Mrs. Paquin

I am in my 40th 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. It has really been a lot of fun seeing the children of  my former students come through my classroom!!

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, gardening, and spoiling my grandsons!


12th- The Most Holy Name of Mary

17th- St. Robert Bellarmine

20th- St. Andrew Kim

21st- St. Matthew

23rd- St. Padre Pio

27th- St. Vincent De Paul

28th- St. Lorenzo Ruiz

29th- The Archangels

30th- St. Jerome

MATH- we have been working on fractions and probability. Keep working on addition and subtraction flashcards to keep skills sharp.

PHONICS/READING/WRITING – we have been working on compound words this week.

PLEASE watch 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  children needing to work on holding pencils correctly.

RELIGION- we have been reading about saints and special days for May. We have also been reading about the 7 sacraments.

SOCIAL STUDIES- we are reading about national symbols, holidays, maps, and continents.

SCIENCE- we are learning about plants and their needs. The class has planted peas, squash, marigolds, and pumpkins and are watching their progress. We added milkweed this week and will see how they do in our classroom.

TEST- September 14th


Test words- bad, Dad, cat, fat, ham, jam, lab, gab, the, said

Bonus Words – Wyatt and apples

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 for some fun ways to practice spelling words.

Please be sure that your child brings 2 snacks each day.

I will hand out Reading Counts prize coupons on Monday. Your child may use them for the next two weeks. Some have already earned special clothing coupons! Way to go 1st graders!!!!

I sent home the information about Reading Counts. Please reach out if you have any questions. Hopefully we will have some time with our Buddies to help take more tests. I would like 2 tests to be passed each week for now.

Check red folders and make sure your child completes their work in them and can hand it in the next morning.

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! – 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.