What comes home from school

Before you go thinking this is yet another "Help! My kid is sick!" post, it is not. Don't get me wrong, we've had our share of the sniffles, coughs, and ear infections, but nothing blog worthy.

I'm sharing some of the other things my kids have brought home from school. GG in particular.

Perhaps she is coming down with something because she opted out of buying a walking taco for lunch. Instead she chose to pack her lunch. The bonus? She wanted to pack it herself. Less work for me is always a good thing!

She packed a rather healthy lunch - a jelly sandwich, a chicken drumstick, some craisins, and Fruit by the Foot. Milk was purchased at school. However, this is not what she came home with. At the end of the day I opened her lunchbox to see her empty sandwich container, the unopened Fruit by the Foot, and not 1, but 2 unopened string cheeses.

Um... I haven't bought string cheese in weeks. I hope a friend wasn't hungry!


As crazy as that lunch debacle was, at least it could easily be taken care of. Wash the container, return the snack to it's box, wipe the lunchbox out, and throw away the now warm string cheese. What I cannot easily clean up are my daughter's spelling words. Words she must learn and must keep with her for the rest of her life.

Spelling is a subject I can do. I've been doing it with GG since Kindergarten, so that's 5 years (I can do math, too!). If Little Dude and I didn't butt heads constantly, I would help with his spelling as well. But the husband as been declared as his spelling helper. As long as one of GG's words is never occassion ocassion occasion, I think I can keep my job as her spelling helper.

At least that's what I thought until this week. Here is a sample of the words she brought home to study this week. Keep in mind, GG is in 4th grade.

  • adversary
  • conversation
  • universal
  • university
  • independence
Those can be challenging, but not necessarily difficult. The rest of the list? That's another story!

  • transversive
  • subversive
  • bicarbonate
  • Martinique
  • Mediterranean
  • ribonucleic acid
  • rhetorician

What the hell?!

GG will most definitely survive and move on to the 5th grade. I, however, fear I will not make it.


Until next time...



5 comments:

Oka said...

odd, my kids never brought home spelling words after 3rd grade

Terry said...

Those are some difficult words! WTH? So glad my kid is.......oh wait, just my first is done with spelling. I have 2 more not even in school yet! Yikes!

Cynthia Johansen said...

Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaha yeah all those big words they want our kids to learn so they can use them in every day life as an adult when they are talking to their own kids some day!!!! Just cracks me up. A word I had to learn how to spell for a spelling be was Czechloslovakia, good luck with all that mama!!!!

angie said...

Yikes. Those are some serious vocab words.

Emmy said...

Holy crap I am in trouble if those are the words we will be dealing with in a couple of years. That is insane!!