Kindergarten Kids and Their Spelling

If you start to help them spell, then they want you to spell all of their words. With one teacher, no help, and 23 kids that gets insane. So I tell them to use phonics, sound the words out the best they can. At least for the initial draft.

They were writing today and one of the kids wanted me to help him spell puppy. I told him to sound it out.

He thinks for a minute and I hear, D–O–G………

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