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“Letter B is for Birds Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter B is for Birds Week” was By far the Best week of the 2018-2019 school year yet!  The students entered school each day with a bountiful amount of Letter B shares! Everything from Ballet slippers, Bowling pins, BabBottles, and Baseballs were sent in and shared!  There were Bulks of Letter Books that came in as well!  To help explore the letter B, the students also studied all about birds!  Well, “Letter B is for Birds 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 both Tuesday and Wednesday morning working one on one with the teachers to complete their Letter B tracing/identification/fine motor activity sheets.  The teachers were so impressed with how easily the new students recognized the letter B and also how well the older students remembered all things “B” during their morning work!  In the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday, the students created the second letter list of the year!  Naturally, the letter B list was a Big one!  As a whole group, the students took turns brainstorming and contributing words that begin with the letter B!  Be sure to watch the students during their “Letter B Hunt” around the classroom!



How many B shares do you see?

Answer:  Bear Book,  Ballerina, Bears, Blocks, Banana

Thursday began the students art exploration and investigation of the letter B as well as the theme of the week – Birds!  For their morning work, the students created Beautiful Bird Puppets!  Take a look below to see the spectacular birds that the students created!



The art exploration of birds continued on Friday morning as the students began their day with a guest reader who selected a super special bird story all about nests.  The Mommy photographed below came in read a story to the students called, The Best Nest, by P.D. Eastman.  In the story, we meet two birds – a Mr. Bird and a Mrs. Bird – who are looking to find a place to lay their eggs.  After searching high and low for a spot to make their nest, they realize that their original spot was the best after all!  What a sweet story it was!  A special PPA “Thank You” to this Mommy/Daughter duo for helping us start our day!



For morning work on Friday, the students created a nest art project to help them remember the reason why birds build nests in the first place.  Do you know why birds build nests?  Contrary to popular belief, birds do not actually LIVE in nests.  Nests are primarily built to provide a safe home for a bird’s eggs before they hatch.  They are not built to be a home for the bird itself.   Birds build nests by gathering and arranging materials including grass, leaves, twigs, branches, really anything they can find!  To help remember these facts, the students gathered various shreds and bits to create their nests – just like real birds!  Of course, they placed an egg (or two) inside!  Here is how they turned out!



During music class this week, the students enjoyed learning the following song with some fun finger/arm play.  Have fun flapping your wings as you sing along and with your child(ren).



During afternoon Spanish class, the students continued to investigate and practice the unit – Spanish Greetings.  They also learned a fun song to help them practice using these greetings!  Listen in below!  What a catchy tune!  🙂




Hello, Hello, How are you?

I am very well, thank you.

Hello, Hello, How are you?

I am very well, thank you.


Good morning, Good morning

Goodnight, Goodnight

Each day goes very well

from sunrise to sunset.


Hello, Hello, How are you?

I am very well, thank you.

Hello, Hello, How are you?

I am very well, thank you.


Well, that is all for “Letter B is for Birds Week”; it sure was a Blast!  As always, thank you for reading and have a fun and safe weekend!




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