Monday, September 12, 2011

Well, DUH!

I believe that literacy is the greatest gift we can give students. To be able to read and write is necessary to be successful, not only in school, but life.

In my preschool classroom I have a "newsroom", a small table with a non working keyboard, notebooks, pencils, a sticky note pad. On one half of the back drop there is a map for weather reporting or geography interest. The other half is a large blank area for their NEWS, which they jot down on the note pad. Then they stick their news to that area. Some children scribble, draw and others are eager to learn about writing and reading, so they print letters. The older children learn phonics letter sounds, and they write phonetically what they hear. The word 'candy' might look like this: kande.

A little boy was busy sounding out words. He called, "Teacher, how do you spell DUH?"

I asked, "Do you mean, duh-dog?"

He said, "No-no-no, I mean DUH! Like I am going to da store."

My first funny of the new school year, and I am certain there will be more.

13 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

Dat is one uh duh cutest things I've heard lately!

Val Thevictorian said...

Heh, heh. Reminds me of when my son was in preschool. One evening, I watched him gather up some paper that he'd shredded with scissors. I asked what he was doing, and he said, "I'm getting rid of this crap." I gave him the sanctimonious lecture about how no four-year-old child of mine was going to use the word "crap." He protested that he heard his dad talk about crap all the time when he went to the junk dealer, and that it wasn't a bad word. We went round and round. Until I figured out that he was trying to pronounce "scrap."

Chatty Crone said...

I am going to da bed! teehee sandie

irishoma said...

How funny!

Sioux said...

So you run "The Sopranos' School of Phonetics"?

Very funny.

Reflections said...

Smiles... love the innocence and curriosity of the young ones.

jabblog said...

Sioux's comment made me giggle!!

K9friend said...

Art Linkletter was right. Kids DO say the darndest things!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Bouncin' Barb said...

Now that was funny and cute!

Tammy said...

You must have so much fun. I giggled twice--first at your cute little guy, and then at Sioux's comment!

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

See, I can't laugh because I have twenty-year-olds who are still writing that way. I don't think the schools are ever correcting them. Sad, but true.

I do love that they care to put it down, though. :-)

Debora said...

I'm wondering how you answered that question...

Linda O'Connell said...

I spelled the word, "the" and told him to copy it, although at this age, phonetic spelling IS acceptable.