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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Dear my kids' Primary School,
    I told you so.
    I told you last year that the kids would get confused.
    I told you that having books for reading with American spellings would confuse them.
    Now you are wondering why kids forget the 'u' and use 's' instead of 'c' all the time.
    Stop blaming my child.
    Stop blaming all the kids and their parents for not working on it.
    If you are going to insist on English spellings, then please use books with those spellings!
    That is plain stupid!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple iPhart6 View Post
    That is plain stupid!!!!
    I am rope-able. You should see the note sent home.
    I am on the P&C- there will be hell to pay for this.
    They (K, 1 and 2 teachers) are actually blaming the parents (and kids!) for being lazy.
    Last edited by DT75; 15-02-2015 at 18:25. Reason: spelling- ironic considering

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    I am rope-able. You should see the note sent home.
    I am on the P&C- there will be hell to pay for this.
    They (K, 1 and 2 teachers) are actually blaming the parents (and kids!) for being lazy.
    Ooh I'm so curious! Would you have time to scan the letter? If you feel ok about doing that of course :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Dear my kids' Primary School,
    I told you so.
    I told you last year that the kids would get confused.
    I told you that having books for reading with American spellings would confuse them.
    Now you are wondering why kids forget the 'u' and use 's' instead of 'c' all the time.
    Stop blaming my child.
    Stop blaming all the kids and their parents for not working on it.
    If you are going to insist on English spellings, then please use books with those spellings!
    American spelling is one of my pet hates! I would be so angry if that happened at DS1'S school.

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    Books are one of the huge learning tools for kids to learn how the English language works. You can't give them American spelling books and then say "oh, but don't do it like this when YOU write it!".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Ooh I'm so curious! Would you have time to scan the letter? If you feel ok about doing that of course :-)
    I so want to see, too! (Minus any identifying information, of course!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome Queen of Amazingtown View Post
    Ooh I'm so curious! Would you have time to scan the letter? If you feel ok about doing that of course :-)
    The "letterhead" is sort of a watermark and would come through. So, no, for privacy reasons I do not wish to do that.
    I will type it out when I get the chance, though, if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrothyFrog View Post
    American spelling is one of my pet hates! I would be so angry if that happened at DS1'S school.
    Mine too, but I would let it go, if it wasn't for the fact that they are marking them down for the 'mistakes'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT75 View Post
    Mine too, but I would let it go, if it wasn't for the fact that they are marking them down for the 'mistakes'.
    That is terrible! Out of curiosity, do the notes that come home have incorrect spelling? Or are they just teaching them the wrong way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrothyFrog View Post
    That is terrible! Out of curiosity, do the notes that come home have incorrect spelling? Or are they just teaching them the wrong way?
    The notes are fine. The problem is the books they are giving them to read- all have American spellings, so that's what the kids 'know'.


 

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