Mrs. Paquin

I am in my 35th 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.

I am married to my husband, Brett, and have a daughter, Elizabeth, and son-in-law, Trevor. I am the proud grandmother of my first grandchild Liam.

I enjoy reading, cooking, and spoiling my grandson!


13th- 8th grade graduation-2:00- come say good-bye to the Buddies

21st- last day of school- early dismissal

MATH – we have been working on fractions and will go over some geometric shapes before the end of school. We do most of this together so there won’t be many grades for these 2 topics.

PHONICS/READING/WRITING – we will work on synonyms and antonyms this week. Please continue to watch for proper formation and neatness of all letters/numbers as your child writes. 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.

RELIGION- We have been reading in our Family Life religion books the last week. We will finish them and go over the 10 Commandments.

SCIENCE-  we are now learning about plants, and then butterflies.


   Test-  Our next test will be May 16th

Test words- quiet, some, today, pretty, when, about, before, does, how, are, friend, family

BONUS WORDS- vacation and assignments

Please practice words nightly. Be sure your child practices writing letters the correct size. Every quarter 2 more words will be added to the list.

Go to for some fun ways to practice spelling words.

PLEASE send water bottles this week because of the boil order. Tuesday is the next day they said the water would be tested.

IXL will be up all year. Have your children practice during the summer to keep skills sharp. We don’t want to start all over in 2nd grade. It is very important that the class have their basic addition and subtraction facts memorized.

READING COUNTS- Library book check out is on Tuesday afternoon every week. The class will have one more time to check out books and then use the classroom ones. We will continue to take tests until May 14th.

PLEASE sign off in the planners only AFTER homework is COMPLETE. 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. Please 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.

Extra books have been sent home to reinforce the phonics/reading skills we have been working on in class. Please have your child practice them several times to become confident in recognizing the vowels we are practicing.

PLEASE help your children 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!

Be sure to remind your children to continue to do their best work and be on their best behavior until we are done with school. I know it’s hard to sit and work while the weather is so nice, but I will be taking grades until the end of school. Thank you!! – try this out to practice spelling words in creative ways – this has a nice section to practice counting money – students can practice making and reading short and long vowel sentences for you in the word magnets section. – another neat site to explore.