Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It All Comes Down to Spelling

For me, spelling is always an issue. Anything after the basics are always a challenge for me to get it through to the boys. To be honest, I have an older son with ADHD and repetution is the key, but not only that I have to make it enjoyable to constantly repeat the lessons over and over. I don't know if anyone else has these kinds of problems but I am thinking that they do! Since the internet has exploded with online lessons and spelling/vocabulary game galore! OK maybe it happened long ago but since I started homeschooling I have so many sites that I can go to if I have any types of problems to do with spelling or vocabulary.

Like the other day, when my youngest was doing his aloud reading we came across contraction words. So that peaked his interest in what other words you could "get away" with not spelling the complete words. So I got online and found a great site that had some wonderful contraction word lists for him to look over. He was amazed and even was telling his dad about all the new contractions that he could now read and write. Those are the days that I can go to bed and be happy about the day. I am wondering what things others struggle with and what they do to make it through?