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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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 Grade 1's Class Motto:The first graders are Owl's: 

            Outstanding, Wonderful, Learners?

Class News

2019-2020 Welcome Letter & Supply List

2019-2020 Summer Assignment

Please adhere to the school's Handbook on the proper school uniform for both girls and boys.

 Homework and Behavior Sheets are to be signed every night.


February Calendar for GRADE 1: God's Love is never ending!

2/2: Groundhog's Day

2/4: Test Folder sent home

2/5: 100th Day of School

2/6: PICTURE DAY-Wear regular school uniform

2/7: Celebrating 100 Days of School dressing in 1960's fashion for grade 1.

2/10: Yankee Candle Fund Raiser due

2/14: Valentine's Day Dress down pay $1.00 wear red or pink.  If students do not dress down they MUST be in their Gym uniform!  NO DRESS PASSES can be used on this day.

2/14: Valentine's Day cards due for the class

2/14: Spelling study guide sent home in "SP" book 

2/14: 11:45 am Dismissal-Faculty Meeting-CARES needs a lunch.

2/17: President's Day- School closed

2/18: Spelling test 

2/21: Counting by 10's quiz

2/21: Shoe box due for Science class


Pretzels sold on Tuesdays and Thursdays .$50 each

Mission Money collected every day.  The First graders help support the Sisters of Saint Joseph Villa.



  HOMEWORK Week of February 17th :

Parents are to sign the homework sheet each night.


Monday 2/17: President's Day

Spelling:  Study for test on Tuesday!




Tuesday 2/18:Pretzels $.50

Reading:  Journeys PB pg. 147

Math:  Sadlier book page 216



Wednesday 2/19: Bring in 1 shoe box by Friday!

Reading: Journeys PB pg. 161

Math:  Sadlier book page 217




Thursday 2/20: Pretzels $.50/Gym on Friday!/Math quiz on Friday!

Math:  Sadlier book page 218

Science:  Complete the worksheet in "S & S" book.



Friday 2/21: 11:45 Gym Day!/Shoe box due today!










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