First grade is enjoying the nice weather. We spent some time reading fall stories out in the beautiful breeze. The students thought it was really funny when the wind would take our reading comprehension ball! The students are getting skilled at using the elements of a story (characters, setting, plot, and sequence) to help us retell it and understand it.
Here are some upcoming events at school:
October 2nd: School Mass
October 3rd: Progress Reports
October 8th: Fire Prevention Program
October 10th: Grandparent's Day
October 11th: Parent/Teacher Conferences; no school for K-5th grade
October 14th: No School (Columbus Day)
October 24th: Lifetouch Retake School Picture Day
October 31st: Halloween Party
This week our first graders learned about taking care of our beautiful world because it is a gift from God for all people. We went on a nature walk looking for some of God's gifts and they found many, including several animals and many plants. In science, we added to last week's frog lesson, by comparing frogs and toads. In math, we are doing addition of numbers under ten and we are doing daily review of our calendar and counting coins. In language arts we are still reviewing our letter sounds and we are learning nouns, capitalization, and the suffix "s".
Some important dates coming up include:
September 18th: No school
September 20th: Picture day
September 27th: Dress down day
During the second week of school, we worked hard and had some fun doing it. We did some review work in centers while working on our beginning of the year benchmark tests. We are still reviewing our alphabet in phonics, but we are doing more blending sounds to make words. We are learning both short and long vowels. In math, we are working on basic addition and the calendar, This week we will be doing our first spelling test, the kids will be reciting the Sign of the Cross individually, and we will be finishing our benchmark testing. In the pictures below, you can see us working in centers, using sidewalk chalk to draw some of God's gifts to us, and playing at recess. You can continue to scroll down to see previous posts and upcoming important dates.
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