Mystery Readers, a Silly Elf, and More
We had two great mystery readers helping us get ready for Christmas. The first read Little Blue Truck's Christmas by Alice Schertle. The book is about a little blue truck that delivers Christmas trees to his animal friends. The students loved the sweet story and were excited by the surprise at the end - a Christmas tree with real twinkling lights! Our reader handed out a coloring sheet and crayons for students to decorate their own Little Blue Truck. Our next reader read Olive, the Other Reindeer by Vivian Walsh. The story is a cute story about a dog named Olive, who misunderstood the Rudolph line "all of the other reindeer" and thought it was saying "Olive, the other reindeer". He thought this meant he was a reindeer so he took 2 buses to the North Pole to help Santa fly his sleigh. Santa and the other reindeer thought it was strange that a dog wanted to pull his sleigh, but Olive ended up saving the day when he could sniff his way home. As a surprise, the students received cool Christmas glasses and a candy cane. The students enjoyed both Christmas readers so much!
We've been having some Christmas fun in other ways too. Our elf, Snowflake Cuddles, is usually not a mischievous elf, but this week she really made the students laugh. She got all the iPads out and took a different selfie on each iPad and set them up on the students' desks. Due to weather, we were stuck inside for recess twice this week. The students enjoy the different things to play with in the classroom when can't go outside or use the gym. And of course, we are practicing often for the Christmas show on December 13th.
December 8th: No gym class; wear school uniforms; All School Mass 9:00
December 9th: Gym Class; wear gym clothes
December 12th: All School Mass 10:00
December 13th: Christmas Show; be in the social hall, dressed up by 6:15
December 19th: Ugly sweater day; wear uniform bottoms
December 21st: Wear Christmas pajamas for Polar Express Day
December 22nd: Classroom Christmas party; Dress down in green and red; early dismissal
December 23rd: First day of Christmas break
January 3rd: First day back to school
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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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