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All About Spelling

I can't believe I spent my last bit of paypal money to purchase All About Spelling Level 1. It took every cent I had. It was a hard decision, especially since I owned it three years ago.

PAL/Reading and Writing recommends All About Spelling. At first I wasn't going to use this portion of the program. I've been chewing on the idea of using it again with Lance and Ethan though because they are more hands on then Josh and Annette was. I also think I'm ready to commit and take the plunge. I'm not so stressed about getting through a level in record time. I am also okay if my children don't jump three grade levels in spelling and reading. Every time I fall into that trap I'm disappointed, so I'm not going there anymore. I'm okay if we don't get to it every.single.day. AND, I'm okay if we can't do more than 10 or 15 minutes a day.

Now that I've been using Delightful Reading and using tiles, I see how much Ethan enjoys manipulating them. I feel like Delightful Reading has sort of prepared me for All About Spelling as well.

I'm actually looking forward to receiving All About Spelling and cutting up the tiles, attaching the magnets, getting the card ready and putting them in the Sterlite box that I purchased just for them.

Hopefully I purchased the right size box.


  1. Oh, I think you'll like it - it's really been a blessing for us. And, about the daily time...AAS recommends short lessons anyway as best for the process. With my girls (9 and 10), spelling only lasts 15 to 20 minutes a day....and we aim for four days a week.

  2. We are enjoying it! We finished AAR and are waiting for the next level, but I'm diving into AAS Level 1 and hoping it work just as well :)

  3. Hey there friend! Just stopping by fro a cup of coffee ;-) I started AAS with my boys last December. It has really been fun. My oldest (age 8) who is a great speller is started book 3 next week. I worked at his pace, he flew through some lessons and went way slow on others. My baby boy (age 7) just finished book 1 and will go VERY slowly though book 2 this year. I am interested in your reading program though. My boys are Struggling readers. I want them to love it so I am trying to go slow and let them blossom at their own pace. It is so hard though, I always feel the need to keep them on level with their peers. I am always praying that I do the best for each child as God has made them. It is a struggle. Have a great week Linda


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