October 07, 2009

Solving Problem in Spelling

I sometimes found difficulties in teaching Ian how to spell words for his language art lesson although I know I shouldn't since he's only on 1st grade. He said to me once, "It's ok with my teacher Ma. She said I did a good job, only have to study a little bit harder in spelling. Just a little bit! "
haha...that's the point!

Yesterday he has to memorize the words 'pretzel' and 'teasing'. Just on our way to school this morning I found a silly way to memorize it. I don't know if it's good or not for a kid to learn, but I found he could laugh a lot and could spell it right, not forget again. I also love this quickie way of memorizing.

This is what I've done..
For 'pretzel' I compared the begining sound of 'pretzel' to sound of his farted 'prettt..'
This made him laugh out loud at the car. He said "I know how to write it, easy peasy Ma.."

For the other word 'teasing' I remind him how he loves our teatime together at the afternoon.
While we having our tea we can also hear our heart 'sing' happily. Just mix the 2 of them, 'tea' and 'sing'.
you know what..it works!
I don't care if it's a 'silly method' or not for learning as long as he feel happy to learn words and memorize easily :)


mumsgather said...

I think its a wonderful method, Henny, not silly at all. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

That's cute! :) Great thinking.