Do you teach lowercase/uppercase first?

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  1. darlin77

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    Oct 19, 2009

    I have always taught the upper and lowercase letters at the same time, but after doing some reading, I'm thinking about switching to lowercase first. It makes sense that most of the print the children will come in contact with will be lowercase, yet preschools seem to focus on uppercase. I know Kindergarten teachers that get frustrated that the children want to write in all uppercase letters. I'm thinking of exposing them to both upper and lowercasw visually, but focussing on writing lowercase first then adding uppercase later. I am interested in your thoughts on this.
     
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    I teach both @ the same time. I show them the proper way for writing their names.
     
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    I expose them to both visually at the same time but then have them practice writing the lowercase letters only. (Except for the capital letter at the beginning of their name)
     
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    I teach both at the same time. Words everywhere aren't written in just upper or lower case. There is a mix all over they place, so they need to learn that mix.
     
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    I teach both @ the same time. What really gets me is I am teaching the children the proper way & some of them are taught by either their parents or previous teachers, to use UPPER CASE only. I dot their whole names using the right way that they see in print. I have them practice on the letters that they CAPITALIZE all the time. It is confusing to some of them and frustrating too.
    What really bugs me is to walk into a classroom and all the letterings on the boards are CAPITAL LETTERS! I'm like, :D"Hello! Mix it up!":angel:
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    I also teach both at the same time for the very same reasons SpecialPreskoo mentioned. I'm curious though what you have been reading, could you please post a link?
     

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