Category: First Grade News

1st & 2nd Enjoy the Children’s Museum

First and second-grade students had their lessons outside the classroom. Miss Kotson and Mrs. Berletch took their students to the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley to enjoy hands-on lessons in physics, health, science, and a little history. Then it was off to Bethlehem Park for lunch and fun!

How Big Are the Planets?

Our 1st and 4th graders enjoyed a journey to space with Dr. Jane Neuenschwander of Wheeling Jesuit University Education Department. The students learned about the planets. “Mrs. N.” as she had the classes call her, used various balls to give the children a better visual idea of the different sizes of the planets. What made the lesson extra special was Miss Kotson and Mrs. Yelenic were both students of Neuenschwander at Jesuit. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us Dr. Neuenschwander! God bless you to the moon and back!

Lunch Fun in First Grade

Doesn’t get much better than getting to have a super fun lunch with Fr. Doug AND Happy Meals! The day was a thank you reward for the children, hosted by Fr. Doug and Mrs. Cecilia Donahoe. The kids collected the most money for the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center. Way to be Champions – letting others see Christ in you – First Grade!!!!!

Easter Party

Indoor Picnic Celebration

Who says 30-degrees is too cold for a picnic? It’s always warm and sunny when you have an INDOOR PICNIC with our fabulous first grade. These OLP Champions by Design received the special day for selling the most gift card raffle tickets, helping the school raise $4,000! YAY, First Grade! Miss Kotson and Mrs. Bibey are so very proud of you.

St. Patrick’s Day in First Grade

Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Celebration

As a tribute to Dr. Seuss on his birthday, our first grade teamed up with fifth grade to enjoy their favorite Seuss book. It truly warms your heart, when you get to watch our older students work and have fun with their younger peers.

AEP Reads at OLP

First-grader Elianna M. was so excited to see her grandpa enter her classroom as part of the AEP Reads to Students Day. We thank AEP for faithfully sending a guest reader to our school each year to help show our students how fun reading is at all ages, and how important it is to share the gift of reading to younger children.

1st Grade Plays Halloween Bingo

First Grade Fun Down on the Farm

Fun is always in season on the farm. Students in grades 1-3 traveled to Simmons Farm in McMurray, Pa., where they picked pumpkins, enjoyed a hayride and trekked through a corn maze among other super fun fall activities.