ZAF – Spello What’s New Leigh Redman
Education doesn’t stand still. So neither does Spellodrome.
Being online is great. Unlike almost every other type of resource, when we create something new (or update something we already have) our students, teachers or parents can get access to it right away. No updates, no extra charges. Just the latest and greatest Spellodrome, all the time.
We release new things regularly and we’ll tell you about it here.
Our new students can bring with them learning gaps that feel like chasms. Before you panic and reach for extra homework, assessments and assignments, remember that our first duty to our new students is to
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The holidays: A time for eating, travel, fun with family, relaxation and, potentially, homework. It’s a debate that’s been going on for years: Does study time have any place during school vacations? The