Monday, March 4, 2013
All About Spelling - Our First Day
Today we had our first All About Spelling lesson. The boys really enjoyed it and although my 7 year old rolled his eyes when I pulled out the phonograms - he participated and discovered that in fact, he didn't know everything and wasn't aware that 'A' also makes the 'ar' sound.
So far I am super impressed with the curriculum. It was quite time consuming to set up but once it was done I realised that all that laminating, cutting and sticking was worth it as the program was all ready to go!
I really like the fact that it uses 'steps' - not lessons. This means you can spend as much time as you need on each 'step' until it is mastered. This gives you the freedom to work at your own pace and not feel pressured to get through a certain amount of lessons per week.
Some curriculum do my head in when they try and suggest schedules. I just like something simple and straight forward that doesn't require a huge amount of organisation before each lesson. Once you have done the initial preparation for All About Spelling - you are ready to go!
Today we talked through phonograms to learn the different sounds for each and then used the stickers to mark off the ones we already knew - mostly the letters with just one sound e.g 'B'.
I'm already looking forward to using it again tomorrow!
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