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Mrs. Paquin

I am in my 38th 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!

MAY

1st- St. Joseph

11th- library store for Reading Counts

14th- School Picnic

21st- Last day of school

MATH – the class is now learning about geometry- open and closed figures, shapes, faces, vertices, sides of solid figures.

PHONICS/READING/WRITING – we are currently working on final blends and contractions.

READING COUNTS – 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. For now your children will have a bag of books from Mrs. Uhl 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 tests 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. 

RELIGION- we will finish up our saints for April and also start on our Family Life booklet this week.

SCIENCE- We will continue to read about plants this week. The class planted some peas and pumpkin seeds and hope they will live all summer!

SOCIAL STUDIES- we will be learning about famous American documents, traditions, songs, and figures in history.

   Test-  Our next test is May 12th

Test words– can’t, don’t, aren’t, isn’t, wasn’t, didn’t, I’ll, you’ll, she’ll, he’ll, it’ll, we’ll

Bonus Words – commandments and gymnasium

Words from the May 5th test- they, said, really, people, often, never, many, little, have, goes, friend, every, does, come, before, after

 

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.

Dr. Seuss Week- your child may bring clothes to dress like a favorite character from a story on one of the days from Tuesday-Friday.

IXL will be up all year. 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