Giggle. Just heard the funniest editorial on the News. I hope I can find the text version of it tomorrow or a YouTube. Priceless.
The school says they've been teaching spelling the past several years to my son. Not true.
Our students have a spelling workbook, it is done at home exclusively. After 14 straight years of spelling books coming home I genuinely learned to hate that approach. Time consuming busy work. Frankly by 5th grade I wish they would shift to vocabulary.
They need to teach it somehow.
Heck, they haven't even taught them times tables. I knew those in third grade.
So, I'm left to get this done before next year because obviously they aren't going to do it.
My parents taught me how to read and spell, before I started school. That's what I hope to do with my future kids.
There are also some real good math computer programs that are fun and effective for learning tables.
Spelling harder to teach solo, there are very different approaches out their for that. I am a big fan of phonics. It is a process that seems to stick.
I've told the story before, my DD could read little kid chapter books at 4 years old. I didn't understand how she taught herself to read and all she could say when I discovered she could fluently read was looking at me strangely and saying everyone knows how to read. :dizzy: It was
What age do kids start school in Australia?
It's meeting day! But DD is coming home for the weekend.
And I need to check my paycheck. I was supposed to get a pay raise.
Missed the last step of the ladder yesterday, not pretty.
:cruise: Hope Nicholas had nice weather for his cruise.