Author Archives: Laura Mathews
The first graders have been earning tickets for the good choices they make each day. Using the Engineering Process, each student built their own ticket holder to complete the STEM challenge.
In first grade the students listened to the story “David Goes to School” by David Shannon. After discussing what rules will keep everyone happy and safe in first grade, the students made their own “David” to help remind each other … Continue reading
The First Graders got acquainted with their prayer partners this week. The 1st and 7th graders interviewed each other discovering their favorite colors, birthdays, and favorite activities.
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
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
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
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
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the first graders designed, built, and tested traps to catch that tricky leprechaun!
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