The first grade used their attribute blocks to make lots of fun pictures. Manipulating and combining the shapes to make pictures helps the students recognize how shapes are related. Having the shapes physically in their hands and tracing the shapes onto paper helps them gain concrete skills in geometry. And let's not forget just how much fun it is to "play" with blocks! The students were super creative! They made trees, seashells, and ice cream cones with help of outlines. They made flowers, soccer balls, rocket ships, birds, peacocks, houses, potatoes, and many cool designs without outlines.
Our most recent mystery reader read the Bubble Factory by Tomie dePaola. It is a great book about a set of twins that visit the bubble factory with their grandpa. Their grandpa has to get the twins out of trouble a lot, and their adventure is no different at the bubble factory. There are lots of great places for the twins to get into trouble in the bubble factory, such as the Bubble Boutique, Bubble Bathery, and the Bubble Gummery. Our mystery reader brought bubbles for everyone to get into their own bubble trouble!
Friday, April 7th, the first grade will be hosting the elementary school Mass in the gym at 10:30. All are welcome to join us. The first grade students will be reading, leading the congregation in song, greeting, and presenting the gifts.
Some other important dates in April include:
Apr. 2-3: Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser
Apr. 7: Mass 10:30
Apr. 9: Time Capsule 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish
Apr. 12: Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.; First grade Easter party
Apr. 13-14: NO SCHOOL
Apr. 17: Snow make-up day; we do have a full day of school
Apr. 21: Race for Education
Apr. 25: Indoor Field Trip for kindergarten, first, and second grades
Apr. 28: Golf Tournament
If you have not handed in an address for Flat Stanley, please get it to me as soon as possible. If you do not have anyone you can send it to, please let me know. I can help.
If you want to be a mystery reader, even if someone else in your family has already done it, let me know what dates you are available.
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!
Mrs. Stacey Biggins
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First Grade Specials
Tuesday: Computer and Spanish