I am glad that we use www.spellingcity.com with the premium membership that I have from them I am able to put some of the Chinese words that our tutor has us learning into Nate's spelling word list. I have to write the words in 'pinyin' and I can't have any punctuation like when words come from Google translate, but I can put in the meaning of the words and create a sentence that can be used with the words.
So far we have learned to say: apple, cherry, tangerine, orange, pear, banana, watermelon, peach, and, and grape. We also learned words for push, pull, door, doorbell, and how to say push the doorbell. I learned a few more words than Nate did but that is okay, he will learn them as I get better at saying them around the house. We also learned some not so nice words in Chinese as we had cable installers at the house Sunday and when they hit their fingers with the hammer that was putting nails into the wall to hold the new cable they were running I'm sure we learned all manner of curse words. They didn't hurt their fingers in our apartment, but we could hear them on the floors below us shouting loudly their displeasure.
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I want to tell everyone about the wonderful site that I have found that helps me with teaching spelling words and making the learning fun for my son. This site has wonderful games that can be played with the spelling words so that learning the words isn't difficult. I also like the ability that I have for making my own word lists. We print out spelling tests so that we can have a physical copy of what he is doing in school. Spelling words have transformed into something that is fun for my son. I've recommended this site to some other homeschooling parents and they to enjoy the success that we've had with Spelling City.com
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