## Counting with Petals

Students in Miss Grove's class improved math, fine motor, and science skills by playing a counting game. Students rolled a die and counted "how many." Then they matched the same amount of petals on their flower by creating Play-doh petals or attaching real flower petals.

## Subtraction with Caterpillar Eggs

Students in the 5 day classrooms practiced subtraction with caterpillar eggs (marshmallows). When some of the eggs “hatched," students subtracted them to get a new total!

## How many flowers does it take to make a bouquet?

Students counted colorful flowers using 1-to-1 correspondence in order to assemble beautiful math bouquets.

## Gross Motor Development

Students in the five day classes enjoy some beautiful sunshine while improving gross motor skills and playing safe games of Hide n' Seek.

## Q is for Quilt

Miss Gibbons' and Miss Pounder's students identified and named objects that start with the letter Qq. Students followed one step directions to make different patchwork quilts.

## Food Groups

Students in Mrs. Bonin's class are investigating fruits and vegetables. Students compared, contrasted, and sorted various fruits and vegetables.

## Printing Celebrations

Students in the 2 and 3 day classes celebrated big printing accomplishments this week. 2 day students practiced printing the first letter of their name. Several 3 day students mastered printing their first name and are now moving on to learning how to spell and print letters of their last name.

## Static Electricity

Students in Mrs. Lill's class are learning about static electricity. Students used the electricity generated by their hair to make butterfly wings on their art project move up and down.

## Symmetry

Students in the 3 day classes are learning about symmetry. Students painted one side of a canvas using 2 or more colors then folded the paper in half to make the sides symmetrical.

## Caterpillar to Butterfly

Various LEX classrooms are growing butterflies from caterpillars and studying life cycles. Students observed caterpillars hang upside down and spin a silky cocoon into a shiny chrysalis. Then the caterpillars transformed into butterflies. Students depicted what they learned using pasta noodle diagrams.

## Save the Date:

*Tuesday, May 25- Pink Day- Wear pink to support and honor anyone who has been affected by breast cancer.

*Monday, May 31- There is no school for students or staff due to Memorial Day.

## Family Weekend at the Curve

Your family is invited to join the AASD at the Altoona Curve Baseball games on the weekend of May 28-30. Friday night will feature a free t-shirt giveaway to the first 1,000 fans and Saturday and Sunday nights will have post game fireworks shows. All AASD fans will sit together in the grandstand section of the stadium at an inexpensive price of \$6.00 per person. If you are interested in attending this event, please see the attached flyer. (Payment and order forms must be submitted to the Curve. Do not send payment or order forms into school with your child.)

LEX is currently enrolling preschool children ages 3-5 years old that reside in the Altoona Area School District. If you know someone that may benefit from our early intervention program, please have them contact 814-946-8465 to request an evaluation or to inquire about our preschool program and/or our early intervention services.

## AASD Learning Express

Early Intervention Preschool