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“Letter X Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

Letter X week was, in a few words… eXcellent, eXhilarating, eXciting, and eXtremely eXtraordinary!  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 Week


Do you see any X’s above?

The letter X eXcitement continued on Wednesday as the students assembled, decorated, and designed their very own – you guessed it – X!  Take a look below to see the students in action!


eXciting x blog


On Thursday, the students created some eXtra eXtraordinary art to eXpress their creativity!  Be sure to take a look below and some of students at work!




During the afternoon on Wednesday (and Thursday), the students participated in Spanish class where they began a new unit – La Ropa (Clothing).  Here is the vocabulary words that the students will be learning over the next few weeks.


Camisa – Shirt

 Pantalones – Pants

Zapatos – Shoes

Media – Socks

Gorro – Cap

Vestido – Dress

They also learned a new song!  (Sung to the tune of “Skip to My Lou”)

camisa – shirt,

pantalones – pants,

vestido – dress,

medias – socks,

zapatos – shoes,

gorro – cap,

these are the clothes that we wear!


After Spanish class, the students took part in a special technology presentation all about the Letter X which featured a very fun and eXciting X-Ray Guessing Game!  See how you do with the X-Rays below.    Starting with human X-Rays and then moving on to animal X-Rays! 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!

Animal X-Ray #1

Animal X-Ray #2

Animal X-Ray #3

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?

Well, that’s all for letter X week!  As always, we hope that you enjoyed  reading and we will see you soon for some more learning and fun!  Have a wonderful Spring Recess!





Friday, April 14th – Friday, 21st

School Resumes Monday, April 24th

Next PPA Event:

Mother’s Day Celebration

Friday, May 12th

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

(aftercare not available)

Theme for Next Week:

Letter Y is for Yellow