I believe I heard about Abby Cadabra, Super Speller by Joan Holub before at Children Grow, Children Explore, Children Learn blog, so I was very pleased when Anna unearthed this book in the easy reader section of the library. It’s a great story about two competitive witches that try their best to win a spelling bee. Now almost every day Anna asks me to play “a witch school”. I am happy to oblige, since I sneakily modified an original rule. We take turns, and each of us has to spell the word, explain the spelling rule, then make a short story about the word, draw the picture about the word and then write the word. It seems like a lot, but each turn only takes about 5 minutes, and it’s a lot of fun for both of us. I try to rhyme my stories while Anna comes up with elaborate and hilarious scenarios for hers. In the meantime I discovered that she is quite adept in spelling three letter words, and I am hoping that she will learn some new spelling rules as we keep playing this game. I think we are going to add acting out the word too… on the other hand, my last word to spell from Anna was a paper airplane.