Our British Primary school doesn't stress the small stuff.
Like spelling. I have a sneaky suspicion it's not just our school either.
The instruction I was given was to let my boy "go with it" phonetically so that his thought process wouldn't be hampered.
I agreed when my little guy started Reception, but only because I thought that after the kids settled in and continued moving up in grades, at some point, SOMEONE would begin fine-tuning the spelling.
This morning as the little man was tending to his dinner money envelope, we had to have a lesson on "bossy e's".
"Sweetie, what does this 'bossy 'e' ' tell you about this word?" I covered the second half of the word he had scribbled.
"To say 'dine'".
"Right. So with only one 'n', you are telling the teacher that there is money in this envelope to buy you a 'hot diner'. Do you know what a 'diner' is?"
We both agreed that he didn't want to purchase a diner, hot or not.
Is it wrong that a few hours later I burst out laughing when finding this (the older child's discarded homework rough draft)?
I think I've come a long way in accepting different music styles, but I'm not sure I would want to buy any of this guy's stuff.