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“Letter K is for Keys Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter K is for Key Week” was Kind, Kingly, Kooky and surely Knowledgeable!   Throughout the entire “Letter K is for Key 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!



k shares

Do you see any Letter K Shares?

Answer:  Kindergarten book, letter K, Kazoo, Ketchup, and Kangaroo!

Also on Monday, the students were visited by a PPA Grandpa and Grandma who brought a guitar along and led the students in performances of several PPA favorites!  Whether it was “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” or “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”, the students sure had a blast singing and dancing along to the beat!  A special PPA Thank You to this musical duo photographed below for making our Monday extra fun! 🙂





After seeing so many key chains in the share box, the teachers decided to let the students create their own for morning work on Wednesday.  Taking a hint from Miss Justine’s key ring, the students laced colorful assorted beads on elastic rope and then added their own key.  What a fun activity it was!




Thursday morning the students used keys of various shapes and sizes to create a beautiful piece of artwork.  Each key was dipped into a different color of paint and then used as a stamp.  The students’ key art turned out so beautiful it was hard to believe that they had created it using only keys!  It was evident that this project truly unlocked their creative sides. The Spanish fun continued on Thursday afternoon.


key art


On Friday,the students created a special art project that would decorate the PPA classroom!  Seeing that it is winter, the students created warm and fuzzy winter hats to display on the bulletin board!  Be sure to check the new board out on  your next day in at PPA!




To close the door on “Letter K is for Keys Week”, the teachers presented a PowerPoint review game to assess the students’ knowledge of different types of keys and their uses.  “What is this Key for?” proved to be an informative and silly game – especially the last key!  Do you know what this key is called?


map key


If you said a “Map Key!” then you are correct!  Way to go!  We use this type of key to help us figure out all the symbols on a map!  Who knew there were so many different types of keys in the world – hotel keys, door keys, car keys, piano keys, computer keys, key fobs… the list goes on and on!  Of course, those KooKy StoryBots made an appearance as well!



Well, that is all for Letter K Week.  We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog entry.  As always, thanks for reading and we’ll see you next week!



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