Here are some of things we have been doing to work on our spelling words. We have had spelling competitions by spelling our words out loud as well as taking spelling tests on paper. My kids have been reading the words out loud during "quiet reading" and then spelling them as they look at them. I put five words on each big post-it, and used a different color for every set, to help them visualize the different words.
For homework, they wrote the words three times each. The only bummer is that my kids participating are in fourth grade and are going up against 5th and 6th graders! I'm so excited for them, but also a little nervous about how one little guy is going to react if he gets out. As we get closer to the date, we will be doing some practice sessions on the stage with the microphone to help them get ready. Also, we will definitely practice "getting out" so there are no temper tantrums on the stage during the actual event. I will definitely be keeping you posted on how it goes!!
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