Thursday, October 18, 2007

Gimme a Break (Notice I spelled give me wrong!)

These are just five out of the twenty impossible spelling words my 8 yr. old needed to learn this week.
  1. eclipse
  2. astronomy
  3. satellite
  4. observe
  5. Uranus

I think it's a sure sign that these are too difficult when the parents need to look at the paper to make sure they are spelling it right! (Darn school district that emphasizes academic excellence!) I'm tempted to tell Paige to "throw the game" on Monday when she takes the pretest. Three or more wrong and we would be on easy street. :)


Sonny said...

Spelling has always been difficult for me . . . and I was a TEACHER!

I remember being observed during my student aiding my Junior year of college . . . for some reason I blanked out on how to spell forest. Is it two r's? . . . I ended up spelling it forrest and feeling like a complete tool. It's a bit embarrassing when a college professor needs to correct you on a first grade spelling word!

Hukt on foniks werkt fr me!

MiniMe Mom said...

Yikes! I am okay with spelling if I have seen the word recently. Something that I have not used in a while, like for example Uranus, would be hard for me to spell too!

Amy said...

I will be the first to admit that I live for spell check and really don't know what I would do without it!! Thanks Bill Gates...or whom ever invented it!!

Amanda said...

What I really want to know is are they pronouncing it Yur anus or Urine iss these days?? It's a lose lose situation.