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“Letter Y is for Yarn Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Letter Y is for Yarn Week” was Yerrific, Yonderful, Yantastic, and of course quite Youtstanding!  Read on below to learn about the fun that was had and learning that took place!

Shares in hand, the students arrived at school on Monday morning ready to get started!  The letter Y shares were quite plentiful!  From assorted yellow items to Younger “when I was a baby” photographs, the letter Y shares proved to be some of the most exciting shares yet!  Some of the shares that came in did not only start with the letter Y, they were quite YummY as well!  Several of the students even ate their shares at snack time!  Judging by how quickly these Yummy shares were gobbled up, it is safe to assume that they were YummmmmmY!   Here are a few more Y shares!



Monday and Tuesday mornings were spent completing Letter Y identification/writing/tracing activities throughout morning work and morning stations.  The students spent their afternoons learning just how tricky the letter Y really is.  Despite sounding like it should make the Letter W (“Wuh”) sound, the letter Y makes a sound that can often go undetected and in some cases like another letter – U!  To an adult, the word “you” clearly starts with the letter Y but it sounds pretty tricky when you hear the sentence – “You starts with Y”.  Things only got trickier when the student mentioned that they had an aunt whose name is Yvette (pronounced – E-VET).  A name like Yvette, which starts with Y but sounds like E, further proved how tricky the letter Y really is!  Even in the face of a tricky letter, the students were able to create a great list of Letter Y words.



The letter Y/Yarn art exploration began on Wednesday as the students created the following glueY and gooeY Yarn art project!



During the afternoons on Wednesday and Thursday, the students began a new (and final) unit in Spanish class – La Música (Music).  Over the next few weeks, the students will explore some instrument vocabulary (see below) and also the sounds from all around the Spanish-speaking world!  Stay tuned for more fun ahead!

El Tambor (Drum)

Las Maracas (Maracas)

La Trompeta (Trumpet)

La Guitarra (Guitar)

El Violín (Violin)

El Saxófono (Saxophone)

El Piano (Piano)

El Trombón (Trombone)

On Thursday and Friday, the students got a jump start on their SuPeR SpEcIaL SuRpRiSe Mother’s Day projects in preparation for next week’s Mother’s Day Celebration!  While we cannot show you a photo of the project, we can certainly show you the aftermath.  Please pardon the “mess”, we were learning and working hard over here… 🙂



Well, that is all for “Letter Y is for Yarn Week”.  As always, thank you for reading and have a great and safe weekend.



Next Upcoming PPA Event:

PPA Mother’s Day Celebration – Friday, May 11th

2:00-3:00 p.m.

(Aftercare is not available today)


2 Day students and Mommies should arrive at 2:00 p.m.

Due to a predicted 100% turnout, we kindly ask that attendance is limited to the PPA Student and his/her Mommy.  Please lock strollers outside the school.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation. 🙂

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