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“Letter G is for Games Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter G is for Games Week” was Great!  All week long, the students brought in letter G shares and learned about different types of games. The students shared such a wonderful assortment of letter G shares including: goggles, giraffes, goats, and of course, various games!  Some of the games even turned into some of the morning stations and helped inspire a few of the activities later on in the week.

Monday morning began with a visit from a PPA Daddy who came in to read a story to the class.  The Daddy photographed below happens to also have a letter G name – Gabe!  🙂  What a Great way to Get the week GoinG!  A special PPA Thank You to this PPA Daddy for visiting!



For morning work on Monday, the students worked on their letter G tracing and letter G identification activity sheets. The students traced and wrote the letter G, distinguished the letter G against other letter sounds, and colored the letter G pictures. It was hard work but definitely fun!  In the afternoon, the students created a list of words starting with the letter G.  The students were slightly confused when giraffe made the list because it sounded like a “j” sound.  Things only got more confusing when Gem made the list.  The teachers explained that some letter sounds change when they are next to other letters.  The students happily continued listing G words to create the following list.  On Tuesday, the students continued to work on their letter G tracing and identification activity sheets. During the afternoon, the students went around the classroom locating the letter G wherever they could.  Books like The Greedy Dog and Grover’s Guessing Game made for some good letter G hunting!



On Wednesday, the teachers introduced the students to a very popular game – TWISTER!  The students had a blast flicking the spinner and contorting their bodies around the colorfully dotted game mat!  What a fun way to start the day!



On Thursday, the students played a very fun Game:  Pin the Tail on the Donkey.  Much to the surprise of the teachers, most of the students had never played this game before and had little idea what it was about.  The teachers divided the students up into small groups and the fun began!  In the afternoon, the students really had a laugh as they helped the teachers play a round of their own.  One by one, each teacher was blindfolded and spun around by a student.  The students giggled as the teachers placed the tail all over the donkey!  What a fun day!



Throughout the week, the PPA students were introduced to a few more class childhood games.  The younger students enjoyed playing Candyland and Memory Matching in their morning stations while the older friends at PPA were introduced more complex games such as Chutes and Ladders Tic-Tac-Toe!  What an awesome week it was!



During the afternoons throughout “Letter G is for Games Week” the students of course had music and Spanish class.  Los Numeros (or Numbers) came particularly in handy while playing counting games such as Hopscotch as well as What Time Is It Mr. Fox?  Wow, what a GREAT week Letter G Week turned out to be.  We really had a blast!



Wednesday, November 22nd– 12:00 p.m. School-wide Dismissal – No lunch or blankets today

Next School Closing:

Thursday and Friday, November 23rd and 24th – Thanksgiving Recess