Edith Fuller has been preparing for D.C.!
Posted at 5/19/2017
It is a fun privilege coaching Edith.
Here are links to follow her coaching sessions:
5 Year Old Spelling * (May 14)
Posted at 5/15/2017
5 Year Old Spelling * (April 29)
Posted at 4/29/2017
5 Year Old Spelling * (April 14)
Posted at 4/15/2017
During this meeting, we went over some Spanish words that started with the letters a, b, and c. We also practiced words from the whole list, but we focused on the words * learned (letters a through k).
To help * learn the vocabulary of these words, I suggest that you make flashcards with pictures, create a matching game, or write out the definitions.
I will continue to send vocabulary words, but I would focus on the spelling list. You can use the vocabulary lists if you have time.
5 Year Old Spelling * (April 1)
Posted at 4/2/2017
Great job this week!
I have two pronunciation guides. The first one is from Merriam Webster. I find it to be comprehensive and easy to use. The second one is a chart with common diacritical marks.
I have attached 33 vocabulary words. * is doing a great job learning them!
* also did a great job with the word part of andros- we did this meeting. I will send a combined list of words with word parts later.
* is also very good at learning the tips and tricks for spelling Spanish words. I have attached Spanish words that begin with the letter "A."
I have another French list. I put the list for \s\.
See you next week!
5 Year Old Spelling * (March 25)
Posted at 3/31/2017
Thanks for another great meeting!
* did a great job learning the vocabulary words I sent. The questions I asked * are similar to the format of the Bee's vocabulary test.
I have attached two word lists for French. In total, there are 105 words. I have included the pronunciations and definitions from Merriam Webster. The sounds are \äⁿ\ and \ōⁿ\.
The word parts that we went over are a great way to study for both spelling and vocabulary. Later on I will send a list of all of the word parts that we have studied.
Lastly, I have attached 27 vocabulary words.
Fun Coaching with a 5 Year Old Spelling Star*
Posted at 3/23/2017
March 18, 2017 (5 year old speller*)
Thank you for the wonderful meeting today! Congratulations to * on spelling successes!
I have written up an evaluation of *s spelling and vocabulary skills. I have attached 20 words that I think are good to learn for both spelling and vocabulary. Please let me know what you think of the words and the number of words. Also, I have attached the word list I used during the meeting.
* is really focused when * spells. * is great at clarifying the word to make sure that * knows what word * is being asked. * should continue * way of spelling and asking questions.
Based on the words I asked *, * can easily spell any words up to the sixth grade level. * can spell most of the seventh and eighth grade level words I asked *.
To best prepare * for the spelling rounds, I would study the lists provided by the Bee. I will send other word lists that I think are good for * to study.
The way I asked vocabulary i...more
The Odd Etymologies of Less-Than-Odd Words
Posted at 3/19/2017
Even the most common of words can have fascinating etymologies. It's truly a humbling experience to come to understand a word we take for granted in our everyday vocabulary, to realize the magnitude of its journey to its place in the dictionary. I had this realization once again while perusing the dictionary just a few minutes ago; I had gotten distracted while doing work and had somehow ended up on the entry of the word "cloak." A simple word indeed, but a glance at its etymology brought to mind the paths of several everyday words that I have traced in my studies.
Take "cloak" itself, for example. What is fascinating about the origin of the word is that it shares an etymology with "clock." The letters and sounds could be likened to one another, but the meanings don't seem to have anything in common. In truth, both words can be traced back to an Old North French word, cloque, meaning "bell." A cloak is named as such