Here's Jadon's latest spelling test. It came home with the Kindergarten 3rd quarter grade card:
If you look carefully, you'll notice that the first word on the list is 'shit.' Now, unless the Kindergarten teacher really wants the kids to have a colorful vocabulary at an early age, I would hazard a guess that this is not the intended word. In fact, you can see that the word should be 'ship.' I'm sure the teacher had a nice laugh as she corrected this one. Note to Kindergarten teachers everywhere: 'ship' is an unfortunate spelling word for these youngsters...lots of room for error here.
I considered writing a quick note to the teacher, something to the effect of:
"Dear Teacher, I must apologize for my son's abhorrent language on the spelling test. I don't know where he gets the idea he can say shit like that."
I wondered, though, if she would find the humor in my note. So I abstained and instead decided to save this little gem of a spelling test for him to see when he's older. This is scrapbook material, people.
In the meantime, we'll keep working on our spelling words. Bad spellers of the world, untie!