We had some great mystery readers help us celebrate Thanksgiving. First, our guests read How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace. The story is about a turkey running loose in a school before Thanksgiving and he gets himself into some funny situations. They then shared some turkey lollipops with everyone. The readers got many laughs from this story. Our next mystery reader read a nonfiction selection called Thanksgiving is... by Gail Gibbons. The book told us all about Thanksgiving, it's history, the way we celebrate it today, and how we should be thankful for all our blessings. Our reader then gave each student a kit to make their own turkey and a snack. They loved making a craft to take home! We, in first grade, are thankful for our mystery readers!
First grade has been learning a lot and having a lot of fun! We enjoyed Halloween games, treats, and a movie on Halloween day. We registered to vote and voted for the governor of Pennsylvania. We celebrated our fundraising success, with our top 3 sellers getting prizes. In addition to all of the fun, we're learning a lot and I can already see a huge improvement in reading levels across the whole class. We're reading and spelling words with digraphs, blends, sneaky e, and suffixes. We're working on sentence writing, using interesting details. We are studying nouns, verbs, and adjectives. In math, we have moved back to addition, this time with answers from 10 to 20. In social studies, we've been learning about Columbus and early America. We will continue learning about early America with our study of Thanksgiving. Here are some important upcoming dates:
November 12: Veterans Day Mass and program
November 16: End of First Trimester; Dress down for a donation of $1 or more for hurricane relief
November 20: Early Dismissal 11:45; Dress down for a donation of $1 or more for hurricane relief
November 21 - November 26: No school - Happy Thanksgiving!
November 27 - 29: Secret Santa shop
November 30: Mega Shambucks Party (so far, all first graders are still eligible for the party!)
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