Friday, March 16, 2012


During playtime in my chaotic young 5' classroom I was working one on one with a little guy who has problems with identifying the first sound of a word.  The game I was using has pockets for each letter and game pieces with items to name.  As I showed him an item he'd name it and I'd prompt with, "first sound?"  We'd then put the picture piece in the appropriate pocket.
  After about 20 items I showed him a picture of a horse.  "Cow," he declared.
 "No, it's a horse,"I corrected.
 Long pause, "First sound," I prompted,
 "OK, you can go play."


  1. LOL! I love this...and love even more that you captured it with words.

  2. Of course his response means he can go play! Who can argue with that. I can just see your smile as you sent him on his way, and your note to self for another day. :)

  3. This is why I really like to hang out with the youngest kids at school--stuff like this happens! Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Love it. They are so literal that moments like these made you smile.