This was a looong week. With all grade levels testing, we didn't get our PE time or other classes, and no recess until after 12:00, which meant we had an hour and a half extra time to fill. So we had extra Y activities.
* We filled Ys with Yarn. A traditional activity. Except, in this case, I gave each table a skein of yarn, and they had to cut their own pieces.
* We went outside when the bad weather allowed. So we used that time to find tree branches in the shape of a Y.
* We used pictures of a Yak and a Yo-yo to make ABB patterns.
* I gave each student a sheet of newspaper, and they had to find, cut out, and paste 10 Ys. You can get a copy of the little worksheet here, but you can also adapt it to fit any letter and number you want to review.
* I also hung up a large sheet of yellow bulletin board paper. The kids searched catalogs for anything Yellow, which they cut out and glued to the sheet.
* One of their favorite activities was to make their own Yo-yos. They traced can lids, colored them, and cut out the circles, which they glued to cardboard toilet paper tubes. After the yo-yos dried, they tied a piece of yard around the middle. A few kids could get their yo-yos to roll back up partway!
* And for Fun Fun Friday, we celebrated with Yogurt. (Most of my students had never had yogurt, and some had never heard of it.)
* And finally, I taught the class some cheerleader moves to our school cheer. And then we performed this Yell on the morning announcements, which was broadcast on the TV!