18 February, 2012

(Mis)spellings

Today my daughter brought home the list of spellings that she has to learn for her school test next week. When I glanced at her spelling book, I had rather a shock. Three of the words were spelt like this:

‘originaly’
‘succesful’
‘beatiful’

She’d copied these words down from the board, where her teacher had written them, and they’d been marked as correct by her teacher. And this isn’t the first time...

Call me old fashioned, but what’s the point of a child trying to learn words that are incorrectly spelt? Looks like I’ll need to have a quiet word in said teacher’s ear tomorrow.

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