Letter of the Week ~ Q


Although my personal philosophy of letter learning is that they cannot be studied in isolation and should be learned in the context of words, as this is how we see them most often, we have a letter of the week at Mommy School.

Why, you may ask, do I do something opposite to what I just finished saying I believe in? Well, for one, we don’t study the one letter in isolation. Typically, we complete a letter craft, create a search and find sensory bin using items that begin with that letter, learn about the various sounds the letter makes in different parts of words (because the English language is crazy!) and plan our weekly fieldtrip to somewhere that begins with our letter. Sometimes, I include the letter in other ways throughout our week, but that’s often just a sweet combination of luck and coincidence!

Here’s what we got up to for Letter Q Week:

Letter Dictionary:

Each of my older children gets the chance to find a hidden object that begins with our letter of the week from the rice bin. This week Little Momma chose a queen and Mr Man selected a quilt.


I take a photo of the kids with their chosen objects and then have them complete their dictionary page. Little Momma writes a sentence and illustrates, “Q is for queen.” and Mr Man copies the upper and lower case letter and then draws his chosen object.

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 Letter Craft:

Q is for Quilt.


To make your own: Pre-cut an upper-case letter Q from cardstock. Provide squares of fabric and allow your child(ren) to create their own pattern.

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Field Trip: 

Q is for Quiver, the piece of archery equipment that holds the arrows!

{With some letters we have to get creative!!}

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For this week’s field-trip Friday we visited That Hunting and Fishing Store’s archery range here in Ottawa. The owner, Jen, happily showed the kids how to shoot a bow and arrow and explained the equipment required for archery.

The kids had a great time and even made their own targets at home to use with their Dollar Store bow and arrows!

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Journal Writing: 

To end-off our week the kids each spend some time writing in their journals about our weekly field trip. Often it is pictures for my younger guy with a few scribed sentences, while my eldest will write a few simple sentences on her own, using her word wall, ‘best guess’ spelling and some assistance from myself (she’s my perfectionist!).

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