100_STA_KAHN_MARYMy name is Mary Kahn, and I am St. Mary School’s first-grade teacher.  I grew up in Mondovi, Wisconsin on a dairy farm.  My parents have four daughters and no sons, so we had to be the sons that they didn’t have.  After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.  My graduation date was December of 2000, which gave me a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (1-6) and a minor in Athletic Coaching.  I now live in the country, by Stetsonville, WI.  My husband and I have two daughters, Jennifer and Lindsay.  We are very involved in cross country athletics at school.   I love reading, watching movies, spending time with my family, and going for walks.
In first grade, we have many fun activities.  Every year we travel to a pumpkin patch or to an apple orchard.  The first graders dress up as Saints for All Saint’s Day and tell about their Saints in front of the church and at the nursing home.  We try to have art projects and activities that go along with our national holidays.  The 100th day of school is a fun day in the first grade, where we do activities with the number 100.  Every year we attend two plays at the Lucille Tack Center in Spencer, Wisconsin.  We also spend a day at Cherokee Park discovering new things about nature with science activities.