Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spelling Lesson

I let Kid stay home from school again today. I just thought she was tired and needed to sleep and just let today be an *easy* day emotionally. (Plus, I was really tired from staying up late watching Lost...just kidding).

When she woke up (2 hours after she would have had to get up for school), I told her we would do a practice homeschool day.

We started with the assignment her teacher had emailed me. Then we went on to practice her spelling words.

When we introduce new spelling words I usually give it in the context of a sentence.

So when I told her "kicked", I followed it with...

"I accidentally kicked you in the head." (As if that isn't what came to your mind first, too)

Then Kid said...

"Which actually happens all the time at school."

"Except... it isn't an accident." She finished.

8 comments:

Running in Alabama said...

speechless.

G in Berlin said...

Wow. I am so sorry. For all of you.

Mrs Furious said...

Not her, thankfully. I'm hoping she's kind of kidding. Although, I guess there is an super physically aggressive kid in her class that waits at the bottom of the slide and wails the kindergartners. She actually told me a story about him the other day saying he asked her to play with him... but she wasn't into what he was doing. When I asked he what it was she said "Hitting kindergarteners with sticks at the bottom of the slide." To which I said "Well, I'm glad you weren't into it."

Bob said...

Walt is actually Jacob, but as an adult.

Dan said...

I was happy to discover your blog today. I was unable to find a contact link. I hope it's OK that I'm contacting you through a public comment. I've developed an educational program for Windows called SpellQuizzer that helps children learn their spelling and vocabulary words without the battle that parents often have getting them to sit down and write them out while the parents dictate to them. The parent enters the child's spelling words into the software making a sound recording of each word. Then the software helps the child practice his or her words. It really helped my children with their weekly spelling lists and I think it might be useful for you and your daughter.

I would appreciate your reviewing SpellQuizzer in Mrs. Furious. If you are interested in hosting a giveaway of a SpellQuizzer license I'd be happy to supply a free license to the winner. You can learn more about the program at www.SpellQuizzer.com. There's a video demo you can watch at www.spellquizzer.com/SpellQuizzer-Demo.htm and a community site where SpellQuizzer users can share their spelling lists with one another (www.SpellQuizzer.com/Community). Finally, there's a page targeted to homeschooling families at www.spellquizzer.com/spelling-software-for-homeschoolers.htm. I'd be happy to send you a complimentary license for the software. Please let me know if you are interested.

Thank you very much!

Dan Hite
TedCo Software
Dan@SpellQuizzer.com

Deb said...

I don't know whose comment was funnier, Bob's or Dan's.

Jenny The Bold said...

I have a question-and maybe it's a stupid question? But-if you decide to homeschool Kid would you also homeschool Baby???

Mrs Furious said...

Dan,
Thanks for the offer, I would have loved to try that out. Unfortunately, I have a Mac and can't use a windows program.



Jenny The Bold,
I don't know!!!!!! :) Today we are thinking of putting Kid back in a private school setting. It's just the financials that are the issue (of course). We know she'd thrive there, so we're going to start working things and seeing if we can do it long term. It is very expensive, we may or may not qualify for financial aid. Baby is a very different Kid and we'll just see where we are at when she is school aged. She needs to go into CIA training or something...

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