How Do You Spell...?

4:09 AM , 0 Comments

Today was the girls' last day of term.  Now we have two weeks of holidays!

At the end of each term they bring home an assessment folder showing examples of their work, various tests and general 'this is how your child is doing' information on the main skills (reading, writing, maths) for the term.

MiddleMiss had a spelling test in her assessment folder.  Both J and I found it rather entertaining:

Only minor mistakes with those ones, but the next few take a bit of deciphering:
apresheate (appreciate)
signatrer (signature)
espeshly (especially)
fimiler (familier)
sematery (cemetery)
garanty (guarantee)

But these ones I love:
enthooseastick (enthusiastic)
sicksesful (successful)
politishen (politician)
misalanese (miscellaneous - this one took a bit of figuring out)

And there's a few that I can't make out what the word is supposed to be.

I'm sure you're probably wondering why they even give those sorts of words to a 6 year old to be tested on.  Basically, a whole list of words are read out, starting with easy ones (on, the, go, me) then getting harder and the kids spell as many as they can and they're graded based on how many they get right.  As the classes are mixed grade (three year levels to the one teacher), the words are a broad range.

So, we're not too worried that she got all these big words wrong, especially as her spelling level is that of a 10 year old according to the words she did get right!


Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


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