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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

 2017-2018 Welcome Letter, Supply List and Summer Assignments


Homework Week of December 4th: 

A new homework sheet in planners on page 58.  Planners and Behavior sheets are to be signed each and every night.  Thank you, Mrs. Ward


Monday 12/4:

Reading- Journeys PB pg. 91

Math- Simple Solution book pg. 16 Lesson #15

Spelling- Study for test


Tuesday 12/5: Spelling test today!

Reading: Journeys PB pg. 92

Math- Complete worksheet in "M" book.


Wednesday 12/6: GYM DAY! wear gym clothes!

Reading- Journeys PB pg. 96

Religion- Complete the Writing paper in folder on "Right back to school" side of folder.


Thursday 12/7:  Test folder sent home return on Friday!

Math-  Practice book page 27

Science- Simple Solution bk page 13 questions #4-8



Remember to bring in Mission Money and Bring in your Box Tops!!!!

Mission Money supports the Sisters of Saint Joseph at the Villa.



 DECEMBER Announcements:

Friday 12/1: 11:45 dismissal/CARES needs a lunch.

Friday 12/1: Math Simple Solution quiz 

Friday 12/1: Pretzel money due $2.50 for Week of Dec.4th

Friday 12/1: Christmas Bazaar for students

Tuesday 12/5: Spelling Test

Wednesday 12/6: Gym day! wear gym clothes.

Friday 12/8: Pretzel money due $2.00 for the Week of Dec. 11th

Tuesday 12/12: Religion Study sent home in "R" bk.

Wednesday 12/13: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thursday 12/14: Catapult Meeting

Friday 12/15: Reading-Grammar test

Friday 12/15: 11:45 dismissal/NO CARES

Friday 12/15: Pretzel money due $2.00 for Week of Dec.18th 

Tuesday 12/19: Religion Test

Wednesday 12/20: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wednesday 12/20: Christmas Show @ LaSalle HS 7pm

Friday 12/22: Christmas Vacation Begins!




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