I love to open the kid's backpacks every afternoon when they get home from school. There is always some sort of treat for me - a spelling test, a drawing, a writing assignment.
And now I have proof that they aren't being completely honest when I ask the question, "What did you do at school today?" and get "nothing" as their typical response. Busted!
Sarah's backpack always contains some sort of writing that she did that day. Her teacher will give the class a prompt and then they have to write several sentences. And they aren't allowed to ask for help on spelling. They are supposed to sound out the words and do the best they can.
Sarah usually spells her sight words correctly but the rest of her spelling usually cracks me up. I think she likes to see how long she can make the words.
They have been studying ocean life and it looked as if she was asked to draw some things that live in the ocean and label them.
Here is what she wrote and my translation:
Star fuyshhh - Star fish
Euyll - Eel
Poufr fuyshhh - Puffer fish
Wauyll - Whale
Ockduypusss - Octopuss
Jlay fuyshhh - Jelly fish
Cauyb - Crab
Notice that she spelled fish the same way each time. She may not be correct - but she's consistant!