It's time for that great American tradition, the patriotic class performance! I wonder at what age we all learned these tunes? Here at Mary Munford, first grade is the time and the back porch is the place. Many American standards were featured, and a couple of newer tunes, too.
Griff is behind the pianist in the photo above. Look below. See, there he is, between Mia and Savannah!
The teachers sat right in front of their classes to cheer them on and remind them of lyrics. (You can see that there's a beach towel over the piano here, on the left: it has the names of all the states and I could see kids reading it during "50 Nifty United States".) Ms. Mallory is so sunshiny.
My friend Sophia (Savannah's mom) looking on.
The school calendar sets June 22 as the official last day of school, but teachers are clearly wrapping things up and this was the last real function of the year. Ms. Mallory was encouraging families to let her know when their child's last day would be - apparently some families were opting to make the 18th their last day, and she seemed to think this was a good idea, as all class parties and lessons and everything would be wrapped up by Friday. Griff and I conferred with her and agreed that his last day would also be Friday. So this is pretty much it for first grade. It has been a great year for Griff!