A mentally retarded one perhaps? Or just perhaps a little slow in learning? Or maybe she was dyslexic? Either way, you should feel big for mocking a handicapped 7 year old. What’s up? Daddy stopped touching you?
when you’re 7 you just started in school.. gosh.. dont know about the US but in Denmark you start in nursery class when you’re 6 where you only learn that 1+1 is 2 and what sound A, B, C etc. makes.
dont call the kid retarded just because it cant spell shirt when its 7
@sommergirl In the US you usually start school at five (though there’s an optional pre-k for three to four year olds).
There’s nothing terribly abnormal about not being able to spell “shirt” at seven. Although, I do think it would do kids a world of good if more parents would do what my mother did and start working with them before they start school. I could somewhat read by two and had almost no problems with spelling throughout school, just because she worked me. While schools are for learning, they shouldn’t be the ones doing ALL the work.
7 year olds are in first grade. And note, she has not yet turned 7 yet, so she probably just started first grade, just finished kindergarten. At that age they don’t know “spelling” they know sounds, they just sound everything out. Don’t be all high and mighty on a 7 year old. Seriously. I have a sister who is 7 and is reading harry potter, but her spelling is just ridiculous. I’d guess most of you have never been around a 7 year old.