We have had a schedule change for this week only. Gym class will be on Monday, September 28th instead of Thursday, October 1st for first grade. Please send your child in their gym clothes on Monday and in their school uniform on Thursday.
Important dates for the upcoming month are:
Thursday, October 1st: Progress reports will be sent home
Friday, October 2nd: Mass at 10:30 am in the elementary school gym
October 9th to 16th: Book Fair
Monday, October 12th: No school
Friday, October 16th: Parent-teacher conferences; there is no school for students in grades K-5
Monday, October 19th: Wolfgang and fruit orders and money are due
Thursday, October 22nd: Grandparents Day for students in K-2.
Friday, October 23rd: Fall Festival in the Social Hall from 6:30-8:30. Tickets are needed.
We started reading poems this week in reading class. We read some Shel Silverstein classics, including One Inch Tall, which gave us the inspiration to write our own poem about being very tall. The students wrote the poem as a class, with everyone pitching in ideas for lines and rhymes.
206 Feet Tall
by the First Grade students of St. Joseph School
If I were 206 feet tall,
I would probably fall,
Because my friends were so small!
I could bounce my ball on the top of my roof.
My steps would break a telephone booth.
I would have to crawl to fit in the hall,
So I can't go to school because I'm too tall!
I couldn’t fit inside my car,
Now I can’t go very far!
I cannot telephone my mother;
I cannot wrestle with my brother;
I cannot hold these tiny phones;
I’m so afraid I’ll break his bones.
I’m up all night; I don’t fit in bed.
I don’t fit in my seat so I can’t get fed.
I can see a hundred miles;
I can see people’s smiles,
When they see how tall I am.
They all call me Giant Sam!
The first grade is settling in quite nicely. We have enjoyed turtle time, we have used sidewalk chalk to draw the Garden of Eden, and we have played many games that help us review what we've learned in kindergarten. We've finished our beginning of the year math assessments and will be soon wrapping up our beginning of the year reading assessments.
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