I have recently come across a pile of papers waiting to be sorted. There were a lot of homework assignments or notes from both Jenna and me. I copied a few of her stories to read through at a more convenient time and threw the hard copies away. She doesn't have the best handwriting, and her spelling is atrocious.
Turns out I copied three partial stories. One was about Emily Rogers, a teacher who wished she had well behaved students and seemed to get her wish - but her "wish come true" turned out to be somewhat eerie. I love Jenna's imaginative description:
it was silent like a cheetah eyeing its prey waiting for the right moment to pounce. It was sort of creepy.
She had also written a story about a character named Latisha Cannon who didn't enjoy math and also made a wish not to have it anymore and how the world seemed to change when math was no longer a part of it. Both Emily and Latisha woke up at the end of the story.
Some of her errors made me laugh, but after a while I was appalled that she hasn't been learning how to spell or use punctuation correctly. I know that cursive was removed from the schools. Was spelling as well? I get that grammar can sometimes be difficult, but surely she knows that a sentence has to come to an end eventually.
It is certainly convenient having spell check or even Grammarly which will catch the errors that a person may have spelled correctly, but the word needed has a different spelling. For instance she had written "loan star state" instead of "Lone Star State" in her story about Wanda - no last name, but only story title. It was called: Wanda and the Rain Stick
She didn't wake up at the end. Not much of a plot.
I'm happy for the opportunities I've had to further my education and understanding.