We had lots of fun today with pumpkins! We did experiments, dissected a pumpkin, learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin, and we even made a jack-a-lantern. Her name is Olivia. Here are some upcoming important dates:
Friday, Oct. 16th: Parent-Teacher Conferences: NO SCHOOL for Grades K - 5
Wednesday, Oct. 21st: School Mass for K - 2
Friday, Oct. 24th: Fall Fest; Prior registration required
Friday, Oct. 30th: First Grade Halloween party; dress down in orange and black
Monday, Nov. 2nd: Winter Uniform Begins
Saturday, Nov. 7th: Food Truck Fund Raiser 11:00 to 6:00
Thursday, Nov. 19th: End of First Trimester
Friday, Nov. 20th: Dress Down Day for $1
Tuesday, Nov. 24th: Early Dismissal
Nov. 25th - 30th: Thanksgiving Break
See the post below this one for our Columbus Day project.
We discuss the calendar each morning in first grade. As part of the discussion, we talk about the seasons and the holidays. This month, we have discussed Columbus Day and Halloween, and of course, fall. We sing songs about the days of the week and the months of the year. We also dissect a new number each day. We break the number down into tens, fives, and ones. We use it in addition problems. We talk about if it's even or odd and why. We pretend to buy something at that price and the students need to create different combinations of coins to pay for it. Students of the Week also do show and tell, the weather report, and we read their parent letter during this time. I also read books relative to the season or holidays during morning meeting. Below are some pictures of our Columbus Day project.
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