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“Letter K is for Kangaroo Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter K is for Kangaroo” Week was Kind, Kingly, Kooky and surely Knowledgeable!   Throughout the entire “Letter K is for Kangaroo Week”, the students brought in some great letter K shares!  Whether it was sets of keys, kaleidoscopes, kazoos, ketchup, or Kangaroos, one thing was for sure – everything had to do with K!  Read on below to learn about all the fun that was had and learning that took place.

The students spent both Monday and Tuesday morning working one on one with the teachers to complete their Letter K identification/fine motor activity sheets.  The teachers were so impressed with how easily the new students recognized the letter K and also how well the older students remembered all things “K” during their morning work!  In the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday, the students created the eleventh letter list of the year!  Naturally, the letter K list was full of Koala-ty answers!  🙂  As a whole group, the students took turns brainstorming and contributing words that begin with the letter K and also hunted around the classroom for letter K items!


Letter K MW List and Shares


The art exploration of the theme of the week began on Wednesday as the students created the following Kangaroo-inspired art project!


On Thursday morning, the students learned all about the different parts of a kangaroo – most notably, the pouch. The teachers read a story that identified other animals that had pouches like the koalas and wallabies. From the story, the students learned that marsupials all have pouches. The pouches are very important in helping baby animals grow. A baby kangaroo, called a joey, climbs into his mother’s pouch when he is very young and very small. While in the pouch, he feeds on his mother’s milk until he is ready to come out and walk on his own!  To help remember this amazing fact, the students created the following art project – a Mama Kangaroo and her joey!


Speaking of Mama Kangaroos, Spanish class began later in the afternoon with a reading of the book, “?Tiene Mama Canguro?”  or “Does A Kangaroo Have a Mommy?” by Eric Carle.  In the story, the author poses the question, “Does a Kangaroo have a Mommy?”  Upon turning the page, the reader learns that Kangaroos (and all animals in the book) have mommies!  The students enjoyed listening to and translating all of the various Spanish animals in the book!  For example, can you guess which animal is called a “DELFIN” in Spanish?  If you said, “Dolphin” you are correct!  Way to go! 🙂

After enjoying the story about Canguros (kangaroos), the younger students played games to help review the new La Comida (food) vocabulary from last week while the older students learned several NEW vocabulary words! The new vocabulary is listed below.

aguacate – avocado

zanahoria – carrot

leche con chocolate – chocolate milk

jugo de naranja – orange juice

On Friday, the students had a chance to utilize the classroom art easel to create a multi-colored masterpiece!  Take a look to see how AMAZING their works of art turned out!


Later in the afternoon, the students participated in a technology presentation all about – you guessed it – Kangaroos! The following clip helped teach the students several important kangaroo facts!

The mama kangaroo in the clip was right when she said that joeys can be quite shy when going outside of their mother’s pouch for the first time. Watch below to see a joey come out (with some encouragement from her mama) then hop right back in!

Well, that is all for Letter K is for Kangaroo Week! As always, thank you for reading and have a fun, safe and hopefully snow-free weekend!




Observation of MLK Jr. Day

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