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Free Spelling Books, Finding Friends on the Road

By Heather Idoni

Added Thursday, March 03, 2011
Vol. 12 No. 14, March 3, 2011, ISSN: 1536-2035
© 2011, Heather Idoni - www.FamilyClassroom.net

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"This comprehensive spelling program combines the three most common learning styles (auditory, visual and kinesthetic) to teach kids how to spell.   I was very impressed with this method, as I saw it work with my 'frustrated with spelling' 8-year-old.   Lets face it; 8-year-old boys would rather be doing anything but spelling, and mine was no exception.  We had been using Explode the Code, which I like and he tolerates, though I sensed something was missing.   I realized when I started All About Spelling he needed more than just moving a pencil across the page, he needed to be more active in his learning.  That's why he took so well to this method.    All About Spelling gets a big 'A' from me!" -- Kathy D.


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Notes from Heather

Reader Feedback...


TV Viewing Insights -- Jess Says "Thank You!"

"Thank you so much for taking my question regarding television in the home.   And, merci beaucoup to all those that took the time to respond.   I really enjoyed reading your answers and value that you took the time to share.  I felt encouraged, validated and inspired.   I was seeking support and insight from those that are on the homeschooling trail and found truth in the adage 'ask and you shall receive'.   I am going to print out your responses to view when in doubt -- that was great!" -- Jess in PA


Your feedback is always welcome! -- mailto:heather@familyclassroom.net

Helpful Tip

Free Activity Books from All-About-Spelling!


For a limited time, All-About-Spelling is giving away free activity books!

Here is the link:  https://marierippel.infusionsoft.com/go/activitybooklets/belovedbks/

Winning Website

Families On The Roadhttp://familiesontheroad.com/

We featured this website several years ago when it was just getting started!  It has grown into an awesome network of families who either full-time RV while homeschooling, go on the road most of the year as vendors at homeschool conventions, or have planned that "once in a lifetime" year or two off to live as nomads in a big adventure of travel.

The most recent activity on the website is a blog carnival of families-on-the-road who are writing on a common topic each month.  This month's entry is "finding friends on the road".  Wonderful reading!  :-)

Last Issue's Reader Question

"My daughter is in 6th grade and we both like Total Language Plus for her language program. However, it can get pretty intense going from one book to the next in this manner. What are some suggestions for us to use in between, where she will still be getting the full spectrum of language arts topics covered? Thanks!" -- Tricky

Our Readers' Responses

We didn't receive any answers for Tricky's question this past week, so I'm leaving it open for a few more days.  We'll publish your answers in the next regular issue!

Monday, March 7th, is a special High School edition.  We've received several answers for our high school related questions that I look forward to sharing with you all.

If you'd like to read and respond to the high school questions, they can be found in our previous issue here:   http://www.familyclassroom.net/Articles20111/20110224.html


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