Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tales from the 1st Grade: English

This was the first official week of homework in 1st grade. I was explaining that Thursday's homework is to take a practice spelling test. Knowing that I have several Hispanic students whose parents don't read or speak English I said, "If your parents don't speak English then you can practice writing your words instead." Two of my English speaking students spoke up and told me that their parents don't speak English so they aren't going to do their homework! I asked one of them, "If your mom doesn't speak English what does she speak?!". Her reply, "American"!

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