“Letter K is for KEYS Week” is next!

Hello all,

“Letter J is for Jellyfish Week” was Jolly, Joyful, Jubilant and Jazzy!  From the gak table to the rubber band station, the students clearly had jellyfish on the brain!  Take a look at the humongous jellyfish that made its way into the classroom – thankfully it was in a book!  🙂

 

 

On Monday and Tuesday morning, the letter J excitement began with the students completing their letter J identification activity sheets. The students had to trace/write the letter J, distinguish the letter J against other letter sounds, and color the letter J pictures. It was hard work but definitely fun! In the afternoon on both Monday and Tuesday, the students created a list of letter J words.  Letter J proved to be one of the most popular letters we have seen yet – definitely in student (and teacher) names!  Ask your child if they can name some of their school friends/teachers whose names start with J – there is a bunch!  (You can use the following list to help you!)

 

 

 

Wednesday began the artistic exploration of the theme of Letter J week – Jellyfish!  The students could hardly believe their eyes when they saw what they would be making – a realistic looking jellyfish!  With a little contact paper, glitter, sequins, and ribbon, the students created super see-through jellies that certainly were swimmy!  Take a look below too see the students in action!

 

During both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, the students participated in Spanish class where they began a new unit – Mi Cuerpo (my body).  The new vocabularly is listed below!

Mi Cuerpo (My Body)

Head – Cabeza

Arms – Brazos

Hands – Manos

Legs – Piernas

Feet – Pies

Opting not to use the traditional paper plate, the teachers wracked their brains on Thursday morning to find an alternative craft material to create a jellyfish craft  – behold the cupcake wrapper  jellyfish!

 

 

The last day of the week began with some “cooking”.  With the resident baker of the teachers out on maternity leave :), the teachers relied on a little box complete with detailed instructions for Friday’s activity!  The students worked together to make a few jiggly batches of Jell-O!  Once the Jell-O mixtures had been mixed and stirred thoroughly, the students filled the bottom third of a see-through cup and dropped in two sweet raisins (for eyes).  Off to the fridge the cups went and the students headed back to their morning work stations.

 

 

A few short hours later, the students woke up from rest time and participated in a technology presentation all about – You guessed it, Jellyfish!  The students loved watching them swim in the ocean and even learned some amazing Jellyfish facts!  Do you know what a Jellyfish Bloom or a Jellyfish Smack is?  The students do!  That is what a group of jellyfish in a small space is called!

 

 

Things really got exciting when the students learned that their Jell-O Jellyfish were ready!  The students dove right in and gobbled up those Jell-O Jellyfish faster than real sea predators! Judging from the yummy smiles, the students really enjoyed their Yellow Jell-O Jellies!

 

 

Letter J week was not only fun but delicious too!  As always, thank you for reading!  Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next week for some K week fun!

-PPA

 

REMINDERS:

Next School Closing:
Monday, January 21st

Observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Theme for Next Week: