STUPID Spelling Words
Posted January 17, 2010on:
Ya gotta LOVE elementary spelling lists.
Last week’s words win the prize.
My 3rd grader, M1,
came home with
on her list.
Now, is that REALLY a word EVERY 3rd grader MUST KNOW how to spell in order to be considered ‘well-educated’ or at the very least, ‘competent’?
be on the big state
‘Standards of Learning’ test?
What is the EDUCATIONAL VALUE, the LEARNING OBJECTIVE,
in a 3rd grader’s knowing how to spell this particular word?
Will my kid be READING
Of Mice and Men,
Flowers for Algernon
or Hey, Dummy
IN 3RD GRADE
wherein she will
and its synonyms
If my kid misspells ‘STUPID’ on her test,
does this mean she will be
What if the STUPID kids misspell ‘STUPID’?
‘STUPID’ on ANY school-sanctioned spelling list is STUPID.
No, I take that back.
Let’s go ahead and teach’em
and each of its conjugations.
Then my 9-year-old
will be able to say that
on ANY school-sanctioned spelling list is
My little first grader fared no better last week.
She came home with ‘WORD FAMILIES’.
‘AT’ family: bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, vat, flat, slat, splat…
‘UG’ family: bug, dug, hug, jug, mug, rug, plug, slug…
‘UT’ family: but, cut, hut, nut, put, rut…
One night her homework was to choose
four spelling words from the list,
and then to compose sentences
using each of those chosen words.
At the beginning of the school year, it was SHEER TORTURE for my M2 to come up with those measly FOUR easy sentences.
Now, midway into the year, she’s a pro.
No longer must SassyMama sit beside her and agonize for eternity over the construction of her sentences.
At this point, M2 does this assignment on her own, and when finished, she brings her work for me to check.
This week, she was particularly quick with her sentences.
In no time at all, she presented her sentences for my approval.
(quite proudly, I must add)
“I walk my dog.”
“He sat in the chare.”
“The sqwerl ate a nut.”
“My sister is not a slut.”
I’m pretty sure
our school district
would not only
I think they’ll bump’er
straight to the senior class.
P.S. She MEANT to write ‘SLUG’.