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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 February 12th:

No Homework sheets-students are now writing the homework down in their planners.

This week's homework is on page 78 of the planners, each night please see that the homework is done. Parents please sign the planners each and every night.  


Monday 2/12:

Math-  SS bk pg. 24 Lesson 23

Reading/Lang. Arts-  PB pg. 138


Tuesday 2/13: 

Math-  PB pg. 113

Spelling-  See sheet in SP bk

Religion-  Do paper in folder.


Wednesday 2/14:/Gym! Wear gym clothes

Math-  PB pg. 113

Spelling-  See sheet in SP bk

Rel- LENT project in folder


Thursday 2/15:

Math-  PB pg. 115

Reading/Lang.Arts- PB pg.142

Spelling-  See sheet in SP bk

Test folder signed- Do LENT project Day 2



Friday 2/16: Pretzel money due for WEEK of February 19th $2.00

Spelling-  Study! Test on Tuesday 2/20 STUDY GUIDE in SP bk.

No school on Monday 2/19


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

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


  February Announcements:

Thursday 2/1: Chapter 2 Math Test 

Friday 2/2: Eagles Dress Down day

Friday 2/2: Faculty Meeting/11:45 dismissal/Pretzel money due $2.00 for Week of Feb. 5th tMonday 2/5: Off

Wednesday 2/7: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Wednesday 2/7: Fundraiser over

Thursday 2/8: OFF Eagles Parade

Friday 2/9: End of Theme Reading test 2.1-2.5

Friday 2/9: 100TH Day booklet due

Friday 2/9: Pretzel money due for Wk of 2/12 $2.50

Monday 2/12: 100 Day bag due

Monday 2/12: FIM Challenge paper due

Wednesday 2/14: Ash Wednesday

Wednesday 2/14: Religion Project sent home in folder

Wednesday 2/14: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thursday 2/15: Valentine's Day cards due

Friday 2/16: Pretzel money due for WK of 2/19 $2.00

Friday 2/16: Spelling study guide sent home in SP bk.

Monday 2/19: President's Day- No school-OFF

Tuesday 2/20: Spelling Test

Wednesday 2/21: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Friday 2/23: Pretzel money due for WK of 2/26 $2.00

Wednesday 2/28: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Friday 3/1: Early dismissal @ 11:45







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