Please read the following list and try to guess which grade they are appropriate for:
OK, have you guessed? They are my first graders first set of spelling words. The kid is just learning how to read. Do you think these words are appropriate? My daughter had the same teacher in first grade and we had a year filled with tears and frustration. I complained but all I kept hearing is that this teacher’s kids always end up ahead by the end of the year. I get that, but at what cost? The thing is, my son loves school and never complains about homework but I have a feeling that he won’t after this year. We have been working on those words every day this week for several hours. That’s on top of the daily hours worth of worksheets. He still isn’t getting them. I’m frustrated, he’s frustrated. What’s the point? Does a 6 year old really need to know how to spell alligator?