HAPPY SPRING RECESS – “Letter X Week” is next!

Hello all,

“Letter W is for Wings Week” was Wonderful, Wondrous, at times Warm, at times Wet, and OF COURSE WaCkY and WiLd!  Read on below to learn about the fun that was had and learning that took place!

As was to be expected, the students entered school ready to share some amazing letter W shares.  The share box might need to be changed to a share bucket or basket since it seems to always overflow!  Some W shares this week included Watches, Wallets, Wings (on a bird), Warrior Weapons, Wonder Woman, Woody from Toy Story, Whistles and more!

 

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For their morning work, the students spent Monday and Tuesday completing their letter W tracing/writing identification coloring activities.   The W fun continued as they worked in their morning stations around the classroom.  Here is the list that they created during the afternoon on Monday.

 

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Seeing that it was Letter W Week, the teachers decided that Wednesday Was Way  too important of a day to just be an ordinary day- hence, WaCkY  WeDnEsDaY! The students were encouraged to arrive to school in the  WaCkIeSt outfit they could find! Everything from caped superheroes and  winged fairies to mismatched shoes and even an underwear hat came to  school on Wednesday. It Was Way WaCkIeR than anyone could have imagined!  Here are some of the highlights from WaCkY WeDnEsDaY but be sure to  click the link below to see the entire album.

 

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The students spent the entire arrival time scoping out all the WaCkY WaRdRoBe choices their classmates had made.  For their morning work on Wednesday, the students were so excited to learn that they would be creating their very own set of wearable wings!  They sure were beautiful and of course, FUN!

 

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The teachers decided that the Wednesday students should not be the only ones to have a fun dress-up day!  For this reason, Thursday was named WiLd ThUrsDaY and the students were encouraged to dress up as WiLd as possible!  Whether they interpreted WiLd to mean WiLd animal, Wild West, or WiLd as in WaCkY, they all came in looking great!

 

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After taking some time to check out all of their wild friends’ outfits, the students sat down to begin their day with a reading of the Eric Carle’s classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.   The teachers explained that this story was a great story for “Letter W is for Wings Week” because caterpillars have beautiful wings!  The students looked puzzled by Miss Jocelyn’s comments.  They giggled and informed her that caterpillars do not have wings, butterflies are the ones with wings.  A perplexed Miss Jocelyn then asked the students what they meant.  How could a caterpillar turn into a butterfly?  Perhaps reading the story would help explain just that!

In the story, the students followed along as an egg on a leaf turns into a  hungry caterpillar and then becomes a “big caterpillar” who makes a  cocoon until he emerges as a beautiful butterfly!   Miss Jocelyn was amazed!  The students were also amazed when Miss Justine introduced some new class pets – caterpillars!  Miss Justine explained that the students would be observing the entire transformation from caterpillar to butterfly in their very own classroom over the course of a few short weeks!  The students took turns observing  and examining the caterpillars while they moved around their jars.

 

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In order to welcome the caterpillars to Park Prep, the children  created a beautiful butterfly art project.  Perhaps it will help motivate them to grow!

 

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Throughout the week, the students had learned all about wings on animals such as birds and bats as well as wings on insects such as butterflies or ladybugs!  The teachers informed the students that their wing activity that day was not an animal nor insect but rather a THING with WINGS!  After hearing a few teacher clues, the students figured out exactly which THING with WINGS they were making.  Read the clues below, can you guess which thing with wings it was?

THIS THING WITH WINGS GOES HIGH INTO THE SKY.

THIS THING WITH WINGS HELPS PEOPLE GET FROM HERE AND THERE.

THIS THING WITH WINGS HAS A PILOT AND A CREWTHAT OPERATE IT SAFELY.

Do you know which THING with WINGS it is?  If you said, “Airplane” then you are correct!  Take a look to see the students transform these clothespins into crafty and sparkly Winged airplanes!

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In the afternoon on Friday, the students participated in a technology presentation all about – you guessed it – WINGS!  They were also visited by a PPA Mommy and PPA big brother who also happens to be a former student!  The PPA student and his second grade brother, photographed below, did a wonderful job entertaining the students with stories and even some guitar playing!  What a special way to wrap up the week!  Thank you for visiting!

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That is all for “Letter W is for Wing Week” – well, until the caterpillars start transforming before the students’ eyes!  The teachers will be sure to keep a close watch on the caterpillars as Spring Recess carries on!  As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful weekend!

-PPA

Reminders:

SCHOOL IS CLOSED NEXT WEEK FOR SPRING RECESS!

Spring Recess – April 14th – 21st

School resumes Tuesday, April 22nd

Letter and Theme for Next Week:

x week

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL OF THE PHOTOS FROM WACKY WEDNESDAY AND WILD THURSDAY!