I wanted to make you aware of a few changes to the way that some assignments will be graded in the New Year. In order to best prepare your student for 2nd grade, I am going to begin counting number and letter reversals as wrong answers. This means that if your student writes a b instead of a d on a spelling test, that it will no longer be counted correct. In addition, I will also be grading the word wall words as part of the spelling test. Previously I only checked if your student could read the word and circled it if they could not. Now, these words will be graded if your child can read them or not. I have discussed this with the students, but you may also want to discuss this at home. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.