Friday, 16 April 2010

A, B, C ... you know the rest

So with the induction of the new first graders a distant memory, it's now time to be teaching them the English alphabet and phonics. While singing "The ABC song" over and over again is instilling within me some kind of madness, the children, as always, are the best part of this job.

Today I was reading out the letters of the alphabet to coincide with a sheet of pictures of objects beginning with that letter, A for apple, B for bear, C for cow, etc etc. As we went through I got to P and a picture of a pig. One girl looked up, puzzled, turned to her friend and questioned loudly "pork?" I was lost to hysterics.

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