Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Weekly Letter Displays
Soooo, each week I set up a small display in our school room of the letter we're working on. This idea was inspired by the amazing set up that Carissa over at 1+1+1=1 does for her preschooler(s). Mine is no where near as fancy as hers, but I do try to include a few small items which help our kids to think about the letter they're learning and what words it might begin. I put upper and lower case letters on a small wooden tree (known around here as our "letter tree"), some puzzles, a toy or animal beginning with the appropriate letter, our Alpha Tales book, and our sandpaper letter. If I have something else that seems appropriate I add that too- it isn't an exact science.
This takes me no more than 5 or 10 minutes at the beginning of the week, but provides great visual stimulus throughout our study and provides an opportunity for the children to access, and explore, the new information independently.
If you're curious about how we incorporate our letter of the week work into our morning routine, then read this post.