Catholic Schools Week is upon us! The following is our schedule:
January 27th: Opening Mass 9:00 am
January 28th: First grade will make cards to thank our local firefighters.
January 29th: Dress down in our favorite superhero t-shirts; Students will receive a soft pretzel snack at school from the Home and School Association; No homework!
January 30th: Dress down in spirit wear; Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing for the Jump Rope for Heart; Students will participate in the Jump Rope for Heart; Students will attend a pep rally in the afternoon.
January 31st: Wear gym uniforms with silly socks; Students will participate in gym games; Parent lunch will begin at 12:00; Family skating party at Magic Elm will be held from 6:00 to 8:00.
February 1st: Students will make thank you cards for our priests and deacons. Closing Mass will start at 8;30, followed by an open house for prospective families from 9;30 to 10:30. First grade will have superhero fun with their prayer partners in the afternoon.
The 100th day of school happens to land in the middle of Catholic Schools Week this year. I love to celebrate the 100th day, but I am going to wait to celebrate till Monday, February 4th, since we already have lots of fun scheduled for Catholic Schools Week. For the 100th day of school, I would like all students to collect and bring in 100 of something small.
After lots of Christmas fun and hopefully a relaxing Christmas break, we have returned to school ready to jump right back into work! We are learning about animals migrating, hibernating, and adapting. We are doing fact families in math and final stable syllables in phonics. We are doing writing practice using adjectives and details. And most importantly, we are reading! Students should be reading at least 50 minutes a week for their reading logs. At this point in the year, the students should be doing a large majority of the reading, if not all the reading. Students should also be memorizing their math facts with answers up to 20. Here are some important upcoming dates:
January 5th: Open house from 10:00 am to noon for new families
January 9th: School Mass at 8:30
January 16th: Progress Reports
January 21st: No school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 27th to February 1st: Catholic Schools Week (more details will be sent home soon)
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