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“Letter X is for (all things) X Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter X Week” was, in a word, X-cellent!  Be sure to read below to learn about all the fun that was had and learning that took place!

On Monday and Tuesday morning, the students entered the classroom and much to the surprise of the teachers, nearly ALL had xylophones in  hand!  The colorful instrument was clearly the most popular share of the  week.  It seemed like EVERYONE at Park Prep plays the xylophone when they are not at school.  After the shares had been discussed, the  students got right to work on their letter writing/tracing activities.  By far the most talked about part of the activity was the picture of the Pristella maxillaris, more commonly known as the X-Ray Fish!

The fun continued in the afternoons as the students brainstormed all the X words they could think of.  Not surprisingly, the X list was a tough one.  In order to help lengthen it, Miss Christine’s suggestion that the students should “think of words where you hear the X sound inside” led  to slightly mispronounced words like X-scalator and X-cape!  Eventually the students came up with some really great words like the ones listed  below.



The letter X eXploration continued on Wednesday and Thursday as the students spent the mornings creating eXciting X artwork!  Using assorted craft materials including pom-poms, sequins, buttons and more, the students decorated their X’s beautifully!  Here is what they were up to on Wednesday.



Here are some eXciting X-Paintings from Thursday!



During the afternoons on Wednesday and Thursday, the students participated in both music and Spanish class.  They also contorted their bodies into X’s using their fingers, arms, legs and more!

On Friday, the students learned a very eXciting fact – there was a real treasure chest hidden somewhere inside PPA!  After studying the letter X all week, the students were certainly ready to find “the spot” where the treasure could be found!  They began their search with clue number one!  After being led all around the PPA classroom, the tenth and final clue led the students to the classroom potties which was marked with a giant red X!  The student eXcavated the treasure chest and could hardly believe their eyes!  Rubies, Sapphires, Emeralds, Diamonds, Coins and more were overflowing from the chest!  As their reward, each student selected a coin and a jewel of their own to keep forever and help them remember that X marks the spot!



Wow!  What an eXtremely eXciting week “Letter X Week” turned out to be!  We hope you enjoyed reading this post.  As always, thank you and have a eXcellent weekend!




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