Thursday, November 19, 2009
2d grade spelling
Here's 2 pages out of our Catholic Heritage Curricula. I have to admit, I'm not thrilled with CHC. My personal opinion is that it is at the very least 1 grade level behind where we are. Now I made the assumption that this was due to our coming home from an amazing Catholic school, which are said to be ahead of the public school system. However a friend who also just recently brought her child home from a public school, also believes they are behind. I'm thinking this is part of the "gentle". Anyway, why are we sticking with it? Well, I guess there are a couple of reasons. But most importantly because spelling is something that is just part of our lives at this stage. We are still working in phonics so that definitely lends to it.
I have found some fun ways to add to this program though. We will spell words with scramble tiles. We use Spelling City to create word scrambles, crosswords and word searches. Another great site for studying & quizzing is Big IQ Kids. and of course we alphabetize and make up sentences. Additional suggestions are welcome =)