Life looks different today. Instead of being in a traditional classroom, we are safe at home, learning in a Google Classroom. And while I am very proud of my first graders and the wonderful work they've been doing, the most important thing is that the students feel safe and are enjoying this time they have with their families.
First grade has been having some mystery reader fun! First, we were surprised by a reader who read Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold. This book tells the story of how Buzz meets his best friend and pet, Fly Guy. The funny story is a feel-good story about friendship with great illustrations! The students were also excited to see that it won the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor award, an award they learned about in library. Our next mystery reader helped us get excited for Easter by reading Here Comes Peter Cottontail. The classic book tells the story of how a young bunny gets chosen as the Easter Bunny, but an evil bunny challenges him to an Easter egg challenge. They go on a egg-delivering contest through all the holidays, full of joy and silliness. Both readers ended the day with special snacks for the kids. First graders love mystery readers!
We've been learning in some really fun ways in first grade! Today was Read Across America Day. We started the day with a local author and illustrator presenting their book to us about two therapy dogs touring the town of Hanover. Then we visited each teacher from PreK to fourth grade who read us a book and did an activity with us that reminded us of the book. We made crafts, did a rhyming activity, and even played extreme rock, paper, scissors. While some pictures below are from Read Across America Day, there are also pictures from last week, including a science lesson we did in the gym learning about dinosaurs that are carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores; gym class where we learned golf; and a math activity we did with partners using dice. Having fun while learning is the best!
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