Thursday, March 31, 2011
Ethan, took his pretest in spelling (Soaring with Spelling). He did very well. I thought to move him to the next lesson but then decided that working with the /ay/ sound would be good review.
When going over the long 'a' sound with the vowel digraph 'ay' I did tell him that 'ay' is used at the end of English words. When we go over the long /A/ sound for the vowel digraph 'ai' I inform him that we do not use this 'ai' at the end of English words. I may be using a few programs (Soaring with Spelling and Saxon Phonics) that don't teach the 70 phonograms but I still mention the rules to him.
In the picture of his Pretest below, he spelled the words correctly. On the right where you see some a's and y's, I was showing him how to correctly make the letters because he kept starting his a's at the bottom instead of at two o'clock.
- Bob Jones Math 4/Caleb
- Writing Tales 2/Annette
- Dancing Bears Reading/Brent
- Saxon Phonics 1/Ethan
- Phonics Flashcards/Lance