It’s OK to misspell words.
All first graders misspell words.
I might misspell words on a test or in my daily work
If I try to spell words I will not get a zero.
My teacher will still know how to read my work
First graders try to sound out tough words.
My teachers can not always tell me how to spell tough words.
First graders do not have to spell everything perfectly.
It is OK to make a spelling mistake.
Even grown-ups make spelling mistakes.
I’m not dumb if I can’t spell a word.
My teacher will be happy if I try to spell tough words.
It will make her smile.