We had a fun week with the letter ‘Xx!’ Here’s a snapshot…
On Tuesday our theme was X marks the spot. In centers the kids matched upper and lowercase letters, they worked their way through a letter X book, and they used magnets to fill the upper and lowercase X and the picture of a xylophone. In the afternoon they finished a shape map, decorated their spyglasses (which they used for their treasure hunt later), and we did a math activity with matching tally marks to the number. Those are tricky for the kids; the higher numbers take lots of counting! We finished the day by doing a treasure hunt. The kids used their spyglasses to find pictures on the walls of the big room and colored them in. These pictures were for a treasure map that was finished on Thursday.
On Wednesday our theme was X-ray. In centers the kids made an x-ray by tracing their hand and gluing q-tips to make the bones, they matched animal x-rays, and we worked on adding for math. In the afternoon the kids rotated through Spanish, math, sign language, and phonics for specials. We finished the very end of the day by doing some play centers so that I could finish up some evaluating.
On Thursday our theme was X at the end. In centers the kids played a game where they rolled dice and counted blocks onto a tower, they cut and glued the pictures on to their treasure map (which they had started on Tuesday), and they finished a creative writing about making a box into something else. This came from reading the book ‘Not A Box’ at the beginning of the day. The kids really had to use their imaginations on this one! I love how they turned out. In the afternoon we did a listening activity by coloring the notes of a xylophone. The kids then had to cut out the letter X and all the notes and glue the notes on the X in size order. These are hanging on the wall of our classroom and will come home soon. We ended the day with art. The kids needed time to finish their treasure maps and xylophones, so we spent art finishing those as well as doing some make up projects from when kids were absent.
Next week is a new month and new letter! I can’t believe how fast the year is flying by.