Thursday, October 2: The students will pray the Rosary with Bishop Gainer
Thursday, October 2: Progress reports will be distributed
Friday, October 3: First Friday's Liturgy at 10:30 in the elementary school gym
Monday, October 6: Pro-Life Cupcake Day
Wednesday, October 8: Grandparents Day for K through 2nd grade
Thursday, October 9: Fire safety assembly
Monday, October 13: NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day
Friday, October 17: Fall Festival in the social hall (6:30-8:30pm)
Friday, October 24: Parent-teacher conferences - NO SCHOOL for students
Friday, October 31: Halloween party (if you would like to send in a snack, please email me)
In our poetry workshop today the first grade wrote a poem inspired by Shel Silverstein's fun poem, One Inch Tall.
Fifty Feet Tall
If I were 50 feet tall
I could crush the walls
I would be taller than a T-rex
My fingers would be too big to text
I would be such a beast
I would need humongous feasts
If I sat on my school, it would crush
Then I would have to blush
I would be too big to build Lego sets
Elephants could be my pets
I could play cars with King Kong
My arms would be 20 feet long
My head would be in the cloud
My voice would be very loud
The ocean would be my swimming pool
I would be fifty feet of cool!
The first grade students met with their prayer partners on Friday and went outside to be scientists. They have learned recently about how scientists, specifically ecologists, observe nature and record the information. The first graders observed many things, while their fourth grade prayer partners recorded their findings through writings and drawings. They observed bugs, locust shells, leaves, seeds, spider webs, and many other things.
Today we started reading poetry by Shel Silverstein and really discussing what poetry is. We read his poem, Sick. As part of our discussion, we wrote a poem as a class to share with you:
I Can't Go to School
I can’t go to school
My mouth is filled with coal
I barfed ten times at home
I swallowed my comb
I’ve been stung by ten thousand bees
Oh Lord! Help me please
An alligator bit my head
Now I’m injured in my bed
I need someone to help me
I think I have a broken knee
I’ll go to the doctors today
Hip Hip Hooray!
He said its Saturday!
Now I can play!
by: St. Joseph's Grade One
Thank you all so much for winning the attendance award at the Back to School meeting! I am very thankful to have that extra money to spend on my classroom! I am sorry that I was not at the meeting but I am working on my Masters degree at Mt. St. Mary's and I had class last night.
This has been such a great year so far! These students are following routine already, they were fantastic at Mass today, and they get compliments from all the specials teachers. They are a spirited, bright, and happy group and I am having so much fun! Thank you for all you do!
Thursday, September 4th: Home and school "Back to School" meeting at 6:30 in the Social Hall (on Grandview Road).
Friday, September 5th: Back to school Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the gym. All are welcome.
Wednesday, September 17th: No school for students! Teacher conference day.
Friday, September 26th: Picture day! Wolfgang orders and money due.
The first grade is doing a great job! They are adjusting well to their new routine, they are learning the first grade rules, and they are working hard already! This is going to be a great year!
I have a few reminders for parents:
Agenda books need signed every day. Please look at these everyday because there may be important notes in this book! Homework does not need signed, but it does need returned to school after it is finished. Please review your child's homework folder every day as well. One side is homework and papers for parents and the other side is things that may be kept at home.
Library has been moved to Tuesday, so library books are now due on Monday.
Reading logs will be sent home with your student at least a week before they will be due so you do not have to start logging reading minutes yet.
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