What’s to say. It went pretty well. We got nothing done really, they don’t listen, they won’t stay put, they can’t walk in a line, they don’t answer when you say their name. Normal kindergarteners on the first day of school.
Why would you give a kid one name on their birth certificate, then spend the next 5 years calling them something else, and then not even teach them their last name? And spelling, you can tell which parents know something about phonics They would be the ones whose children have names spelled aproximately the way they sound. Who spells Toby this way, Toba? (not the real name, but the vowel example on the end is accurate) (correction, the vowel spelling at the end is actually with an “E” instead of an “A”, the clerk in the office did a typo, so that rant was all for nothing). I have one little Hispanic girl who I can’t pronounce her name correctly, I HEAR it, and my ears THINK I’m reproducing the sound accurately, but it is clear by the looks on her face that I am not. I can not reproduce that rolled “R” sound. After struggling with her name, when her mom picked her up, I told her mom I was having trouble saying her name right. The little girl had been listening to me, she told her mom, “He can’t say the “R”.
I’m ready for bed. It’s 7:30.