I walked into the cafeteria May 14th at Stafford Elementary and for a moment I thought I was in the jungle. Everywhere I looked I saw, bears, tigers, lions, Tucans, alligators, monkeys and many more wild animals. But then I heard these “animals” singing! Whew, I was at the right place. The scary animals turned out to be Stafford Elementary first graders performing their annual play, “In the Jungle”.
The students out did themselves once again. The costumes were delightful and very original. They sang and danced their hearts out to: Circle of Life, Hakuna Matata, I Just Can’t Wait to be King, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and many more “jungle” songs.
The three first grade teachers, Charlotte Morgan, Amy McCleskey and Tracy Williams, put in a lot of time and effort into making this a fun event for all. “It is not a play, it is a production. When the students come into our classes from Kindergarten, they all know about the production and can’t wait to be in it. They have a great time. The parents help with the costumes. We have been doing this for the last six years,” explained Charlotte Morgan.
We can’t wait for next year. Good job Stafford First Graders!