We have been learning so much in science class in the past few months. We've been doing hands-on experiments with states of matter. We observed and recorded differences in balloons filled with gas, liquid, and solids. We made an oobleck to help us understand suspensions. We've microwaved Ivory soap to help us understand that there were water molecules in the soap and what happens to that water when it is heated up. Ms. Beth, the Environmental Education Specialist for Pinchot State Park, came to school and taught us about some of the animals we see in our local environment. She will be teaching us more in May, when we visit her on our field trip to Pinchot State Park. Over the next few weeks, we will be doing more in science, learning about the water cycle and the life cycle of some of our local critters. Enjoy the slideshow below of some science fun!
Here are a few dates of upcoming events:
March 28: Early dismissal 11:45 a.m.
March 29 to April 1: NO SCHOOL Easter Break
April 2: Snow make-up day
April 2: Flat Stanleys will mail
April 12: Progress Reports will be sent home
April 20: Race for Education
May 4: Star Wars Day
May 9: First Grade field trip
May 16: Field Day
We've had some great mystery readers in the past month! First, the Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt was read to the students. It's a cute story about a little boy's crayons going on strike because they all want to play a different role in coloring. The students laughed often, especially when the peach crayon was "naked". Second, Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester was read to the students. This story is about a penguin, who, with his friends, tries to qualify for the winter olympics. Each attempt at a winter sport, Tacky and his friends do something wild and funny, but in the end, the love and joy of playing sports comes through. Last, Betty Lou Blue by Nancy Crocker was a great book that teaches an important lesson. She gets picked on because of her big feet, until the kids get trapped in a snow drift and Betty Lou Blue becomes the hero thanks to her feet!
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