We are using Sequential Spelling, a very unique spelling program, to learn spelling patterns. Essentially you give a test every day and correct each word immediately, using different colored white board markers to show the rhyme and the onset/endings. It is working really well for us and Rebecca really enjoys spelling time. One thing I try to do is find a “bonus” word each day, something that is special to learn and gives her something to be proud and excited about. (The word “eye” was a bonus word once and she thought it was hilarious that it looks like two eyes and a nose the way you spell it.)
Today’s bonus word was really 3 – to, too, and two. She got a kick out of the fact that even some adults have trouble keeping them straight!
Oh, and here’s what I found the other morning when I went looking for Zachary, who had gotten too quiet for too long. I suppose it was a good thing I hadn’t gotten him dressed yet as he had enjoyed playing in the dog’s bucket of water.