You'll see that Remi pulls his words down to the edge of the table. This is easier for him because he can line them up straight. I say whatever works best for your child, do that. It might be easier to build the word right on top of the written word. Just experiment.
Some of you had asked some questions about spelling and about how I have the boys doing different things at the same time so I hope this gives you some good ideas. On my right hand tool bar you'll see the 1+1+1=1 blog and she always has tips for making school work with muliple children.
Also if you go to www.starfall.com you will see lots of fun reading/letter/word family games and activities. James did the "at" family stuff today and both boys made some of the "All About Me" books. It's a fun little site to go to every now and then.