After the painting we write the "s" sound in cursive. The uppermost big "s" we trace our finger over (gross motor skills) and then she will begin writing s's in the outlines. The next day she will progress to dotted lines to trace over. Each letter will take 4-5 days of activities, repetition and writing before we go on. I will teach letter joins as we go as well as blending sounds.
I'm pretty excited about this, it has been a lot of fun putting it together and I really hope that, at last, I've found the right thing.