Monday, November 18, 2013

Audrey Lately

Audrey makes me laugh.  She is so creative, I just love her.  Her and Phoenix have been into Legos lately, one night she decided that she wanted to make a toilet out of legos.  I smiled at her and told her I was excited to see it, but I had no idea that she would do such a good job.  She made an entire bathroom!!  I don't know if my pictures do it justice, but it really was amazing.  And she whipped it up in no time!  

Another things that makes me laugh (and cry a little) is Audrey's spelling.  It's bad.  Real bad.  I wasn't sure how it compared with other second graders, but it seemed...shall we say "below average" ?  I had a parent teacher conference and I asked her teacher (who is wonderful) how I can help her with her spelling.  Her teacher got a look of genuine sympathy on her face, and truthfully said "honestly, some kids have it, and some kids don't".  It made me laugh, and I was kind of relieved.  I obviously always correct her spelling, I try to help her sound it out on her own, we do her weekly spelling words, and yet, a lot of it has not sunk in...yet.  I still have hope...but it was oddly comforting to know that "some kids don't have it".  That said, it would be easier if she did "have it", and we will continue working on it...daily.