I was thinking about fun ways to practice spelling today, and I ran into this neat post. If you want some ideas for practice at home, I think these would be great.
Today we struggled with alphabetizing. This is a good skill to practice with spelling words as well. Some students experienced a lot of frustration, but I reminded them that this was the best way to learn. Our brains learn best when they are challenged to try to do something that we might have to try again and again. I was really proud of the class because everyone tried their best, and the feeling of FINALLY getting it right was proof that persevering was worth it.
This group of students works very hard, and I'm excited to be their teacher this year because I can tell they are going to teach me a lot and make me very proud.