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Dear Parents,

     This week we are reading the story “The Dot.” Please practice our word wall words  at home with your child this week. Also there are three sentences for your child to read to you.

Word Wall Words: colors, draw, drew, great, over, show, sign

Spelling Words – No New Words this Week



1. The beads had the prettiest colors.

2. Peg tried to draw a great big seal.

3. We hurried, and the meal was over fast.

Religion: Discuss Holy Week

Phonics Skills: Long e: ea

 Genre – Realistic Fiction

 Math – Identify open and closed plane figures

Dates to Remember:

 April 1st – No School

April 2nd – Holy Thursday – No School

April 3rd – Good Friday – No School

April 5th – Happy Easter

April 6th – No School

April 7th – Classes Resume

April 8th – Pizza Money Due

April 10th – Mass 9:00 AM

April 15th – Chick-Fil-A Night

April 17th – Dance-A-Thon

April 18th – 8th Grade Car Wash

April 24th – Seussical – Show Times 12:30PM and 7:00PM

  • During Lent- Every Monday Mass at 8:00 and Fridays – Stations of the Cross in church at 1:30

Please be sure you are reading with your child every night for at least 10 minutes. Don’t forget to sign the reading log.


Please check the monthly calendar for important dates.


In Science, the children are studying that plants and animals live in a particular habitat (for example, black bears in the forest, whales in the ocean, camels in the desert). The children will know the following:

  • characteristics of different environments

  • plants and animals found there

  • characteristics of the climate in different habitats (for example, sunlight, moisture, temperature)

We are now working on the rainforest.



Player of the Day: Lily


Good Shepherd Student Service Project

We are collecting loose change to feed the hungry. The money will be given to Philabundance. First Grade is off to a good start. Thank you.






Monday, March 23rd – Get plenty of rest and do not forget to bring in your #2 pencils.

Please remember – If coming to school by car, you must go to the church lot and walk your child over to school. Thank you.


Tuesday, March 24th – Bring in two #2 pencils for tomorrow.

                                             Get plenty of rest.


Wednesday, March 26th – Get plenty of rest for our last test in Social Studies.

 Have a great week!

Mrs. Balzano





Learning is Fun!

We are thinking green with our 8th grade buddies.

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Words and toothpaste lesson:  Once you speak, you can’t put the words back in your mouth.  Once you push toothpaste out of the tube, you can’t put it back in the tube.

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Mardi Gras Masks–can you guess who we are?

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Day 100 Cup Towers

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Catholic Schools Week

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Science Experiment with Rocks!

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The First Grade Saints!


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Making a Puppet Show with 8th grade Buddies on the iPads

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1st Grade with 8th Grade Buddies

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to Mass with their eighth grade buddies. DSC_0519   DSC_0517   DSC_0515 DSC_0513   DSC_0512   DSC_0508 First Day of School DSC_0366   DSC_0368 Library Time DSC_0503   DSC_0505