First grade has had an eventful month of December at school preparing for and celebrating Christmas, with Christmas games in gym, a Christmas party, and a visit from Santa.
I wanted to take a moment, though, to say how very proud I am of these wonderful first graders! They worked very hard on our Advent project. During Advent, we prepared ourselves for Jesus' birthday! To truly prepare our hearts, we did a service project for each of the four main communities we learned about in social studies: Church, school, family, and town.
The first week our first graders worked very diligently at preparing heartfelt cards for our military members overseas and our veterans at home in hospitals. We invited the rest of the school to join us and together we prepared over 120 cards to give to the Red Cross to distribute to our military and veterans! The Red Cross representative was truly grateful!
The second week we made cards for our parish shut-ins which were delivered by our clergy. The cards were beautiful and we've received very heartfelt thank you notes from some of the people who received cards.
For the third week of Advent, we put on a show for the preschool telling and illustrating the story of Jesus' birth. They did a beautiful job and then enjoyed some Christmas cookies with the preschoolers. What a way to serve our school community - share the glory of God with those younger than us!
And finally, for the fourth week of Advent, the kids made a special service gift for their family - planning a family fun day to celebrate God's gift of family!
The kids worked so hard this Advent to prepare their hearts for Jesus and I could not have been prouder!
Welcome to First Grade!
Hello! I am Stacey Biggins, the first grade teacher 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
Tuesday: Computer and Spanish