Dinner
Sunday, Sep. 22nd, 11:30am-2pm
6901 Dixie Hwy
Famous Chicken Dinner
At St. Paul Church, 6901 Dixie Hwy. (Next to Dixie Manor, in the cafeteria.)
All You Can Eat!
- Broasted Chicken
- Green Beans
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
- Tea and/or Coffee
Adults $8.00 Seniors (65 or older) $7.00
Children under 12 $5.00
The 4th Sunday of each month
Picture Day - September 26th
St. Paul Weekly News
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APeX Ministry Assembly
News from the Classroom
Here is what we have been doing in first grade this week.
Math- we have been comparing numbers to see which ones are bigger and using our Pac Man signs. We also celebrated the 20th day of school by counting to 20 in different ways. We sorted 20 fruit loops into groups of 5, 10 and then ate them.
Reading- we have been reading The Big Blue Ox this week and learning about how animals can help people.
Phonics- We have been learning about the letter sounds of l, n, and d.
Religion- We learned about how God is our Father and the creator of everything. We also learned about Saint Francis of Assisi.
Thursday was National Talk like a Pirate Day so we made pirate hats to celebrate.
National Talk like a Pirate Day
Third graders studied for their upcoming tests using the flashcard app on Engradepro.
They also took their religion and reading tests online using Engradepro. Third graders also began working on Xtramath, a free web-based program that helps build math fluency with basic math facts. They love using technology to help enhance their learning.
Ms. Towles’ Fourth Graders read the story The Horned Toad Prince by Jackie Mims Hopkins. This story was written as a modern fairy tale. A part of the story is where Reba Jo, the main character, strikes a deal with the Horned Toad. She made him chili as a payback for something he did for her. As a culminating activity, Ms. Towles made chili for the whole class. The chili was served with cheese, crackers, bell peppers, and peanut butter sandwiches.
The students also had to write a recipe on how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The recipe had to be written where a six or seven year old could read it and follow it. We had some great recipes that included sequencing of the steps needed to make the sandwich including gathering the ingredients, utensils, as well as putting the two pieces of bread together. Then we had a few that were as basic as: Get the bread, get the peanut butter and jelly, spread it on and eat it!!
Class Piano Lab
Have you ever thought of signing your children up for Piano Lessons?
Saint Paul and Anthony Ransom are considering starting a “Piano Music Lab” for children in groups of 8-10 students.
Many parents have inquired about private lessons and we think we just might have found the answer. The students will be in small groups with instruction by Anthony Ransom.
The lessons would be after school and available to parish, school and any student in the surrounding neighborhoods.
If you are interested in learning more about the “Piano Music Lab” or want to see this program get started please complete this Piano Music Lab Signup Sheet and return to the Parish or School Office.
It’s almost the first day of fall, branch out and read something new!
We have many new titles in the library! Come in and check one out today!
Ms. Amiee from the Southwest Public Library informed me of a poster contest for 1st -5th graders. Draw, paint, or create a poster of your favorite person, place, or thing in the Southwest Jefferson County community. Turn it into the Southwest Library by Sept. 30th if you'd like to participate. It would be nice to have a winner from St. Paul!
Look for 7th and 8th grade’s Book Trailers in the coming weeks! They are doing a great job!
Social and Physical Development
Go for the GOAL with TEAMWORK! Beat BULLYING!
This week in SPD we have been continuing our sport of the month: Soccer. We have also been focusing on teamwork.
We have also been working on our bullying unit, Mean Stinks. We are learning strategies to deal with bullying and how to have confidence in ourselves. We call it bullying self-defense. This week students learned the difference between conflicts and bullying.
Here is a video of the 1st grade playing a teamwork game, the Hula Hoop Pass game.