It’s the start to another busy week and we are starting off with a bang!
We started spelling this week and I wanted to go over some of the different aspects of the spelling program we do in our class.
Each week, students get 20 words to practice. These words are done in class with 10 words done on Monday and 10 words done on Tuesday. Students record the spelling words in their spelling books and add the markings. On Tuesday, students record the spelling words in their planner. Now, I know what you are thinking. That means students get one less day to practice! Not quite.
On Monday, the spelling list is listed on the blog. Students can practice the entire list off that day’s blog entry. The awesome thing is that students can also use a great website, called Spelling City, to practice their words. Each week there will be a button students can click that will take them to that week’s spelling list. Students can use Spelling City to practice their words, play games with that week’s spelling list words and print off handwriting pages with that week’s spelling words.
The other great thing is that students can take the spelling test and see how they do. Not only that but, and the students were very excited by this, if the students do the test and get 100% and bring the test to me, I will give them a bonus mark on the Spelling Test on Friday. Once the spelling test is done, there will be an option to print out the results or the certificate. If students bring that to me and if they got 100% on the practice test, they will get a bonus. Alternatively, if you don’t or can’t print out the results, students can get their parents to write the result and that the student did the test in the student’s planner with the parent’s signature. I will also give a bonus point if the students do that.
Here are the spelling words for this week: