Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In Mrs. Duke’s Fantastic First Grade we have so many fun things to learn, special projects to do, exciting places to go and a ton of really great people to meet! We become wizards with words and sentences in Language Arts and Writing, we become renowned in Reading through the Daily 5 program.  We are math magicians in Math; doing so many tricks with numbers! We travel in time machines to learn about different people and places in Social Studies, we put on our lab coats in Science to discover space, matter, and bring living things to life through our partnership with Ohio State University to hatch and raise baby chicks and ducks in our own classroom! We are immersed in the Arts and Sciences through Music, Art, Spanish, Computer, Physical Education and STEM, in addition we work on 3D printers and zSpace, an interactive 3D computer that uses augmented and visual reality.  We do all these wonderful things while being nurtured and nourished in the teachings of Christ everyday as we continually strive to become good stewards of God’s creation.  

A little bit about Mrs. Duke: I was born and raised in Vermilion and actually teach in the same room where I attended First Grade!  I attended Ohio State University!  Go Bucks!  Throughout my career, I have taught Kindergarten, First, and Second grade.  On any given Saturday, I will be watching the Buckeyes, reading a book, or doing something school or community related.  I am so blessed to live in Vermilion and to be a part of the St. Mary School family!

The Fantastic First Grade website is a private page through ClassDojo.  If you are a parent that hasn't been connected to the page and would like to be, please email me at kduke@stmaryvermilion.org.

 God bless,
Mrs. Duke