In first grade and second grade, the word ‘everyday’ was on my spelling test. I remember thinking this was a really cool word. In the same way that the existence of a word for the day after tomorrow in Korean is cool. And how learning to draw corner suns and bangs on stick figures was cool. I don’t understand why this word is explicitly taught. In elementary school writing, the word everyday, in this form where every and day are connected into one word, is rarely used. Elementary school kids use this word to describe the chores they do, the TV shows they watch, the routines they have. ‘I go to the park everyday.’ You go to the park every day. You are not everyday.


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