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ABC Snacks - CH is for Cheery Chicks

It’s been a long hard winter, but spring is here! Springtime is that wonderful time of year when life bursts forth—trees and flowers bloom, lambs and calves are born, and baby chicks emerge from their eggs. And here’s a great way to hatch some springtime fun in your kitchen! In this ABC Snacks recipe, your little ones will enjoy an easy-to-prepare “craft” that they can eat when they’re done! These sweet little chicks are not only cute, they’re delicious, too. And best of all, while you’re preparing this protein-packed snack, you can work on the sound of the phonogram /ch/ together.

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Spelling Can Be Easy When It's Individualized - An All About Spelling Series

What drew you to homeschooling?

For me, one of the major benefits of homeschooling was that I could provide lessons that were uniquely tailored to my children’s individual needs.

One subject that I always had to customize for my kids was spelling. In this area they were polar opposites. While my daughter was a natural speller, my son really struggled. It became obvious early on that in order to effectively teach them both, I would need to customize their spelling lessons.

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Enter to win All About Spelling Level 1 + Deluxe Spelling Interactive Kit!

Teaching a child to spell is not a “one size fits all” proposition. Curriculum that enables you to individualize instruction according to your child’s specific needs makes spelling easy—for everyone. And All About Spelling does just that!

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What a great opportunity to introduce your students to this highly customizable spelling program! This giveaway includes:

1. All About Spelling Level 1 Materials

  • Teacher’s Manual
  • Student Packet

2. Deluxe Spelling Interactive Kit

  • Letter Tiles and Magnets
  • Phonogram Sounds App
  • Spelling Review Box and Divider Cards
  • Sparkling Bee Stickers
  • Spelling Tote Bag

(Already own Level 1? Feel free to enter anyway—if you win, an alternate prize of equal value will be substituted.)

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The Story behind the Story - A Haircut for Britches

It’s sheep shearing time!

Here in northern Wisconsin, spring is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for the sheep on neighboring farms to be relieved of their dense wool coats before lambing season begins. So each year in the early spring, the itinerant sheep shearer comes to our area and the fun begins!

But not everyone is as excited about that as I am…

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Spelling Can Be Easy When It's Logical - An All About Spelling Series

“Sometimes the English language just doesn’t make sense!”

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. And maybe it’s even been your experience, especially with spelling. But the English language doesn’t have to be confusing. In fact, spelling can be easy. Give me a few minutes and I’ll show you how!

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Rocket Writes a Story – A Picture Book Review

Rocket Writes A Story - A Picture Book Review

Rocket Writes a Story by Tad Hills   Remember Rocket? When we last read about him, Rocket was learning to read. In Rocket Writes a Story, New York Times best-selling author Tad Hill continues Rocket’s learning adventures with a sweet tale about writing stories, perseverance, and friendship. With the challenge of learning to read behind […]

Spelling Can Be Easy When It’s Mastery-Based

Spelling Can Be Easy When It's Mastery-Based - An All About Spelling Series

Age is just a number. If you want to know if a child can spell pigeon, would you ask her to spell pigeon, or would you ask her for her age? Of course, you would ask her to spell the word! Common sense tells us that since not all ten-year-olds have the same educational background, […]

How Rocket Learned to Read – A Picture Book Review

How Rocket Learned to Read - A Picture Book Review

How Rocket Learned to Read by Tad Hills   This is a story about the magic of books and learning to read. Rocket was a rather ordinary dog. He loved to chase leaves and listen to birds sing. He loved to take naps. But like most dogs, Rocket didn’t know how to read. One day […]

Spelling Can Be Easy When It’s Orton-Gillingham Approach

Spelling Can Be Easy When It's Orton-Gillingham Approach - An All About Spelling Series

When I developed All About Spelling, I combined the key features of the Orton-Gillingham approach with the latest research and proven spelling rules. But why? What’s so special about Orton-Gillingham? What is the Orton-Gillingham approach? Orton-Gillingham is a powerful approach to teaching reading and spelling that uses instruction that is multisensory, sequential, incremental, cumulative, individualized, […]

Spelling Can Be Easy When It’s Easy to Teach

Spelling Can Be Easy When It's Easy to Teach

When Mom’s not happy, nobody’s happy! This adage is even true in the area of spelling curriculum! When curriculum is hard for the teacher, it’s usually hard for the student, too. And that doesn’t make anyone happy. But I believe that spelling CAN be easy, and scripted, easy-to-teach, “open-and-go” lessons are exactly what busy homeschool […]

L is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch

L is for Lucky Leprechaun Lunch - An ABC Snack

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and though I don’t have a pot of gold to share with you, I do have another great ABC Snack idea to add to your collection! With this holiday-inspired veggie snack, your children will have fun creating and eating a great snack, learning about St. Patrick, and […]