We've had some great mystery readers! One reader read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn. It's a story about a young raccoon starting school. The raccoon is anxious about the separation from his mother, so she kisses his hand and tells him to press it to his cheek every time he misses home. Then our mystery reader shared a snack with everyone. Our next mystery reader read The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt. The story about how the game Rock, Paper, Scissors started is very funny. In the kingdom of backyard, rock was the undefeated warrior; in the empire of mom's home office, paper was an undefeated warrior; and in the tiny village of junk drawer, scissors was the undefeated warrior. When the three met, they all enjoyed playing games where they could both win and lose. Our reader gave all the students Pop Rocks to help us remember the story.
Here are some important upcoming dates:
April 23: Ancient Under the Sea Assembly
April 25: Delone Band Tour
April 26: Golf Tournament
April 30: Field Trip to the Whitaker Center
May 1: School Mass at 8:30
May 5-8: Middle States visit
May 8: Early dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
May 10: Hernandez Family Concert; Parents and Pastries
May 11: St. Josephs Athletic Association 5K
May 15: Talent Show
May 16: Field Day
May 22: Water Fun Day
May 24: MegaShambucks Party
May 27: Off School for Memorial Day
May 28: Eighth grade graduation 6:30 p.m.
May 31: Last day of school; Closing Mass 8:30; Early dismissal 11:45
We had mystery readers this week read an exciting book. They read the Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. Ferdinand is about a peaceful bull who doesn't want to fight and snort. He'd rather sit in the shade and smell the flowers. Our readers brought us each a beautiful rose to help us remember the story and a snack to enjoy.
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