Wolfie spelled all of his spelling pre-test words correctly so he gets a "challenge" list this week. He was so proud of himself. But get this, his challenge list is totally challenging. Here are his words (mind you, he is in first grade):
As we drove to Grandma's house, we were trying out his new challenge words. I like teaching my children about words, and I pointed out that you spell the "ous" sound at the end of a word with three special letters: o-u-s
I asked him which two words ended in -ous. He answered with "humorous" and "hilarious" of course. Then I started to ask him if he could think of any other words that end in -ous. I was thinking too. Okay, I admit that was a bit much for him to wrap his head around. I mean, what did I expect him to say? Porous? Glamorous?
But Tulip chimed in, for sure. "Bus!' she hollers. Then after a few moments, "Toys R Us!"