Harvesting Good Spellers

25 Oct

A chill is in the air, finally! I love the Fall season with harvest pumpkins, scarecrows, trick-or-treating, harvest festivals, cranberries, turkey and dressing… Kids begin to get excited because there are tricky corn maze trails to explore. There are fun hay rides so you can sit and giggle with friends. It is a great time to pop popcorn and cook smores over the fire pit. Since the weather is colder, don’t forget to buy apple cider so you can enjoy a nice hot cup in front of the fireplace as you study your harvest spelling words.

Fall is a great time to include fun seasonal words in your child’s spelling list. Harvest spelling words, Halloween words, fire fighter terminology, and Thanksgiving words are just some of the themes you can include. One of the benefits of homeschooling is flexible learning. That flexibility includes choosing your own spelling words and creating lists based on the season or the topic you are currently studying. A child who has trouble learning spelling words might benefit from you teaching the words visually. Have your child draw a picture of the word on an index card and flip the card over to write the word in color on the back. Vowels or tricky combinations should be in a contrasting color. My daughter did well learning her words visually. There are lots of fun ways for avisual learner to practice spelling words.

Enjoy the festive season and all the fun things you and your child can do together. Make it special as you reap a great harvest learning fun spelling words!

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