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“Letter N is for Numbers Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter N is for Numbers Week” was neat, nifty, and number-tastic!  Our students will certainly sleep well this weekend after all the counting they did throughout the week. We counted everything from our boo-boos to the number of sneakers in our classroom to the number of string cheeses at snack time! From the sound of it, the counting didn’t stop once the school day ended. Our parents told us that counting had become the latest hobby for our kids at home. Not only did the students spend the week counting, they also practiced writing the numbers and making the numbers on our fingers. At first, our students were struggling to hold up their fingers to show the different numbers but by the end of the week, they had greatly improved. Some of the older children even noticed that you could make the numbers in different ways, like three on one hand and three on the other makes six just like five on one hand and one on the other!  Read on below to learn about all the fun and learning that took place!

The students spent Monday and Tuesday morning enjoying their activity stations which had all been given a number-iffic twist!  Whether it was measuring friends in the Wooden Block Area, scooping for colored quantities in the Water Table or playing Number Bingo with friends, one thing was for sure – it was fun!  Also on Monday and Tuesday, the students worked on their letter N tracing and identification activity sheets. Some of the N words included: numbers, noodles, nests, nurses, noses, and more!  Much to the surprise of the teachers, the students had quite an extensive vocabulary for noodles!  Spaghetti, pasta, macaroni, and ziti were just a few of the words students used to  describe the pictures of noodles.  After a little reminder as to what the letter of the week was, the students quickly shifted their answer to the umbrella term, noodle!  In the afternoons, the students used their noggins to create the following Letter N Word List.



On Wednesday, the students continued their number exploration as they worked collaboratively to create a delicious and number-tastic fruit salad!  In order to create their fruit salad cup, the students flipped assorted number cards to determine exactly how many pieces of each fruit would be placed in the cup!  Two orange slices, three cherries, one pineapple slice, five apple slices, and four banana slices sure made for some fun-filled counting – not to mention, delicious eating!  Take a look below to see the students in action!



The fruit fun continued into the afternoon on Wednesday (and Thursday) as the students began a new unit in Spanish class – La Comida (food).  Naturally, the students reviewed an older Spanish unit – Los Numeros (Numbers).  The students learned vocabulary for several different types of food – manzana (apple), leche (milk), jugo (juice), queso (cheese) and papa (potato).  They also learned La Cancion de la Comida (The Food Song).  Be sure to practice this with your child over the next few weeks.


La Cancion de la Comida
(The Food Song)
(to the tune of She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)

Queso is cheese, yum, yum, yum!
(clap, clap)
Leche is milk, yum, yum, yum!
(clap, clap)
Jugo is juice,
Papa is potato.
These are the things we like to eat and drink.


The students were thoroughly enjoying learning the new vocabulary but it was clear one word in particular was their favorite.  As soon as the teachers stated that potato in Spanish was called papa, the classroom erupted in laughter!  The students were laughing so hard at the thought of a Daddy potato.  No surprise, the students seemed to remember the Spanish word for potato with great ease.

For morning work on Thursday, the students helped clean out the Park Prep pantry by using noodles to practice counting!  Take a look at the Noodle Numbers art project that required the students to assemble and count numerous noodles!



On Friday, the students continued their number/counting exploration in a really interesting way – with building blocks!  For their morning work, the students were asked to sit down at one of the large classroom activity/lunch tables.  As the students found their seats, the teachers placed several boxes of tiny, colorful wooden table blocks, onto the table.  The teachers then held up a number between 1-10 and asked each student to select that particular number of table blocks from the bin.  With each student holding the same number of blocks, the next task was to arrange that particular amount anyway the students pleased.  After a minute was up, the students were told to stop building and look around at the work of all of the students!  Would you believe it?  Although each student had the same number of blocks to build with, each structure that was built looked SO different!  Once all of the number structures had been built, each student posed for a photograph with his/her Number Structure!  Later that day, Miss Jocelyn compiled all of the students photographs for each number together to make an awesome class book!  Be sure to follow the link to the PPA Photo Gallery (below) to see all of the students in action!



On Friday afternoon, the students enjoyed a technology presentation where they viewed each students’ numerical creation.  The students could not believe how different each design was!  They also LOVED hearing some super silly number songs from PPA Favorites – the Storybots!  Here is a fun one for number seven!



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



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Click here to view all the student Number Block Structures Photographs!