As a hardworking first-grader, Jack has been putting in time every night with his "word ring."
The word ring is basically a key-chain type ring with 25 small cards hanging from it. Each card has a word on it that Jack is supposed to learn to read. The words on the ring are the most common words used in English that don't follow the basic rules of spelling or ones that he may be having trouble with. This week we decided that he'd mastered his first 25 word ring, so he brought it back to school and traded it for a new one. As this was his first time through with a ring of new words, he needed help with some of them.
Melissa: Here's the next one.
Melissa: Correct! How about this one?
Melissa: Close...it's "word".
Jack: Is it word like, "word in a book" or word like, "Worrrd!"? Jack then holds out two fingers like a peace sign, but upside-down.
Matt: Um...did my six year old son just drop a gang sign?
Melissa: I think so.
My son is a stone cold gangsta.