An Important Note About Spelling

posted Sep 20, 2014, 9:05 AM by Stephanie Gerlach   [ updated Sep 20, 2014, 9:06 AM ]
  New Spelling words in 3rd grade will not necessarily be given out on Mondays, nor will Spelling tests always take place on Fridays, as may have been the case in previous grades. Instead, Spelling word lists are given out whenever we begin a new story in our Treasures Reading book.  Because the story selections are longer and more complex than last year, it may take 7 or 8 days rather than 5 days before we move on to the next story and the next set of Spelling words.    While I recognize that this may take getting used to, one advantage is that students will have a longer time period to practice and study their words before they are tested on them.  Normally, I will only give 2 homework assignments for each word list.  Students practice their Spelling words in class daily by completing exercises in their Spelling workbooks.