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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 January 15th:

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

This week's homework is on page 68 of the planners, each night please see that the homework is done. Parents please sign the planners each and every night.  


Monday 1/15: Off No School MLK DAY!



Tuesday 1/16: 

Math-  PB pg. 31

Reading/Language Arts: Journeys PB  pg. 116



Wednesday 1/17:  Gym day! wear gym clothes! 

Math- Do paper in folder.

Reading/Language Arts- Do sentence paper in "E" book.

Dress Down Letter in folder for Friday.


Thursday 1/18:

Math- PB pg. 35

Science-  SS bk pages 14 and 15

Progress Report folder


Friday 1/19: Pretzel money due for WEEK of January 22nd $2.50

Dress Down in Eagles Gear!


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

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



 January Announcements:

Friday 1/8: School resumes

Friday 1/10: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Friday 1/11: Pretzel money due $2.00 for Week of Jan. 15th

Friday 1/11: Spelling study guide sent home in "SP" bk

Friday 1/12: No school In-service 

Monday 1/15: MLK Day! No school off

Tuesday 1/16: Spelling Test

Wednesday 1/17: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Thursday 1/18: Progress Reports

Friday 1/19: Pretzel money due $2.50 for Week of Jan.22nd

Wednesday 1/24: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Friday 1/26: Pretzel money due $2.00 for the Week of Jan.29th 

Wednesday 1/31: Gym day! wear gym clothes

Friday 2/2: Faculty Meeting/11:45 dismissal/Pretzel money due $2.50 for Week of Feb. 5th 




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