How do you get ready for the spelling test? Mine write out flashcards at school to help the process. It's the American way.
When they bring them home. We have to learn them, but how? Dull, dull, dull.
We cheat. We spread them out on the carpet and bounce on the tramplene. We pretend it's a game. I call out a word and they dive to retrieve the right card. They read it aloud from the card, which of course is even more cheating, because we're sneaky like that.
Now my eye sight is poor. I'd have a hard time bouncing up and down and trying to recognise a card right down there on the carpet, not necessarily the right way up. I'd have an even harder time if the cards looked like this.
It's not hieroglyphics nor wingdings.
Tuesday, October 09, 2007