We had two great mystery readers this month. The first read The Invisible Boy by Trudy Ludwig. The book is about a boy named Brian that no one notices in school and is left out by everyone, until a new boy comes to school. The book explains how small acts of kindness can make someone else feel full of color, complete, included and loved. Then the students had a snack and did an exercise practicing how they can "fill" one another with color. The second reader this month read Dino-Christmas by Lisa Wheeler, a story that walks us through a dinosaur Christmas, complete with a snowball fight. Our readers then gave out a sports ball to all of the students, since Dino-Christmas is part of a series of books about dinosaurs playing sports. They also provided indoor snowballs for all of us to have a very big snowball fight in the gym. It was tons of fun!
Also, below, are pictures of our candy canes left by St. Nicholas in our shoes, Christmas show pictures, and more Christmas fun. Please see the previous post for the December schedule of events.
Mrs. Oliver has started a wonderful new behavior reward system at school. Each student gets a mega-shambuck at the beginning of the trimester. If they have any "bucks" left on their mega-shambuck card at the end of the trimester, they get to go to the mega-shambucks party. The first trimester's party was a country-western theme, complete with line dances, snacks, drinks, and even square dancing (Mrs. Bortner taught the students square dancing in gym). It was so much fun! We also met with our fourth grade prayer partners in November and made a blessings trail mix, watched Peanuts Thanksgiving, and got to know one another. Here are some things we will be doing in December:
December 5th: Report card distribution
December 6th: St. Nicholas Day
December 10th: Christmas Program at 6:30 in the social hall
December 21st: Early dismissal at 11:45 to start Christmas break; We will have our classroom Christmas party this day if anyone would like to send in a snack, please let me know.
January 3rd: Welcome back to school!
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