Our official start date is tomorrow but we got a jump start on spelling. I find that it is much easier for my girls to finish a unit successfully if we keep it as Mon-Fri thing. They get the next week's list on Friday and it is up to them if they want to look it over. Spelling is my eldest daughter's poorest subject which causes her to feel anxious about it. We use a number of different tools to keep spelling fun as well as help her understand the "rules" of language.
They both went through two lessons today and were so excited to get back into the swing of things.