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336 Alice Avenue, Oglesby, IL  61348
Phone:  815-883-8916 ♦ Fax:  815-883-8943

Welcome to 1st Grade!

Teacher: Mrs. Suzan Cullinan

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From Mrs. Cullinan:

"Even though my children were born after I started teaching at Holy Family, I knew it was the place for them. There is such a feeling of family and a well rounded education."

Five Words to Describe Holy Family School:

  1. Family
  2. Caring
  3. Quality
  4. Faith-centered
  5. Loving

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Some of the units of study in First Grade: 

  • Math- families of related addition and subtraction facts
  • Science- 3 types of matter
  • Social Studies- cities
  • Winter literature and winter themed activities in literacy groups
  • Teddy Bear visits every student's house overnight.  His activities while there are recorded in his journal and shared with the entire class each morning.
  • Apples / Johnny Appleseed
  • Thanksgiving - every child receives the actual name of a child of the Mayflower.  We learn about the voyage and their first year in America and write about it in journals.
  • Gingerbread Boy -   We read many versions and discuss the story elements of setting, characters, his saying as he runs, and the ending.
  • Winter / Snow -  a variety of math activities are presented and the students can select any they want to do until they finish them all.
  • 100th Day project
  • Dr. Seuss month - We learn about the author and read many of his books.  We discuss each and learn the moral or lesson of each.
  • Other Author studies - Tomie dePaola, Jan Brett, James Marshall, Robert Munsch, and Eric Carle
  • Coding for Kids
  • Spelling City on iPads
  • Math Magician on Chromebooks

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Upcoming Events

From the Office
Saturday March 23, 7:00 PM -
PLAY: A Tree Named Aesop
From the Office
Monday March 25, 4:00 PM -
Scholastic Bowl @ Holy Cross
Track
Tuesday March 26, 4:00 PM -
Track Meet vs Ladd @ Hall HS
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Tuesday March 26, 4:30 PM -
Scholastic Bowl @ Holy Family vs. Trinity Catholic
From the Office
Wednesday March 27, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Preschool/Kindergarten Open House
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Wednesday March 27, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Preschool/Kindergarten Open House
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Thursday March 28, 4:00 PM -
Scholastic Bowl @ Peru Catholic
From the Office
Tuesday April 2, 2:30 PM -
2:30 Dismissal
Track
Tuesday April 2, 4:30 PM -
Track Meet vs. Dimmick @ Mendota HS
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Thursday April 4, 4:15 PM -
Track Meet vs Dalzell @ SBA