>Actual thoughts running through my head while I corrected the first spelling tests of the year…
This developmental work study is good for my struggling students. Seven, eight, nine out of ten – these guys rocked their first test!
This girl in the higher level group didn’t study at all. Typical. She’s capable, but doesn’t work hard. That’s my goal for her this year; teach her all about effort and how hard work can pay.
Oh, dear, only one out of ten. Should I reassign this kid to an easier group? No, not yet. He needs to first learn to study.
Prefixes group handled the prefixes well, but the roots stymied them. Disbelief? First, learn to spell belief.
Here’s another high level reader and writer. She’s one who expects to know everything from the get-go. My goal for her this year: study skills. Take her from her high level and move her higher. Note to self; she may resist, as she’s accustomed to school being easy.
All that from a list of ten words. Wow. And I didn’t even mention the girl who spelled the word favor F-A-V-R-E.
>Our girls find school really, really easy. We always stress working hard because we know it will get more challenging as they get older. It's hard, though, when they don't find anything challenging right now.
>Spelling is the BANE of Mr. T's existence. Always.