Spelling starts this year for my first grader. It’s been amazing to watch her learn over the last three years. I have seen it all. It has been fun to watch her struggle through challenges and see the little light bulb go off. I am a little apprehensive about spelling. Somehow, it just seems so daunting.
In the first four weeks, we have a review of phonics and then the spelling lists begin. I’ve been waiting to see how she will do. She has spelled three letter words out in various ways with magnets and things, but SPELLING just seems so grown up.
In the pursuit of practice~ I pulled out some letter flashcards. I made four piles. First was 5 letters like C, B, M, F, S. The second pile only had A. The third pile had T, S, N, D, and I threw in a V just to keep her on her toes. The instructions were to pull a letter from each of the three piles and make a word. The fourth pile was all the extra letters and it was set off to the side.
I stepped out of the room to switch a load of laundry and when I came back in, I was expecting to find C A T , M A T…you know those types of things.
I N S T E A D, this was the result…
I love this girl.