FF – January 18, 2008

January 18, 2008 at 12:00 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to Freebie Fridays!

Jamin!

I like school to be fun, so I am always on the lookout for fun ways to teach different subjects. We have done a variety of things through the years in regards to spelling. One of the best ways to teach spelling, in my opinion, is for the kids to do it on their own.  Recently I was introduced to a whole new way to study spelling and boy is it fun! 

spellingcity.com is a great online place to practice spelling.  Can you imagine your kids actually having fun while learning to spell?  My kids have been doing this site for 2 weeks now and they are loving it!

The site has spelling lists already set up for 1st grade through 8th.  You can also register for free and create your own spelling lists.  The program speaks in a clear voice and can teach your child as well as test them on the spelling words you choose.  There are also options to view and print lists.  Of course the real fun is the games! This is a great way for kids to learn to spell independently! (Anything that gives the teacher a break is a good thing in my book!)

Now here is something just for you!  I came across this fun site the other day called birthdayalarm.com. You can set up a free account and then send an email to your family and friends to have them add their families birthdays and anniversaries to your account!  Then you will be sent email reminders of upcoming events.  With 15 nieces and nephews this might be the first year I actually remember everyone’s birthdays!

One last thing for you to check out. Over at the Company Porch there will be 3 winners for a set of Mike Lupicia books Comeback Kids.  


What do you have to do to enter the contest to win the books?  Just leave a comment!  Anyone can enter, you don’t have to be just a member of HomeschoolBlogger.com.   You must be at least 18 years of age and live in the U.S. You can read official contest rules HERE. You can enter the contest HERE.

I’ll see you next week right here at – Freebie Fridays!

Happy Homeschooling,

Jamin
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