True Story.

Spelling starts this year for my first grader. It’s been amazing to watch her learn over the last three years. I have seen it all. It has been fun to watch her struggle through challenges and see the little light bulb go off. I am a little apprehensive about spelling. Somehow, it just seems so daunting.

In the first four weeks, we have a review of phonics and then the spelling lists begin. I’ve been waiting to see how she will do. She has spelled three letter words out in various ways with magnets and things, but SPELLING just seems so grown up.

In the pursuit of practice~ I pulled out some letter flashcards. I made four piles. First was 5 letters like C, B, M, F, S. The second pile only had A. The third pile had T, S, N, D, and I threw in a V just to keep her on her toes. The instructions were to pull a letter from each of the three piles and make a word. The fourth pile was all the extra letters and it was set off to the side.

I stepped out of the room to switch a load of laundry and when I came back in, I was expecting to find  C A T ,                    M A T…you know those types of things.

I N S T E A D, this was the result…


True Story.

I love this girl.

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8 Responses to True Story.
  1. Cindy
    September 16, 2011 | 10:44 pm

    A girl after John’s own heart!

    • just a night owl
      September 16, 2011 | 11:09 pm

      lol. I am mixed with laughter, pride, and horror. 🙂 ox

  2. Shawn Walton
    September 17, 2011 | 7:01 am

    Just goes to show it’s not what we say, it’s what we do! Love it!!

    • just a night owl
      September 17, 2011 | 8:10 am

      and where we go! lol!!!!

  3. Angie
    September 18, 2011 | 7:29 am

    I think Target was one of the first words my daughter spelled too! Funny. I know it was one of the first she sight read.

  4. Cindy
    September 12, 2012 | 11:23 pm

    Commercialism is alive and well! It was the bulls eye store for such a long time at our house. LOL Love the pics! PRICELESS!

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