This year, juggling two different grade levels has been more of a challenge than it was last year. My oldest son is in fifth grade while my middle son is in first. I try to combine as much of their learning as I can but that's not always possible. We have two computers set up side by side in our school room. During school time, they each get a computer and I stand between the two of them. While I alternate which son I'm actively teaching, the other completes review work, worksheets, or heads over to +VocabularySpellingCity.
And we all love Spelling City.
Recently, Spelling City added some new features and games that have made learning more fun for the boys and teaching more fun for me.
I like to set-up three weeks of spelling word lists and one week of reviewing. This is especially important for my middle son who is a beginning reader. With the new Review List feature, I can assign Zander the more difficult words on his previous lists for another review.
Personal Student Lists
Adisson received the Harry Potter book series for Christmas. He LOVES to read each new book and we are all rewarded by getting to watch the movie after he finishes the book. Last week, he took advantage of the personal student list feature to create Harry Potter spelling/vocabulary lists to practice new words he's learned. Now, when he's reading and comes across words like chortled and enthusiastically, he doesn't stumble over them, but reads them with ease. He's learning (and not complaining) so I'm very happy!
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