On Wednesday, May 10, students from the McSmiles program headed up the mountain to Blowing Rock for a day with the Letterland characters at Tweetsie Railroad. Letterland is an alphabet curriculum with characters for each letter with songs and rhymes to help students learn their ABC’s. This field trip was a chance for students meet all of the Letterland characters in person, watch a performance by the characters during the train ride and enjoy all of the exciting attractions at the park. McSmiles is a free part-time preschool program in McDowell County. Spaces for 2017-2018 are still available. Children must turn 3 or 4 years of age by Aug. 31, 2017. The mobile classroom visits locations through McDowell County. For more information, contact 828-442-4534.