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Teaching Spelling Words - 2Nd Grade

C.R. asks from Kansas City

Any tricks that you would like to share to help teach a 2nd grader how to spell her spelling words? My usual method is to go through the list and say each word for her...


Frustrated with Kindergarten Already!

D.J. asks from Detroit

During kindergarten roundup, my daughter's new teacher told us that they focus a large part of their time on writing stories. They don't care about spelling, the lette...


I Learned a Family Member Has Cancer - Right Thing/wrong Things to Write?

E.D. asks from Seattle

Hi mamas, One of our family members wrote me today. After a few decades of remission, her doctors discovered that she has cancer that has spread to her spine. She i...


Highschool English

T.M. asks from Columbus

Hi Mamas. Does anyone have any suggestions for helping highschool students with the mechanics of writing? My daughter really needs to improve her writing skills and ...


1St Grade Teacher Misspells My Child's Name.

B.D. asks from Miami

hello, three months into a school year 1st grade teacher misspells my child's name. its a traditional name and spell check corrector picks it up exactly as we spell it...


How to Get 1St Grader to Do Homework

S.R. asks from Phoenix

My 1st grader is refusing to write spelling words. I have him chose his writing utensil and write them 2 times. He is flat out refusing. I have taken away everythin...


Daughters Friends Writing Very Hurtful Notes 12 Years Old. HELP

S.G. asks from Salt Lake City

I am so hurt and upset about this that any advice would be great. I have a 12 year old step-daughter that I have been raising since she was 3. Lately She has at times ...


How Do You Spell This French Word

J.P. asks from Houston

that means chest The word in syllables sounds like "deck low tay" with the accent on the first syllable. Thank you, in advance, for sharing your wisdom.


My Son & Spelling

J.Y. asks from Sacramento

My son is 2 1/2 & he is starting to spell out words using phonics. He can spell about 10 words including his name. Should he be able to be spelling out more than that?...


Letter/poem Help--2 Yrd Old Writing Letter Announcing Baby on the Way

T.J. asks from Little Rock

I want my 2yr old to give each of her grandparents a letter or poem announcing that we are having a new baby and she'll be a new sister. For our first child my husband...