Crap, My Kid has a Spelling Test Tomorrow Noodle Thing
Published on: 11-18-2010
First grade, people. First grade.
In theory, Thursdays seem like they’re going to be good days meal-wise but the truth is, someone always has a test on Friday which ruins the fact that it’s Thursday because you can’t go out to dinner. I don’t know about your school, but for some reason mine likes to think they’re a grade ahead of everything. Which means that my second grader is getting spelling words on a third grade level. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not touting my kid as ‘reading on a third grade level.’ I’m criticizing my school for giving my second grader third grade words which make my life hell on Thursday night because I have to Google the ‘Gentle Cindy’ rule and remind myself what a digraph is despite the fact that people pay me to write.
So the way I see it, you have two choices:
1. Order take-out (or delivery if you’re lucky enough to live in a city with decent food delivery) or
2. Make a noodle thing. My first choice is always number one. But since this is a cooking blog I guess I need to cook something.
Noodle things (I never use the word casserole for the same reason I don’t drive a minivan) are easy. Noodle things are filling. Noodle things have the potential to incorporate nutritional value. For these reasons I like noodle things.
Tonight’s noodle thing will be made while simultaneously helping my second grader study for her spelling test.
Have your child ‘teach’ you at dinner. Put her in charge of a lesson plan and have her come up with a test for you (and the rest of the family) to learn her spelling words so she thinks she’s getting one up on you. Give her treats to hand out if you follow her directions. In the end she’ll have learned what you already knew!