Thursday, February 20, 2014

Our first (official) English spelling journey

Frankly, I never made any effort to teach Big E how to spell English words. In the past, during her nursery days, I began with some 3 letter words. After a while, she refused to spelt out for me and I gave up.

This year was different.

One day, after school, she showed me a piece of paper and I saw some words for SPELLING.


Spelling list
They are not just 3 letter words. Some are longer, some are shorter.

I was both happy and excited as we can began the spelling journey again. *evil grin*

This time round, I made more effort in preparing her for the tests. I searched for ready made alphabets flash cards, printed and laminated them. I cut the corners using the Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper. (Thanks to my scrapper friends Alicia and Felicia who gave me the tip.) I used the Popular Brand Corner Cutter before but did not trim well for the laminated cards.

Cut the corners using my scrapbook tool
 Then Big E placed the cards onto the wall chart holder.

Spelling on the wall chart
I will test her whenever I had the opportunity. She will also practise writing onto a book with her father.

Do you have any tips on how to learn spelling? Do share under the comments.

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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for linking up Joey. This is a good idea to teach spelling for kinesthetic children, as having to hold and interact with the cards do help them to remember and learn easier

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    1. Agreed. Esp she can always refer to the wall chart any time

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