Curious about spelling rules for making words plural, such as why we add S to some words but ES to others? Find answers in this comprehensive blog post! Awhile ago, I posted about the spelling contract that I use with my kids. Its available in my TPT store.
We still have a list of words for the week, but we are finding ways to make it more fun and meaningful. There are 2 versions, so you can choose which works best for your students. We use an app called The Spelling Bee on the iPad. You can type in your own words to use, and there are different activities for students to complete and earn badges. There are many other apps as well that are great, but this is the only one we have actually bought and used.
It sure is hard to please everyone, huh?! I've had that same problem this year. I'm a second year teacher and last year I had a split, so I am finally just now feeling organized myself! I send home a weekly packet - out Monday, due back Friday.