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Spelling Can Be Easy

Spelling Can Be Easy

“Help! I need someone to make spelling EASY!”

Does this sound familiar? If so, this series of blog posts is for you!

I know all too well that spelling is not always easy.

My son struggled terribly with spelling. It was out of the gut-wrenching difficulty of our experience that I developed All About Spelling with the goal of helping my son find success in spelling and reading.

And in the process, I discovered something that might surprise you.

Spelling can be easy.

In this series of six blog posts, I’d like to take you on a guided tour of All About Spelling and the elements that set it apart from other spelling programs.

Spelling Can Be Easy - An All About Spelling Series

It’s these elements that make spelling easy to learn and easy to teach.

Spelling can be easy when it’s…

Multisensory

Children learn best when they have the opportunity to interact with the world around them. When they are able to employ their senses—sight, sound, and touch—learning takes on a whole new level of potential. When you use multisensory instruction that engages the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic pathways to a child’s brain, you provide him with greater potential for success than could ever be reached with traditional teaching methods. (Read more…)

Easy for the Teacher

“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. Scripted, easy-to-teach, “open-and-go” lessons are exactly what busy homeschool parents need to help make spelling easy for teachers and students. (Read more…)

Orton-Gillingham approach

The Orton-Gillingham approach helps take the mystery out of spelling by focusing on why words are spelled the way they are. Though the English language contains just 26 letters, these letters combine to create 44 speech sounds, and there are over 250 ways to spell those sounds. But the Orton-Gillingham approach condenses the spelling of these sounds into phonograms and demystifies spelling by teaching students to apply rules and generalizations that help make what was once difficult much easier! (Read more…)

Mastery-based

The goal of learning is mastery—long-term learning that “sticks”. But unless consistent review of previously taught skills is a regular part of your daily instruction, short-term learning is usually the result. Short-term learning often sets in motion a cycle of frustration as a student is forced to continually relearn old, forgotten skills. Mastery-based curriculum helps make spelling easy by making consistent daily review a priority. (Read more…)

Logical

Despite what you may have come to believe about the difficulties of the English language, English does conform to predictable patterns, and more importantly, these patterns can be taught to your child. There is a better—and more logical—way to learn to spell than by rote memorization of lists of unrelated words. Why make spelling more confusing than it has to be? Teach kids the patterns and rules of English and make spelling logical. (Read more…)

Individualized

Teaching a child to spell is not a “one size fits all” proposition and it should not be taught as such. In order to make spelling easier for your child, consider what makes him different. Does he have special learning challenges? Does he have a limited attention span? Does he need more review to help concepts “stick”? Curriculum that enables you to individualize instruction according to your child’s specific needs makes spelling easier—for everyone. (Read more…)

We’ve got what it takes to make spelling easy!

In this series of blog posts I have provided a closer look at how All About Spelling incorporates all six of these elements to make your life easier—and to help your child really shine. Please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about teaching spelling. I’m here to help!

Which has been your easiest subject to teach? Which has been the hardest?

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Linda F.

says:

I believe this program would help my grandson whom I am homeschooling after the death of his mom one year ago. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and I now believe dyslexia because he is reversing his numbers and letters at times. He grows frustrated at spelling and gets so nervous at the mention of a spelling test. What can I do to improve his reading and spelling abilities and to make him more confident?

Merry at AALP

says: Customer Service

Hi Linda,

I’m so sorry to hear about the death of your grandson’s mom. I imagine there’s still a lot of healing to happen in his heart, and that can make school a struggle as well. What a blessing for you both that you are able to spend this time together.

When it comes to reversals, these are considered normal until about age 8. Marie has a wonderful article about reversals with tactile ideas, activities using large arm movements, and analogies that can help: http://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/how-to-solve-letter-reversal-problems/

The same strategies can be used with numbers too. Sometimes you can find sayings to help, such as, “6 sits. 9 stands up.” (Easier to see when using a stick-form of the letter 9). Handwriting without Tears has wonderful instruction for letter and number formation, and they introduce letters in an order that minimizes reversals, and with different strokes that help to minimize reversals. It may be helpful to go back and reteach some of the letters or numbers.

If he reverses multi-digit numbers (for example, reads or writes “19” as “91”), encourage him to draw an arrow by the numbers. One of my children used to subtract “up” if the number on top in the ones column was smaller than the number on the bottom. Drawing a down arrow by all of the subtraction problems was helpful for that.

AAS might really help him get over the spelling test anxiety because it doesn’t include any spelling tests. You teach the lesson and review concepts to see what he has mastered and what still needs practice–rather than having him take a test and move on, forgetting much of what he studied for that test. Here’s more on why we don’t use tests and the AAS approach: http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/list-on-monday-test-on-friday-spelling/

AAR and AAS are both successful for kids with dyslexia and other learning struggles. Here are a couple of blog articles about using AAR and AAS with dyslexic children:

Reading: http://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/real-moms-marianne-sunderland/
Spelling: http://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/real-moms-heather-cole/

We also provide lifetime support if you have struggles along the way. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

Su Hall

says:

Do I have to start with level one if I have a 4th grader? He reads and spells pretty well. Could I start at 3rd grade just for review and tracing your method?
Thank you,
Su Hall

Homeschool

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Su,
We do recommend that most students start with level 1 to build a strong foundation in spelling. However, this article, Should We Start in Level 1 or Level 2? has information on the concepts taught in level 1 and will help you decide the appropriate starting level.

Level 2 of AAS focuses on learning the syllable types, when they are used and how they affect spelling. This information is foundational for higher levels of spelling. Three syllable rules are introduced in Level 2, and then more in Level 3 and up. For this reason, we don’t recommend starting higher than level 2.

Marie, the author, encourages parents and teachers to “fast track” if the student knows how to spell most of the words but does not understand the underlying basic spelling concepts. In this case, very quickly skim the parts that he already knows and slow down on the parts that he needs to learn. Pull out several words as examples. Make sure he understands the concept being taught, and then move on. Here is an example of how you might fast track.

If you do have your son start with 2, you’ll need a Level 1 Student Packet in order to get the phonogram cards that were taught in Level 1. If your child already knows all of the multiple sounds for each of the first 32 phonograms (a – z, plus th, ch, sh, nk, ng, ck), you can skip this purchase.

I hope this helps, if you have additional questions, please let me know.

veena

says:

HAPPY MOTHER”S DAY TO YOU DEAR MARIE AND ALL THE MOTHERS WHO ARE WITH AAR AND AAS

Barbara Maniaci

says:

Hey,
I have a question for you – I have a 14 year old whom I have started to homeschool. He can’t even spell words such as ‘when’ (spelling it ‘wen’ ). Do you think this will work for him at all? He is presently going through vision therapy, which is supposed to help his ability to read/see the words/recall of what he ahs learned etc. We have gone over and over these simplw words, and he just cannot seem t retain the spelling of them from one day to the next. I’d like to help him, but I don’t know how.
Thanks for any input you might have
Barbara M

Merry

says:

Hi Barbara,

I’m sorry we missed your comment here!

We have had high schoolers (and even adults) who have used the program. This blog entry demonstrates how I used the program with my 15-year-old son: http://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/all-about-spelling-in-action-2/

Marie used these same methods for tutoring teens and adults as well. You have to be willing to adjust the first few levels to their needs because the words are very easy to start, but many students have not learned the concepts behind them, and these are crucial for success throughout the program.

You might like to read the article: Which Level Should My Older Student Start With? http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/which-level-should-my-older-student-start-with

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions, we’d be glad to help! support@allaboutlearningpress.com

Summer Whitten

says:

I am a terrible speller myself and my 5th grade son is struggling too. He also struggles with writing and I recently came to realize that the reason he may be struggling so much with writing is because he struggles with spelling. He wants to “write” correctly so the poor spellings skills are slowing him down in writing. I would love to give this program a try!

Lisa Baffa

says:

At least one of my children (13 years old) has dyslexia. We have never had success with spelling and all programs look too overwhelming or costly. Would love to use it with him and my other 5 kids.

Christina Jenkins

says:

Hi I have a 14 year old son who struggles
so hard with reading and I am hoping learning spelling will help him “click” with his reading. Any suggestions. To help an older struggling reader?

Merry

says:

Hi Christina,

Sometimes spelling can help reading to click, though often students need more fluency practice and help with decoding strategies than what spelling provides. We’ve had teens and adults use the reading program. If you aren’t sure where to start, send an email to me at support@allaboutlearningpress.com, and we can talk about placement and how to make it work for your son.

Tiphany

says:

I have a 12 year old who is horrible at spelling and doesn’t recognize when things are spelled wrong. I believe this program could help her.

Jennifer Jones

says:

I would love to use this curriculum for my daughter. We are already using All about Reading, and love it!

Laura

says:

I would love to win ths curriculum to use with my 4 young boys & daughter! Thanks for this amazing opportunity.

Cassandra S.

says:

Area I find difficult to teach – spelling would definitely be one of the more difficult.

Courtney

says:

I really struggle teaching my son spelling.He is just such a concrete thinker it’s hard.I’ve heard wonderful things about this program.

MR

says:

This is on my list of new curriculums to try out this next year. I have a few that need some spelling help. I like what I have seen about it.

E House

says:

easiest subject(s) is art and music

Kristina D

says:

i have heard excellent things about this program. Would love to win it…I know it would make a world of difference in our home.

Mary (hyacinth bouquet)

says:

I had struggled teaching my son to read. I would have said that was the most difficult subject. Until we used All About Reading. He is now doing very well with reading and is currently in Level 3. My daughter just started Level 3 as well. Now I really need to get going and add in spelling lessons as well. I do own Levels 1 & 2 of All About Spelling but have not as yet started teaching these because our days are so busy already. I would love to win the contest if I can choose a different level of spelling that we don’t already own.

Sara

says:

I am entering into your chance to win the spelling level 1 because I have your learn to read program for my son. Your staff and yourself have truly created a program worthy of success for my son and I have been interested in purchasing the spelling course. Just wanted to send a note, to say this is a worthy program!!

Nicole

says:

Thank you for the amazing program! I refer people to your program whenever someone is looking for a good spelling program. Honestly, I was in the process of putting together my own program (similar, with memory work) when I found this. This has saved me SO much time! :)

Nicole, you are so welcome! I’m thankful our program has been the perfect fit for you.Thanks for the kind words and the referrals!

Cherry

says:

The hardest subject to teach my daughter is foreign language, the easiest is Bible!

Kristi Jo

says:

My son is just finishing up first grade. So far no subject has been easy to teach. he really resists formal schooling. so we have been going slow. looking forward to slowly increasing the amount he does. What he really loves is nature study with his daddy. hopefully I can afford to get curriculum he loves for the rest of his subjects too

Katherine

says:

The easiest subject for me to teach is science, and the easiest subject for my daughter is math. Reading/spelling seems to be more difficult for me to teach her.

Geri Anderson

says:

This would help my son with his reading and spelling since he is a struggling first grader. Seems like an awesome program.

danielle shutka

says:

I think language arts is the most difficult subject for me to teach.

Sallie Markle

says:

The hardest subject for me to teach is math, there’s just so many different ways to teach and learn the subject :-)

Lindsey

says:

We love the All About Reading and adding the All About Spelling would be fantastic. We are currently unemployed and cannot afford awesome curriculum like this for our two young boys! This would be a very bright spot along our current valley we find ourselves in. It is all part of the adventure! Thank you for providing a giveaway! We would be honored to win!

Emily

says:

Reading has been a bit of a struggle at our house. But then I decided to make a mid year switch to AAR. It has helped greatly at our house. I would have to say math is one of the easiest (for now!), we use MUS, practically teaches itself.

Nancy Heerema

says:

My second child is struggling more with language arts than my first so I’d love to try AAS with her.

Sara Reimer

says:

I’m just starting homeschool with my oldest daughter so I have yet to see which will be hardest.

Nicole VanderZyl

says:

Just started homeschooling two weeks ago, so we are still figuring out our way :) Each day there is something fun, but also something that challenges me in a new way!

Lisa

says:

I’m struggling with teaching composition to middle school student

Heather

says:

So far teaching math has been the easiest. My daughter just doesn’t enjoy the workbooks, so we are changing it up for next year.

Kim

says:

We have All About Spelling Level 1 already, but haven’t started yet. Kids looked through it and thought it looked like fun. I did too!

Gwen T.

says:

So far, Readig has been our easiest subject – we have used All About Reading Pre-reading and Level 1 and love it – which is why I want to use your spelling curriculum as well!

christina Leibowitz

says:

I’m learning things as an adult while teaching my two sons with this program!

Carissa D

says:

I had the hardest time teaching writing and spelling.

Angela Purkey

says:

Although I am new to home schooling, helping my son to write has been difficult. It comes easy for me and he struggles with it.

Nicky Davis

says:

My hardest by far has been language arts. I feel like I am going to miss something and am not sure how to figure it out. My easiest subjects r math and science. Apologia is great and I have one daughter with teaching textbooks and the other in Math u see.

Romy Quick

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Math and Reading have been the hardest for me. I think it’s because I have to spend individual time to teach these. We love Apologia and Expedition Earth.

Aimee

says:

My hardest subject to teach is reading. I have no memory of learning to read; my mother tells me I learned sometime between 18 months and 2 years. My daughter was the same way. My son, however, is having difficulties and I have little clue how to help him. It is a constant worry in my life. :-/

Kathrine

says:

My hardest subject to teach is Art, simply because I’ve never had much interest in Art and it gets pushed aside for the more “important” subjects sometimes. The easiest to teach has been Math, probably because my kids all seem to have a natural gift for math.

Christine

says:

This is our second year of home schooling and we are having fun! My biggest challenge is me! I get distracted by all that I see that need to be done around the house – dusting, laundry, etc. Working on improving!

Susan

says:

Science is easy for us because my daughter loves it, but writing gives her problems.

Melissa

says:

Reading has been the hardest so far!

Jen r

says:

Phonics so far

Chana

says:

Our easiest subject is math, because the kids just pick it up so intuitively.

Jeanine

says:

Ok I’m totally loving the information and resources shared here first of all. Thank you. Also, the hardest subject that has been difficult to teach has truly been just any letters my littles have not wanted to work on. In the beginning, it’s always hard! Thanks

Kimberly

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My kids and I love All About Reading and I would just love to win All About Spelling Level 1. We’ll be using that this next school year. My four year old already reads really well because of this program. It’s the best out there!!

Nichole

says:

Writing has been by far our hardest subject to teach.

Bethany

says:

Math is our hardest to teach subject here.

Courtney

says:

Spelling hasn’t been a hard subject to teach so far, but English is another matter.

joana

says:

Thank you!

Heather

says:

I am so excited to try this program!! I am homeschooling my daughter who will be entering 2nd grade in the fall.

I haven’t even started to teach spelling! Don’t know how to do it in a fun and engaging way! Would love to win/try ALL ABOUT SPELLING and ALL ABOUT READING for that matter!!

Jacy Taylor

says:

Spelling has been the hardest for one of my children.

Kristin

says:

Just beginning this homeschool journey with my oldest starting k next year. So far, science seems the easiest subject because he loves it.

Ann Garrido

says:

Spelling has been the hardest to teach because of all the “rules”. Reading was easier!

Julie Adams

says:

I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the program! I know all 4 of my kids will be successful using these methods! Thank you!

Gayle

says:

This seems like a no tears approach to spelling and can’t wait to try it.

Sarah

says:

I am looking forward to learning more about this and other homeschool programs. We are just beginning to looking into the idea of homeschooling, and if it is right for our family. I

Amanda Creighton

says:

Cannot wait to get this program and start using it with my children.

Ana

says:

This looks like a great spelling curriculum!

Suzanne

says:

So far spelling has been the easiest and math has been the hardest! However my son is at the point where we will start the spelling reading process and I know that your products will be super helpful!

Emily christianson

says:

Spelling for my now 10 year old is still difficult. I have tried lots of different methods and she is still a terrible speller. Hopefully my 6 year old will be a more natural speller.

Karen

says:

Well, actually, spelling is the most difficult for my daughter. Even having just read a word or when copying it, she often mixes up the letters. I am looking forward to getting your curriculum to see if it will help her.

Joel L. Nedamo

says:

This is great!

Denise

says:

I have a difficult time trying to teach my children the importance of spelling.

Mysheel

says:

The hardest subject: writing – it is hard to get kids concentrating for long periods of times to focus on it. Also, I have noticed that the younger they are, the more limited their experiences they are and therefore they lack variety in their writing.
The easiest subject: Phonics – I love to watch the progression of how a child goes from learning letter sounds, to blending them, to realizing they are actually reading and then writing a few words on their own.

Andre

says:

The hardest subject has been science due to not yet finding a curriculum we like. Spelling is a close second; we love All About Reading and plan to begin All About Spelling.

Lisa Bellot

says:

My easier subject to teach has been science because my son loves science topics and experiments. My hardest subject to teach has actually been writing because my son hates to write.

Juliet

says:

This will be our first year of homeschooling a K and 2nd grader. I am sure I may have some difficulties with a few subjects this up coming school year. This looks like a wonderful phonics program that would be a great addition to the winner’s curriculum. Thank you so much.

Laura

says:

Spelling was the hardest for me to teach the kids I nannied. English doesn’t make sense as far as words actually being pronounced how they look like they should be. That’s hard for a child to learn! I’m a spelling & grammar Nazi, but how do you teach a child to spell in a language that a lot of adults can’t even get right?! Lol

Shanna O.

says:

This has been our first year homeschooling. My son (in K-1) and I can both say we have loved it! We have had struggles and challenges along the way but have ultimately been blessed by doing this. The easiest subjects for him this year have been reading and spelling. The hardest subject was geography and we even dropped it due to his lack of interest. Since this is our first year and he is still early elementary, I didn’t want it to be that big of a stressor and start him on the wrong foot with the subject.

Heather L

says:

Honestly, spelling is hard for me to teach! I was a naturally good speller, so I have a hard time finding answers that aren’t “because it is!”

Kate W.

says:

I am just getting started with preschool for my oldest, so I’m not sure which subjects will be hard/easy for us! I can see a definite interest in reading, so that might be a strength for her.

Patricia

says:

Hardest–because there are so many approaches, would be writing. And easiest–if you find a program that really works–is Math.

Jessica Graham

says:

It has been different for each child. For my oldest is is most definitely math, but for my first grader it seems like it gonna be spelling:(

Amy Gamble

says:

Math is my hardest subject to teach.

Jess

says:

The hardest subject for me to teach is math.

Heather Chandler

says:

My easiest subject has been science. My six year old loves it! We do a lot of hands on activities, but it doesn’t matter what the topic is, he’s always filled with excitement and questions. My hardest subject has been reading and encouraging him when it becomes difficult for him. To keep him learning, while trying not to push him too hard.

Michelle

says:

The hardest subject for me to teach has been reading. The easiest subject has been math.

All of these points are very true. I am trying to teach adults English and spelling has to be one of the hardest things EVER for them. This post was a good reminder to continuously touch each of these spelling aspects during each lesson.
G-Iron Tutor

Kim R

says:

Reading has been the most difficult,

Becka

says:

I have found that the hardest or easiest subject to teach is usually based on my attitude and my focus.

Reagan

says:

I think any subject that the child enjoys is the easiest & vice versa. Each of my kids would have a different answer!

Michelle

says:

Easiest has been math; so for hardest is writing.

Randy

says:

Easiest is the one we stick with faithfully. Hardest is always the one I have a bad attitude about.

rebekah

says:

Reading has been hard to teach for me.

Kristin A.

says:

My hardest subject to teach is History. It was never my favorite growing up and I still don’t enjoy it!

Jenny R

says:

The toughest subject to teach our boys has been reading.

Lorri

says:

I am looking so forward to using this with my two boys next school year!

Amanda

says:

We started using AAS this year for my youngest and liked it so much my 10 y.o. Went back and we started her on the first step. She’s flying through it so far but I think it’s a great way for her to get all of the rules straight.

Claudia

says:

We are just beginning our homeschool journey. We have managed to teach out first child how to start reading. Now the task of continuing with reading, writing, spelling lies in our future and seems daunting to me. I would say English is the most difficult subject for me to teach as I never had, what I feel was, a good foundation. I feel that geography is perhaps the easiest for me since I enjoy relating the world and where we have been to our children.

Carrie E.

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My hardest has been math, the easiest reading.

bethany furness

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We are just starting our homeschooling journey with my daughter staying preschool this fall. I feeling like spelling and reading will be the hardest subjects for me because I was never really taught them. Spelling is memorization for me and reading came naturally. I think math and science will be the easiest because I’ve done some teaching/tutoring in these areas before.

loura

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My easiest subject to teach is history, my hardest is grammar,

Dorothy Golden

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The easiest has been science and the hardest has been math.

Alice R

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This totally depends on the child. With my oldest daughter, I struggle with reading and spelling because SHE struggles so with decoding the letters and applying the rules. For her, math is easy. She flips numbers and sometimes gets columns confused, but she immediately gets any concept, and as soon as they introduced borrowing, began subtracting huge numbers on her own just for fun. With my youngest, we struggle together with math, but reading is fairly easy. I think Science and history have been easiest for all 3 of mine, since we enjoy doing these subjects together at the end of the day.

Carol Burnette

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Math is the most difficult subject for me to teach. I would have to say that grammar is the easiest.

kimreisz

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We just started using this program this year and it is the best program we’ve used. Thorough and complete!

Allison

says:

Science is less difficult for us, but spelling and grammar are more challenging for me to teach!

beth

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easiest is math, most difficult to teach is reading

Marianne

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For some reason math has been the easiest to teach. I am a natural smaller so spelling just isn’t something I have been able to break down to teach at this point. My eldest is getting ready to hit the point where she needs a spelling program and I have been eyeing AAS and trying to make a decision. I would love to be able to try it out. It seems like it works really well with AAR as well.

Jessica

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This was my 1st year homeschooling my daughter who is in pre-k. I have heard great things about AAS.

Michelle

says:

Math and spelling are the hardest for me to teach.

jedidah1k

says:

The hardest subject for me to teach has certainly been writing! I have always enjoyed writing and have a son who doesn’t share my enthusiasm. :)

A. Soulamon

says:

I have read and heard great things about AAS! I look forward to using this program with my three children. :)

Corissa

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I will just be starting homeschooling, so I have not yet encountered an easy/hard subject. My easiest decision has been to home school, but my hardest decision has been to finalize that decision :-)

Crystal Cox

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Science is my hardest subject to teach Mostly because its hard to pronounce some of the words.

Katelyn Charvet

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My easiest subject to teach is math. My hardest is reading

Penny Lane

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So far I think math has been the hardest to teach. I can’t seem to find a curriculum that fits my girls. We use All About Reading, and it’s been the easiest. I can’t wait to start AAS!

The hardest subject for me to teach is math!

Crystal G.

says:

Hmm… I’d say so far the hardest subject to teach has been reading. And just finding ways to motivate my learner, no matter what we’re trying to learn.

Marci

says:

Honestly, the hardest thing to teach so far has been character! It seems like something I constantly have to be diligent with. I’ve heard so much about All About Spelling…looks so fun & easy…something I certainly can have success teaching!!! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Lori

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Since my son is in pre-k this year, I haven’t really found any subjects I really dislike yet, but I suppose my least favorite subject right now would be math.

Mandy

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My least favorite subject to teach is grammar, and spelling used to be difficult too. Now we have been using All About Spelling for four years, and my two sons are excellent spellers! I plan on using All About Spelling for all of my children!

lisa

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My least favorite to teach is grammar.

Jennifer D.

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Reading is definitely the most difficult subject in our homeschool, as both of my children are dyslexic. But we love learning about “real life” through homeschooling.

Valerie Velasquez

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I haven’t figure out which subject i can teach as of yet, but my hardest that scares me most is spelling and reading. I tried to home school our three kids when they were 5 and 4 but i didn’t know where to start most days . Our 6 year old couldn’t read by the end of kinder, so we felt like public school was our only option left. They have done well but we would like to go back to homeschooling as its always been our goal. I am not a very good speller and have trouble sounding out words which has bother me my whole life, I want my kids to have a solid start in these areas.

Britni

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Last year for my daughters pre-k, our hardest subject was learning her shapes and recognizing patterns. She has so much trouble with those.

Alicia

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This is our first year of homeschooling but I have to admit that teaching reading and spelling has got to be some of the thoughest especially just starting out, it gets hard to try to explain every rule to a six year old, why it sounds one way but is spelled another.

Stacey

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History and Science are the easier and most fun to teach :) Hardest…high school art and math!

Sarah

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Science has been the easiest, since my kids love the subject and practically get ahead of me!

Jana Springer

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This was our first year homeschooling. My son loved math but absolutely hated reading and phonics.

Jody

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I don’t think any of my children like handwriting. My fourth child uses all of his senses; so I think this spelling would work for him. Thanks for the chance at winning.

Tamara

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Handwriting is my son’s least favorite subject … and I must hold back expectations and remember to be creative in how it is taught. ;)

Crystal Smith

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Spelling has been very easy to teach, thanks to AAS! Hardest is math, because it is my least favorite! Would love to win this giveaway!

Melissa Jetmore

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SPelling and math have always been hardest for me because my 1st grader didn’t like either. now that we are using All About Spelling, my daughter LOVES spelling because of all the hands-on learning as opposed to just copying spelling words over and over. Math, we still need to work on! Science has always been the easiest; probably because we both LOVE science so the hardest part about that is just trying to find a curriculum that is enough for her!

Cheryl

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Would love to win, my daughter has no problems with reading, but spelling is another story.

Kerri

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Love love love all about learning products! Would love to win!!

maggie Hayek

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I would love to win this. My kids struggle with spelling, even my 11 yr. old. Thanks for the chance

Ambra

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Using AAR, reading was EASY for my Kindergarten son, but handwriting? Ugh!

Cara

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Reading is the easiest thanks to All about reading! Science is the hardest.

Kristina

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This looks great.

Kristina

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Math and reading have been hard to teach.

Misty

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New to homeschooling. We currently struggle with phonics. Would love to get this kit and implement it into our homeschool routine.

Sara

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So far, the hardest has been math. My little guy picked up reading so fast, but math is a struggle!

Melissa S

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The hardest subject for me to teach has been math. I always hated math in school but I know I don’t want to pass on this disdain for it to my daughter. Everything is going smooth so far but I’m not looking forward to anything over 1+1. :-)

Petra T

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We are new to homeschooling and really would appreciate teaching and learning tools that are simple. So far letter recognition has been the hardest to teach. We just starting with kindergarten and colors and shapes have been easy.

Katie R.

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Writing has been my hardest subject to teach thus far, mostly because my son doesn’t want to do it. I try to find ways to make it more interesting. Funny though, he doesn’t have a problem writing out his AA Spelling words!! He likes to impress me with his spelling skills. I think the easiest subject to teach thus far has been grammar.

Cristal I.

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Reading has been my hardest subject to teach my son. I have just started homeschooling my kids. I had a rough go because I couldn’t find a curriculum to match my sons learning style. I stumbled upon AAR and since purchasing the program could not be happier. The improvements my son has made amaze me! I would love to be able to add AAS to the list of success!

Heidi Manion

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Reading was my easiest subject to teach my older children, but then it became my hardest subject to teach to my youngest homeschoolers. One of my younger sons really needed an Orton-Gillingham based method. Once I found All About Reading, teaching reading is enjoyable again.

Heather N.

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My easiest and hardest are actually the same: math! When it clicks it clicks and when it doesn’t…oh man! Can’t complain about reading, though – We used AAR Level 1 this year and had GREAT success. Looking forward to Level 2/AAS Level 1!

Hillary N Adams

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I’m just starting to home school my 3 boys and would LOVE to win this set. The hardest part is finding a system that works and this one would be perfect!

Paige

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Teaching a child to learn to read was the hardest thing for me to teach until I found AAS and then AAR. Now that we use both of these teaching phonics and spelling is a joy and I love to see the light go off in my sons eyes as he reads new words. He’s also attempting to decode so many words and is asking to learn to spell. We are about to finish AAR 1 and I’ve got AAS 1,2, and 3 waiting for him. I can’t wait to start him on AAS 1 in a few weeks when we finish AAR 1. I’ve tried to use other programs here and there and my son continues to ask to use AAR. He loves that it gives us one on one time in schooling.

All About Learning Press materials are my absolute favorite materials to use in homeschooling. Hands down.

Nicole

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I love hands on approaches to learning. This is right up our ally. God bless you for sharing.

Christie Parker

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I just ordered the All About Reading set for my son who is going into Grade 2 in the fall. I have homeschooled all of my children right from the get go (oldest is 11, 10, 8 and 6). My son that is going into grade 4, has troubles with reading and thus spelling. I am hoping to use the All About Reading for both my 6 and 8 yr old. I have heard fantastic things about this and the All About Spelling program. Would love to utilize both.

Heather

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I have just began teaching my 5 year old daughter at home. We love the all about reading pre-reading program!

Crystal

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My children struggle with spelling. I have heard good things about this program, and we are looking forward to trying it this upcoming year!

Tammy

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The most difficult subject to teach has been, of course, spelling. That is why I am here! My kids do well at memorizing their lists but do not carry it over in to their writing. Memorizing word lists is not helping them learn to spell.

Kelleigh

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Seems like a good fit for my wiggly soon to be first grader.

Heather Smith

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Reading and Spelling have been our most challenging subjects to teach and master skills thus far.

Heather

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Spelling has been difficult because our district uses phonetic spelling and we all have a Boston accents.

Melissa Dunham

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This looks like a great program! Sure would love to win one.

Julie

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Reading has been the hardest to begin to teach but the easiest once they learned a little. They were both motivated to find out ‘what happens next’ in the stories that they would force themselves to figure out the next part! Hardest to teach–ANY subject when a child is tired or hungry! :)

Rose

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I enjoy writing, so I love to teach writing. Because I want my children to love it, I am challenged with finding real purposeful opportunities for them to put their words to paper while also teaching the conventions of our language.

Natalie

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Just starting with phonics and it’s not as easy to teach as I had imagined.

Kendra

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I have found reading comprehension has been difficult to teach.

Jessica

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I have found that reading is the hardest right now to teach.

Gina

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I don’t find any one subject hard to teach. It is really just timing. Covering everything we need to learn, what we want to learn, and running the house and taking care of all the different things that need to be taken care of.

Muffet

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All the Language Arts are hard for me! Math and Science are the easiest for me to teach and easiest for me to make fun for my kids.

Amy Gladwell

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My daughter is in first grade. This is our first year home schooling. Surprisingly (for me) reading has been the hardest thing for us. Now that we have started using AAR, however, I am seeing so much improvement and we are making progress to get her back on level.

Marie Rippel

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Amy, I’m happy to hear that your first year of homeschooling is back on track! Thanks for sharing the good news!

Suzanne

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In the early grades, reading has been the most difficult thing to teach.

Vanessa

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I can’t stand teaching anything Language Arts. Actually, spelling isn’t too bad, but writing is the pits to teach.

Teresa

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All About Reading has made reading an easy subject to teach. Spelling may be one of the hardest subjects because of the various rules involved.

Shelli

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Spelling makes me nervous. I’ve been pretty confident with reading and materials for that, but I just don’t know where to begin with spelling. My 6 year old tries to sound out the words as she spells them, but obviously that doesn’t always give her the correct spelling of words.

Amy

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Science is the hardest subject for me! The easiest subject for me to teach is language arts because that is what I love.

Blythe

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So far, my hardest subject to teach has been spelling…honestly. I don’t feel that I was ever taught the rules and so I have a hard time teaching them to my children! I wish I had a deeper understanding so that I could explain them better.

Vivien

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The easiest subject to teach has been reading. I love beginning reading! I think the most challenging will be math. I want my kids to love and understand math.

Twylla

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My easiest subject to teach my children is reading and language skills. My most difficult is math.

Shaylee

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The easiest for me is math and social studies. The hardest is spelling and writing. Writing is ok, but the tend to make bad habits by 4th grade and don’t easily apply the skills/tricks into their final work. Thank you for your spelling program. :)

Jennifer K

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The easiest subject for me has been History or Science. The hardest has been Math and Spelling. I haven’t found too many Spelling curriculums that teach it like I would like to see. That’s why I’m interested in All About Spelling

Judy Iverson

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I was nervous to teach my son to read until a friend pointed me towards all about reading. Now it’s my favorite and easiest subject I teach. Such a great program.

Thanks, Judy! I’m thankful to hear that AAS has relieved your nerves for teaching spelling:)

Linda

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There is so much you can offer to our students who lack the financial aid. Thank you for making this possible.

Lucinda

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Oddly, even though I majored in math (for my first degree, anyway) and obtained my teaching license for middle and high school mathematics, math has been the most difficult subject to teach to my firstborn (but the easiest with my second child), though writing is probably a close second for most difficult to teach. Because both my kids are tinkerers and insatiably curious about the workings of everything from machinery to mud, science has always been very easy to teach.

Michelle

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Hardest subject is creative and essay writing. Easiest is spelling, now that we are using All About Spelling! Love this curriculum.

Candice

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Hands down history is easiest with art followed by math, the hardest.

Rene

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Fun fitness has been the easiest subject for me to teach, next easiest would be history. My children LOVE books, especially when I read to them. The hardest subject in our home has definitely been spelling- we are still struggling.

Nicole Kraemer

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The most difficult subject to teach has been music because both of my children complain when I try to do anything structured with music. The sad thing…I have a degree in music education and taught for several years in the public schools! All the other subjects have been pretty easy and the kids don’t fight me. Spelling has been super easy since we started AAS a little over a year ago. It’s so easy to follow the lessons and my son applies the rules well to his writing. We’ve finished level three and are waiting to start level four in the fall for second grade.

Briana

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We haven’t started school yet, but will be soon and this sounds like a great way to teach!

Jenny

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Hardest subject to teach is Spelling. Looking forward to starting All About Spelling next year!

Becky Salter

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I struggle with teaching spelling and math sadly.

Michelle P.

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My daughter is dyslexic, so spelling is probably our biggest challenge. She soaks in science material though and has great recall of what she has previously learned.

Tess McLarty

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Love your stuff! Would love to win!

Meagan Gilbert

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The hardest has been reading for my second son. All of them love history and math so those have been easy for them to learn and easy for me to teach.

PS

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I can’t understand why my kids can read so well and can’t spell worth anything. They incorrectly spell words they have word hundreds of times. Makes no sense to me.

Christina P.

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I think Spanish has been both the easiest and hardest subject for me to teach so far. Easiest in the sense that my son is always eager to work on it, it’s his favorite subject. Hardest in the sense that my confidence level is low as I don’t speak the language myself!

Liz

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Reading has been difficult for us just because when it gets challenging I can see her get increasingly frustrated.

Lucinda Strader

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i have 8 children, 7 of which i homeschool and hands down math is the subject that is hardest to teach!

Jacque Hughes

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So far, reading has been the subject we’ve struggled with the most. Science and math seem to come easier to my son.

Beth kachur

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Spelling is not my best subject so this will help me teach my son and the children I take care of.

Jen Brunsvold

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Well with 4 kids, we’ve had several differing subjects. One excels at math, so that is easy to teach. One excels at language arts, so reading, grammar and spelling are easy. One struggles with neat handwriting, despite our best efforts. For me, science was not my favorite, so I struggle to.show excitiment while teaching! ;)

The hardest subject has been handwriting–not that it is so hard for me to teach, but that it is just so frustrating for him to do. Having an Asperger’s child with ADHD and plenty of sensory issues makes it a bit more challenging to find just what works for him. The great thing though is when we see the learning “sink” in….for instance he really loves to write when it’s on his own free-time and not during what he feels is forced school time. So we will often use those moments when we catch him doing in freely to express what a great job he is doing, and he will usually be more receptive then to learning one or two small tips that help improve his work :)

LeAnna

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I am new to homeschooling, as my oldest is just 5. We are working on PreK-Early Kindgergarten things right now, and I must admit, I feel quite overwhelmed at times by everything!

Jeniver

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I think the hardest to teach has been writing and the easiest for me is Math. My kids would not see it the same but that is where I am. Can’t wait to start Orton Gillingham method with my son who is struggling!

Sherry

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Reading has been the hardest subject to teach.

Tammie D

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Math has been my hardest subject to teach by my children. I think History has been the easiest for them. They seem to find that much more interesting and pick it up quite quickly.

Jessica

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Teaching reading and the phonograms to my 5-year-old has been the most difficult thing this year. I never learned them as a child so this is all new to me too!

Garilyn

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Math is the easiest to teach because it comes easy to both me and my children. Writing is the hardest subject for me to teach because although I can write decently, I find it hard to explain.

Brandy Croswhite

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Thanks for the Giveaway! I find Spelling to be one of the harder subjects to teach because it just comes naturally to me and I don’t always have an answer to the “Why is it spelled like that?”. All About Spelling looks like it answers those “Why?” questions. I’d love to give it a try.

Tami

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I am just starting over again homeschooling. With my older 2 kids, the hardest thing was teaching my son to read. I can’t tell you how many different ways we tried before it finally clicked in his head.

Katrina

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Hardest subject right now? Upper level sciences – especially the labs.

Anna Z

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My kids are young, but so far science has been the hardest, simply because it requires so much more prep work and mess! I do love it when we do it though!

Sunni

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Spelling should be easy and since it was something I struggled with as a student (even though I read very well) I am excited to see something that would make learning to spell and easier task.

Jennifer schumacker

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I’ve been looking for a program. We are getting ready to start level 1. What a blessing if we are lucky enough to win.

Tanya

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I’ve found literacy and all it encompasses the hardest to teach my 6 yr old son. He had slight speech issues up until earlier this year and I’ve found the difficulties he had speaking and saying words with their correct sounds has had a major impact on his ability to read and write. Slowly ever so slowly we are getting there and your site is providing great ideas and tools to help my boy.

Nicole C.

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Art is probably my hardest to teach, because I’m not the most talented in that area. Science is the easiest, because there are so many resources online.

Emily

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My two areas of weakness are science and art. Because they’re both hands-on, it’s really tough to find the time and energy to “make a mess”. It wasn’t so bad when our two girls were young, but then the boys came along, and since they’re only 18mos. and 3 1/2, it makes it really tough.

CristinaWhite

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I have a tough time with science instruction… we love hands-on, but with three toddlers and a teen, it’s a challenge!

Julie

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My easiest subject to teach has been English. DS seems to enjoy it. Our hardest has been spelling/writing. You can’t write unless you can spell it seems:)

Kristin

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Hardest task….teaching my son who has slow processing and for things to ‘stick’. Lots of repetition is needed but also being able to keep him engaged is hard.

Susan

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Hardest Subject…. Whatever we do last :-). Really! It’s the stamina to stay focused that’s the hardest to teach. We build on it bit by bit, but the last subject remains the most difficult.

Barbara Cook

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Science has actually been my most difficult subject to teach. Spelling is my second most difficult. Currently my 10 year old has a much easier time with spelling than my 12 year old. It makes is difficult to teach, because it is hard for the older of the boys to struggle with a subject and get passed up by the younger boy.

Susan L

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Not necessarily “the hardest”, but definitely the most repetitive has been phonics. With 9 students back to back, I can honestly say that a system to track each mastered skill per student is quite helpful. For older students, I find teaching writing quite challenging.

Tonya

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The hardest thing for me to teach has been math.

Brandy

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Writing is the most difficult subject in our house. Some of the issue comes from my son’s disdain for handwriting in general. The other problem is he believes he can’t think of anything to write. Either way, we struggle.

Hi! Generally the hardest subject for me to teach is science. I struggle some with spelling too, because my oldest was a spelling WHIZ and it comes natural to me as well, so finding a good curriculum that works for both me and for my students is hard. THanks for the giveaway!

Krista

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Reading has been my hardest subject. Not that any program I’ve used has been difficult or presented the material in difficult way. It just takes a lot of patience when they jump from sounding out words to assuming/guessing what the rest of the word says.

Julia Daniels

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I would say Math is my biggest challenge when teaching my daughter. However, spelling does not come easily to her either, so I do appreciate learning more about teaching this topic!

Michelle

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hardest has been reading and spelling. easiest is history

Carmel J.

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Spelling probably has been the hardest, because it comes so easily to me and 2/3 of my kids. There’s just the one kid who doesn’t get it right away. :(

Joy

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Writing has been the hardest for me, whether proper handwriting or composing well-written papers.

Kathleen

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Looks like a great program!

Terri Baehr

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Spelling and Reading have been our hardest subjects, not only to teach but to learn as well, this would be a huge asset for our home school family of 3 children.

Chelsea

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Have had great success with AAR, can’t wait till next year when we can add in AAS too!

Jenny

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A friend just told me the other day how well my daughter spelled. I told her it had nothing to do with me but was the result of the awesome spelling program we use. My son is also strong in spelling thanks to All About Spelling. We love it!

Simone Gremillion

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I am looking forward to teaching my second child this upcoming year starting with kindergarten. I hope he enjoys it as much as I want to!

Leticia G.

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I would have to say math is the hardest, not so much the math itself but the process. I wish I knew how to make it fun. The easiest subject would be History we really get carried away by stories and projects it never really seems like “work” because we have so much fun with it!

My easiest subject to teach has been math. My daughter LOVES math and picks it up quickly! We love our math program and are able to add a lot of supplemental things like games and other activities to go with it! The hardest subject to teach this year was reading. We used All About Reading level 1 and it worked wonderfully but there are some rules that my daughter has a hard time understanding because she thinks so concretely and can’t seem to understand why some of the vowels can have so many sounds! English is a very complicated language but we are grateful for your program and my daughter has truly enjoyed it and is reading very well for her age!

amy s

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Easiest would be history!

My easiest subject to teach has been reading. I just love it!
My most difficult subject to teach has been Latin.

Lyndsay

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Math is the easiest for me. Art/Gym are the hardest to keep organized, but always fun.

Stefanie

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Math is the easiest for me to teach because it was always my favorite subject. The hardest for me to teach is science. It has been hard for me to find a science curriculum that is user friendly and interesting for my children

Amber Schaney

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I used to think spelling was the hardest subject to teach, until I tried AAS!

Amanda Shults

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History has been the easiest so far for me to teach, because my son is an audible and kinesthetic learner, and enjoys the history songs we use for memorization. The hardest, by far, is reading and spelling. We just found out he has dyslexia. I have heard many good things about this program and am planning on trying it. It would be awesome to win the package, bc I have a 4-year old who is just starting to read some.

Katrina W

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So far reading and spelling have been our most challenging. It has been so hard to find a curriculum that my son enjoys. I would LOVE to try yours to see how he responds!

Britney C

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Easiest subject is math. Hardest is reading!

becky

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History has been the easiest and spelling has been the hardest.

Jessica

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New to homeschooling but my daughter struggles with reading so – helping her to find a love of it will probably be the hardest.

Edie S

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I am just starting out, so I think the hardest subject for me will be Patience!

angela

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I am still in the elementary levels of homeschooling so I’m sure I will change my mind, but so far reading and science have been the hardest things for me to teach.

Shannon

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For the most part, spelling hasn’t been our most challenging subject – that position is most often taken by Math, but lately grammar/writing has been the leader in the most challenging department. Science, at this point, has been the least challenging for us – but we’ve been incorporating a lot of Lego building, so that helps.

Laurie

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I think history and science are easiest, because I can combine multiple ages. Spelling and math are harder, because each child is at a different level. That said, ASS is working really well for us. I have 3 children using it right now, and we all love it.

Marlo

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The orton gillingham approach is wonderful!

Cole Roth

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All subjects except math have been hard to teach simply because my son thinks on a higher level than his spelling abilities. He shy’s away from misspelling any word and will not write a word spelled wrong. This alone hinders him from reaching his full potential. I will buy All About Spelling as soon as I can. I also wish to buy All About Reading for my 4 year old. He is also wanting to learn. I have collected as much information.as possilbe about All About Spelling and All About Reading. You have made a great product.

Ashley Barrett

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Spelling and reading are my easiest because of this program!

Fibia

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Easiest to teach – reading.

Jennifer Hawk

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For my kids math has been fairly easy, getting them to write answers to questions about the book they’ve read has been challenging. Getting one child to remember her spelling has been another challenge.

Gina

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Our daughter is 4 years old, and we’re currently working on reading and simple math. She enjoys learning to read, but when it comes time to write her letters, she gets frustrated and quits.

Kirsty

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We haven’t really begun much in structured teaching, but so far my little guy (who is now 5) has had the hardest time with recognizing letters and not getting them mixed up. I think his problem is that he doesn’t have the patience to sit and learn but would rather be up and running around.

Keri

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Our hardest subject is handwriting.

Courtney

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My hardest subject to teach so far is writing.

Amanda

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Math has been the easiest subject for me to teach…until I discovered All About Spelling. I taught 1st grade in public school for many years and never came across anything fabulous like AAS and I am actually learning a lot myself!

Kathy

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I was just told I needed to get this for my dyslexic child. I am so excited to be getting this material for her.

Alycia A

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My toughest subject to teach is Maths. I am not very good at it, so it is hard for me to teach.

Martha

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I think the easiest has been reading. The hardest has been spelling. You would think they would go together…but they really don’t!

Katina

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I have a hard time teaching math. I really had a hard time comprehending math when I was in school. So for me to teach it is really difficult.

Marie

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We are now having spelling and comprehension issues. This would be awesome to have. Thanks!

Sherri

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Science has been the hardest

Vicki D

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For us, math has been easiest to teach. Spelling has been harder for our younger daughter to grasp.

Erin Kokinda

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Spelling has been the hardest to teach. Science has been the easiest for me to teach.

Betty

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reading has been the easiest here so far. :)

Hope J

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Hardest subject for one child is spelling. It’s the easiest for another.

Nicole

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It depends on the child. For one, everything is hard. Things come a little easier for the other, at least to this point.

Brenda

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For us, reading and spelling have been tough because my daughter is in vision therapy and has challenges with one eye blurring when the other focuses. Words can jump around the page. She is an avid reader but gets tired and frustrated. We need creative methods to help her learn despite the challenges she faces right now.

LeslieMaree

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For some of my children, spelling has been the hardest subject. For some others, it has been math. Have some dyslexic children who I imagine would do well with this spelling program. I am eager to learn more about it.

Rebekah Mick

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For me it is math. I am more a hands on leaner so I have to teach it with hands on activities, hate doing lecture and example on board teaching

Teresa

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It has depended on the student but spelling has been very difficult for two of my students.

Elisabeth Tyler

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I think reading can be my most challenging because when the kids lose their patience then I lose my patience and vice versa.

Laura Baker

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My daughter can read anything put in front of her, but her spelling was terrible. She advanced so quickly with All About Spelling, and I LOVE the excitement she gets when she spells words correctly.

Sarah

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Reading has been the hardest for us!

Rene Drake

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Reading has been the easiest for us, because my two oldest both taught themselves! My eldest son really struggles with writing, though. This is by far our most difficult subject.

Jessica Evans

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Oh math is the hardest because we have to use so many methods! Just-wow. Spelling is by far the easiest, thanks to AAS!

Tiffany

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Spelling is a challenge with my daughter. She does her best but sometimes she gets frustrated. I hope to find something that would be able to assist her and myself with teaching her.

Misty Folwell

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I do find spelling to be a bit of a challenge. My youngest daughter has trouble spelling, although she knows the words when she sees them. I’m not sure why she has little trouble reading but struggles with spelling.

Paige Jobe

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Math has really been a struggle for us this year! I keep hoping that we will find something that will just “click”, but so far – nope. It’s a struggle for us and BOTH kids. :(

allison b

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I am just starting out with my son on the homeschool trail. I have been a public school teacher for 7 years. I work with ell students and phonics and spelling have been the hardest. I am hoping with what I know and stong support like aas & aar this will not be the case at home.

Laura K

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Thanks to AAR & AAS – Reading and Spelling have NOT been the hardest subjects to teach!! :)

I struggle most with Science & Social Studies/History. Maybe you guys could create an “All About…” for those too! ;) I’d buy them!

Melonie

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Reading was a challenge, but now my 14y/o son loves reading. I can’t keep him out of books! Also, math has been tough, but he’s doing much better with a “new” program.

Sarah

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Reading is a challenge here!

Stacie

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Reading, math and science are the easiest subjects for me to teach. Writing is definitely the most difficult for me to teach.

Cherie

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AAR is great for teaching reading with age appropriate stories. The kids love the stories in the books. The pictures are excellent and fun. AAS Is great for teaching spelling. The kids usually get the words right the first time after building the words on the board from the reading program. We use Barton, also. They are dyslexic, but the stories in Barton are not always appropriate. Thank you for the program. We will continue to get the next levels as the kids finish the levels they are on.

Sarah

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I will be homeschooling for the first time this coming year and it all seems overwhelming to me!

Shannon

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The hardest subject for me to teach is writing. I don’t like to do it and neither do my kids!

Charis

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Reading has been the easiest subject to teach so far! My kids love to read! Math is probably the hardest right now– they seem to either “get it” or don’t. I’m using AAS 1 and 3 this year and love this program!

Math has been and will probably always be the hardest subject for me to teach. I do enjoy teaching literacy and science.

Aaron Schofield

says:

The easiest for me to teach is language arts, since our girls love to read. Math is difficult since each child approaches it a little differently. Science is also tricky since they love it, but finding the creative energy to make the science come alive and avoiding anxiety over the inevitable messes is usually beyond my reach.

L. Stone

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The easiest subject for me is math. It’s also my favorite, tied maybe with science. Language arts and history are the hard ones for me. I’m so glad to have found All About Spelling. My girls are older, so we’re cruising through the early levels quickly.

Amy

says:

This looks like a good plan to tailor for my three very different kids!

Alana

says:

I have to say that reading has been our biggest struggle so far. But this year my son is progressing beautifully. I’m very nervous about tackling spelling this next school year.

Laurie shaw

says:

My son would love this program!

kristin

says:

Spelling has been an area that I was somewhat lacking in. I came across this program and it sounded great for both of my kids. I especially thought that my autistic son would like the rules that are presented. We have just started level one and are zipping through it since my kids are 2nd and 3rd grade and they are really liking it so far.

Donna

says:

This would be good for my youngest. She is not yet reading and is just learning her ABC’s (visual recognition). My oldest is a pretty good speller, but this may help him too..he’s 7

Jeana

says:

I just found out about this program not too long ago and have been looking into it. I decided to use it with my soon to be 5 year old when he starts Kindergarten.

Bonnie

says:

Hardest for me is reading…easiest is history.

Pam

says:

I have seen this program for awhile and would like to try it with my youngest. I haven’t always accomplished teaching spelling in a way that I have been satisfied with. This looks good and thorough.

tammy cordery

says:

My kids have a problem with reading.

Michelle H.

says:

My son has some learning delays that have made reading and spelling very difficult. I look forward to using AAR and AAS to help him.

Amy C.

says:

Hardest–Science…it’s the easiest for us to neglect. We’ll probably do Science over the summer.

Lisa

says:

Reading has been the hardest so far but this is just our first year.

Tyra

says:

The easiest subject for us so far has been reading. The most difficult has been science.

Susan

says:

Spelling will be my hardest subject to teach simply because I am a very poor speller, always have been. I went to public school, and switched between 2nd and 3rd grade. Where I went originally, I learned sight word spelling. Where I transferred to I had to use phonemic spelling. I had never been taught phonics.
Interestingly, my easiest subject to teach has been phonics. I was so adamant about my son learning to read via a pure phonics course that I sought out what I believe to be the best. He is an excellent reader now at the end of kindergarten, able to sound out many words.

Nikki Colby

says:

I’ve got four precious ones that can use all the help they can get, so we’re always on the look out for ways to make learning better. Thank you for offering the chance to try it for free. :)

Jessica M

says:

The hardest subject for me to teach is reading. I have a hard time helping them understand how different combinations of letters can cause the letters to make different sounds.

Elisa G

says:

Right now my hardest subject to teach would be social studies. I think making it stick and finding ways to help my daughter see how history and current events pertain to her. Spelling is by far the easiest, but only thanks to your product!

Alison A

says:

The hardest subject for us to teach is anything that involves creative writing. My oldest one especially hates anything that requires him to think outside the box. The easiest has to be science.

Spelling has definitely been our hardest subject for mastery.

Jessica B

says:

The easiest is math and reading thus far. The hardest at the moment happens to be art or science. The boy hates getting messy.

Kaysha

says:

The easiest subject for us so far is reading. He LOVES words. Math, on the other hand has been much more challenging.

Mary Garrigan

says:

hardest subject by far to teach my child with dyslexia is grammar and spelling! that’s why i’m looking forward to using all about spelling with him in the fall

Mary Garrigan

says:

I would love to learn more about All About Spelling

Jonna Brixius

says:

I am just starting on the homeschooling journey, so I am not sure what will be easiest/hardest, but this program sounds great!

Sheryl

says:

Reading has been the easiest. It was a natural process, without pressure, and I now have a ten yr. old who loves to read! Science might be a little tricky for us it it weren’t for all the great resources available.

C Nichols

says:

Math!! Seems like it takes 10 times longer to do a lesson than it used to :P

R.

says:

Sounds like you have a winner of a program!

Math is hardest in our house – simply because my son doesn’t enjoy it…ugg. I can teach it, he can do well at it, but he just.doesn’t.want.to…ha! I would say History has been a breeze. We do Story of the World and it is SO well laid out and my son LOVES history. Thanks so much for the chance to win!! This looks like a great way to teach Spelling!

Mindy Sims

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The hardest subject for me to teach has been science. Spelling has been the easiest with All About Spelling!!!

zulma

says:

the easiest subject for me to teach is social studies and the hardest is math.

Bonnie Erickson

says:

I enjoy All About Spelling. This is our first year using it, and I’m excited to see how my kids progress through the curriculum.

Kate Burns Nowak

says:

Math is my most difficult subject to teach. I have always been math-phobic. ;-)

Cara

says:

BEST curriculum we’ve used! It’s the perfect match for our child with dyslexia.

Michelle Edmondson

says:

We would love to try All About Spelling.

hope wilke

says:

This is our first year homeschooling. Language arts has always been a struggle for me so teaching it has been my biggest challenge.

kk

says:

Marie,

How long should we be spending on reading and spelling for an 8 year old?

Merry

says:

Hi KK,

For spelling, work for about 15-20 minutes per day, and for reading up to 30 minutes (or 2 shorter sessions, if that works better for your child’s attention span). We find that short, daily lessons work better than longer but fewer sessions. Each day, spend a few minutes going over some of the daily review cards, and then pick up in the book wherever you left off previously. I hope this helps!

kk

says:

Thanks Merry!

Yes, this helps. May I also ask about handwriting. How long should we be working on this most difficult task for us. He does well, slow but well…but it is such a struggle. He loves to read…but writing things down is so difficult. I feel he is so behind many others due to this struggle.

Thanks for your help!

Merry

says:

I had kids who struggled with handwriting as well. I usually spent 10-15 minutes of work just on letter formation and trying to develop writing fluency, using a handwriting workbook. Don’t worry, he’ll get there!

Heather

says:

In our journey of homeschooling Math and Spelling were the hardest of the subjects to teach. Now, Math is still the hardest but Spelling has became the easiest since starting All About Spelling we love it.

Kay

says:

Reading and spelling require different skills. Its tricky for 4-5yo. So any help the kid (and parent) can get is a real bonus!

Sarah

says:

I have used AAS 1 & 2 and my crazy kid really likes it. He makes up stories about the letters when he is using the letter tiles, and then has fun spelling the names of dinosaurs with them! Spelling takes longer (for me) but I’m glad he’s having fun learning.

Cara F.

says:

I am a good speller and I want my children to also be good spellers. I would love this program!!

Joy

says:

I’ve been wanting to order this curriculum for a while. I would love to win!!!

Susan Adams

says:

I enjoy teaching what my children want to learn. Spelling is my oldest daughter’s weakest subject. I am looking for something that might be able to help her.

Laura

says:

I am just starting out, so I am not sure yet!

Bethany Zimmerman

says:

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mikki

says:

Spelling is probably the hardest for me to teach as it comes naturally for me and not for my oldest. I have been looking at this program wondering if it would work for us.
History is the easiest to teach! So many ways to approach it and we use them all.
Thanks!

Raquel

says:

Teaching spelling definitely has it’s challenges. In my experience, the depth of the challenge also depends on the child.

Amy

says:

So far my girls love science. It is easy for me teach. I do struggle with teaching spelling.

Jen A

says:

Math has been the easiest, while language arts has been the hardest!

My son is still preschool age so for us most learning is just play. I find helping him with handwriting is the hardest for me. We have HWT, but they want you to do it in a certain letter order and he just wants to learn whatever letter he fancies that day. He is also very reluctant to hold the pencil the way I suggest. My main issue teaching is backing off, I need to just let him lead and not push so much. Hey, if I say it enough eventually I’ll actually follow my own words right?

Cherie

says:

Spelling used to be my least favorite subject to teach because my daughter struggled so much. Once I found All About Spelling it became a LOT less challenging. Now I’d say the hardest is Algebra…but it’s surprising how much is coming back to me all these years later!! :-)

Rhianna

says:

Reading has been a bit of a struggle for us this year. Once I realized that my daughter didn’t have to read every.single.word. on the fluency pages, things started to go much smoother. Thanks for a great program!

Tanya Shearin

says:

It depends on the child. Grammar, spelling, and writing has been the most challenging subjects to teach to my oldest (13 year old), whereas Grammar and spelling have come easy for the 7 year old. Writing is a little daunting as my 7-year old faces the blank page, but she likes to put the pen to the paper so perhaps that will come easier as we go. I am waiting to see what will be the most challenging for the 5 year old. I hope to use All about Spelling to give him a strong start.

Gina Johnson

says:

The easiest to teach is history and the hardest to teach is Math.

kk

says:

Thanks so much for all your wonderful products. I look forward to your products helping us so much! This year has been a little difficult with spelling, reading good, but understanding spelling has been so hard. So we are ready to learn it a different way! Thanks for all you do! :)

Andrea

says:

We are starting after this school year ends, so I am not sure which will be the hardest – getting started in general is a little overwhelming!!

Nelle Nguyen

says:

I have always believed in teachng sounds or phonograms to read. Spelling is the same way. Students spell the word by sounding out letter or multi -letter phonograms, writing it by syllables and combining the sounds together to read the word. All About Spelling makes this possible.

Daphne

says:

We Absolutely LOVE AAS we are on Level 2 so this would be a great win to get Level 3 :)

Joyce

says:

The easiest subject for me to teach is the one in which I’m the most interested. For instance, Science is difficult to teach until I get to Astronomy, then it is simple, because I love Astronomy.

Jennifer

says:

My oldest is only five, so for now I’d say the hardest “thing”, not subject, to teach is quite simply training her that there are times to play and there are times to learn. It can be especially frustrating when the time to learn really only consists of about 15 to 20 minutes of focused time. But at least a lot of the playthings and the toys and activities we do involves learning and both of my girls don’t realize it because they have so much fun.

Jennifer, you’ll be happy to hear that we actually recommend spending 15-20 minutes a day on lessons! Short, albeit focused, spurts of learning are best. Longer lessons would actually overwhelm a five-year old’s attention span. Hopefully this makes you feel better about the struggle of transitioning from play time to learning time. You’re doing great!

Traci

says:

What makes a subject hard or easy to teach has very little to do with the subject and a whole lot to do with my kids’ attitudes about learning. On the days they want to learn, I’m amazed by how well they grasp everything, but on the days they refuse to listen, every subject is a struggle.

Traci, this reminds me of the quote “If you’re not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you’re determined to learn, no one can stop you.” :)

Jennifer

says:

The easiest and hardest to teach is science. It’s fun and interesting, so it’s easy to get the kids excited about it, but once the big words and harder concepts that explain why the “volcano” erupted come out, it’s like cotton balls are stuffed in their ears…they just want to see the thing explode again, not hear big words that explain how and why.

EC

says:

I think the hardest subject to teach is writing. I love to write yet it is hard to teach!

The hardest subject to teach, mostly becasue of bad attitudes (my children don’t like math), is math.

Tabitha D'Addario

says:

The easiest has been reading and language.

Terri Stuessy

says:

This is my first year to homeschool my son, I really like this product and I am excitied to use it :)

Geri Anderson

says:

This would be a great tool for my son to help him with his reading and learning. He struggles a bit so I think this would beevery helpful.

Stephanie Schultz

says:

We are new to homeschooling but I have been doing speech with my son and basic things like letters and sounds to help him. He is doing so well that his speech teacher has even noticed a big difference in him. It’s been so rewarding watching him learn and grow. I can’t wait to take on next school year with my two boys. The only challenging thing right now is trying to entertain my 1 year old while working with my son.

Brandee

says:

The easiest has been math, the hardest has been reading due to speech problems.

Ashley

says:

I am a newbie to teaching and will be starting this fall!

Heather Williams

says:

I am very interested to try any All About Learning curriculum for my four children.

Erin

says:

Science has been the easiest subject for me to teach and the hardest has been math. It’s getting easier but it didn’t start out that way.

Our easiest subject has been…. I don’t know, they’ve all been hard with my right-brained learning. Music, dance, sports and Legos are his forte, so if I can work them into a subject then it is easier to teach!

Kim Halquist

says:

I am planning to use All About Spelling with my third grader and I think this will help him.

Val

says:

We are looking for a new spelling curriculum for next school year, I think this may be perfect!

Angie

says:

School is not easy for my kiddo. He really struggles with paper/pencil tasks, so we struggle.

Ginny

says:

I would have to say that Math is my easiest subject to teach. And Writing has been my most difficult.

Debbie

says:

Math is easy because he gets math. I think spelling would be easy if I had some help!!!

Amanda

says:

Easiest is definitely math. My kid loves it! Most difficult has been reading. I don’t think my kid is quite ready for it yet but I keep trying.

Holly Grandinetti

says:

The easiest subject far and away is mathematics. We always use multiple techniques in each lesson and incorporate manipulatives when ever possible. The most difficult has been grammar mostly due to a lack of interest and a sense of validity.

Latasha

says:

I find teaching Science the easiest. It’s much easier to keep children engaged in activities. Spelling is the hardest for me to teach. I’m great at memorizing so I don’t have many tricks up my sleeve for teaching spelling.

Emily

says:

I’ve always loved writing- essays, poems, stories, My kiddo hates it and that’s been tough. He wants to use as few words as possible to fulfill any writing requirements. I joke and tell him that he writes in Twitter mode.

Tracy

says:

The hardest part of teaching my youngest son is that he works best with hands on learning. This curriculum looks like it would be great for that type of learner.

Ellen G

says:

We really haven’t had a hard subject to teach, but we’ve had a hard time being motivated to complete handwriting assignments.

Rebecca

says:

My easiest subject to teach is math and the hardest is Science.

Lesley C.

says:

Social Studies, especially geography, is the thing I find the hardest to teach. It is embarrassing to say, but I hardly remember anything from school in that subject. I just didn’t care for it and now have to learn it all to teach it. I like that I am learning more along with the kids, but I definitely have to pause and look much more up.

Kelly

says:

Math is frustrating because I was never comfortable with it. Although I am capable of teaching it, I have to work at keeping my angst from showing.

sasi

says:

My oldest is 5 and has no intrest in spelling and reading. Reading especially seems to fustrate the both of us. I find geography, maps, drawing these are where my oldest shines. I only hope my abilities at reaching reading grow with time x

Evi Lay

says:

Growing up as a non-english speaker, I would love to use this program as we embrace our first homeschooling year this coming fall. I’m sure I will learn and benefit from it as much as my son will be (or maybe more than him ;D)

Carrie

says:

I have struggled teaching math this year, so much so, that we are going to use a new curriculum next year :( We have really enjoyed using your reading and spelling programs this year. Great stuff!

Jodi

says:

I have always struggled in math, but as we get into reading/spelling I am discovering how inadequate my education was in these areas as well. Looking forward to implementing this curriculum.

Dawn

says:

Writing has been the toughest topic since I struggle in that area. Math and history have been the easiest topics, they are my favorite.

cherie

says:

Reading has been the easiest topic to teach. Math has been a little of a struggle b/c my little one isn’t as natural at it in comparison to reading, music, Bible, Spelling has come fairly easily also, but finding a curriculum that is a good fit for us has been a real challenge in both reading and spelling.

Shanel

says:

English/Language Arts were the easiest subjects for me. Math on the other hand has been a little more challenging. I am getting the hand of things, so by fall it should be much better for me and the kids.

Sandra Levesque

says:

We just started, but I think teaching her to read is going to be the hardest thing.

Jennifer

says:

Spelling was tough for us when we started AAS. A good part was due to needing to learn how to write well at the same time we were starting to learn about spelling. Fortunately, it was only a transitional difficulty and we’re doing well with AAS now.
Easiest has always been a poetry memorization course we’re doing. The kids always want to do that first.

Lisa Flowney

says:

My easiest subjects to teach has been spelling, writing, and math. My most difficult subjects to teach has been history and science, because there is a fair amount of prep work to do before we can ever get started if either subject.

Lisa Flowney

says:

I’ve been using Level 1 All About Spelling for the past three days with my kids.. I can truly say they are enjoying the lessons and I’m enjoying using the curriculum. It is is so well organized. I can’t wait to see how much they learn over the next few months.

Andrea

says:

History has been my most challenging. Reading and Spelling are fun and easy with All About!

Alicia

says:

Math has been the easiest because it is logical. So far phonics has been the hardest because my little boys don’t seem interested and have a hard time sitting still.

Ashley

says:

Still in the preschool stage, but little one is eager to learn!

Sarah

says:

I love All About Spelling! It is so easy to teach. As a homeschooler with a very limited budget this is one resource I am willing to spend money on. I would love to win another level from AAS. Thankyou for the giveaway!

Kim Pollock

says:

My hardest would be math, I struggle with it which makes it hard for me to teach

Alicia

says:

My easiest would be math, because I enjoy it and my daughter seems to understand it. The hardest would have to be reading, because she is struggling with it right now

Dominica

says:

Teaching reading has been incredibly daunting for me, because it’s such a huge responsibility. I’m so glad that we purchased the All About Reading program, because it’s making what was the hardest subject to teach much more straight-forward.

Lisa Ruth

says:

looking forward to the chance of winning this curriculum.

Heather

says:

My hardest subject is writing. I haven’t found a good approach or curriculum yet.

Jennifer

says:

Science has been the most challenging.. Math has been the easiest.

Lacey

says:

The easiest subject for us so far has been math because my son loves numbers. The hardest was reading, as he resisted the effort it took, but he is making good progress this year!

Renée Langdon

says:

Writing is the most difficult to teach!

Cindy Alexander

says:

Spelling and writing are the two that we struggle with the most. I’ve been looking at this and thinking of ordering it! I would love to win it!

Tammy Edwards

says:

Looks really interesting.

Carrie

says:

Reading and spelling has been hard for my son but the All About Reading has helped him a lot and I am now ready to start him on All About Spelling1

Karin Swanson

says:

I have been interested in All About Spelling for quite a while. I know some moms that use it and plan to get on board too!

Denise

says:

Math has been the easiest subject to teach, as it comes easily to all of my children. Reading has been the most challenging subject. My first two picked it up naturally, but I’ve had to put a great deal of effort into teaching my third (and I still haven’t really hit upon a method that works for him).

Louann

says:

Next year will be our first year so no experience. But I’m assuming for my son it’ll be handwriting bc he gets extremely frustrated in that area. We will see!

Katrise

says:

With my youngest, now 12 yrs old, teaching reading and spelling has been the hardest. Reading, writing, and grammar were some of my favorite subjects in school and came very easy to me. However, my son has learning disabilities in reading, spelling, and written expression and needs specialized programs to help him progress. Trying to break things down for him and help him learn these key skills is really difficult at times.

Karina

says:

The hardest to teach, esp. in the early years of homeschooling was narration and phonograms/spelling with my oldest. She’s a great speller, but the program we were using was not conducive to her and me enjoying ourselves. So – language arts has been a challenge. Math has been easy for me to teach, but not for the kids to do it. ;)

Peggy

says:

Easiest to teach has been math and science. Hardest is crafts. :)

Teeresa Chapman

says:

So far my hardest subject to teach has been math . spelling has it’s difficult points also.

Tiffany

says:

I am just preparing for my first year of homeschooling!! Pretty exciting & scary at the same time!! :) I taught private kindergarten for 3 years, and home preschool for 3 years. With that being said, I’d have to say that reading/spelling/writing would have to be the trickiest!! With developing speech, letter sounds are different for each kid, and therefore one method does not fit all!!! ;)

Cindy

says:

Math is definitely the easiest for me! The hardest are science and writing–well….and this year Spanish has been impossible. It just gets pushed off until tomorrow!

Danelle

says:

My children are great learners…I just feel that their teacher could do a better job! ;-) The most difficult subject to date has been spelling and writing lessons for one of my children…above average with the reading level, but below for spelling…which has adversely affected writing. This mama just isn’t getting how best to move forward with him! The easiest…history, science, art, math…anything else seems easy compared to the struggles with writing and spelling! :-)

Kenda Wathen

says:

Spelling has been a struggle to teach.

Diane

says:

Spelling has been the hardest and science the easiest.

Tami Grgas

says:

Science and math have been easy for me, my son is a great reader too. I struggle with spelling though and am just honest when I do not know how or spell a word wrong.

Amy

says:

Math has been the easiest subject for my daughter to grasp. Reading has been a struggle. The AAR fluency practice sheets have made a huge difference.

Amy C

says:

Math has always come pretty easy to me, so I think that I have been pretty successful in helping my kids understand and grasp math concepts. Spelling has been the hardest for my son….I would love to learn more about how to help him more.

Sharon

says:

For one of my daughters, reading has been the hardest for me to teach.

Jenny

says:

Math has been hardest for my children and science easiest.

Kelly

says:

I have teach my disabled child. She is 16 working mostly in 1st grade levels. All subjects are challenging, but math is the hardest for her. It is so abstract!

Sheryl

says:

My 12 year old son has a terrible time with spelling, so I am looking forward to seeing how this program will help him.

Ashley

says:

So far reading has been the hardest subject to teach. My daughter is in public kindergarten and has had a bad experience with reading at school. Now she is doing great since we have been learning at home but it was a struggle for awhile be she got so frustrated.

Diane

says:

Spelling has been a challenge. I don’t like the rote memorization of words and would love to have a multisensory approach to spelling.

Erica

says:

Math is the easiest to teach right now.

Andrea Sto

says:

My easiest subject is math, because I love it:) my hardest is spelling:(

Carolyn

says:

I have a friend that uses AAS and really likes it. I’m excited about being able to individualize the approach to spelling. It has been a struggle for one of my students.

Anything English/writing/literature related is fairly easy. Math is the hardest to teach.

Tracy

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History is my easiest subject to teach. Spelling and writing are my hardest. My youngest was recently diagnosed with spelling dyspraxia, so I’d like to give All About Spelling a try.

Veronica Johnson

says:

The easiest subject to teach has been Math. The hardest one is History.

Steph

says:

Hands down the hardest subject for me to teach is MATH!!! It is so rigid, black and white and concrete (and confusing), best subjects are social studies, history, or science! Spelling is also a challenge, I want it to just “click” and it doesn’t :(

Charlene

says:

My easiest subjects to teach are social studies. The hardest are the 3Rs – they are a huge challenge for my son.

shannon barfield

says:

Realy excited about this give away

Christa

says:

I find writing to be the hardest subject to teach because it involves so many processes. Writing also involves a lot of prior knowledge and not all students have the same experiences or understanding of the world. I think math is the actually the easiest because although it can be abstract, manipulatives can help make it concrete and I find you can always relate math problems to real life situations.

Laura A

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So far, reading has been easiesr to teach and composition my most difficult subject. Spelling with good spellers hasn’t been too rough yet. I do have 4 kiddos untested though ;)

Usually Math is the most difficult subject for me to teach, since I dislike it. However, I have a struggling reader who spells horribly, so I’m having a hard time there, too.

Kerry

says:

I would love to try this program… My older two children, now in high school, have ALWAYS struggled with spelling. I’m really trying to find something that will make it easier and more understandable for my younger two, so they don’t have the same problems as their older siblings!

Brandi

says:

We have level 1 & 2, as well as AAR 1, 2, & 3! We love them all!!

Karin

says:

I hope that as I teach my son to spell I will get better as well since it is something I have always struggled with

Julie Knopp

says:

Honestly, spelling is the easiest for me to teach, but only because of AAS!!! :)

Tina H.

says:

I am struggling to teach spelling!

Beth

says:

Writing and spelling are the hardest subjects for me to teach.

Michelle

says:

After AAR 1 & 2, my daughter soared through AAR3 and it became her easiest subject!

Amber Loftin

says:

Reading has by far been the toughest subject for me to teach! I never realized how many CRAZY rules there are and how they come easy to me but to explain to a child…..that’s a different story! We just began AAR Level 1, right after we found out our son is Dyslexic! WOW, what a difference a curriculum makes!! Both our boys, 8 & 6, are LOVING AAR! We can’t wait to start AAS when the time comes!!

Lydia B

says:

Hands-down teaching reading has been the hardest thing I have ever done!

Amy

says:

English is my hardest subject to teach b/c just memorizing rules and exceptions are not much fun

Caroline

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Spelling comes easy for me, but finding a way to teach this subject to my children who do not have the same ease with this subject has been difficult. I would love to try this program. Math and Science are a breeze for my son and English and Social Studies are my daughter’s strong suit. It has been a struggle at times, but we finally found that working together as a group has helped them tremendously. My daughter becomes the “tutor” in her strong subjects and my son becomes the “tutor” in his. This has given them confidence and a sense of contribution to each others educational path.

Robin K

says:

My children and I all struggle with spelling and I would love to try this program.

Shannon

says:

Science has been my hardest subject to teach.

Cheryl r

says:

Want to try this

Samantha Paige

says:

I love this program!

Sharon

says:

So far, Math has been the hardest for me to teach (and we are only in kindergarten). Reading is the most challenge for my dd, but All About Reading has made it easier than it could be. She just doesn’t want to work at it, but AAR makes it fun!

rashell

says:

It has been different with both kids, one really likes math and the other likes to read.

Sandi

says:

Wish you could help us w/ math!

Petrina Whittington

says:

I’m always looking for new ways to teach subjects most students don’t enjoy. I hope I win to try out an exciting new program!

Aislynne

says:

the hardest subject is Science

and the easiest to teach is english

steph j

says:

My easiest subject to teach has been Music. My hardest subject to teach has been Phonics.

Anne

says:

Art has been the hardest, but fun to outsource with classes and museums. The easiest subjects are with great programs, like All About Spelling. Although just finding the time can be a challenge since there are so many other opportunities to be out and about!

Laurie

says:

We love the All About Reading kit; it helps my dyslexic daughter tremendously. Would love to have this kit.

Charlene Fanti

says:

I want this kit soooo bad. Pick me pick me :)

Bridget Boland

says:

We are just getting started, so have yet to find the hardest subject.

Seka Fierro

says:

Math has been the easiest. Spelling has been harder to teach my daughter but she is an amazing reader.

Brandi

says:

Spelling has been by far the hardest subject to teach for my second and third child! Spelling always came so easily to me, as well as to my first child. So it has been a little frustrating this year to say the least.

Beth

says:

Spelling has been the hardest for one of my boys. Reading he eventually got, but spelling continues to cause difficulties.

jennifer

says:

Spelling is the hardest subject to teach. Especially since I have a difficult time with it.

Cheryl in SC

says:

My most difficult subject to teach has been reading. I LOVE to read, but my first child has been very slow to learn to read and does not enjoy it. 2nd child learned to read extremely easily. Will be teaching 3rd child this fall!
Science and history have been easiest to teach.

Rachel H.

says:

My hardest subject to teach has been history because it was always the subject I dreaded most as a child and I dread it as an adult to! My easiest subject to teach has been reading. I love to read and I love passing that love onto my children.

Christy

says:

Spelling has absolutely been my most difficult subject to teach! Would love the opportunity to try out this spelling program with her. Thanks so much!

Tonya S.

says:

Spelling has been the most difficult to teach my 7 year old! Retaining the spelling “rules” is such an arduous task for her. After being referred to AAS by several other homeschooling moms, I am definitely going to try it this upcoming school year! Math has been the easiest subject for us so far, however, it helps that she naturally takes to it.

Martha

says:

I love that we can customize our child’s education, and we are bound to nothing!

Monica

says:

I have found math has been the hardest to teach. But I have also found spelling not so easy until I found All about Spelling. It is so nice to know the rules, besides the i before e except after c rule, instead of just drill, drill, drill of the words. The drill thing did not and does not work with my children.

Stefani

says:

My easiest subject to teach is science. I think my hardest to teach would be reading, only because it requires extra patience from me not to push my child too fast. :)

Olivia C

says:

The hardest subject for me to teach so far has been math. That being said, she IS in kindergarten but we just hit a bump last week with place values!

Nancy Langdon

says:

I bought level 1 and 2. Can I purchase the multi sensory kit separately?

Marie Rippel

says: Customer Service

Hi Nancy! The multisensory kit that we currently have as our giveaway (http://blog.allaboutlearningpress.com/giveaway-spelling-multisensory-kit/) isn’t one of our products, but you can purchase the items separately and create your own kit. Here are some links that may be of interest to you:

To purchase the thumball at Amazon, click on this link: http://www.amazon.com/TaliCor-5510963-Thumball-My-ABCs/dp/B001YX0RUA/

If you’re interested in purchasing smart sand, we recommend Kendore. Here’s the link: http://syllablesreadingcenter.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=11

More ideas for tactile surfaces can be found in this article: http://www.allaboutlearningpress.com/how-to-use-tactile-activities-to-practice-spelling

Other people have commented about loving wikki sticks, window crayons, and writing with chalk. Maybe look into these as well? Have a great day!

Libby taylor

says:

So interested in this program. I teach Dyslexic kids who are amazing little learners, but need the extra ordinary way of learning to read, write , and spell. I use several programs, but this one might be more effective. I would love to start with freebies and then on to purchasing your products.
Thanks for all that you do for children and educators.

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