This week I decided to kick off our Letter of the Week activity by doing an Alphabet Week. 🙂 I’ve been seeing my fellow homeschooling moms do this activity with their kids. I decided to research more about it and found the site letteroftheweek.com. It’s the ultimate resource for letter of the week ideas! One of the mommy blogger’s suggestions was to start off with an introduction by doing an alphabet review. 🙂 That’s just what we did!
Timmy loves letters and he’s a born reader if there’s such a thing. 🙂 I really thank God that He gave him that natural inclination to read. It made my job a whole lot easier when I was teaching him phonics and reading. 🙂 Since he’s crazy about letters (and numbers) we bought him different kinds of letters over the years. I decided to sort them and put them in containers and place them in a huge bin as my BIG SURPRISE when he woke up last Monday. 🙂
I also picked the books that we will read for the week. 🙂
For Arts and Crafts I asked Timmy to make an alphabet artwork using my scrapbook stickers. 🙂 He arranged the letters in chronological order and doodled some random design. He enjoyed doing this one!
We also formed letters using pipe cleaners and clay! 🙂
We did our usual spelling practice, too. I also asked him to sort the upper case and lower case letters. 🙂
For math, we did some counting exercise using his letters. I asked him to put the corresponding number of letters in the boxes. 🙂 We also sorted the letters by color. 🙂
Timmy already knows that we’ll start with letter T tomorrow. 🙂 We’re both excited about it! We plan to spell his name first and probably his dad’s name then mine before we go chronological with our letter of the week. 🙂 I’m grateful to moms who generously share their ideas online. They inspire me to be creative and make learning more fun for my toddler. 🙂 I also praise and thank God, the giver of all wonderful ideas! Will share with you how our first letter of the week went in my next blog! 🙂