Wednesday, April 29

post-its pt.2

Ok. I have to admit it. I really do have a drawer full of post-it notes. Have you seen the "teacher" ones? There's ones that tell time, have word endings, money, and of course - the alphabet. Well today Conner was asking me why there was a "1" in the middle of a word. He meant a lower case l - but I can totally understand the confusion! I've been thinking for a while that I need to be more deliberate about using lower case letters too, but this pretty much solidified the thought. I've always thought it's easier to start with upper case letters, and I still hold to that thought - but you've got to learn it all eventually.

This idea isn't exactly a new one, it's just our little thing we had fun doing today. I got out my alphabet post-its, and stuck them on the wall. That's (one of) the great things about Post-Its - easy on, easy off. We talked about how each letter has a big (upper case) and a small (lower case). I made sure to use both terms. We looked at the pictures already on the Post-Its, and put them in alphabetical order.

Then as he ate his breakfast, I asked him if he wanted me to draw him some pictures of his own. He picked some words, some I came up with myself. Then I wrote the word (all lower case) and he matched up the word/picture with the letter on the wall. Luckily the words he picked were mostly things I could (kind of) draw. You might notice there is a snake AND a worm - I guess he can tell the difference??!! I consider myself creative, but NOT artistic!
Another great thing - they're high enough that my daughter can't reach them, but right at his eye level. I figure we'll add to it every so often, and when he gets bored, take them down and do something else.


Lorie said...

That is a great idea! I might have to do that with my daughter this summer!

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

Your little drawings are great! I'm sure Conner appreciates the one on one time, too.

(And woo-hoo for things that are out of reach of baby hands!)

MaryAnne said...

Great idea!