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Grade 1 - Mrs. Allen

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December fun

This month we have been learning about Advent, the weeks of hope, peace, joy and love.   Fr. Paul visited and read a Bible Story about the birth of Jesus and discussed the importance of Advent and the Christmas Season.

We have also been working on the following:

adding and subtracting basic math facts, fact families, doubles and word problems, 1 minute math

digraphs, short vowels, common nouns, exclamatory sentences, consonant blends


1A Wishes everyone a Very Merry Christmas


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

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