Sunday, November 2, 2014

Spelling Lists for all Seasons

A great way to include seasonal activities in your homeschool is to create spelling lists made of seasonal words.  There’s a good chance that if you look around, you’ll even find monthly holiday  lists already created for you.  In November, you could assign a list based on holidays like Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving or on words that you might hear around Thanksgiving like food-related words.  In December, you can use word lists for Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s Eve.  

Including lists for different holidays and events is a nice change of pace for students.  It allows them the opportunity to take a break from regular lessons, but still keeps them on track with learning and practicing spelling words.  Also, who doesn’t want a spelling list with words like turkey, dessert, cranberry, and gravy?!