A former teammate (thanks Heather!) introduced me to Wordly Wise when we taught 5th grade. The vocabulary program is NOT easy and I remember my parents (and students) COMPLAINING about how hard it was. To give myself a dose of my own medicine, I ordered it for the girls.
My parents were right…IT IS HARD!
For Syd- each week there are 12 words and there is a different activity for each day of the week that has to do with the words. I really feel like I am preparing the girls for the SAT instead of just vocabulary building!
The ultimate goal is to use these as spelling words. We have not done any spelling tests yet.
Stacey’s really is a bit easier. She only has 10 words, has to listen to a story and then follow the directions that I give her using her words. Stacey begs for WW each day even though her schedule only does it every other day. And when she begged for her spelling test that I had not prepared, I gave her an oral one…she only misspelled 1 word–nation. She could not remember how to spell the “tion” part. (Have I mentioned that she JUST turned 6 in June???)