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Grade 1 - Mrs. Allen

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Thankful for November

What an exciting month November will be. Our adopted priest Fr. Paul, will visit us for the first time on Monday, November 10.  We are so excited to have him be apart of the first grade.  We will also be reading, listening to, and talking about Thanksgiving, Native Americans, Pilgrims and discusing what we are thankful for.


Some of the things we will be focusing on this month are:

Math:  adding three addends with sums to 12, solving problems by writing a number sentence, recognizing the minus (-)  and equals (=) signs, subtracting horizontally and vertically, adding and subtracting with zero

Religion: Jesus loves us, and that he died on the cross and rose to new life for us.  Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to his followers and the Holy Spirit helps the church grow.

Language Arts: identifying  words and sentences, reading short o words and high frequency words in context, reviewing short vowel a, i, and o, identifying the number of syllables in a word and recognizing the sound of short vowel u, summarizing a story, plots, characters, main idea and details setting, subject and predicate of a sentence, synonyms, reading with fluency, and writing a personal narative

Science/Social Studies: We will be  participating in the online Thanksgiving with Scholastic. And be receiving letters each week from children who traveled on the Mayflower.  Once the Pilgrims arrive we will be taking an online tour of Plimouth Plantation.  We will also discuss the food that was eaten during Thanksgiving, the different food groups and comparing and contrasting Thanksgiving today and during Pilgrim times.



November 11, Veterans Day, NO SCHOOL!

CONFERENCES are November 18.  I will be sending home a reminder of your time and day.





Welcome to First Grade

I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer vacation and now looking forward to starting school as First Graders!  We will be meeting each other one week from today, on Monday, August 25 at the "Meet and Greet" at 9:00am.  (I can't wait)


As some of you may or may not know, I was married this summer and am no longer Ms. Thompson but Mrs. Allen!  I know this will take some time to get used to for you AND me!! lol  I not only changed my name but also my grade! (yikes!!) I was the Second Grade teacher and now I am so excited to be a First Grade teacher!! I've been in school alot this summer cleaning, arranging and planning our classroom so that we will have an OUTSTANDING year.


I  look forward to meeting all the 1A parents and students next Monday.


As an FYI:  If you ever have any questions or concerns please don't ever hesitiate to email me.  I will always do my best to keep the lines of communication open.  I check my email througout the day and will get back to you as promptly as I can.

The mornings are a very busy time  for me and so it is NOT a good time to discuss a concern you may have.  If something should occur that needs to be addressed, please  email me or let Mrs. Prangley or Mrs. Lang at the front desk know and they will get a message to me asap!!!


Enjoy your last week of summer vacation!Sealed

See you on Monday!

Mrs. Allen Smile



I can't believe that we have completed our first full month of school!  We've had fun getting to know each other, learning First Grade rules and routines, and we made some new friends too!


September was filled with many fun and exciting things.  We went on our first field trip of the year to Great Brook Farm, attend our first school mass as First Graders and met our 6th Grade Buddies!


Some of the things we learned about in September:


The Blessed Trinity

The Holy Family

God's greatest gift

The Sign of the Cross

number words

ordinal numbers

comparing numbers

numbers before, between and after

less than, equal to and greater than




simples sentences

initial medial and ending sounds


October we will continue to learn and grow as First Graders and also have some fun too.

Some of what we will be learning about:

Religion- the Great Commandment, all people are our neighbors, the seasons of the church, and that Jesus invited people to become his followers

Math-choosing strategies to solve a problem, joining groups of objects with sums of 6 or less, the plus (+) and equal(=) signs,

Phonics- initial, medial and final consonants,  recognizing and identifying short vowels,

Reading- sharing information and ideas about neighborhoods, schools and friends, realistic and fantasy, simple sentences, high frequency words, the plot, writing sentences with nouns, verbs and adjectives

We will be having our FIRST party of the year on Friday, October 31!!  It's Halloween Time!!! Yeah!


Mrs. Allen