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Teacher Biography 

Mrs. Ward

First Grade Motto: First Graders are OWLS:

Outstanding, Wonderful, Learners


Hello My name is Mrs. Ward (A.K.A. Miss Jodi) I have been a teacher for 20 years. I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career in the public school system. I taught there for 2 years. I decided to leave public school and began a new chapter in my professional teaching in Catholic school.  I became the full time substitute for the first grade class at St. Athanasius and now, 18 years later I am still the first grade teacher. (Time flies when you love what you do!) I feel it was God's plan for me to become the first grade teacher at St. A's and mold such beautiful young minds.  I teach Religion, Reading, Spelling, Phonics, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies.  The students in my class learn through routines, procedures, and a variety of teaching techniques that can reach all students' learning styles.  

Some of my favorites so you may get to know me better:

Favorite Types of Movies; Romantic Comedies and Sports Related 

Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own

Favorite Sitcom: Friends

Favorite Music: I love Motown and Country music 

Favorite Band: Florida Georgia Line (Country band) 

Favorite Singer: Elvis Presley( I've been to Graceland and it was awesome!) Garth Brooks (Country singer).

Favorite Hobby: Watching reruns of the sitcom Friends with my husband Eric and baking!

Favorite Food: Pizza and French fries

Favorite Animal: Lion and an Owl

Favorite Color: Green

I like the Philadelphia Sports teams especially the Phillies and Flyers. I have found a new likeness for football and yes, my favorite football team is of course the Eagles! Which makes my husband happy, he loves the Eagles! I like to travel and see new places and experience new things. 

I am blessed with a wonderful husband, parents, 1 older brother, and a sister-in-law who have two terrific kids, my niece Emilee and nephew DJ.  

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 Grade 1's Class Motto:

🦉 Outstanding, Wonderful, Learners

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📝Daily Reminders:

🍳The Breakfast program begins at 6:30 am till 7:50 am

🥪Lunch begins at 11:30 pm till 12:30 pm

🏫CARES begins at 2:45 pm till 6:00 pm

🥨 Soft Pretzel sold every Tuesday & Thursday.  $.50 cents a pretzel. 

🏋️🤸‍♀️ GYM Day: Thursdays- wear proper uniform bring a water bottle.


📝🏫    March 

Dates and 📣 Announcements :

3/2: Pretzel Day/GYM DAY!

3/7: Vocabulary Test Unit 3 words

3/7: Pretzel day 

3/9: Report cards sent home in Take Home Folders

3/9: Gym day-wear the proper Gym uniform-bring a water bottle

3/9: Pretzel day

3/13: Read Across America Week begins- "Cat in Hat" Day!-wear silliest, craziest hat with uniform.

3/14: "Oh the Places You Will Go" Day! Dress for the career in the future

3/14: Pretzel Day

3/15: "Whacky Wednesday" Day! wear mix matched clothes to school

3/16: "Fox in Socks" Day! wear silly socks with gym uniform 

2/16: Pretzel day/Gym 

3/17: No school-Happy St. Patrick's Day

3/21: Spelling Test /s/blend words-study guide in "SG" copybook.

3/21: Pretzel Day

3/23: Pretzel Day

3/23: Gym day-wear the proper Gym uniform-bring a water bottle

3/24: 11:45 dismissal-Faculty Meeting-CARES open lunch needed!

3/24: Math Simple Solution quiz

3/28: Pretzel day

3/30: Picture day! Students wear school uniforms for the picture.

3/30: Pretzel day



                        Homework Sheet Week of March 20th               

Monday: 3/20: Complete only Monday’s homework!/Lent Day 27

Spelling: Study for the test on Tuesday! Study guide in “SG” book.

Math: Play First in Math Just the Facts for 20 minutes.

Tuesday 3/21: Complete only Tuesday’s homework!/Pretzel day!/Lent Day 28

Reading: Complete the Reading Comprehension Worksheet in Take Home Folder.

Math: Complete the Identifying tens and ones worksheet in “M” copybook.

Wednesday 3/22: Complete only Wednesday’s homework!/ Lent Day 29

Grammar: Complete the Verbs worksheet in “E” copybook

Math: Complete the Combining tens and one worksheet in “M” copybook.

Thursday 3/23: Complete Thursday’s homework!/Pretzel day/Gym/Lent Day 30

Handwriting book: Complete pages 62 & 63

Math: Complete the Identifying place value worksheet in “M” copybook.


*Do Lent Project Day 31 on Friday, Day 32 on Saturday and Day 33 on Sunday!*



*3/21: Spelling Test *3/24: Math quiz and 11:45 dismissal *4/3: Lent PROJECTS due!

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