Hi I'm a 1st year homeschooling we are in our 7th week of schooling. Let me list my curriculum, before I ask the help:
Phonics: Explode the Code
Spelling: I'm using K12reader.com lists (my 3rd grader is using 2nd grade list)
Language Arts: 1st language lessons (grammar) and Write with Ease
Science: BJU with tons of videos and worksheets
Ok, so I started homeschooling bc my 9 year old last year was going to FAIL after many attempts to get help in public school which she never got help w programs or anything. She was at 2nd grade, 2nd semester reading, and poor handwriting. Well her handwriting is night and day- I can actually READ it so I know what I'm doing to help her. Well using K12reader list at 2nd grade (since I feel Im doing catch up from public school and figured I could help her in summer with just spelling and language arts.) Well the lists have 16 WORDS- I thought that was alot, but a early educator and homeschooling mom said that sounded right. Since week 2 or 3, she started getting words wrong on her spelling test - I've been adding them to her next weeks list then go down the list from the next weeks words. Then, I found spellingcity and she has been doing amazing from 9 words wrong, we went to 3 words wrong. Well today was her pretest and she got 13/16 WRONG. Our spelling routine for the week is this:
Monday: Pretest, and then 3-5x each, and writing in sentence
Tues: SpellCity teach me the words, and 2 games
Wed: SpellCity 2 games
Thurs: abc and any other games they havent done
1- Is 16 words too much?
2- Any thoughts on supplementing something else (I can not afford all about spelling, so please dont offer that :/ )
3- Anyone heard and used ClickNKids Spelling? It says its a whole curriculum for up to 5th grade and thought maybe I can use that alone or to supplement?
Thank you for the help on your advice! I am thinking about using Soaring w Spelling w supplement last yr or I can start income tax time. Money is really tight atm.