Let’s start this little story by saying that every week Christopher has a spelling test. And every week he studies for it. And every week he does excellent on it! And this past week Christopher, once again, got a passing grade, getting almost all of his words and all of the extra credit words correct. But he DID miss one word…
Christopher also loves basketball. Not as much as I do and not as much as football, but he loves to play it. And he loves to shoot around in our backyard with his buddies & me whenever the weather permits. Usually we play a quick game to 20. And we also play “HORSE”. If you’ve never played HORSE, the rules are simple…you shoot and make it, the other person has to take the same shot and make it. You miss? It’s their turn to try to make it and then YOU have to make the shot they just made. Got it? If you miss…then you get an “H”. Miss again, you get an “O”. And so on until someone misses 5 times, then you have HORSE.
So we play this game often. At least once a week. And Christopher IS a great speller.
So last week he missed one word on his spelling test.
Guess what it was?