who has something to say about their child's work in the form of an email or otherwise almost everyday? I have a student who does really well and her mom emails me the most. Today's email asked why bag was marked wrong since it does has a "short a" sound. I thought it was a mistake from the spelling workbook so I counted it wrong if a child included it from the list under short a words. Now, looking it up in the dictionary, it does say short a but when I say bag it sounds like long a. I was taught that long a says it's own name like "baaaaaag". Is it supposed to be "baag?" like a sheep?! :lol: oh dear .