Author Archives: Laura Mathews

All Saints’ Day

The first graders each chose a special saint to learn more about at school and at home.  To honor these saints on All Saints’ Day each student shared what they learned about this saint by bringing an item that represented … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Patch Field Trip

The First Graders visited Theis Pumpkin Patch after learning how pumpkins grow.  The day started with a wagon ride around the farm, followed by some play time!  The students each received their very own pumpkin which they used to measure … Continue reading

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First Grade Prayer Partners

To celebrate the Feast of Guardian Angels the first graders met with their seventh grade prayer partners to complete an activity. Each student made an angel with his/her hand along with his/her prayer partners hand. These angels will be displayed … Continue reading

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First Grade Rules!

The First Graders read the story “David Goes to School” by David Shannon.  After the story the students discussed the rules David needed to follow at school.  Using information shared in the discussion, the class categorized actions by good choices … Continue reading

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Solar Eclipse Day, First Grade

The First Graders had a day filled with Solar Eclipse activities! After viewing with special masks throughout the afternoon, the first graders wrote a journal about what they saw and drew a picture to match.   After reading our Solar … Continue reading

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First Grade’s Wax Museum 2017

The first graders hosted the Wax Museum Wednesday for the school, family , and friends.  Each student chooses a person who has influenced our world.  He/She read biographies for the assigned book reports and learn facts about this person’s life, … Continue reading

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100th Day of School

Mrs. Mathews’ first graders celebrated their 100th day of school with different activities throughout the day. Each student made a tie to wear for the day. They counted to 100 by ones, twos, fives, tens, and twenty five with items … Continue reading

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Election Day in First Grade

On November 8th the first graders were able to experience voting at the polls in the classroom. The students voted for which snack Mrs. Mathews would bring to school the next day for snack time. Each student created a voter registration … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

The first graders honored the Saints with the school community on All Souls Day. Each first grader chose a saint with whom they feel a connection or a saint that they wanted to get to know better. After weeks of … Continue reading

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First Grade at the Pumpkin Patch

After learning how pumpkins grow over the past couple of weeks, the first graders visited Theis Pumpkin Patch.  When arriving back at school the students had fun measuring his/her very own pumpkin.

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