I've been on a serious break from blogging lately. With moving, buying a house and having a baby, I'm pretty sure that I have enough good excuses to go around, but I'm ready for more structure to our days and I'm ready to start getting back into the swing of things with Tot School!
We finally have our printer set up so I can use some pre-made Letter of the Week ideas, and the boys are talking a lot more than they were three months ago, so I think it's an appropriate time to start alphabet activities, counting, colors and much more.
For anyone who has used alphabet 'curriculum' before... how did you decide the order to teach them in? Did you go alphabetically or based on the letters that they were capable of saying (mine can say all the P B D E type letters but not the N J G type letters). Would you recommend teaching numbers at the same time or as seperate units? I don't want to overwhelm them with information all at once, but I don't want them to get bored either. What about uppercase vs lowercase? Do you teach them at the same time? What materials have you found particulary useful with alphabet, color and number lessons?
I'm planning on using September to create my plan of attack and starting up in October - so send your ideas my way!