Author Archives: Laura Mathews

Title 1 Summer Reading Camp

This year Mrs. Mathews has started a Summer Reading Program for Title 1 Students.  The Reading Camp is held at school for 3 weeks in June.  Each week there are different games designed around a theme that reinforce reading skills. Each … Continue reading

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First Grade Wax Museum

It is a tradition in Mrs. Mathews’ first grade class to have a Wax Museum at the end of the year.  The first graders learn about nonfiction, specifically biographies.  Each student chooses someone he/she would like to learn more about, … Continue reading

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Family STEM Night

On our 3rd Annual Family STEM night families engineered an airplane!  This night is filled with fun as families designed, built, and tested their airplanes.  Everyone was able to test their airplane and measure the distance it flew. The first … Continue reading

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1st and 7th Prayer Partners

The first graders joined their 7th grade prayer partners to create stained glass windows.  As we practice the virtue of wonder and awe we take a closer look at beautiful creations. Every small piece is needed to create something so … Continue reading

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First Grade’s Leprechaun Traps

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the first graders designed, built, and tested traps to catch that tricky leprechaun!

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First Grade Bucket Fillers

After learning that everyone has an invisible bucket the first graders made it their goal to fill our classroom bucket by Easter.  The students could add a drop of water to the bucket every time they made good choices and … Continue reading

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1st Grade at the Magic House

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First Grade STEM Snowball Launchers

The first graders created Snowball Launchers for their latest STEM challenge.  Their objective was to build a launcher using 1 of 6 simple machines we learned in class.  After building we tested our inventions by measuring how far the snowball … Continue reading

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First Grade Cat Alarms

The first graders began listening to the story, “Belling the Cat.” But before finishing the story Mrs. Mathews introduced them to a challenge!  In the story the family of mice are worried that the cat is too quiet to hear … Continue reading

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Advent

  During Advent the First Graders read a Bible story every day, learning about Jesus’ family.  As they learned about someone new, they decorated an ornament representing that person and added it to their very own Jesse Tree.  

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