I haven't started doing anything yet, just browsed through my book, but I noticed that there's only 1700 words on the Ayer's list.
At the suggested rate of 30 words a week, we should be done with that list in two years or so... but at the end it says that this list should be completed by the sixth grade.
What am I missing? Is there time for review that I'm not seeing because I skimmed? Do most people also add words of interest to their kid/students and lengthen it? Do people generally, working at home, run through the list in a couple of years and then do something else until their kid leaves home, no more spelling lessons? (That'd be fine with me, but I want to make sure that's how this is planned out!)
The solution, alas, is not "Buy the teacher's guide" because I do not have any money at all, I'm afraid.