Thursday, June 14, 2012

Four Rows

I'm a visual learner.  I'm teaching the letters class next week, and this will be what I show my students. Free piecing is hard enough to wrap your head around without trying to figure out how to put letters together.  I think organizing the letters this way helps a lot. It's kind of a shortcut to get started.

I still have to add the pink letters, (G, J, K, M, Q) in a column on the right.




6 comments:

Jean said...

This morning I spent some time reading your blog backwards. I'm a follower who checks in now and then but I don't actually follow post by past. After spending some time reading backwards I'm thinking maybe I should. Thanks for the inspiration. I am almost brave enough now to free piece something. I love the houses, the birds, and the letters. Not sure where I'll begin. Since I have paper pieced some houses before maybe I'll start with a house or 2, sans paper foundation. If I make a really big house maybe I can make a tiny bird to sit on the roof next. Wish me luck!

Judy in Michigan said...

Good idea about categorizing the letters - makes it easy to see the concepts and similarities.

Jean said...

I love what you have done as far as organizing the letters by how they are made. Your class will be great!

Jean said...

One other thing that has me puzzled, shouldn't the A be with the green letters? Just asking....

Lynda said...

I'm a compulsive reader - cereal boxes, road signs, scraps of paper, anything with print will do. So I spent a while trying to read your 'words' before realising that there were no words which had those combinations of letters - up or down! (Also wonder about the A.)

Sharon said...

That is just a brilliant idea! It will make wrapping your head around how to make the letters much easier! Good thinking, Lynn.