“Letter M is for Mail (Post Office) Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter M is for Mail Week” was certainly the Most Marvelous week of the 2018-2019 school year yet! The students entered school each day with so Many Letter M shares! Everything from Magnets to Mickey Mouse, Monkeys to Megaphones, and of course, all things Mail/Postal Service were sent in and shared! Well, “Letter M is for Mail/Postal Service Week” has come and gone. Read on below to discover the learning that took place and fun that was had throughout the week!

The students spent Tuesday and Wednesday morning working one on one with the teachers to complete their Letter M identification/fine motor activity sheets. The teachers were so impressed with how easily the new students recognized the letter M and also how well the older students remembered all things “M” during their morning work! In the afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, the students created the thirteenth letter list of the year! As a whole group, the students took turns brainstorming and contributing words that begin with the letter M and also hunted around the classroom for letter M items! With what seemed like millions of letter M items to be found inside PPA, the letter M list was full of Many More answers than other less common letter-weeks prior!  In fact, the M list was almost completely filled up with student names!  Take a look at the list that Tuesday’s group came up with!

 

 

 What letter M shares do you see?

Answer:  Motorcycle, Mermaid, Magnets, and Maraca!

 

After a discussion about the important job the postal service plays in our community, the students could hardly contain their excitement when they learned they would be creating some mail of their own on Thursday and Friday morning!  Each of the students designed an incredible note card with a special message inside!  After drawing marvelous designs or pictures for their note cards front, the students wrote their names on the inside of the note card.  Next, the teachers asked them to whom did they want to send their special mail.  Upon hearing their answers, the teachers wrote the name of the intended recipient on the outside of the envelope!  Parents- please be sure to complete the address!  The students went home that day with their postcards, which would have the addresses filled in later on!  They could hardly wait to stamp them and place them in the mail!  We hope the recipients enjoy receiving the mail the students made for them – maybe some reply-mail will come back to the students soon!  Look below to see the students in action!

 

 

Spanish class took place on Thursday and Friday afternoons as the students continued their exploration of the new unit of study – La Comida (Food).  They also participated in a technology presentation all about a day in the life of a mail carrier!  The students got an extra special “Behind the Scenes” look at what really happens inside the Post office as well as what life is like for these very important community helpers!

 

 

Well, that is all for “Letter M is for Mail Week” – what a marvelous week it was!  As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful and safe weekend! See you next week!

-PPA

Reminders:

Monthly Installment Plan Users:

Tuition is due next week

Wednesday (3 dayers)

Thursday (2 and 5 dayers)

Re-Enrollment Paperwork and deposit to reserve your child’s placement in Park Prep Academy for the 2019-2020 School Year and/or 2019 Summer Camp is due by Wednesday, February 13th.

 

Next School Closing:

Monday and Tuesday , February 18th and 19th

President’s Day Recess

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