I lost my FIRST tooth today in first grade!

I wish I had a blog post for every time kiddos lost their teeth.  I actually did use to post pics of them, but I wish I could tell the special story of each and every one, because it really is a BIG deal with you loose your first-ever tooth!  Often, though, I don’t witness the celebration because it happens at home, or the tooth falls out at lunch, or we’re just busy doing other things.

But today was different. 🙂

We had our 4th round of Robinson University today, and as is tradition now in our class after a super morning of RU learning, we shared with our classmates about the learning that had happened in each session we had attended.  Several friends were showing us the stop-motion videos they had made (one of which was Hailey), when all of a sudden I looked at her and in addition to her iPad she had a TOOTH in her hand.  It had actually fallen out of her mouth as she was talking!! :). (Which by the way is exactly how my son’s teeth all fell out–I never had to pull a single one, which I am SO GLAD about! #teethpullingmakesmequeasy)

“I lost my tooth! I lost my tooth! I lost my tooth!” she excitedly screamed while she tried not to drop her iPad on the floor.  I realized by the way she couldn’t say anything else that this was maybe the FIRST time this had happened, so I asked her if that was the case and she excitedly nodded.  Of course everyone was excited and she then balanced a few minutes of showing off her new “lost” tooth and receiving hugs from friends. 🙂

Remember how I said that often this moment is missed by me and our classmates?  Well I decided not to let this one pass us by, so I decided we should ALL escort our friend to the nurse to get her tooth necklace.  Yep, we all dropped what we were doing and made the journey to the nurse’s office.

Needless to say she was a little worried when she saw and ENTIRE class of little ones show up at once (which of course, would definitely be TERRIBLE if we were indeed all sick at the same time!  Man, I cannot even imagine…), but once I explained, she seemed totally fine with our whole-class visit.

Nurse Difani proceeded to do her normal “nurse” things and help Hailey rinse our her mouth, choose her tooth necklace and then put her tooth on the bulletin board as she joined the Lost Tooth Club.  I know, right?  What a special membership!!

By the way, I also love how excited Zach obviously is!  This really IS a BIG deal for first graders–even when it’s not their tooth!

I noticed as we were looking at the board, that we had several other kiddos how had joined the club this year, so we had to make sure to document them, too:

Again, I WISH I could have this kind of special story for EVERY SINGLE KIDDO when the lose their first tooth, but unfortunately that is not possible. I will, though, try hard to document as many other “firsts” as I can on this blog throughout this year, and then try again next year to catch all those precious first-lost-teeth.

Do you have a “first-lost-tooth” story to share?  We’d LOVE TO HEAR it!  Oh, and since I’m feeling nostalgic and this is my blog, so I can be indulgent (hee hee), I have to share the video of my baby’s first lost tooth (and yes, that baby is now in middle school!).  And yes, I know it’s STUPID that it’s recorded the wrong direction, but it’s just too sweet not to share. Please just tilt your head.  🙂

 

#classroombookaday UPDATE: Week of January 14, 2019

Another SUPER week in our first grade reading world!  We’re up to 281 (woohoo!–more than halfway to the top!) and read some good ones this week.  First check out the updated display:

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Here’s what we added this week:

You will notice some more fraction titles, and a couple of Cinderella books I somehow forgot to post until now.  What?  I am so obsessed over this wall display I usually get the pics up the MINUTE we are done with them. LOL. Better late than never, I guess. :). We added a ShowMe nominee book–Seven and a Half Tons of Steel–during our library visit on Tuesday, and it was a great one.  I had NO idea there was a ship made out of the Twin Towers!  Art & Max delighted us with great illustrations (as David Wiesner books often do!), and since it was snowy recently, we read some great winter snow books, too.  One of our favorites was Rodzilla (which I think kids love EVERY year!) and also a reread of The Invisible Boy.  We’re excited to add more books about problem solvers to the wall for next week, so stay tuned for some great books about great people! 🙂

It’s not on the wall yet, but I hope to share the book Kate suggested in the comments from a few weeks ago, too–My Hair is a Garden.  It was beautiful! Have a great reading week, friends, and don’t forget to leave us some suggestions for what we should add in our upcoming choices!