We tried spelling clothespin CVC (consonant-vowel-consonant) words for the first time today. The idea is from a blog called Creating a Learning Environment. I wrote out words that end in -at or -an on craft sticks, then wrote the letters a, b, c, D, f, h, m, n, p, r, s, t and v on clothespins. Then I sat on the couch with the materials and asked Miss Giggles (3 years old) if she wanted to play. She did, and we started sounding out and spelling words.
The Singer came over and wanted to try, too. For this first time, they only spelled two or three words each. They were both very proud of themselves, and The Singer saved her “flag” to show Grandmama.