AUG
28
2011

All About Spelling Giveaway!

Oh my goodness! If you haven’t tried All About Spelling yet you are soooo missing out! We started using this product last year and absolutely love love love it!

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I personally think they should have named it All About Phonics because it really is a phonics, spelling and reading program in my opinion. I wrote a review of it awhile back you can read my All About Spelling Review here.

I was previously using a different spelling program and my daughter was getting 100% on all her tests. I thought she was doing great until I realized that she was actually just memorizing her list for the week, but then later when asked to recall a word she should have learned it was long gone.

With All About Spelling, kids learn why words are spelled as they are. They drill the phonics rules until they are mastered and that is what has made the difference for us. I noticed a marked improvement in both the reading and writing skills of my children after starting this program. Now when they go to spell or sound out a word, I’ll remind them of the rules they’ve learned and they are able to figure it out on their own.

The lesson plans are well laid out and actually scripted for you if you like that. They also include hands on activities to make it a little more fun. I have a few Spelling Practice Ideas on my blog as well if you’re looking for more ideas to make spelling more hands-on and fun.

If you haven’t yet, make sure to visit All About Spelling: Don’t forget to let them know Erica @ Confessions sent you over!

 

Now for some super awesome homeschooling goodness…

I’ve had a lot of people ask for a giveaway from All About Spelling, so I contacted Marie Rippel and she was totally on board! So…drum roll please….I’m doing a giveaway for a FREE All About Spelling Level 1 plus the Deluxe Interactive kit!

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You will receive one free Level 1 Teachers Kit plus the the Deluxe Interactive Kit . The kit includes the same four items that the Basic Interactive Kit does:

PLUS three more components:

 

Mandatory Entry: {THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED}

Additional Optional Entries: (not required to win, leave a separate comment on this post for each additional entry)

@ericahomeschool is hosting an All About Spelling Giveaway! Enter thru 9/2/11! http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/?p=1333

Nitty Gritty Giveaway Details:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday September 2, 2011. Winner will be announced by Sunday September 4, 2011.
  • Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, winner will be chosen at random!
  • Please leave a way for me to contact you in your entry otherwise another winner will be chosen.
  • This giveaway is offered to US residents only!
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
  • NOTE: In order to enter the contest you must leave a comment on THIS post. To leave a comment scroll to the bottom of the post and click “Post a comment” (If you are reading this via RSS, you will need to visit my actual blog to post a comment.)
  • Disclosure: All About Spelling provided me with a free copy of their product to offer as giveaway on my blog. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

 

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  1. Rebecca McAllister says:

    Thanks to your earlier review, I have already tried All about spelling with my oldest, but would an additional set for my younger two to share!

    • Thank you for this post and your helpful blog! I would love towi. This for my son and daughter. My son struggles with phonics and is a very kinesthetic learner. I think this would be great! Thanks!

    • This is our first year home schooling. I have read the reviews of this program and would love to try it out this year!

    • I have tried building spelling skills, copywork, and sequential spelling- By the sounds of it, I need this spelling program the others are not working for us. This one looks so fun!

    • I have used this product before and I love it. I had level 1 a few years ago for my son who is now in a higher level, but I now have 2 other children who will need to use the program in the next few years. I would love to be able to offer them the same great program. I love ALL ABOUT SPELLING. It made such a difference in spelling skills for my oldest child. Thanks to Erica & Marie for this AWESOME giveaway!!!

      God Bless

    • How great it would be to win a giveaway! Especially to win All About Spellin! This is my 2nd year of homeschooling my son is 6 I have a 4yr old 2yr old and a gem on the way. I was just learning about All About Spelling from a friend on Saturday! And planned to try to purchase it asap to begin with my 4yr old! Seem Amazing! PS I am In Love with your Blog Thank You for all that you share! It is So Appreciated <3

    • Stacy hastings says:

      Hi! Would love to win your giveaway. Haven’t started homeschooling but am working with my pre-K kids.

    • We would love to win this! It is our first year homeschooling and I think the focus on phonics could really help my daughter.

    • Rebecca Hodges says:

      I would love this set! I have always wanted to try it, but I have never had enough in my homeschool budget!

    • Ive heard great feed back about the program. This is our first tear home schooling. My daughter is 9 and has health issues whiched caused her to miss a lot of school. The school was horrible during this time and now we are going to try home schooling. There’s so much to learn. All about spelling is on my wish list as I’ve meet a lot of home schoolers using it.

    • this would be great for my 1st grader

  2. I would so love to win this!! My daughter is in pre-k but I’m gathering materials for the long homeschooling road ahead!

  3. I’m often at a loss how to help my son with his spelling beyond rote memory, which as you said, is not often of lasting value. This program sounds terrific!

  4. Somer Quade says:

    Looks like a great resource!

  5. I’ve tweeted about this giveaway!

  6. I follow you on twitter!!

  7. I subscribe to you via email!

  8. I subscribe to you via RSS!

  9. I would like to win this because I’m new at this whole home-educating thing; all the decisions involved in getting started can be overwhelming, and having something in hand is one less decision to make. I’m trying to decide between this product and Sequential Spelling for next year.

  10. Annette Budd says:

    I would sure like to try this product. I have been homeschooling for twenty years. I have two graduates, a senior, a sophomore and a six and four year old. Some of my older children really struggled with spelling. I tried many different programs and never really found one that I liked. I’d like to start off my younger two children with a better foundation than I gave my older ones.

  11. michellelynn says:

    These materials looks amazing and my oldest is getting close to the age of readiness! It would be great to have this program in place and ready for him!

  12. michellelynn says:

    I subscribe via e-mail

  13. Um, I meant to say “one fewer.” And that I subscribe by email.

  14. Cristina Crossman says:

    I’m fairly new to homeschooling and I’ve hard of All about Spelling but have never used it. One of my daughters is struggling with reading and I could use any extra resources that could be beneficial. Thank you!

  15. Oh I’d LOVE to win this! We have looked at the All About Spelling curriculum for awhile now and it looks GREAT!

  16. Already subscribed to this website. :)

  17. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a free copy of All About Spelling Level 1 plus the Deluxe Interactive kit!!!!

  18. I would like to win this because I have a first grader that I would like to use it with this year…plus I could reuse it with his younger brother in a couple of years. :)

  19. I am already a subscriber via email.

  20. I subscribe via email to Confessions of a Homeschooler!

  21. Already following on Twitter! (bethanbabes)

  22. I LOVE following Confessions of a Homeschooler on Twitter (it allows me to “favorite” the exact articles I want to save and read or print it for later!)

  23. I would love to win this because I seriously need some help teaching my son this subject! Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. I would love this! We are actually planning on using this for the first time this year. I’m really looking forward to using this- looks like such a fun way to learn spelling/phonics!

  25. I tweeted about the All About Spelling giveaway! Now come on Sunday!

  26. Brandy Hurley says:

    I would love to win this product! I homeschool my 5 children and have realized they need this program!! I would love to win it!!

  27. I’d like to win because I have heard some great things about this program and my son is in need of this program thanks

  28. I would love to win this program as I have read so much about this and would love to give it a try!

  29. Just cirri us about why the giveaway is for US residents only. I live overseas but wouldn’t mind at all having the goods mailed only to my US address if I win, does that mean I could still enter?

  30. I would love to win this for my daughter, who is just learning to read and spell. I’ve heard from friends that this is a great program

  31. I just subscribed to your email.

  32. I love this program. I’d love a chance to win.

  33. I already subscribe to your blog – and love it!

  34. sherrie habel says:

    Would love this! Starting our 1st year of homeschool this year!

  35. Spelling is the only subject I don’t have a curriculum for this new school year. I have been thinking it over so much that I just gave up trying to figure out what to do for spelling. =p This would be great to have.

  36. I have heard great things about this program! Would love it ! :)

  37. Araceli Hansen says:

    I would love to have this product. We are going to start our first year of school with my son who is 5 and he would benefit from having this product. Thank you!

  38. I’d love to get this to use for my pre-schooler.

  39. I receive your posts through e-mail!

  40. Hi want to win this great way teach my little one about phonics .

  41. Katie Lewis says:

    I’m not really thrilled with the spelling program I have been using, would love a reason to try something new!!

  42. We would love to win a free copy of All About Spelling Level 1 plus the Deluxe Interactive kit! We are just starting your LOTW with our daughter and could use any extra supplies we can get our hands on to help her learn. :) Such a great giveaway!

  43. I am already a subscriber via email :) your stuff is awesome!

  44. Would love to win this for my son.

  45. I have heard so many great things about All About Spelling. We are just starting spelling this year with my son and I would LOVE to use this program. Due to budgeting for all of the supplies we need this year for both children’s schooling I was going to just use with my son what we used for my daughter. So winning this giveaway would give us the opportunity to use the program that I have heard so many wonderful things about.

  46. I subscribe via email to Confessions of a Homeschooler.

  47. jenni garverick says:

    I would LOVE to try AAS!

  48. jenni garverick says:

    I also subscribe to you via email…

  49. jenni garverick says:

    I follow you on Twitter…

  50. ChristaCarol Jones says:

    This looks like such a great tool for educating my first grader and then eventually my other two younger kiddos to help retention and understanding of spelling. Thanks for offering such a great contest!

    ChristaCarol Jones
    Christacarol_jones@yahoo.com
    http://christacarol.blogspot.com

  51. I would love to win this. I homeschool a 4th grader, 2nd grader and Kindergartener. The oldest 2 are horrible spellers and I am at my wits end with it. Spelling was always a sore spot with my husband and me as well, so I think its genetic. lol I could use all the help I can get. :P

  52. I subscribe to your blog. We would love to win the All about Spelling! hyrena@yahoo.com

  53. Brenna Laws says:

    Would love to have this to try it with my daughter!

  54. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I would really like this for my kids. They have a hard time with spelling.

  55. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I get your emails.

  56. Cheryl Valentine says:

    I was looking at this program! But I would love to win a free copy of All About Spelling Level 1 plus the Deluxe Interactive kit for my daughter! What a blessing to do this!! :)

  57. Jennifer Rivera says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  58. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE to have this set! My oldest is just starting preschool at home! So far, I love it and could really use more homeschooling supplies! You rock & are my favorite homeschooling blog!!! :D

  59. I subscribe to your newsletter via email!! I would love to win this!!
    valentinemom@ymail.com

  60. I never win these things but I going to give it a try, LOL Already a follower on Email and GFC:) Can reach me thru my blog:)

  61. I would to win this for my preschooler boy! This sounds like the perfect program for us this year! And next year for my daughter! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  62. I’m an email and RSS subscriber!

    elenaliu at gmail dot com

  63. I follow on twiiter with crafyliu!

    elenaliu at gmail dot com

  64. Would love to use this for my fabulous 1st grader! Thanks!

  65. I follow you and receive your rssfeed.

  66. I would LOVE to win this for my kids, I need a spelling program that tells the WHY and not memorizing.

  67. I love the idea of a program that teaches rules/how to think vs. rote memorization. We’re all about thinking around here.

  68. We’re just starting home schooling. This sounds awesome!

  69. I subscribe!

  70. We just started spelling this year (1st grade), so this would be a Godsend. Phonics/Reading is the one area I stress the most about. :-/ *fingers crossed*

  71. Gita Suchland says:

    Would love to have AAS in our curriculum.

  72. Gita Suchland says:

    I subscribe through RSS.

  73. Ra Thompson says:

    I appreciate all the info you share about different resources you have discovered!

  74. Heidi Tannarat says:

    We would love this! I was planning to purchase this for our next school year, but to win a copy would be *great* for our tight homeschool budget!

  75. Heidi Tannarat says:

    Already get my regular COAH emails.

  76. Oooh, I’d love to give this a try. :) And, really, isn’t that what we’re doing along with our kiddos? ;) I’ve already bought most of my curriculum for the year, and part of that plan was spelling lists, as you mentioned. Now I’m intrigued by the idea of Hayden (technically K, but practically first) learning the phonics rules, etc., instead of just memorizing his spelling words. Thanks for the chance to win it! And for the great ideas on your blog! I read it often!

  77. I’d love to win All About Spelling because it would so help me with teaching my kids how to spell/read and not just how but why.

  78. I follow you on twitter

  79. I get Confessions emails

  80. I would love to win All About Spelling because I’d like to try a different approach with my 4yo ~ plus it would be fun to win!!!

  81. I subscribe to Confessions via e-mail ~

  82. I am having such a hard time finding a spelling program. I also subscribe via email. The program looks like what I am looking for.

  83. I would like to win All About Spelling Level 1 plus the Deluxe Interactive kit!
    Spelling and phonics have been a challenge in our homeschool. WIth 3children and one on the way, this gift would get a lot of use. I think a visual approach would make a huge difference in teaching some of my children to spell. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  84. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I love your wonderful ideas and would love to use All about spelling with my kids with Autism. I think this would greatly benefit them in learning how to spell and sound out words.

  85. This is a great giveaway! Thanks! I have three little girls who I think this would be great to use for their spelling.

  86. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I subscribe via email!

  87. I subscribe to your RSS.

  88. I would love to win! I have a dyslexic son who struggles with Spelling and All About Spelling would help him immensly!

  89. Would love to try this with my daughter!

  90. my sons have autism and not only would this be great for spelling, but would help with their speech therapy as we work on the ability to say certain sounds!!!

    thanks

  91. Would love to have this for my daughter!

  92. Also signed up for email for extra entry.

  93. I just scrapped our Spelling Curriculum I bought for the year, it was Sequintial spelling, the kids just made these long lists and didn’t learn any rules and such. I really want my kids to learn the rules and to understand why things are spelled the way they are. I have been shopping for a spelling curriculum, and this is the one I want most, just can’t afford to buy it right now. So, that is why I would love to win this giveaway. Thank you.

  94. Kristina Best says:

    I could really use this for my 8 yr old son. He inherited my horrible spelling. I would also use this with my 4 yr old son who wants to be just like his older brother. :) Thank you for doing all that you do.

  95. I also follow you through email

  96. I have been wanting to try this program with my son but already have another program. It would be wonderful to have the opportunity to win this for him! I think this would be a better hands on option for him. I did not find out about it until I already had my other program. Thank you!!

  97. Subscibe via email

  98. I would love to win this kit for my daughter. She struggles with spelling and I am always on the lookout for creative ways to get her to learn her spelling words. This looks so cool!!

  99. Kristina Best says:

    I subscribe via email.

  100. I follow you via email.

  101. Kristina Best says:

    I follow you via twitter. (turtlekris79)

  102. I would love these materials to use with my son !!!

  103. I follow you via email too !!

  104. I would love to use this with my kindergarten son! :)
    kwasfamily@sbcglobal.net

  105. I subscribe via e-mail!
    kwasfamily@sbcglobal.net

  106. I would love to try this with my preschooler.

  107. I subscribe via email

  108. I just recently came upon your website and I love it!! I suscribe to you via email. I am new at homeschooling and I love reading all the great tips about different resources. This spelling sounds great for my son, I would love to win this!

  109. WOW! Wish I would have known about this before purchasing our curriculum for the year. Would LOVE to win this product!

  110. Spelling was my nemesis in childhood and I’m interested in doing anything I can to give my kids a strong phonics and spelling foundation. Thanks for the recommendation and review!

  111. Subscribe via email.

  112. Tweeted about the giveaway

  113. Follow on twitter

  114. Follow via RSS

  115. I would love to win. It would be a great help in teaching spelling to my son and daughter.

  116. I’d LOVE to win All About Spelling because I would love to experiment on my youngest two! ;)

    …danielle

  117. I would love All about spelling because I have heard such good things about it and would love to give it a try!

  118. i also subscribe to confessions via email!

  119. I would love to win the All About Spelling Level 1 with the Deluxe Interactive Kit!!! It looks GREAT!!

    Thanks!

  120. My son is such a hands on learner! This would be a great program for us! Thanks!

  121. I would love to win this with the Interactive Kit!! It looks GREAT!!!

  122. I subscribe via email

  123. You are in my RSS Google Reader

  124. I don’t have a twitter account but I follow you on FB… does that count?

  125. I tweeted….

    and I am following you on twitter now….

  126. Shannon Richardson says:

    I would love to win this! I found your site just a week or two ago and fell in love with the resources! I looked very closely at All About Spelling since you spoke so highly of it, but having bought curriculum already, it just wasn’t in the budget. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway!

  127. I still haven’t found a spelling curriculum that I like, so I would love to try this. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  128. I’m still trying to figure out what to use for spelling. I’ve always had AAS in the back of my mind, but was reluctant because of the cost. I’d love to win it because I think it will work.

  129. We are just starting our homeschooling journey and though I grew up with Abeka, looking into other things now. I recently have been reading about how to teach my kids to read and this kit goes perfectly with the approach I have been thinking of taking. (P.S. We have a stateside address as well.)

  130. I would love to try this with my 1st grader. We haven’t started spelling yet.

  131. I’m also an e-mail subscriber.

  132. I would love to win this because my daughter struggles with reading. It also looks like something that would help my son next year when we start working on reading with him!

  133. I would love this! I was just talking yesterday6 about my oldest son- he does well with reading and writing, but spelling is HORRIBLE! We need a new resource to help him get it.

  134. I subscribe via email.

  135. I follow you on Twitter!

  136. We would love, love, love to try AAS! We are trying to use Abeka right now but we are struggling!

  137. I would love to try this program with our girls! :)

  138. We love All About Spelling!

  139. Lori Pierce says:

    I would really love to win this product or one of the two gift certificates. This product looks like a great way to teach phonics and spelling!

  140. DS and I just started preschool and this would be a great addition. Especially since you said it’s more a phonics/spelling program. I’ve noticed a lot of schools in our area are not focusing on phonics anymore (which is just one more reason we’re homeschooling), so this would be fantastic.

  141. I also follow you via email.

  142. Thank you for the review! One of our four is way above grade level in math but under in spelling. I have yet to find a spelling program that actually works!! She is like one of yours a great “memorizer”. Outside of spelling time, however, she struggles in spelling them correctly so it’s not really sinking in! Thank you for all you do to share with all of us…what a blessing to all homeschoolers you are!

  143. Kristin Hursong says:

    I would love to win All About Spelling because my son is just learning to put letter together to form words and would love to start him out on the right foot. :D

  144. Kristin Hursong says:

    I subscribe via email

  145. I would love to win AAS! I’ve tried several spelling programs and have yet to find one that I’m satisfied with.

  146. I have been wanting to try All About Spelling. I would love to win this!!

  147. I subscribe via email

  148. Elizabeth B says:

    Great giveaway! I’m trying to stock up on homeschooling supplies as they come along and this one seems like a must for my pre-K little one!

  149. I am also an e-mail subscriber!

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