Thursday, September 03, 2009


I've been testing my kiddos this week on their letters and sounds. I'll show them the letter and they have to tell me the name of the letter and then the sound. This always brings lots of funny stories. Here are some from this year...

  • C- "It looks like a circle with a bite out of it."
  • X- "Ummm....I don't know....Can I just call it a K."
  • W- "Hey...Why is that M upside down."
  • n- "Oh, that's is an upside down n.
And here are two of my favorites from past classes....
  • M- My student couldn't remember this sounds, but I knew that she knew it because we sing a song were it says "Mommy makes milkshakes mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. So I said to her, "It's the sound you would say if your Mommy made you a milkshake." And she said, "Oh ya, Yummy!!"
  • U- I teach my kids to pretend punch themselves in the tummy to make the "U" sound. They will "punch" themselves multiple times and say "uhhh uhhh uhhh" over and over again. They love it. When I asked one of my student what U says, he "punched" himself and said "Ouch, Ouch, Ouch!!