Sunday, January 26, 2014

Teaching in ABC order!

So, when my boys started public school....I was the room Mom! I helped out in Kindergarten BIG TIME.
I was really surprised when they started teaching letters.
We learn the alphabet by singing A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z. Therefore you would think that once they started teaching would be in the order that was drilled into us from the time we were born.
Schools like to teach them out of order and while I understood their reasoning, I did not agree with it.
We tell kids one thing and teach them another, making it 10x harder to get it through to kids!
I believe in the ABC order activities!
Start learning with A, work your way down to Z.
I teach the daycare kids this way and I think it works.
You wouldn't teach the kids a simple machine lesson by showing them the completed project and then jumping around from Step 1 to Step 4 to Step 7 and then back to Step 3. You would teach them in order.
Order makes sense, bouncing around does not.
Who agrees with me? How do you teach your kids?
Happy Homeschooling!