Grade 1



232 Pearl Street, Enfield, CT 06082      860.745.5275     




Welcome to 1st Grade

Teacher: Mrs. Karen Carrigan (





Tuesday is a full day of school.

Wednesday is an early release day with a dismissal time of 12:45. Students will be bringing home all books, and supplies.

Thursday, June 13th is the last day of school. Students will attend mass and receive their report cards  and be dismissed at 11:00am.

Happy Summer!  

I wish to thank all the parents for their generosity and support this past year.  The students have worked hard and are ready for second grade.  To make the transition easier, please have the students read and practice math facts throughout the summer to maintain skills. Local libraries have great reading programs and borrowing the books are free.  Lexia Core 5 will be available for use throughout the summer months to continue to build reading skills as well as review and keep skills up to date. Please take the opportunity to spend time with your children. They are eager to learn and parents are the best teachers. Have a great summer vacation!

Monday, June 3rd s Field Day.

No gym on Tuesday, June 4th.

Thursday, June 6th is our spring concert.  There is an afternoon dress rehearsal and our evening performance at 6:30pm. The ice cream social follows. Tickets are required for the ice cream social.

We are continuing to tie up loose ends and having some fun as the end of the school year comes to a close.

There is First Friday mass this Friday, June 7th. The first graders will be  doing some of the readings at this mass.

Thank you for your spport this past year.


There is a dress down on Friday, May 31st from the Boxtop Competition.  We will also be having an ice cream sundae in the afternoon thanks to Ryan's parents.  Thank you very much.

Ascension Thursday is May 30th.  Mass will be at 1:15. Please join us if you are able.

Field Day is now Monday, June 3rd.  There will be no gym class on Tuesday, June 4th. Please wear a pink shirt if you have one.

This week we are spelling words with prefixes un- and re-.

Spelling Words

1.   unhappy

2.   refill

3.   untie

4.   undo

5.   repay

6.   unkind

7.   undress

8.   retell

9.   reopen

10.  refund

High-Frequency Words

11.  different

12.  carry

Reading: We are reading the story "Ben Franklin and His First Kite."  The vocabulary words are; brothers, answered, poor, carry, different, hearth, hasty pudding, amazing, invention, harbor.  The skills are prefixes un- and re-, long vowels i and o, and theme.

Math: we are finishing up on money and time and will be moving on to fractions.  Math facts are still being practiced daily. Please practice math facts as they should be mastered.

Please continue to do Lexia for 25 minutes each week.  The accounts will be available throughout the summer to help maintain and teach skills.  Please continue to use this great educational program.


I do not assign written homework after Memorial Day.  There are many events taking place in the next few weeks and  students will be attending several of them.  Please continue to read  each day as well as practice math facts.


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