First we had a mystery reader tell us a good Canadian hockey story, The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier. He shared hockey cards and little hockey sweaters with all the children. In the story, the main character and his friends all wear Montreal Canadiens' sweaters. When his mother orders a new sweater from the department store in the big city after the old one has worn out, he is mistakenly sent a sweater of Montreal's bitter rival, the Toronto Maple Leafs instead. The boy faces the persecution of his peers and his coach prevents him from playing hockey because of his sweater.
Our next mystery reader read us the story Pete the Cat and his Magic Sunglasses by James and Kimberly Dean. In the story, Pete the Cat starts out grumpy but with the help of his "magic sunglasses", he sees everything in a new positive light. Throughout the story, Pete helps his friends see things more positively too. Our mystery reader also brought "magic" sunglasses for all the students, with brownies!
Mystery readers are so much fun!
Our field trip was so much fun! We had a very adventurous day! First we had a fascinating assembly with real dinosaur fossils. Mr. and Mrs. Straka are paleontologists that have found some amazing fossils, some of which are displayed in the Smithsonian. I even got to hold dinosaur poop, while the students guessed what it was from a series of clues! Then we dug for many, many different types of minerals and fossils, which we used to build stegosauruses, just like real paleontologists do. We had a pizza party and popsicles, we played dodge ball, made fossils out of play-doh, and made dinosaur art. It was a great day!
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