Spelling is a homework ritual. It comes home every week. We've tried learning by rote, and while it works, it gets monotonous too fast to hold anyone's attention. We've created a fun way to help study spelling words we call it, "Post-It Note Spelling"!
Each week, her teacher sends home a list of spelling words.
While she is at school, I write the letters of each word on a separate Post-It Note. When the list is completed, I post them on a wall. (Note: The super sticky work best!)
When it's time to practice spelling, I challenge her to spell the words using the Post-It Note letters.
One by one she moves the letters to rows to spell the Spelling Words of the Week.
Spaces can be left for letters that are still to be found.
Some of the games we play with Post-It Notes Spelling during the week:
1.) Create the words from the Spelling List
2.) Create a sentence using the spelling words.
3.) Make a crossword puzzle--see how many words can be connected
4.) Speed challenge...how fast can the spelling list be compiled? Can the time be beat?
5.) Alphabetize the list
6.) Post the words shortest to longest (longest to shortest)
What makes homework less of a chore at your house?