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Monthly Archives: July 2016

Why Does Spelling You See Use a Timer?


Learn about the benefits of using a timer in Spelling You See in this blog post.

Why does Spelling You See use a time limit of ten minutes for a dictation? Does it really matter? Why do we even have a time limit in the first place? What if my child dislikes the timer? These may have been questions that you thought of as you began your Spelling You See experience.…
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What To Do When You’re Boring


Yanpeng, a thin, round-faced ninth-grader from China, came into the dormitory office and flopped down on the couch. “I’m boring!” he declared.

Yanpeng, a thin, round-faced ninth-grader from China, came into the dormitory office and flopped down on the couch. “I’m boring!” he declared. I rarely corrected the students’ speech unless their phrasing meant something directly opposed to what they meant to communicate. I chuckled in spite of myself, “Yanpeng, you mean, ‘I’m bored,’” I corrected. Though…
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The Truth about Knitting (Spoiler Alert: It’s Math)


This is a story about how a proud non-math user, who would have sworn she had no use for algebra, found math in knitting.

This is a story about how a proud non-math user, who would have sworn she had no use for algebra, had an eye-opening encounter with upper-level math in the real world through knitting and lived to brag about it. When I was homeschooling my twins and we were learning about skip counting (covered in Primer…
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How to Set Your Children Up for Success


How do we set our children up for success no matter the circumstances?

What does this look like on a daily basis? How do we set our children up for success no matter the circumstances? By being present, being engaged – putting our phones and our duties aside and engaging in life with our kids. As parents, we often feel the need to make sure we are covering…
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Tales from Customer Service: When Your Child Has Learning Differences


"I am a mom who has walked that road. My husband has dyslexia. My daughter has dyslexia." Read the rest of Amanda's story in the blog post.

Welcome to the fourth part of the Customer Service interviews at Demme Learning. Amanda, Linda, Mary, Patti, Sandra, and Sindy tell about their favorite parts of their jobs: talking to you. What’s the funniest reason a person has had to hang up the phone? Sandra: It was like three different things happened [at once]. One…
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Are Phonics Taught in Spelling You See?


We're often asked if Spelling You See uses phonics to teach spelling. Learn how Spelling You See's use of phonics differs from most other programs.

We’re often asked if Spelling You See uses phonics to teach spelling. Learn how Spelling You See’s use of phonics differs from most other programs. It’s fun to be at a homeschooling convention and watch someone leaf through a Spelling You See book for the first time. The puzzled looks are often followed by questions…
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