As we closed in on the last three letters of the alphabet, I had a very difficult time finding enough material to fill an entire week. So, while the title of this post says “Letter of the week,” these last three lessons were more like “letters of the day.”
As I have mentioned in previous posts, we start out each week with an ABC Find It from 1+1+1=1. While we search for the matching images, we discuss the pictures and other words that start with the letter of the week. We also use Letters of All Sizes uppercase and lowercase handwriting worksheets from The Measured Mom. I include these in a binder with number writing worksheets from Confessions of a Homeschooler and a sheet with his name on it that I created. Each page gets its own sheet protector so he can practice writing with a dry erase marker.
We started off by reading through the “Little Letter X Book” from The Measured Mom. This helped introduce the various X-related items we discussed during this lesson. Then we moved on to a few pages from This Reading Mama’s letter X preschool pack and this letter X worksheet from Education.com. We followed that by painting the xylophone color by number page from Teaching Mama with watercolors.
We ended the day with something fun…building a life-sized skeleton! I printed out the child-size skeleton from Eskeletons. It prints on several sheets, which can then be laid on the floor together to form an “x-ray.” We then talked about the different bones, and I had him point to the parts of his body that I was pointing on the skeleton. He was so excited about this that he had to lay it out for his dad again when he got home from work!