Yesterday we were in the process of completing our spelling test (we use the AVKO Sequential Spelling program) when we realized that the word attend was listed twice. The way the program works is that you complete a different 25-word spelling test every day with the words getting sequentially more difficult while using the same word families. So, yesterday we had attend as one of the words, today we had attends, tomorrow we’ll have attended, and the day after we’ll have attending – except attend wasn’t just one of the words yesterday, it was two. Whoops.
Today when I gave them the test I got to number eight on day 74 and I started laughing. I always give the words with the following pattern: “Word. Here’s a sentence using that word. Word.” So, while laughing, I say, “SHOCKER! Now we have attend a second time. That’s shocking, right?” They started writing without thinking and then both of them stopped and started snort-laughing hysterically.
“The word isn’t SHOCKER, is it, Mom?” Nate asked, snickering mid-words.
Haha. Whoops again.