Thursday, October 11, 2007

the tests have begun...

Last week, Samuel took his first real test--a spelling test--the kind you have to study for. And because I wanted his test taking career to get off on the right foot, we studied for it all week until Thursday morning. I say "we studied for it" because really, it seems clear to us now that second grade homework is for the parents, as well.

The spelling list had all of the regular beginning of second grade words like "hat," "man," and "pat," but then it also had the bonus words that were taken from their math lesson and included "equation," "digit," "addition," "probability," and "addend."

Apparently, practice does make perfect (thanks, Franklin!) and though S wasn't completely sure he needed the constant drilling from his freaky mom, he went along with my madness. And when he came home at the end of the day, this is what he had to show me:



And this is the proud boy: