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  • PreK: Community Helpers Week: Nurse

  • PreK: Community Helpers Week: Police

  • Making cards for the Ronald McDonald House

  • Office Staff

  • Green Team - Taking care of our environment

  • Building Robots

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Teacher Biography 

Mrs. Ward



Hello My name is Mrs. Ward (A.K.A. Miss Jodi) I have been a teacher for 14 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, 13 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 Reading, Spelling, Phonics, 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 like to travel and see new places and experience new things.  This past summer, I found a new interest in Jazz music!

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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Class News

2018-2019 Welcome Letter

2018-2019 Supply List and Summer Assignments


Black History Show 


Falling into Autumn 


Grade 1: Weekly Homework: Homework sheet can be found on page 52 in the Planner.


Monday 11/12: 

Reading-Story Structure Map in folder

Math- Simple Solution Lesson #6 pages 12 & 13



Tuesday 11/13:Gym day!

Reading- Journeys PB pg.69

Math-  Sadlier Book pg. 48

Spelling- See sheet in "SP"



Wednesday 11/14:

School Closed 

Please complete Spelling Homework



Thursday 11/15 Pretzels sold .$50: 

Journeys-  PB pg. 77

Math- Play First in Math Just the Facts

Religion-  Complete the Turkey Feather in folder

Test folder signed return on Friday




 Grade 1: Daily Calendar




Friday 11/2: 11:45 Dismissal/CARES needs a lunch





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