Sunday, November 14, 2010

Letter Builders & Magnetic Alphabet Builders

Naters is 39 month old! A little info about us; Naters is my only child, I was finally blessed with a pregnancy that went to full-term when I was 42 yrs old! Since she will be an only child, I plan on enrolling her in a Montessori school next year (4 yrs old) but this year I have chosen to preschool her at home. So when choosing a purchase for homeschooling I take into account that I’m only doing this for one year and not for multiple children.

Wow! I can't believe I havent written about these yet. You can look back into september and you will see pics of our purple letter bulders (non-magnetic); and earlier this month, I finally cut out our magnetic letter builders. Like Erica, I love Lakeshore Letter Builders but I got got hung up on the cost. I found Erica's -- Confessions of a Homeschooler's Version - Magnetic Alphabet Builders and made them back in early summer. First, I made the non-magnetic ones out of 2 large purple foam sheets, super cheap! Then I bought the magnetic canvases and mounted them to regular size pink foam sheets. Total cost for both sets (magnetic & non-magnetic) was under $12.00!!  Naters favorite colors are pink & purple which is why I chose those colors. We use these so much that I don't even bother to put them away. They are always in the top drawer of her workboxes. Confessions of a Homeschooler  thank you so much for the free Alpha Builders template!!!!!


thanks for looking!  becky

5 comments:

  1. how many did you make? i see you have a stack but i went to her site and there were only four pages??

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  2. Where can I find the unifix cube letter patterns?

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  3. We've made these out of felt stock (sturdy felt) and used on felt boards for our little learners (2 year olds) We were concerned about magnets with our students (a worry I don't have with my own children, higher ratio LOL!) I'm a Montessori teacher, and adore that you are adopting Dr. Montessori's philosophy into your home for your little one! Observe on!

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  4. I clicked on the link for the alphabet template and it isn't working. Can you help? Thanks!

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    1. http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/blog/2009/09/magnetic-alphabet-builders.html

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