Keianna has pretty much picked up all her letters and their sounds, so before she begins 100 Easy Lessons to learn to read she’ll get to add a new letter to the “letter wall” every few days! (She’s been patient with her mommy. With the eldest girls I introduced a couple letters per week and they mastered the alphabet and finished their “letter wall” in a few months. With Keianna, I’ve drug this out for a year!)
I considered starting the lessons before finishing out the alphabet, but the children are always disappointed to reach Z and discover that their beloved alphabet comes to an end! Being able to start “real school” is a consolation prize of sorts.
Several people asked about the templates for the letters. I make them using an openface font in Text Art in Wordperfect. (Microsoft Word’s Word Art does the same thing, but I’m odd enough to like Wordperfect better.) I’m trying to figure out how to get them linked here online so that others can print them without duplicating the formatting work.