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“Letter X is for X-Ray Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

Letter X week was, in a word, e-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 activity sheets.  By far the most silly picture of the activity was the picture of the Pristella maxillaris, more commonly known as the X-Ray Fish!   Although the students enjoyed coloring in the cartoon X-Ray fish, it was  clear that they much preferred the opportunity to see a close-up of a real X-Ray Fish later on in the day.

The fun continued in the afternoon 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 Jocelyn’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.


x shares

 Do you see any X’s in this picture?

The X-Ray eXploration began on Wednesday morning!  After learning that X-Ray images help us see the bones inside our body, the students could hardly wait to get started on creating the hand X-Ray art project.  One by one, the students headed over to morning work to have their hands painted white to make the outline of their hand for the X-Ray.  They then used long hollow noodles that were painted white to create the bones of their fingers and hand.  Take a look at their X-Rays below!


hand xray


The art exploration continued on Thursday morning as well!  Moving a step away from traditional X-Rays, the students discussed a super silly idea – X-Ray vision!  When asked about the idea of X-Ray vision, the students remarked that it was the ability to see through things like walls!  Some of the older students remarked that some superheroes have this ability – most notably Superman!  For their morning work on Wednesday, the students all transformed into Superkids as they created their very own pair of X-Ray vision glasses!  Here is how they turned out!


xray glasses


On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, the students took part in a special animal X-Ray presentation.  One by one, the teachers held up assorted X-Rays images to the X-Ray viewer.  The students had a blast trying to “Guess the Animal X-Ray”.  Take a turn and see how you do guessing the animal in each X-Ray.  Good Luck!


Well, how did you do?

Animal X-Ray #1 -Frog

Animal X-Ray #2 – Veiled Chameleon

Animal X-Ray #3 – Marmoset (Monkey)

Nice work! Now for a real tricky one! Can you guess this animal?



Believe it or not, this is the X-Ray of a rabbit!  The students all seemed to think it was parrot!  Did you?

After the X-Ray presentation, the students had Spanish class where they wrapped up La Transportacion vocabulary unit.  Next week, the students will begin their final unit of the school year – La familia (family!)

The students arrived at school on Friday and learned an eXtremely eXciting fact – it was Earth Day!  In order to commemorate the special day, the students worked together to create their very own little (and scrumptious) Earth!  Using teamwork, the students baked several batches of delicious blue sugar cookies.  They also whipped up some yummy frosting to which they added green food coloring.  Why do you think the colors green and blue were chosen to create the yummy little Planet Earth?  The answer – to look like the Earth, of course!  After the cookies were baked, the students came over to frost some land onto their watery planet!  The treats were put aside but they were greatly enjoyed at the end of lunchtime!




Friday afternoon wrapped up with a technology presentation all about X-Rays and Earth Day!  Click below to see one of the highlights!




Well, that’s all for “Letter X is for X-Ray Week”.  As always, we hope that you enjoyed reading and we will see you neXt week for some more learning and fun!  Have a wonderful weekend!




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