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Dexifehatz Fri 21-Oct-11 16:49:13

DS yr2 came home today with his marked literacy homework.He had to find words containing 'ee'.He wrote down 'tee' as in golf tee.He knew what they were as we find a fair few in our park.The teacher had crossed out the final e and added an a with the comment " Actually it's tea." He had also written 'seep' which he also knew the meaning of.The teacher had added an l making 'sleep' Would anyone else be a bit pissed off?

ByTheWay1 Fri 21-Oct-11 16:53:56


Dexifehatz Fri 21-Oct-11 17:49:57

Thankyou for being to the point!

conistonoldwoman Fri 21-Oct-11 17:52:33

Yes...especially if the teacher has a good knowledge of your child's ability with words.
If in doubt I would have marked the word correct but added a comment saying what excellent and unusual words he had found and was he able to explain their meaning to the rest of the class?

LindyHemming Fri 21-Oct-11 19:03:08

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MillyR Fri 21-Oct-11 19:21:04

OP, are you going to speak to the teacher about it?

Tortu Fri 21-Oct-11 19:26:10

I've spent shocking amounts of time in the past week marking literacy stuff (at least five hours a night). Today alone I marked books in literally every spare second I got. I marked two during assembly, one whilst waiting for my first class to arrive, one during break etc. I feel like a machine rather than a human being and if I write one more comment about homophones I suspect my eyes will start to bleed.

Give the teacher a break! Year 2 are not know for their accuracy with spelling and, whilst I'm sure your son is brilliant, the rest of the class is unlikely to be. Much of the teacher's time will be spent, in fact, trying to work out what they mean.

MillyR Fri 21-Oct-11 19:48:48


Dexifehatz Sat 22-Oct-11 00:11:51

Sorry! I'm back.Well, my husband takes the line that Tortu takes which is to let it go and give the teacher a break.Speaking as parent I'm not going to go in all guns blazing,pick your battles and all that.As a teacher though I felt it was a little stifling.He has a very good vocabulary and I'm just feeling slightly affronted.I know that sounds crap and I have got my grip back!grin
Tortu-yes you are right. Compared to the rest of his class he is brilliant.I would have thought, therefore, that his teacher would have realised that he understood the words that he was writing down.

Dexifehatz Sat 22-Oct-11 00:21:01

Tortu- are you a Secondary English teacher? Five hours a night sounds like the reason I gave up teaching in mainstream secondary.I would be more than happy to mark thirty pieces of paper with six words on each one.

CecilyP Sat 22-Oct-11 15:29:15

Agree with you, Dexifehatz. The teacher asked for words containing 'ee'. Your DS came up with 2 perfectly good words. (And they are not exactly obscure, even for a 6 year old). She had not asked for definitions, so she should not have changed them.

I suggests your DS marks the marking eg 'Actually its tee as in golf and actually I meant seep as in liquid.'

SuiGeneris Sat 22-Oct-11 15:33:46

Yes- would definitely be annoyed. If anything, it would make me wonder whether the teacher really knew her pupils and their different abilities.

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