“Letter V is for Vegetables Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter V is for Vegetable Week” was Very, Very, Very exciting!  The students returned from Spring Vacation and were more than ready to get right back into the swing of things!  Adding to the excitement and the anticipation of returning to school was this week’s theme – Vegetables!   Everywhere the students were, it seemed veggies were to be found!  Read on below to see all the fun that was had and learning that took place!

On Monday and Tuesday, the students began the morning with a lot of hugs for both teachers and friends alike.  The students could hardly wait to tell the details of their time off from school.  Once morning meeting ended, and shares and stories had been told, the students moved onto their morning work stations.  The students did a wonderful job of deciphering the Letter V words on their morning work- Letter V identification/writing activity pages.  One word that proved quite tricky was Van.  Thinking it was a car, many students were puzzled as to what it could be.  Fortunately, Barbie has many cars – one of which is a van, which a student brought in as a share earlier in the day.  The student’s share surely helped solve any confusion there was!  On both Monday and Tuesday afternoon, the students created their letter V list and went hunting for letter V’s around the classroom.  The V hunt and the V list were Very successful!  Equally as successful was the student list of vegetables – it was a Very Vast Veggie list!

 

 

The veggie fun continued on Wednesday as the students learned that they would be tasting a wide assortment of vegetables but also making art with veggies!  The teachers held up a sample piece of Veggie Art and the classroom erupted with laughter!  Who knew you could make such a pretty picture from veggies?!?  The students could hardly wait to get started but they had to hear the one rule of veggie painting first…

IN ORDER TO PAINT WITH A VEGGIE,

YOU HAVE TO TRY IT FIRST!

Working in pairs, the students came over to the morning work tables to sample each of the following vegetables – carrots, broccoli and corn.  The students tried and painted with all three veggies!  Take a look below to see the students in action!

 

 

On Thursday, the students practiced using scissors and glue sticks to help reinforce their veggie (vs. fruit) knowledge!  Here they are in action!

 

 

In the afternoon on Wednesday and Thursday, the students began a new unit in Spanish class – Me Gusta/No Me Gusta (I like/I do not like).  This was particularly helpful during “Letter V is for Vegetable Week” as the students have Varying opinions on Veggies 🙂  Throughout the next few weeks, the students will be practicing this vocabulary while reviewing their previous vocabulary from Los Colores (colors), La Comida (Food), Los Animales (Animals) and more!  Be sure to keep an ear out for your child’s opinion (in Spanish) at home! 🙂

On Friday morning, the students participated in a technology presentation all about you guessed it – VEGGIES!  The students investigated the question – Where do Vegetables come from?  The students were not the only ones investigating the question – BIG BIRD was too!

 

 

After learning all about Various Vegetable farms and gardens, the students worked collaboratively in small groups to create and care for a vegetable farm/garden in the block area!  Here are some students in action!

 

 

 

 

On Friday afternoon, the students welcomed back a Kindergarten Friend/PPA Graduate!  The student below came in to read a story to the class and tell the PPA students all about the AMAZING world of Kindergarten!   What a wonderful visit it was!  A special PPA Thank You to this graduate and family for visiting! 🙂

 

 

Wow!  What a very special week it was!  As always, thank you for reading and have a wonderful and safe weekend!

-PPA

REMINDERS:

Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place April 23rd – May 4th 

Please check your email or the school calendar board for your scheduled time slot.

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