Letter “D” is for Duck Week

Letter D week was Delightful! The students showed up more than ready to discuss ducks – and a ton of other D things! Some of the share highlights include: dinosaurs, dragons, dogs, doctor kits, and more! Of course, thank you to everyone who brought in shares to reinforce the letter D. Keep it coming as we head into Letter E week!

On Monday, the students started off the week by working on their letter identification tracing and coloring pages. They also practiced making the sounds of the letters in the different pictures on their pages. Later on in the afternoon, the students created a “D” list where they had to brainstorm a long list of words that started with letter D. The favorite contribution to the list came from a four year old who proudly added “Dirty Disgusting Diapers!” Needless to say, the students all shouted “Ewwww!” and had a good laugh.

On Tuesday, the students continued to work on their letter D tracing and coloring pages. They also went on a letter D Hunt where they had to locate all of the letter D’s in the classroom! In the afternoon, the students had music were they sang along to and acted out the classroom favorite – Five Little Ducks! The student enjoyed taking turns being the baby ducks, mama duck and papa duck.

Five Little Ducks
Five little ducks went out to play,
over the hills and far away.
Mama duck called, “Quack Quack Quack!”
but four little ducks came waddling back!

Four little ducks went out to play,
over the hills and far away.
Mama duck called, “Quack Quack Quack!”
but three little ducks came waddling back!

(Two little ducks came waddling back)
(One little duck came waddling back)
(No little ducks came waddling back)

Five little ducks went out to play,
over the hills and far away.
Papa duck called, (very loud)QUACK QUACK QUACK!”
(very fast) and five little ducks came rushing back!

On Thursday, the students returned to school from their day off and got right into a heated discussion about ducks. The teachers asked the students about duck feet. Are duck feet the same as people feet? After looking at some photographs, the students decided that duck feet look like little flippers because they are webbed. The students used sponge stampers to make duck feet tracks on their art project.

In order to compare duck feet to people feet, the students needed to remove their shoes and socks and make their own tracks! At first the students were hesitant but once they felt the paint on their toes, they all loved it!

In the afternoon, the students had Spanish class where they practiced counting numbers 1-5 and also learned numbers 6-10. The students were in for a real treat when the teachers pulled out the chalk. To the complete disbelief of the students, the teachers began drawing hopscotch boards on the classroom floor. Some of the students started shouting, “We’re inside – not outside! You can’t do that inside!”

Once the students had gotten over the shock of seeing the hopscotch boards on the classroom floor, they were ready to find out why they were there.  Miss Saily informed the students that they would be hopscotching – in Spanish!

Some of the younger students focused on one to five, while the older students worked on hopscotching from one to ten.

Regardless of which hopscotch board they were on, the students had such a great time!  The teachers decided to capture some of the fun on film.

On Friday, the students created their duck art project where they used assorted shades of yellow tissue paper to create a duck.  A googly eye or two and the ducks were complete!  The ducks were the perfect addition to the bulletin board too!

In the afternoon, the teachers decided to play Spanish Numeros hopscotch again!  The Friday students enjoyed it just as much as the Thursday students did!  It was definitely the perfect way to round up the week!

See you next week for some Letter E excitement!

-PPA