Every weekend that the kids are home, Dove, who is 6, and I have reviewed her spelling words, and she reads out loud to me or to her daddy. She actually enjoys it and calls it “playing school”, and we make it fun by throwing in silly words that are not on her spelling list or making up off-the-wall sentences with her spelling words.
Though some concerns were expressed at the beginning of the school year, it is obvious while working with Dove that lack of ability is definitely not her issue. She is far ahead of her class in the workbook we’ve been using, recognizes words quickly, enjoys reading, and is also proficient in math, if the proper boundaries are drawn and she is nudged to do the work, instead of staring at the wall waiting for the correct answer to magically materialize, or mentally wandering off in a quest to entertain herself. I strongly suspect the “proper boundaries” part is not happening at school or in her other home.
The facts speak for themselves, actually.
All school year, while Dove has been with us every other weekend and “playing school”, she has made nearly all 100’s on her spelling tests, never dropping below a 90%. Thanks to the holiday schedule, the kids haven’t been home in several weeks, and it shows loud and clear in their grades.
Since being with Crow and no time here, Dove’s spelling test grades have plummeted to almost a C.
Need I say more? I didn’t think so.
Maybe Dove’s next spelling test will include words like “deadbeat mother”, “neglect”, “pathetic”, and “worthless”. With a womb-for-rent like Crow, Dove should ace those.