Category Archives: SWR

First Quarter Review

I scheduled this week off from school, knowing we’d need a break about now. It was also the end of our first quarter, so I’d theoretically have time to file some papers, do a little more planning for second semester, … Continue reading

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Teaching Two with Spell to Write & Read (SWR)

This year, my oldest is moving onto a Vocabulary/Spelling combo program call Megawords. However, the next two will be using Spell to Write and Read again. I’m going to attempt to teach them both together, even though they are over … Continue reading

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First Day of School

We completed our first day of school this fall. My four and three-year olds aren’t tired, but I am. I noted early on that I was not completely prepared to teach history today, but since we do each twice per … Continue reading

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Spell to Write And Read (SWR)

Our spelling curriculum is Spell to Write & Read – otherwise known as SWR. Don’t confuse it with another product named similarly but which starts with “Sing to …” Totally different things. I was drawn to this program when several … Continue reading

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Summer Session: Day 3

We took a two week break after the official “end” of our school year. We started back up on Monday for a light summer session of schoolwork. I start out with Child #1 & Child #2 working together on Writing … Continue reading

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Language Arts for Next Year – Mental Chaos!

As I sat watching my oldest child write from dictation this morning during her spelling lesson (using Spell to Write and Read), I shuddered inwardly in horror. There were words run together, very little punctuation (including, in some cases, no … Continue reading

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Homeschool Record-keeping

Depending on which state you live in, the requirements for record keeping for homeschooling differ. Even if your state doesn’t require records, it is a good idea, in my opinion, to keep some records and some examples of your students’ … Continue reading

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