First the kids gathered round for the weekly line-up of the ABC song, the book "My X,Y,Z Sound Box" by Jane Belk Moncure, and a grab bag of the letter X items (actually quite a challenge!). Some ideas: xylophone, x-ray, or words that have "x" in it like box and fox.
Next up came the practice letter writing, which had a coloring page of a man on the moon - for space eXploration. You can find my pre-k worksheet here (traceable letters) and my kindergarten here (copy).
Our last to-do was to create our very own exploration telescopes which we then used on an outdoor nature scavenger hunt. We decided not to team off, but kept everyone as a group. I was able to snag a shot of one of the girls using her scope to check something out (I was inside for most of the hunt with a fussy Miss Z!). In the end, the kids found everything on the list.
At home, Critter and I added on to his scrapbook by adding in some explorers from history. The Lewis and Clark expedition:
And, I found this fun game for the Oregon Trail. Critter wanted me to play over and over. Luckily they were short enough games that I could do so!
Next week comes the letter Y and it promises to be as much fun, if not more!