Saturday, December 5, 2015

Making Butter - First Grade Style

As part of our Thanksgiving studies, we decided to "go old school" and made our own butter.  We added 16 oz. of heavy whipping cream to a glass jar and started shaking.  The first step to the process resulted in whipped cream.  Unfortunately, that wasn't what we ordered, so we continued to shake.  The end result was delicious homemade butter!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thank you!

Thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country. We thank you for your service!

Pumpkins, Pumpkins...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Happy Halloween!!!

This year the Halloween party was held outside as a school-wide event.  The children were able to visit four different game stations and have a snack at the end of the rotation.  The children had a ghoulish time!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A Visit from BP Fire Department

Since October is Fire Prevention Month the students were treated to an up close and personal visit from two of the Bethel Park Fire Department firefighters.  Firefighter Lee and Firefighter Eva showed the first grade students their gear and one of the BPFD firetrucks.  We were honored that they took the time to visit with us and share what they do on a volunteer basis.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Second Grade Finger Puppet Play

The first grade classes were invited to attend a finger puppet play in Mrs. Petalino's classroom.  The children enjoyed watching the presentation and always look forward to participating in the production next year!


Apple Fun!!

The children had fun learning about different types of apples, taste-testing a variety of apples and then making homemade applesauce!  They also learned the parts of an apple, the life-cycle of an apple and researched Johnny Appleseed.


Sunday, September 27, 2015

Good-bye Summer!

We were able to enjoy an extra recess in the afternoon knowing that our very warm summer days were coming to a close...

Saturday, September 19, 2015

William Penn Medical Center

The future is very bright for our surgical staff at William Penn Medical Center!!

The students learned how to make contractions and completed medical school all at the same time!!

Please visit William Penn's Latest News page to read the story and see more action photos of our surgery in progress.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A last bit of summer...

The children enjoy singing songs every morning.  This is our summer song, please enjoy!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Is it a bird, is it a plane...?

No, it is our first grade friends that have Superhero Swag. The students got on their “Superhero Swag” and practiced editing sentences. They checked to see that each sentence ‘Started' with a capital letter, was ‘Written’ neatly, had ‘A’ space between each word and the sentence had been ‘Given’ punctuation. We also reviewed that each sentence must have the words in the correct order for the sentence to make sense.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Superheroes in Training

Click on the arrow along the side to advance the slides.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


You may hear your student talk about GoNoodle –a fun website we use to move throughout our school day. Kids wiggle. GoNoodle gets the wiggles out, so we can keep on learning. GoNoodle gives us over 100 physical activity videos and games – including dancing, running, jumping, stretching, deep breathing, and more - and helps students channel their abundant energy. After we take a quick break with GoNoodle, we’re better able to focus on learning.

Check out Room 104!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Spinning Tops and Laser Lights

The students practiced the sound of 'T' and spun tops.

The students used laser lights to help them track the words on a page while reading out loud.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!

First Grade is ready to learn!!

Friday, August 21, 2015


I'm getting ready to meet my Superheroes!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


School is right around the corner and I am excited to meet all of the incoming first graders!  Enjoy the last weeks of summer vacation and I will see you all soon!

The Joseph Family in Ocean City, NJ