I found the above picture in David's school folder the other day. I guess it takes the pressure off Seth and me to save up for this kid's college education. I saw he misspelled STOP and instead wrote SOAP. I tend not to correct my kids' spelling and have them eventually figure it out on their own. I had noticed before that David gets very discouraged when he realizes he made a mistake and eventually doesn't even try again. It might not be the right strategy for every kid, but it works for mine.
A few weeks ago after being frustrated that Julia enters his room anytime she desires, he attached the below sign on his door. When asked how he knew how to spell these two words, he said "I thought and then my brain told me how". I guess it pays off him reading for an hour every night.