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May News

Mother Mary, Mother Mine

Mother of the Son of God,

Mother of the Eternal World

Mother of the child devine

Mother Mary, Mother mine.



I can't believe this is our LAST full month of school.  We have learned and grown so much this year.  This month, all though it is our last FULL month, it will be a busy one indeed.  Some of what we will be doing and learning about is :

Religion- Our focus  will be on Mother Mary, we will participate in the May Crowning, and pray the rosary.  My students will also learn that we worship God when we pray at Mass, we will discuss what we do at Mass, and learn what it means to grow as diciples of Jesus Christ.

Math- We will continue to review 2 digit addition without regrouping, and I will introduce 2 digit subtraction without regrouping.

Phonics- This month we will continue to learn about inflected endings -ed, -ing, -s, contractions, compound words and high frequency words.

English/ Reading/ Handwriting- The focus will be on comparative endings -er, -est, high frequency words, drawing conclusions, consonant patterns -dge, contractions, vowel digraphs -ai, -ay,-ea possessives, adjectives, verbs, and nouns. We are continuing to choose "Good Fit" books,  to build on our reading skills, checking for fluency, accuracy and comprehension.   will continue working on letter formation, in all our writing activities.

Social Studies/Science- We will read about penquins, dolphins, and insects.  In Social Studies we will learn about the State of New Hampshire.


April News


Spring, spring is coming soon,

Grass is green, and flowers bloom,

Birds returning from the south,

Bees are buzzing all about,

Leaves are budding everywhere,

Spring, spring is finally here!


Here are SOME of the things we will be doing and learning about this month.


Relgion-Our focus will be on -Jesus the light of the World, what it means to receive the light of Christ and to be a peacemaker, the choices we make can show our love for God, Jesus's teachings about God's forgiveness, that God is ALWAYS ready to forgive us, we will learn more about the Sacrament of Penance, and the importance of forgiving others.

Phonics-We will continue to learn about -r controlled vowels, initial and final blends, high frequency words, digraphs, and compound words.

Math-I will introduce two digit addition without regrouping, measurement using non-standard units of measurement, inches on a ruler and we will compare lengths of objects.  We will also learn about temperature and how to read the temperature on a thermometer.

Reading/English/Handwriting-This month we will learn about adding -ed and -ing to the end of words, high freuency words, Author's purpose, r controlled vowels, verbs for past and future, fact and opinion, contractions, comparative endings -er and est, drawing conclusions, consonant pattern dge, and we will continue to work on our writing skills focusing on letter formation and neatness

Science/Social Studies-We will learn about weather and weather words, Recycling and plant life and Mother Theresa.


Dates to Remember

April 2   NO SCHOOL Easter Monday

5    Mass 9:15

13    Report Cards Sent Home

14    Family Dance

16    Report Cards due back

20    Earth Day - Free Dress Down

23  Spring Vacation Begins

Have an Awesome Month!

Love,  Mrs. Allen


March News

Winds of March

Winds of March, we welcome you,

there is work fo you to do.

Work and play and blow all day,

blow the winter cold away.

Here is a peek into what will be happening in 1A in March.


Religion-We will continue to learn about Lent, attend Stations of the Cross each Friday, we will continue to do acts of kindness and or make sacrifices, giving up something we love, tv, video games, etc.   Our class will also learn about the importance of the Three Days, and Easter.

Phonics- The focus this month will be on: discrimating between long and short vowel words, writing long vowel words, identifying sounds of the final y as a vowel, r controlled vowels, high frequency words, initial l, r, s-blends and final blends, digraphs, th, ch, sh, and wh.

Math- We will continue to learn about money, recognizing coins and their values, and finding the value of a group of coins and continue to learn to tell time to the hour and half hour on a digital and analog clock, estimate time, ordinal numbers, and word problems.

Reading/English/Handwriting-We will focus on consonant patterns, ng, nk, high frequency words, compare and contrast, compound words, verbs that add -s, verbs for past and for future, endings -es,ed, ing, fact and opinion, r controlled vowels, or, ore,ar,  author's purpose, and contractions. We are continuing to work on our writing skills, checking for letter formation and neatness.

Social Studies/Science- In Social Studies, we will learn about St. Patrick and Dr. Seuss.  In Science we will focus on weather, and nutrition.


Dates to Remember

8 STEM Fair 5:30

9 Early Release 12:30  NO AFTERCARE

16 St. Patrick's Day free dress down

21 Life Touch Spring Pictures


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