My curriculum (Journeys) has me focusing on a letter per week. I'm not especially fond of this method, especially since it's January and it's only had me introduce 9 letters. I focus on all of the letters daily, but do "extra" activities to focus on the specific letter the curric. wants me to. However, I've noticed this series gives no time for long vowel sounds. Do you teach these at the same time as the short sounds? For example, Monday we're starting /i/...Should I also focus on the long i? Thanks for your help! This is my first year in K, and I'm just not sure what the best method is for introducing long and short...I know it can be very confusing for the little ones!