School Supplies!

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We are still not doing a formal curriculum (and I can’t really imagine ever starting), and I have no real plans, but I am collecting supplies for my guy!

(The picture above links to the etsy shop, whose photo I used because there was no light today.)

I first read about sandpaper letters on Sew Liberated, which is the blog formerly known as Montessori By Hand. I do not agree with a lot of things in Montessori theory, but there is a lot in there that I do like. (I won’t get into many specifics, partly because I am tired and partly because I am not very knowledgeable about it.) This tutorial on making your own letters also includes an explanation of how they are used. The idea, in short, is to trace the letters and speak them phonetically with the child.

I’m not sure how Sam will feel about these. He is, well, not very fond of things that are supposed to be played with in a certain way. Which I think is wonderful! But it makes it a little difficult for me sometimes. I don’t really anticipate using these “normally” (i.e. as intended) but I hope Sam will be interested in them.

6 thoughts on “School Supplies!

  1. ~zandra~

    September 1, 2010 at 7:55am

    I saw those too as I also read that blog. Sadly, my kids are past that age, but I thought the letters were pretty nice! Hope Sam enjoys them, whatever that may mean to him :)
    .-= ~zandra~´s last post ..link for lapbook =-.

  2. Anne

    September 1, 2010 at 11:28am

    I’m geeky enough to love school supplies of all varieties – I’m sure you guys will get a lot of use out of them, in lot of ways. I had some like these when the kids were little, and my daughter’s favorite way to use them was to “teach” her dolls and stuffed animals.

  3. Lucretia

    September 2, 2010 at 10:49pm

    Hey, thanks for the tutorial! I’ll use that with my class (they’re 4 and 5 and I’m teaching them to read … it’s awesome!). Not that you need me to help you but if I find anything else the kids particularly enjoy (we’re into active, multisensory learning) I’ll let you know and maybe Sam would like it too?

  4. Shelly

    September 4, 2010 at 8:33am

    THose are awesome! I am not into a formal curriculum either, but we love learning toys. I will have to do this. I love it, and I think the kiddos will, too. :)
    .-= Shelly´s last post ..Itty-Bitty- Really =-.

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