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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 and cooking, and spoiling my grandson!

AUGUST

21st- Eclipse day!!

25th- Everyone brings a sack lunch

25th and 28th- bring a sack lunch

MATH – We will review some concepts learned last year to get everyone back in the swing of things first. Then we will practice numbers 1-20 and their names, and ordinals.

PHONICS/READING/WRITING – We will practice our letters and the vowel sound of short “a”, and start on sight words for a few weeks. We will write simple sentences and really work on proper formation and neatness of our letters.

RELIGION- We will learn about saints for August and start our first chapter of the religion book about creation.

 

 

Test- September

Our first test will be in a few weeks.

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

IXL will be up all year. Have your children practice weekly. I would like weekend homework to be some time on IXL. Also use the softschools.com site for some math practice.

READING COUNTS- Library starts next week. The class will bring home books to read with/or to you. Please be sure to read the books your children bring home several times with them so they are ready for their tests on Mondays. Upper grade students will help them take reading comprehension tests over the stories. They will earn points to use as “money” to buy things in the library store. They will also make it to “team levels” as they pass certain amounts of tests. Help your child remember to bring their books back.

PLEASE sign off in the planners only if homework is COMPLETED.  We will start them next week. 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.

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