Mrs. Paquin

I am in my 39th year at Holy Childhood School. This has really been my home away from home, since I am a Holy Childhood graduate, as well as my father and daughter. I graduated from Blackburn College with a B.A. in Elementary Education and concentrations in Spanish and Psychology.

My husband, Brett, and I have a daughter, Elizabeth, and son-in-law, Trevor. I am the proud grandmother of Liam and Samuel.

I enjoy reading, cooking, and spoiling my grandsons!

SEPTEMBER

3rd- St. Gregory the Great

4th- St. Rosalia

5th- St. Teresa of Calcutta

8th- Birth of Mary

MATH – the class has been working on the numbers 0-12, their names, the concepts one more, one less, numbers in between, greater than, less than and equal to

PHONICS/READING/WRITING – we are currently working on reviewing the letters and their proper formation. We will add the short vowel sound of “a” next week and begin working on building words with that vowel sound.

READING COUNTS – I will send home their usernames and passwords next week. Please help your child take 2 R.C. tests every week. They are very good practice for reading comprehension right now. As the year goes on more will be able to take tests on their own. You may use any books you have at home or use the books your child checks out from the library,  or from my classroom library, and may read them with parents or on their own every week. Please help your child take the Scholastic Reading Inventory test soon. When you go to take that test it is the one on the left instead of right. You may read the test to your child and it will go until they miss a certain numbers of answers.

KEEP watching  for proper formation and neatness of all letters/numbers as your child writes. Make sure letters are not started at the bottom. Watch for reversals and correct them as they occur. Have your child “pinch” the pencil, not write with their thumb wrapped around their first finger. I have noticed a lot of children needing to work on holding pencils correctly.

RELIGION- we will finished up our saints for August and started on our saints for September. We will finish up our Family Life booklet this week.

SCIENCE- We will continue to read about animal families this month and make our own animal facts booklet.

SOCIAL STUDIES- we will be learning about being a citizen of the United States and our rights and responsibilities.

   Test-  We will start tests in a few weeks

Test words

Bonus Words –

Please practice words nightly. Be sure your child practices writing letters the correct size and no reversals. Every quarter 2 more words will be added to the list.

Go to spellingcity.com for some fun ways to practice spelling words.

IXL will be up all year. I will set that up and send home usernames and passwords next week. Have your children practice during the week and over the weekend. It is their assigned homework for every weekend.

PLEASE sign off in the planners only AFTER homework is COMPLETED. If there is a reason work could not be done please, please send me a note. If you need help with work let me know and it will be taken care of here at school. Help your children remember to bring back ALL of their work. Do not remove papers from their red folders unless you ask them if they should be brought back.

Set up a routine for your children to pack up their work, folders, planners, and snacks every evening. Make it part of their nightly chores. Do not wait to do it in the morning. Thank you!

www.spellingcity.com – try this out to practice spelling words in creative ways

www.apples4theteacher.com – this has a nice section to practice counting money

www.storyit.com – students can practice making and reading short and long vowel sentences for you in the word magnets section.

www.akidsheart.com – another neat site to explore.

www.myfriendsmagazine.com

www.janbrett.com

www.catholicicing.com