Monday, March 26, 2012

Thank God For Spell Check

I have never been a terrific speller.  It just isn't in my genes.  I greatly admire people who can.  To me, it is a great talent.

As I pondered on why spelling is so difficult, I thought of some of the interesting spelling patterns we have in the English language.

There is:
             igh says long i
             ph says f
             tion says shen
             kn says n

Then there are the strange words like mnemonic and pneumonia.

Then comes those dreaded homophones like:
       to, too, two
       hear, here
       pare, pair
       see, sea

Dose anyone have any explanations for all of this?  

Here is a cute little song about spelling.

*This blog post was inspired by a former student of mine.  She just took 15th place out of about 115 spellers in the county wide spelling bee this past Saturday.


XmasDolly said...

OMG I JUST LOVE IT!!!! They are so adorable, and the song is just as cute! Fabulous thank so much for sharing with us! You're too special! Have a great day & thanks for playing along. Hope to see you next week too!

Breathing In Grace said...

Those kids are so adorable....and all so very different!!! Love the little boy in the blue shirt and black shorts and white socks....he's a bit behind....reminds me of me!!! ;-)

Lucy said...

Spelling is not my best attribute so I totally know how you feel.

The little ones are too cute and love the little ones that are faking it and counting on the other ones to get them through, although the one little guy wasn't even faking it, so funny!

Becky Jane said...

I can't spell hippopotamous either! I hear ya when it comes to spell check! Hope to see ya soon!

Grandma Honey said...

Darling video. I also enjoy seeing the different hair styles of the little girls.

Susan Anderson said...

Cute video. And congrats to your student!