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Holy Cross has been a part of my life for a LONG time! I am starting my 23rd year of teaching at HCCS, Currently, I am teaching 4th grade. During my years here, I've taught 4th/5th multi-age grades, 4th grade, 2nd grade and 1st grade. I have also taught other places prior to coming to HCCS! After graduating from Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, with a degree in Elementary Education and Theology, I taught 1st grade in various states as a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity. In my free time, I love to take care of my flower gardens, read, play the flute, make cards, watch the Packers, and dog sit my sister's dog, Ozzie. The longer I teach the more I appreciate how hard the children work at learning something new. It is such a wonderful experience to see the light in their eyes when something has been accomplished. It is truly a blessing to be a part of this process of learning and growing.
Annette Barrett

What’s Happening in 1st Grade? Take a look and see….

February 8, 2018: 1st Grade Classroom Auction Project: 150th Anniversary Holy Cross


October 23, 2017

October 23-27, 2017

October 16, 2017

Weekly Newsletter Oct. 16-20

October 9, 2017

Weekly Newsletter Oct. 9-13

October 2, 2017


Weekly Newsletter

We have butterflies!

Watching a newly emerged painted lady butterfly!


Look carefully for the newly emerged butterfly. It has vary small, crinkled up wings. It is beginning to pump fluid into it’s wings.

September 25, 2017

Weekly Newsletter

From caterpillar to chrysalis:

Final molted exoskeleton
Observing Chrysalises








Working on Creative Caterpillar Posters:

Using ipads to practice our letters:

Life Cycle of a Painted Lady Butterfly

The 1st and 2nd grades have begun our study of the painted lady butterfly life cycle. Our caterpillars have arrived and we have made their habitats and placed the butterflies inside of them. We are observing them and noticing how FAST they grow.

Stay tuned for the next stage of the butterfly’s life cycle!


September 14, 2017

Feast of the Triumph of the Holy Cross

Our Feast day!

The 1st graders each painted and decorated a wooden cross of their own.