Every week at school the teacher focuses on a letter of the alphabet and all the learning and activities in the classroom are based on that letter. Even Thursday “show and share” items are supposed to be related to the letter of the week.
This week it’s the dreaded letter “X”.
The first thought that comes to mind is “xylophone” but who has one of those lying around? Then there’s the obvious “X-ray”… again: who has that? (As memory later serves, I do!)
This is a share from another great “Mom” blog: Alamo City Mom Blog who gives some great and *simple* solutions for show and share (show and tell) when the troublesome letter “X” rolls around!
X” is for…
x-ray (doctor’s offices and radiology clinics discard old x-rays all the time—just call and ask for one!)
“X marks the spot” (you can get super creative with this one!)
Xerox (a Xerox copy of your child’s hand, etc.)
a letter signed “XOXOXO”
Cabbage Patch doll (all of them are signed on their dimpled bottoms by Xavier Roberts!)
After reading this I realized I had not one but at least FIVE things that start with “X”. I still have my Cabbage Patch Doll, we can easily copy our hands on our printer, we could have made an “X” for a ‘marks the spot’ game or shown a birthday card with loving signatures at the bottom (cause who doesn’t do that?). I love that all of these solutions take little to no time to prepare. Lucky for me, I knew exactly where to look in my super organized filing system for some x-rays from almost 6 years ago so none of our morning routine times was wasted.
In the end, the X-Ray of my Valentine’s-day-skateboard-accident-induced broken, mangled hand was chosen to impress 4 and 5 year old across the board.
I think that will be a winner!
So I hope this is a reminder that there’s more to “X” than xylophones and x-rays, and keeping records in order really can have a pay-off: in this case my four-year-old will be proud of her story and a smile on her face.