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Hello all,

“Letter W is for WaCkY and WiLd Week” was Wonderful, Wondrous, Warm, and OF COURSE WaCkY and WiLd!   As was to be expected, the students entered school ready to share some amazing letter W shares.  Some of the W shares this week included Watches, Wallets, Wings (on a bird), Warrior Weapons, Wonder Woman, Woody from Toy Story, Whistles and more!  In addition to great shares, there were also some great Letter W/Wacky and Wild books that were sent in each day!  Well, “Letter W is for WaCkY and WiLd  Week” has come and gone.  Read on below to discover the learning that took place and fun that was had throughout the week!

The students spent Monday and Tuesday morning working one on one with the teachers to complete their Letter W identification/fine motor activity pages.  All of the students did a Wonderful job!  In the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday, the students created the twenty-third letter list of the year! As a whole group, the students took turns brainstorming and contributing words that begin with the letter W and also hunted around the classroom for letter W items!  Take a look at the list that Tuesday’s group came up with!  As you can see, the list was quite Wonderous!


Letter W MW List and Shares


How many W shares do YOU see?

Answer:  Wibble Wobble Book, Winnie the Pooh, World, Whale(s), Walrus, Watermelon!


Also on Tuesday, the students were visited by a PPA Mommy Guest Reader!  The Mommy and student featured below selected a special (and very topical) book all about what it means to be a BIG SISTER!  The students, many of whom are (or are about to be) big siblings themselves, were fascinated by the story!  A special PPA “Thank You” to this student and Mommy for reading to the class!




The fun continued at PPA on Wednesday as it was WaCkY WeDnEsDaY at Park Prep Academy and the students did not disappoint!  Here are some of the highlights from WaCkY WeDnEsDaY – be sure to scroll all the way down to see who else got in on the fun!  🙂


wacky wed

For their morning work, the students created a WaCkY WiLd animal puppet using assorted animal parts.  Some of the animal part choices included: an elephant trunk or a bird beak, a curly pig tail or a whale tail, zebra legs or duck feet, feathers or wings, and more!  Needless to say, with all those choices, the WaCkY WiLd puppets turned out… well, WACKY AND WILD!


On Wednesday (and Thursday) afternoon, the students participated in a WaCkY WeDnEsDaY Parade.  They also had Spanish class where they continued to expand and explore their La Transportación vocabulary!  Speaking of Thursday, the teachers decided that the Wednesday students should not be the only ones to have a fun dress-up day!  For this reason, Thursday was named WiLd ThUrsDaY and the students were encouraged to dress up as WiLd as possible!  Whether they interpreted WiLd to mean WiLd animal, WiLd West, or WiLd as in WaCkY, they all came in looking great!


wild thurs


Things got even more WiLd as the students had their faces painted to match a WiLd animal of their choosing!  What an Wonderful day it was!




The WaCkIeNeSs continued on Friday as the students created a WaCkY story by filling in the blanks!  The story was titled, “My WaCkY DaY at PPA!” and began, “This morning when I arrived at the door of PPA, instead of my teachers greeting me, a big ______________ opened the door!  I couldn’t believe my eyes!  What was a ___________ doing at school?”  The students’ answers ranged from land animals like Cheetahs and Tortoises to water-dwelling creatures like Jellyfish and Piranhas!  The story continued to detail the rest of the WaCkY day at PPA.  Regardless of which responses they added, the students all authored some hilarious and certainly WaCkY stories!

Friday afternoon wrapped up with a technology presentation where the students played a listening game, “Which Wild Animal is it?” where they were asked to identify various WiLd animals by the sounds they make!  What an Wonderful Way to end the Week!  Of course those WaCkY Storybots made an appearance!



Well, that is all for Letter W is for WaCkY and WiLd Week!  As always, thank you for reading.  Have a wonderful and safe weekend!



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PPA Mother’s Day Celebration

Friday, May 8th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Aftercare is not available


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