When do you intro your first spelling list? Our curriculum doesn't begin until the 3rd week. The previous 1st grade teacher began the 1st week using sight/high frequency & word families words. In Kinder, I began the 2nd quarter. I introduced the new list on Fri. (more time for parents to help) & gave test on Fri., no pre-test. We worked on them in class as well as homework such as write the words 2 times, rainbow write, word boxes, word search puzzles, etc. The 1st grade teacher introduced words on Mon., gave a pre-test on Wed. then test on Fri. If they received an A+ on Wed., they didn't take the test Fri. (She did start sending the list home on Fri. when I explained to her why I did it that way). Now I'm in 1st grade! I still plan to send the list home on Fri. I'm also wondering if I should do a spelling list for next week or just wait & go with the lessons? The words the previous teacher used are words this group had with me last year & they know them. Do you give a pre-test? I'm thinking I may not, because actually on Thursday's Language paper they have to write some (not all) of the spelling words as it is. Soooo what do you do?