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Smart Start Week 2

E is for ELEPHANT!

September 13-16

Letter of the Week: E

Books: Elmer the Patchwork Elephant by David McKee

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

My Letter E Book by Jane Belk

Emergency by Bookoli

Numbers: Counting 1-10

Inspiration Scientist: Thomas Edison

Inspiration Artist: Edgar Degas

Learning Centers & Invitations:

  • Engineering Table (building with loose parts and Legos)

  • Thomas Edison's Phonograph Listening Station (the story of Peter and the Wolf on the record player)

  • Egg Cracking (construction paper eggs with hole punches)

  • Elephant Sanctuary (elephants, stables, and fencing)

  • Train Engineers (train set)

  • Egg Hunt (found 22 hidden eggs then arranged in order)

  • Find the E's

  • Writing L & E

Fine Arts Invitations:

  • Watercolor (painting elephants and dots for International Dot Day)

  • Sculpture (learning about sculpting, Edgar Degas, and creating our own sculptures)

  • Acting (Movement Story: The Sculptor Who Couldn't Decide)

  • Elephant Sketch


  • Handprint Elephants

  • Connect the Dots

Circle Time & Stories:

  • Calendar

  • Weather

  • Books

  • Story-telling

Letter E Week was EXCELLENT!

We would like to thank artist and Smart Start dad Tristan Carnes for sketching the beautiful elephants that our students painted this week. We love connecting art and learning in the classroom with artful and educational experiences at home. Thank you, Tristan!

If you have a skill, passion, or field of expertise that you would like to share with our little learners, let us know!

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