Tuesday, August 21, 2007

What? Am I supposed to know everything?

Yesterday I was helping Abby with her 1st grade homework. She had to write to 100 and do a worksheet with words on one side of the sheet and pictures on the other,,,we like drawing lines at this age, so we did. Knowing from experience with the Terrorist that they also had Spelling words to learn every week in 1st grade, I thought perhaps these were her Spelling words. (Hey, it makes sense to me, the more you see em, the easier to spell em, right?)

Anyway, there were 6 or 8 words,,, not many,,, and I figured she could learn a couple every day and she'd be "ready Freddy" by test time on Friday.

After finishing our lines between the words and pictures, we practiced spelling the first two words. We sounded them out, we repeated them over and over, we sang them, we discussed them, and in 20 minutes or so, she could spell FORK and FOX without a second's hesitation. This was a good thing and this Nanaw was as proud as Abby was that she already knew her first 2 spelling words for the week.

However,,,it seems there's always a however in this household,,,I found out this morning that those were her READING words and not her SPELLING words.

Hell's Bells. Now the poor kid only has 3 days to learn her spelling words.

I told Jami to tell her teacher to give her extra points for being able to spell 2 of her Reading words.

As for Zach, he didn't have homework, didn't bring home even 1 book, didn't have anything to say about his day at school, so who knows what went on.

I think I need a nap.


AndiePandie said...

Maybe he's just tuckered out from having so many teachers. :)

T*mmy said...

Abby is a cutie, I'd give her points just for being cute!!
I thought I was the only one that says "hells bells" teehee!!

Sally said...

Well, at least now Abby will have those two down if they ever come up in a spelling test. You're such a great NaNaw! And, she is such a cute little girl. :)

PEA said...

Abby is just adorable:-) It figures the words she learned to spell were not the right ones...I so remember helping my sons with their homework and getting them completely mixed up! lol xox

Zarahs said...

I hope she gets extra points! What great ideas you have for helping her with her homework.

willowtree said...

Ah, now I understand why there's so much illiteracy! There's Spelling words, and there's Reading words!

So if I extrapolate that, means you don't necessarily have to know how to spell words to be able to read them. Makes sense!

Cindra said...

Don't be worried if there is no homework the first night... it's the nights that follow....