Monday, February 22, 2010

Arrival of All About Spelling

We were so excited to get All About Spelling last week and today we started to put it all together. 

What I really likes is that it comes with tab dividers so you don't have to make your own.  Also all the cards were perforated for easy removal - no cutting required on those!  I have to get a new (bigger) index card box because the lid wouldn't close.  That's ok though because this one was only 44 cents and I can use it for something else.

You do have to cut the tiles out (they are thick and laminated) and then put the magnets on them (magnets come with it).  K was so excited about the letter tiles she started playing with them and later making words on her own for fun.  We plan to use the letter tiles along with OPGTR lessons as well.

Level 1 comes with a chart that we can put stickers on for each step K finishes - she loves sticker charts! There is also a certificate she gets awarded when she finishes Level 1.  I read the introduction on how to teach the lessons and skimmed over the book - it really looks awesome and I feel I made a great choice!  The lessons are easy to understand and teach and here is sample one:

Most people go through Level 1 quickly and I can tell we will probably be done with it by Summer and continue on to Level 2, which gets harder.

It is also a great review for the phonics K has learned so far in the OPGTR and that also goes along with the way I teach - we don't move on till we have mastered something OR we continue to review it daily until we do master it eventually.  Our math program, Saxon, also has this philosophy and I believe it is one that works and leaves NO GAPS later on.

1 comment:

  1. cooool
    i love spelling too :) Roc's spelling workbook looks kinda similar only grad 6 level of course hahaa :)