Spelling and Beyond

My third grader came home with his first spelling test two weeks ago. We had studied the words during the week and he knew them all well.

There were, however, three words with the letter p in them that he had written above the line so that the bottom of the p stem touched the line and the other letters were floating above it. Each letter p was circled in red and there was a “-1″ next to those words. His total score was 13/16 on a test where every word was spelled perfectly. The teacher wrote, “You are an amazing speller. I think next time you will not confuse p/P.”

I almost ripped up the test.

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