Dental Health, Buddy Breaks & Valentines!

We sure did squeeze a lot of fun and activities into our week before break!

We kicked off the week talking about teeth.  February is Dental Health month, so we read stories about teeth and even watch a BrainPop on why it’s important to care for our teeth.  This led to our fun “marshmallow teeth” projects hanging up in the room which also have our writing piece on why it’s important to floss.  We also talked about (and read stories about) the Tooth Fairy. We wondered what she does “with all of those teeth.”  This became the starter for our art project–which is on the line–featuring our sweet versions of the Tooth Fairy.

On Wednesday, we got a chance to hang out with our 8th grade buddies during a buddy break.  This is a chance for us to just have fun together on the playground, and to give the big buddies some practice at leadership.  Lots of “duck-duck-goose” and “tag” were enjoyed by all.

Thursday and Friday were spent on all things valentines and love.  We read lots of valentine stories, wrote about times we felt loved, and even made valentines for other teachers on campus to show them our appreciation.  So sweet.  We finished the week with our valentine exchange and a milk and cookie snack.  Thanks so much for taking time to help your kiddo address valentines and to Eli & Charlies moms who brought in our snack.  It was the perfect kickoff to the break!

Valentine Exchange!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the break: We’ll be talking about author Mo Willems! Yay–A first grade favorite!  We’ll read about Knuffle Bunny, Elephant & Piggie, and of course the pigeon!  We’re also getting ready for the lenten season as we celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday with a pancake lunch and the steel drum band visits.  The book fair is the following week, and we’re into March.  So, enjoy the break! Rest, recharge, and get ready for more first grade fun!

Important Dates:

Tues., Feb 25th-Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras, Wed., Feb 26th-Ash Wednesday,