Tuesday, September 14, 2010

wish i had that when i was a kid!

my wonderful teacher friend introduced ari and i to spelling city. i don't know anything more boring than studying spelling words, but that is no longer a problem at our house! spelling city dot com takes your unique spelling list and creates games, puzzles, drills, and even an oral test with the words your child needs to learn. there is a premium membership, but we don't find that necessary and all the practice we're looking for is FREE!
ari gets on the site for 10-15 minutes a day playing games and testing himself. he loves it and it gets me off the hook for those dreaded "practice tests" :) if you have elementary aged kids...you spell your feelings as... T-H-A-N-K-S!


Jeana said...

Thank you for sharing this! It's perfect for what we need around here, too!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for the idea. I will have Julia give it a try today as she is already frustrated with her new harder 3rd grade words!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful suggestion- I couldn't get Julia off the computer and she went from getting most of them wrong to getting them almost all right! Olivia now wants her turn with spelling on the computer even though she already knows her words! Oh well- thanks for making spelling at the Verduin household FUN!!!