Saturday, September 10, 2011

Spelling Test

Our little girl starts kindergarten on Monday.

On visiting day last week, she got her first "homework" assignment: draw a picture of her family, and write down--with help, of course--one thing she would like to do in kindergarten.

"Don't stress about it,"  her teacher said to the parents.

In the spring, I was still struggling with spelling things out loud. So I thought we would to do the homework--with Neal--this weekend.

But my girl was already to start homework by Friday afternoon. When I asked her what she wanted to do at kindergarten, she had a ready answer: play with the toy food. She wanted me to spell it, out loud. The whole phrase.

I took a deep breath, and starting spelling. Very slowly.

"Mama, I can hear you saying the alphabet before every letter," she said.

But I did it. We're ready for kindergarten.


  1. What a milestone - for both of you! Congrats!

  2. I love this! I learned to tie my shoes in kindergarten. Not sure I'm ready for that, yet.

  3. I love your daughter's drawing. Sharing excitement about learning is a precious gift to give a child.

  4. What a wonderful share! I am re-learning in my stroke recovery and I understand the challenges!

  5. Hi Grace,

    I have missed you at church and hope you are doing well. Your blog is great. You are teaching your child a lot more than how to spell the words...Lessons she will never forget about endurance, choosing life, focusing on the need of another. Blessings,

  6. Great job!!!! :-)

    Someone asked me the best thing that happened after my stroke that never would have happened otherwise. Finding the answer was easy: I learned things the same time my children did. There is something powerful, rewarding and amazing in rediscovering talents we have the same time our children make these discoveries. I hope you find yourself in awe and full of joy for both of you this kindergarten year.