"Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew,
like showers on new grass,
like abundant rain on tender plants."

Deuteronomy 32:2

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Saturday, January 28

First Grade, Spelling, Set One

  • K. enjoyed writing a letter to me about her favorite color.
  • Since K. spelled the words correctly on the first day I introduced them, we did our pre-test orally.
  • I really like BJU's spelling courses because they don't ask the children just to memorize spelling lists. Never do they suggest the children write the words out a bunch of times, and spelling generalizations (rules that don't always hold true) are taught and reinforced with each lesson.
  • K. really is enjoying the letter writing part of our lessons. This is an example of a letter writing lesson:
    • On a sticky note I wrote: Winter is almost over, plants are starting to grow. Tell about some plants you have seen waking up from their winter sleep.
    • On one of her writing papers I wrote (in marker):
      • On the first line "Dear"
      • On the second line "I saw"
      • On the last line "Love,"
    • K. completes the letter. Here is how it ended up:
Dear Mom,
    I saw a fig tree in the back yard. Your bush is making lots of flowers. Hope you are enjoying God's good life.
Love, K.

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