Letter of the Week Help - "X"

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  1. flowerpower31

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    Each week when we do our letter of the week, I print out a picture of the letter and have the kids decorate it with something that starts with that letter (I avoid just coloring it w/ crayons or markers). (Examples: For "T", they glued tissue paper balls on, for "S", they glued on punched out stars, for "P", they painted it with purple paint, etc.) Our letter next week is "X" and I'm trying to come up with something they can do to decorate it. Any ideas?
     
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  3. WaProvider

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    I don't do letter of the week well, and I don't do x as an initial sound.....none of them work well for me. I do "fox, box" for x. So I would read Fox in Sox and probably use wall paper "soxs". This probably wasn't what you wanted. Perhaps, bones from a Halloween website and decoupaged on to the shape of an x?
     
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    I thought about doing bones of some sort and saying "X-ray"...maybe I'll do something like that. Thanks.

    (We have a curriculum we use and it does Letter of the Week)
     
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    I didn't mean any disrespect...I was just sorta afraid I would pick something that seemed dorky to you. You could also do colored rectangles and call it a xylophone but I don't think it would end up looking at all like one?
     
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    Hershey Kisses because X means 'kiss' (as in XOXO).
     
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    Oh, I didn't take it as disrespectful at all! I was just clarifying why I do it. Honestly, I'm brand new to Pre-K this year and so I wasn't sure if Letter of the Week is a common thing and, if not, I wanted to be able to defend my reasoning. lol :)

    The xylophone thing is a good idea. I like that! I might do that! Thank you!

    EDIT: Oh, and it doesn't need to look like a xylophone. I could just cut different sizes of different colors and I'll call them "xylophone bars". That's X!
     
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    This is an excellent idea! I love this!



    Okay, so now I have two really good ideas I have to decide between.

    Thanks, guys!
     
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    Make an exit sign and let them glitter the X
     
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    OH Good Idea!
     
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    As for the bones, you could maybe use q-tips in order to decorate the "X"
     
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    I once read on a preschool blog about a teacher doing X marks the spot and doing pirate "stuff" and having maps on which they marked the spot.
     
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    This doesn't exactly help with your specific request, but last year I tried a new activity with dog bone treats. The kids traced them on black paper with a white crayon to make x-rays.
     
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    Or break them and they could be the "mallets" for the xylophone.
     
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    When I did this same activity I used to cut the big Xs from black paper and have the kids cut little strips of white paper, then glue them on in X shapes - sort of like an x-ray(white on black).
    X is a hard one.
     

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