Saturday, August 21, 2010

Welcome to First Grade!

We have been busy the last few weeks preparing the classroom for our new first graders. The school theme this year is "Cultivating a Community of Excellence". A lot of ideas popped into our heads about where we could go with this theme, however, the one that sounded "just right" was "Mall-ard's Hog Heaven". In the dictionary "Hog Heaven" is termed as a noun/slang and the meaning is: "A state of utter bliss or contentment." That is exactly what we want a child's first grade year to be! Learning, growing, making new friends, and having the time of their lives in first grade! We can not wait to get started on Monday. Hog Heaven will be open for business and we will be cultivating our community of excellence!


Anonymous said...

We are filled with anticipation for the adventures on the farm this year! Going to sleep will not be easy tonight - Joey's excited to return to Hog Heaven tomorrow morning!

Lourdes said...

Andrew was happier than a pig in mud yesterday. He told me all about the animals, irrigation, and the "fluff ball" song. It truly is Hog Heaven.

Melanie Holtsman said...

My kids had an amazing first day. They were so excited to see all their friends and see what the classroom looked like. They were so excited with their new Hog Heaven and all the fun activities of the day. Most of all they were so excited their teachers were so happy to see them. Thanks Mrs. Dillard and Mrs. Mallon!