One of our students' fathers came in to discuss how and why we call 9-1-1. He is an officer in Baltimore County and brought lots of gear in for the students to interact with. He spent time with the students, answered their questions, and even let them climb in the front seat of his police car. It was a great experience for the students! Thank you Officer Brown!
Below are pictures of Officer Brown's visit and various things we do in the classroom.
The first graders are settling into a routine nicely. We have had two students take home the weather bag already, two students of the week, and we've even had two students fill their sticker charts. In addition to our reading, math, handwriting, and religion, we have been doing a lot of science in the past two weeks. We had two class pets, a small frog and a baby rat snake. We searched and found leaves that were filled with chlorophyll, that were drained of most of their chlorophyll, and that were already dead. We have learned why trees are important and ways we can help not waste products made with trees. With Mrs. Noel's help, we also did experiments to see how sound waves travel.
Here are some important upcoming dates:
Wednesday, September 29th: First grade shops the book fair
Wednesday, September 29th: Mandatory school zoom meeting
Friday, October 7th: Parent/Teacher Conferences - no school (A packet of work will be sent home that week to be completed on that day so that day can be counted as a school day)
Monday, October 10th: No school
Friday, October 21st: Fall Fest
Lots of interesting things are happening in first grade! The students are learning their letters and letter sounds in phonics. We're working on blending sounds together to read and breaking words down into sounds so we can spell. We're learning the apostrophe s, the suffix s, and nouns. In math, we're working on addition number sentences. In religion, we're learning that God is our friend and he created this world for us, so we need to take care of it. Putting that into real world action, we're recycling in the classroom (along with the rest of the school). We're starting to really understand the daily routine, which will mean we will be finding more ways to have fun while learning.
Remember, this is a blog, so you can scroll down and see old posts and important dates.
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Welcome to First Grade!
Hello! I am Stacey Biggins, one of the first grade teachers at St. Joseph School. I am so excited to be teaching first grade! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or by sending a note with your child. I can also be reached at the school office by calling 717-632-0118. By working together, we will all have a blessed school year!
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First Grade Specials
Wednesday: Spanish, Library