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Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to school today.

I'm so glad that you are here!

We will start the New Year off,

with a little cheer.

I love school!  I'll try so hard!

This New Year will be great!

We'll learn so much and work so hard,

I can hardly wait!

Look at what we will be doing this month!

Math-place value of digits, expanded form, identifying numbers before, between, after, comparing numbers using symbols >, <, and =, ordering numbers, word problems, even and odd numbers, counting by 2, 5 and 10, basic addition and subtraction facts.

Reading/English/Handwriting/Phonics- long a,i,o, High Frequency Words, cause and effect, soft and hard c and g sound, proper nouns, author's purpose, digraphs, wh, ch, tch, special titles, sequence of a story, and contractions. We will continue to practice our writing skills improving letter formation, and writing words with the letters, p, w and t.

Religion-That the church began on Pentecost, the Holy Spirit helped the Church to grow, Apostles led and cared for the Church, the role of bishops to lead and care for the church, the pope leads and cares for the Church, ways the church serves others, the parish joins together to celebrate God's love, is like a family, and works together to help people.


Science/SocialStudies- We will read and explore wild places and wildlife the rain forest, desert, ocean, and the praire, dolphins, hare and weasel,  explore force and recognizing a push is a force and maps. In Social Studies we will read, discuss and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King.


December News 2017

Merry Christmas

Loving God, Help us remember the birth of Jesus,

that we may share in the song of the angels,

the gladness of the shepherds,

and worship of the wise men.



Thanksgiving and Christmas two of my MOST favorite times of the year!  I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with good food, family, friends, and REST!  Now that the Christmas season is upon us, I am so excited for all the things we will do, and learn.

In RELIGION we will focus on Advent, a time of preparing for Jesus' birth, and Christmas, when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We will attend church as a school for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on  Friday, December 8.  Then we will read, and talk about the Holy Spirit and how the Holy Spirit helps Jesus' followers, Pentecost, the day the Holy Spirit came to Jesus' followers and that the Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity.

In MATH we will continue to work on our Fact Families, basic math facts addition and subtraction.  We will review tally marks in charts, I will introduce graphs, identify sets of tens, count by ten, write number words 11-100, estimate, and place value of digits, finally  we will start Math Olympics this month.

In Phonics we will continue to read and write High Frequency Words, match medial sounds, discriminate between words that do and do not have a long vowel sound, write and read words with a long vowel sounds.

In READING/ENGLISH we will learn about initial consonant blends, interrogative sentences, plot of a story, identifying main idea and details of a story, cause and effect, High Frequency Words, reading with fluency and accuracy, final blends, exclamatory sentences, sequence of a story, digraphs, and review common nouns and writing a friendly letter.

SOCIAL STUDIES/SCIENCE- We will read and write about the Rain Forest,  Desert, Ocean and Prairie.  We will learn about Christmas, Saint Nicholas, St. Juan Diego and the Advent Wreath.

Dates to Remember in December

8    Immaculate Conception Mass at 9:15

Progress Reports go home

Christmas Tree Lighting at 5:30

12   Pre-k to Grade 2 Christmas Concert 10:00am

13   Progress Reports Due Back

15   School Field Trip --9:15

21   Christmas Prayer Service 11:30

Red, White and Green Christmas Free Dress




Wishing every one a Very Merry Chirstmas and a Happy and Healthy 2018.

Love, Mrs. Allen


November News

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day will soon be here

it comes around but once a year

if I could only have my way.

We'd have Thanksgiving every day!

This is one of my favorites months of the year!  We will learn about Pilgrims, Wampanoags, Veterans, and Thanksgiving! Wow! So many interesting topics to discuss, read about and learn why each are so important to us as Americans! We will of course be learning all kinds of other things too this month like:

Religion--We will learn about the church year or the yearly cycle of the church, the people who followed Jesus and what they learned from him, that Jesus taught his followers to pray, The Lord's Prayer and the meaning of the words.

Math--We will use addition strategies to find the sums through 20, addition strategies with three addends, word problems, subtraction, to add and subtract horizontal and vertical form, and use a number line to count back to find the differnece.

Phonics-- Blending, writing and rhyming with short o and u, short a, i, and o review, sing the Vowel Bat and Q and U Stuck Like Glue songs.

English/Reading/Handwriting- The focus will be on: recognizing and identifying short i and o words, High Frequency Words, the plot and summarizing of a story, final x in words, key features of fantasy stories and poems, subjects of the sentence, compare and contrast, consonant (x/ks) read for fluency, characters and setting of a story,predicates of a sentence, plueral -s, and consonant s/z and we will continue working on letter formation by writing stories, our letters and spelling words.

Social Studies/Science- We will learn, read and talk about Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Wampanaogs, and Pilgrims. We will also learn about animals that hibernate, and the food groups.

Dates to Remember


1   "Winter" Uniform Dress Begins

Hot Lunch Ordering Begins

All Saints Day Mass 9:15

7    Barnes and Knoble Night  6-7:30


15  Lifetouch Photo Retakes

16  Parent Teacher Conferences

21  Crazy Sock Day

Prayer Service 11:30


29 Christmas Shopping


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