The past few weeks have been so busy, but full of exciting learning opportunities. We had so much fun celebrating Halloween with an eventful Halloween party, where we turned our classmates into mummys, played musical chairs, and had great snacks. In science, we've studied why leaves fall from the trees and the differences between the four seasons. In language arts we are learning how to construct meaningful statements and questions and in phonics we are learning more digraphs and suffixes. In math, we are adding using many different tools and strategies.
This month, we have also learned a lot of about the election process and Veterans Day. We even had an election at school where the students registered to vote and then voted for President of the United States. Donald Trump and Mike Pence won in both the first grade and the school. We had three big winners in our class for the Wolfgang candy sales, the third place winner for the whole school, and two top sellers for our class.
We have had several mystery readers and the students are really enjoying this program. If you don't have a date scheduled yet, please email me and we can set one up!
We had an adventure with our next mystery reader! She read Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. This classic tells a story of a boy who wreaks havoc in his home and is sent to bed without supper. His bedroom turns into a jungle where he sails away to be with the wild things. He quickly becomes king of the wild things, but finds himself lonely and missing his family. After the story, our mystery reader gave crowns to the students so they could be king of the wild things and a wild things cookie. It was a great adventure for first grade!
We had a mystery reader come in on Friday to help us end our busy week this past week. She read the story Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat. The story is part of a series where the classical characters in fairy tales learn to fight ninja-style to protect themselves from the big bad wolf. In Ninja Red Riding Hood, the surprise is that the wolf also took classes so he would be ready for Ninja Red Riding Hood. After the story, we all enjoyed chocolate chip cookies! The students have been telling me almost daily how excited they are for the next mystery reader! I love how this program fosters a love for books!
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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