Hippo’s Tooth Surprise

We had the opportunity to visit the second grade class at St. Boniface and Elgin Public in the month of February. Because February is Dental Health Month, we read the story Hippo’s Tooth Surprise by Marjorie Dennis Murray. This book tells of a hippo having a tooth ache and how the tooth comes out. After reading the book, they made either a dental health tooth girl or boy. Toothbrushes were given to the students. They were donated by Kersenbrock Family Dental of O’Neill. Below is a picture of the second grade class from Elgin Public School.

Cookie Break

There was a full house on Saturday, January 26, at the cookie decorating class sponsored by the Elgin Public Library. The class was taught by Raelynn Bygland and Twila Crosby of Albion. Sixteen eager cookie decorators attended the class and went home with their masterpieces. In the words of one excited participant, “It was so much fun.”

Penguins to the Rescue

January story time took us to the first grade classrooms at Elgin Public and St. Boniface. We read the story Penguins to the Rescue by Tony Mitton. This book opens with the day starting out, and all the little penguins coming out to play. With each page, they find another creative and fun way to play together outside. They do this until they get on an ice floe and find a sobbing ball of fur. The penguins refuse to leave the crying pup and then decide to cheer him up. Following the story the children made penguins which are pictured below.

Cookie Decorating

There are a few more openings for the cookie decorating on Saturday, January 26. It will be held at the Elgin Community Center from 1:00 to 3:00. The cost is $25 per person. Call the library to register if you are interested.