The best things about memories... is making them. - Author Unknown
A,B,C / A.S.L.: Yearlong Keepsake Scrapbooks
At this young age, before entering into formal school years, we begin to build excitement and some understanding to the real VALUE and USE of the alphabet characters, and the sounds they make.
Each week, beginning in the month of October, we highlight one letter. Beginning with the letter Aa we work though the entire alphabet, in alphabetic order.
On Tuesday we introduce our new letter, we observe the formation of the letter, and the sounds it makes. We also begin to learn a song that highlights each letter in the alphabet. (More on this below) We also enjoy a song that highlights the letter; A - Alice the Camel has 1 Hump, W - Willabee, Wallabee Woo...
We often have an activity or share that coordinates with the letter, such as 'making applesauce' during Aa week.
On Wednesday we work together as a group, in our Keepsake Books.
On Thursday we bring a "Share" from home that relates to the highlighted letter of the week. The preschoolers have a chance to share during our gathering time in the mornings.
** The song is one that I learned from GCCF's Kindergarten program, and it is really so sweet. We build on the song each week with a new letter, and are ready to recite the song in it's entirety by the end of the year FOR YOU at graduation. It's really so perfect. The "Keepsake" book will be completed by end of year also and is just one of the treasure you'll go home with at the end of the year. Children are invited to have their books signed by their friends at our Graduation Ceremony. Yes, we'll be practicing up on writing our name. Autographs are so important!