By Tracy M
compassion wonder librarian community classroom
responsibility secretary enthusiasm custodian.
Wouldn’t you be? What is the crap? I mean honestly, a 6-year-old should be able to spell these?? Seems like these words might be more appropriate in a fifth grade class, ya think? Am I just clueless? Is this a product of the No Child Left Behind garbage?
The worste part is, when I worked on these with my son, he didn’t even know the meaning of most of them, let alone how to phonetically sound them out. He ended up in tears this morning (big, big tears) when I reminded him that his spelling test was today.
What the Holy Haystacks is going on?
Is this why we see tutoring centers sprouting up faster than dandelions in the spring? Let’s pause for just a moment, and consider, perhaps, if our kids are needing tutoring at the FIRST GRADE level, maybe we aren’t teaching the right things. MAYBE their little brains are not developed enough for some of the rubbish in the test all the teachers have to teach to now.
He also came home yesterday as told me, proudly, “Mama, I’m too good for drugs!”
Gag! ”What did you just say, baby? Do you know what the word “drugs” means?”
“No, mom. What’s drugs?”
Thanks, school system. Thanks. A. Lot. HE IS SIX YEARS OLD.
Honestly, this morning I thought, for more than a second, about pulling my kids and homeschooling.
Someone, please tell me, Am I crazy? Or is the world?
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