Nicholas is so bright and so eager to learn. But he gets hung up when it comes to spelling.
It's hard to teach spelling. There are so many rules to learn but even when you know the rules you have to also know all of the exceptions. There really doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for some of it but we keep working at it.
I found this video clip on the Internet today. I laughed out loud as this young man makes fun of English spelling rules.
You really have to check it out. It reaffirmed to me that this is a challenging subject to teach and that you might as well just memorize the spellings of words because our spelling rules are just DUM.