We have already had a busy start to the month of February.

We have been preparing for our Grandparents' Day program at school. Our class has worked on learning all 50 states in the United States of America. Not only do we know them all, but we can say them in alphabetical order! We will preform the song "Fifty Nifty United Sates" for all of the grandparents and special friends who attend  our program. Also for our Grandparents' Day, our class made outdoor decorative tree stumps as an item to be auctioned off to help raise money for our school. Each child in the class signed the bottom of a stump and we all worked together to place mosaic tiles on the top. We  were able to discuss the different shapes we used on each stump. 

February is National Children's Dental Health Month, so the tooth fairy, Twinkle paid our class a visit to share the importance of taking care of our teeth. She was so much fun and the children LOVED asking her questions and giving her hugs! She also had a goodie bag with a new tooth brush and other items for each child.

Finally, in chapel this week, my first graders were able to have chapel papers for the first time. Their reading has progressed so much already this year, so they were ready to read along during our chapel service. It was a proud moment for me to look over and see each of them reading along! 

Joy Sandefur