Hi Parents,

We had a great week with the letter Z! Here’s a snapshot…

On Tuesday our theme was ‘Put Me In The Zoo.’ In centers the kids graphed with zoo animals, completed a creative writing project, ‘If I could be any animal in the zoo, I would be…’ and they used pattern blocks to make zoo animals. They also made zoo cages with play dough and popsicle sticks for their zoo animals. In afternoon centers the kids completed zoo animal patterns, made shapes with magnets, and completed our monthly name writing and coloring sheet. We ended the day by packing our Operation Christmas Child boxes. We were able to pack 5 girl boxes and 5 boy boxes. The kids took turns helping put everything in each box and then we said a prayer over the boxes for the kids that will be receiving them. This is always such a great thing for the kids to participate in!

On Wednesday our theme was ‘Zig Zags and Zippers.’ In centers the kids played a number game, cut and glued zippers on to the letter z, and made zig zags and z’s with play dough. They also traced zig zags and numbers. In the afternoon the kids rotated through specials learning Spanish, math/science, sign language, and zoo phonics. We ended the day by practicing zipping! I put several coats on the table and had the kids practice zipping them. This is always a challenge, and the kids are so proud when they actually do it!

On Thursday our theme was ‘Zebras.’ In centers the kids ‘fed the zebra’ by drawing a card and counting that many scoops of rice into a jar. They also cut out the letter Z and made it into a zebra, completed our letter z beginning sound sheet, and put together number and letter puzzles. In afternoon centers the kids ‘rescued’ zoo animals in trays with tweezers, put together upper and lowercase letter puzzles, and finished their letter Z zebra from morning centers. We ended the day with art. The kids painted a lion’s mane with cotton balls.

Next week we will talk about the letter T and work on all things Turkey and Thanksgiving. Looking forward to it!

Take Care,