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16th June 2015

Tricky words to spell

tricky words to spell

Kaycee’s always had trouble with her spelling. She’s always loved reading and is a brilliant writer but she doesn’t like not being able to spell so I bought her some cards from Amazon to help her.

Tonight at bedtime, instead of reading, I did a spelling test for Kaycee and Ella and we had great fun 🙂

Ella finds spelling much easier than Kaycee and that sometimes makes Kaycee feel worse. It’s horrible seeing her upset about it. I really want to help her confidence as much as her ability to spell so we’re going to work on 12 words at a time and we won’t be moving on until they’ve both learnt them.

I read the words out and the girls tried spelling them. Then after we’d checked how they’d done, we used three words to make sentences for them to write, for example, The precious stone tasted delicious to the vicious dinosaur.
They loved it and want to work on their spellings again tomorrow 🙂


Remote control buggy – Review

Aiden’s had loads of different remote control cars over the years. He’s never really been that interested in them so when this remote control buggy arrived, I gave it to Kaycee and Ella instead!
They loved it right away and pestered me to take the photos so they could open it and have a go. One of them put the batteries (which were included) in the car while the other put them in the remote control and out they went.
This is where we made a mistake.
Kaycee put it on the lawn and tried to make it move.
The lawn hadn’t been cut for about 2 weeks and there was no way it was going to work its way through that tall grass!
I did try to film them but it wasn’t very successful (I need more practice at taking video!).
The only downside we’ve found is the battery usage; unfortunately, they soon ran down. We put new ones in and they didn’t last very long either so next time we’re going to spend a little more on the batteries because the cheap ones obviously don’t have enough power.
Despite not being able to play with it for very long, they did have lots of fun and I think this may be the start of a remote control car obsession for the two of them!


Remote control buggy

We were sent the remote control car in return for an honest opinion.

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