Amelia came out of her room this morning with a set of “letter cards” she had made “for Baxter’s classroom.” I asked her how she imagined the kids in preschool using them, and as she tried to explain, I suggested she try to show Baxter how to use them. Hilarity ensued (for me at least). She’s ridiculously patient. An excerpt:
Amelia: “Now I’m going to teach you some double sounds.”
Baxter: “Ugh, I don’t know ANY double sounds.”
Amelia: “That’s why I’m going to teach you.”
She puts out three letters and explains to Baxter what they all are. Then she asks him to identify them back by asking, “Can you touch B? Can you blow a kiss to E? Can you sing C?”
I think it’s interesting she wants to teach the kids letters because at their school, all the kids focus on phonemes first, not letters. 🙂 That said, phoneme cards might be harder to make than just a bunch of slips of paper with letter on them.
Bax got silly pretty quick and the lesson devolved into play quite gracefully:
“It’s not time to be silly right now, Bax. OK, you’ve had enough learning.”