Grades

    Re: Have to Laugh
    SeussFan

    I think laugh is about all you can do! Our district has a list of
    about 50 words that they expect, and I add some for my high
    students. At the end of the year, I usually have about a third
    that know 70 words, a third that master about 50, and then the
    rest who struggle. Whenever my cohorts and I are forced to do
    something that we think is developmentally inappropriate, we
    always put a bit of a "disclaimer" on it in newsletters to parents
    so that they know it came from the district and not us. Ex..This
    year, ABCD district has adopted a new initiative and would like
    to see all kindergarten students learn 200 sight words by the
    end of the year. This challenge is new to the teaching staff also,
    so we are embarking on this new journey with your child. As
    always, we will do our best to support your child in the learning
    process and meet the individual needs of each child to the best
    of our ability.

    Good luck!

    On 9/01/14, Cathy/Jax wrote:
    > I just wanted to share something funny with you all because
    > I'm sure you'll be amazed.
    > Our county has decided that our K students should learn
    > the first 200 FRY words this year -- 50 each quarter. They
    > recommend that we teach 5-6 of these words each week.
    Have
    > you ever heard of such a thing??!?!
    > I'm in my 34th year of teaching and just can't imagine most
    > K students accomplishing this.
    > I just can't wrap my head around it.