Our January mystery readers have been a lot of fun for the first grade! First, a mystery reader read Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes by James Dean. This cute mystery about friends preparing for a party and trying to find their missing cupcakes teaches us that it's cool to be kind. Our next mystery reader read the Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett. This twist on a classic has all the fun and sass of the original, but it has a much happier ending!
Catholic Schools Week is coming quickly. There are a lot of great things planned. First, the theme is St. Joseph Goes for the Gold, so each class has chosen a country to learn about during the week. We have chosen Indonesia. The following are a few things you will need to know throughout the week:
January 28: Catholic Schools Week opening Mass 9:00 am followed by an education fair; Students are encouraged to wear their school uniform to Mass
January 29: Dress down in red, white and blue to celebrate the United States of America
January 30: Dress down in school spirit wear; No homework!
January 31: Dress in gym uniforms for Jump Rope for Heart
February 1: Dress in white shirts and gym uniform pants; Parent luncheon 12:00; Magic Elm Skating Party 6:00
February 2: Closing Mass 8:30; Open House 9:30
We had a lot of Christmas fun in first grade. We did service for our school, by sharing the Good News of God's love with the preschool students. The first graders each illustrated a person, animal, or place from the story of the first Christmas and we told that story through illustrations. The students also colored a message for the preschool telling them that God loves them. We performed Las Posadas throughout the school, which is an Hispanic celebration of the first Christmas. Santa came to visit and gave each of the first graders a chance to sit on his lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. We decorated our classroom, made a craft with our prayer partners, and did many Christmas activities. The students also did an amazing job and looked absolutely adorable in the Christmas show.
I wanted to thank everyone for the thoughtful cards and gifts at Christmas. I also wanted to thank you all for your prayers. My scans came back clear and I know that is God answering the prayers of my students, family, and friends.
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