Aziz has been our Star Name for the last two weeks. His name gave us an opportunity to review some of the sounds and letters that we know and recognized from other Star Names in our class like Denzil, Zoe, Axel, Lea, Emma, and Wilma. One of our favourite Star Name activities during these weeks was practicing writing Aziz's letters with chalk in our small playground. We unlocked our thinking about the formation and shapes of the letters using the 'FORM' concept key. We also made up some phrases to help us remember how to make the letters. For the 'A' you go "down one side of the mountain, down the other side of the mountain, and cross to make the snow on top". For the 'Z' you go "across the sky, down like lightning, and across the earth. We are working hard to remember to always form our letters from top to bottom, or from the sky to the earth, as we like to remember it!