Letter of the Week

LOTWBinder

The Letter of the Week is a full 26 week preschool course designed to give your student a head-start on preparing for kindergarten! It is a 26 week curriculum that’s full of educational activities that focus on the letter recognition, sounds, number recognition, counting, basic math skills, pre-writing practice, and all the necessary fine-motor skills that will be required for your preschooler to be ready for kindergarten! Included are weekly lesson plans that cover all the subjects a preschooler needs and more!

 

Get my ENTIRE preschool Letter of the Week set now!
 Download version

 CD Version

{Please allow 7-10 business days for shipping}

 CO-OP/Classroom Licenses also available in my store.

This license is to be used if you are sharing the curriculum in a class or co-op. This version allows for printing of materials for multiple students as well as teachers in a classroom or co-op setting. If you have multiple children that are your own, i.e. not daycare or co-op, you do not need to purchase the classroom version.


INSTRUCTIONS
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  • After completing payment you will receive an email confirming your purchase and be re-directed back to your account in my store where you will find a link to download your product.
  • If you have any questions, please contact me at erica {at} confessionsofahomeschooler dot com and I will be happy to assist you!

NOTE: The download links will automatically expire after 7 dayss, so please make sure to download in a timely fashion.

So what’s in the Letter of the Week curriculum?

 

Click here to see a typical week of activities

While I provide many of my printables for free on my blog, you currently have to download each item individually. For those who prefer multi-file downloading, I am now providing the complete curriculum PLUS BONUSES!

There are approximately 1500 printable pages of games, ideas and activities included in this curriculum!

 

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As an added BONUS, you will receive Weekly LESSON PLANS!
(These are not available on my blog for free download.)
Click here to see a SAMPLE LESSON PLAN

 

What’s included?

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Click here to see a sample week for the Letter B. Each week includes similar set of themed activities for your preschooler.

A-Z ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:

  • A- Z Weekly Lesson Plans
  • Weekly Bible Verse
  • Weekly Art lessons
  • Read aloud books
  • Phonics practice
  • Capital/lowercase letter recognition
  • 1-10 Numbers recognition
  • Counting practice
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Fine Motor skills: Lacing cards, cutting, coloring & pre-writing
  • Logic skills: Puzzles, size sorting, matching games
  • Large Muscle Movement: Large Floor Numbers/Letters Hopscotch
  • Singing: Leapfrog A-Z letter sound songs, Bible Verse Songs
  • Arts & Crafts for each letter
  • Daily Calendar and Weather Activities
  • NEW!! Spanish Word Flashcards for each letter!

For additional ideas such as reading & non-printable activities please visit my Alphabet Fun links on this blog!

As you can see, in addition to getting all of the printable materials in the download, you will also receive my spreadsheet of weekly lesson plans for each letter, along with some accompanying ideas for the letters and links to create an alphabet binder as you go. I’ve even added a Spanish Word Flashcard set for each letter!

You can choose to follow my plans or make them your own. In the plans I provide, I have arranged the activities so your student is completing a variety of different activities each day.

My Lesson Plan worksheets are based on using The Workbox System, but you could easily just pull out the activities as you wish, or even use Tot Trays instead.

NOTE: All files are PDF format. You will need adobe reader (it’s FREE) to open the files.

The files are compressed ZIP files, so you will also need an extractor if you don’t already have one. Here’s a few free ones, if you don’t like these, you can search for free unzip software:

THANK YOU! I just want to thank everyone in advance for encouraging and blessing my family through this blog!

 

26 Comments

  • Nicole Shores January 9, 2017 at 7:52 am

    you need to change the name of this…its not free and that is misleading…

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    • erica January 9, 2017 at 6:14 pm

      Hi Nicole, the post is called Letter of the Week, it does not say that it is free, so I’m not sure why you feel it is misleading? That said, I do offer most of the downloads free on my printables page. I’m in the process of moving them over from an old sharing site to my own server, so not all of the files are available yet. However you can download what I have moved over here: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/preschool-printables

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    • Marilyn - Lead Mama March 20, 2017 at 8:05 am

      It is not at all misleading. It is Letter O The Week, exactly what I typed into my Google search box and this came up. Use her search box and you will get hundreds of free stuff from her.

      Erica provides TONS as in HUNDREDS of free stuff here. I have been using and referring back to her blog for the last 10 years.

      Erica, I wouldn’t change it and it is not at all misleading. Thank you for providing BOTH free and paid for versions.

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    • Cheryl May 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm

      This is definitely not misleading! She has tons of freebies on her site. I used several of them myself before purchasing the Letter of the Week curriculum from her.

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  • Renae Off January 10, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I would like to purchase the Letter of the Week binder so I have the book available and not necessarily need my laptop. How do I do this, if its even available?

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    • erica January 16, 2017 at 11:00 am

      I currently only offer my products in digital format. So you can choose between a download or CD format. The content for both the download and CD are identical, it’s just a different delivery method.

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  • Yette January 10, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    I would also like to purchase the Letter of the Week binder so I have the book available. Is the binder available for purchase? Much Mahalo

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    • erica January 16, 2017 at 10:50 am

      I currently only offer my products in digital format. So you can choose between a download or CD format. The content for both the download and CD are identical, it’s just a different delivery method.

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  • Jannan January 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

    What would you say is the ideal age for this program?
    Thanks.

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    • erica January 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      I typically recommend it for ages 3-4, then my K4/5 for kids ages 4-5 depending on when they started with preschool.

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  • Lacey January 22, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    In what order do you like to do the letters? I always thought I would just go A-Z, but I feel like I read somewhere on your site that you do it differently.

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    • erica January 25, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      I normally suggest teaching vowels first then move onto consonants. Once children have learned their vowels they can start doing beginning blend sounds with each consonant. So for example after learning a,e,i,o,u, they move to letter ‘b’. They can then use the blend cards in the curriculum to learn beginning reading skills. So they’ll say ‘ba, be, bi, bo, bu”. Once they have that down, they can add another consonant to the end to create “bat, bet, bit, bot, but” and so on.

      After you get through the vowels, you are free to do the consonants in any order you like, for example if it’s snowing in your area you can do the S is for Snowman unit during that time. I don’t think it matters the order of consonants, but I do suggest teaching the vowels first so that you can start blending beginning sounds.

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  • Zoe January 31, 2017 at 7:21 am

    Hey Erica thank you for sharing so much with other homeschool moms. It’s greatly encouraging. I wanted to ask how much in printing costs do you think it would be to print out everything in letter of the week?

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    • erica February 1, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Hi Zoe,
      It depends on where you print and if you print absolutely everything. Several activities have number cards and instead of printing them per activity, you can just print one set and use them for all activities. You may also find your student has mastered a certain activity and so you don’t want to print it each week, you might just print that one randomly to review it. In the past I’ve recommended http://www.bestvaluecopy.com to people, however I’m not sure if they’re still printing large orders or not.

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  • Nadia February 1, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Where can I find the materials (supplies) that were mentioned in your video? Specifically the magnets and links.

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  • Missy February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Hi Erica! I bought this CD-ROM for use when my son was 4, now I’m using it with my daughter. I’m using Abeka for kindergarten now with him and see that they do “fox, box, ax) etc for the letter X. Is there any way you can create another option for X to use alongside xylophone? You know…..in all that spare time you have…

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  • Nicole February 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Hi- I have loved looking through your site. I apologize if this was addressed somewhere, but how much time per day do you typically spend with a 3 year old on these activities? I’m just wondering about the average you spend to complete your lesson plans with a child at that age?

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    • erica February 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      It really depends on your child. If they’re getting frustrated I would stop and give them a break. Each child is different in what they’re ready for and how long they’re able to focus on something. I would let your child lead you, I would say only about an hour to hour and a half for each day depending. The games are fairly fun, and it usually goes fairly quickly.

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  • Crystal March 13, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’m wondering if you could email me. I purchased this years ago (I believe it was 2011) with the intention of using this with all my kiddos. I used it with my oldest and daycare kiddos. The computer I had everything on at the time crashed. Some resources I still have printed off, but much of it was still saved in a file on my computer. Is there anyway I could get access to download this curriculum again? Please let me know. Thanks!

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