My 1st Grader comes home every Monday with a new list of words to learn.Then a test on these words is written on the Friday.
I try to make things fun because at this age they still learn when they play.So instead of rote learning or writing the word over and over I try my best to make it fun.
We’ve done bath (well shower really) time spelling.
Added Bonus: My shower doors get a real good clean
We use really cheap shaving foam I found at Dischem for R16.00 and a little goes a loooooonnngggg way, we also used a ear bud(q-tip) but he decided his index finger was just a lot easier.
That easy – we was learning without even realizing it and the results proved it.
Then there’s spelling with Magnets.
I found the magnets at Baby City and bought 2 packets straight away (If I recall they were R14.99).We use my baking tray to put them on.
However this began to stagnate after a while and I had to find something else.
We tried a few apps to use on our Ipad.
By far the best one we have come across to date is a FREE app called Spellosaur…………………here’s why;
Every week I get to punch in the words for the week plus the additional Dolch word.
We then go though the 4 stages and in the end he does the test.
Have a look:
After all levels are achieved they then go onto the Test
To find the app on iTunes this is the screen you looking for:
It is also available on Android
All snapshots are from the app itself and iTunes.
Hope this helps as much as its helped us.