We start spelling sometime during the 2nd quarter. First we take a pre-test of all of our kindergarten sight words. Then I mark off any of the words they already know how to spell correctly. This number will show up on their first report card in January. After that each week, the kids pick two of their kindergarten words that are not highlighted to practice for the week. To practice during the week, the kids use a different spelling strategy each day.
Monday: Mix and Fix
Tuesday: Pencil, Pen, Crayon, Marker
Wednesday: Rainbow Writing
Thursday: Make the Word, Write the Word, or Stamp the Word
Friday: Spelling Test
It's amazing how well they do with spelling and how much they enjoy learning to spell words correctly!
visit www.spellingcity.com to practice spelling words at home.