So every Monday Mike’s teacher sends home a lot (maybe all?) of the work he’s done in school. I love it because I get to see the wide range of things they’re studying in kindergarten, and he really likes showing off what he’s done.
There are some days, however, when I am at a loss for something he’s written. I’m totally on-board with the whole “sound it out” theory of learning to spell, but in some cases I do have to ask him the ever so insulting question “Hey, so what does this say?”
I’ll show you an example. Here’s a little booklet he brought home today.
Cute, right? Inside he’d drawn pictures with captions such as “MOON” and “MASK” but then there was this:
Norwegian for migraine? A city in the Ukraine? I had no idea and I had to ask. When he told me, it made perfect sense, but I don’t think I would have ever come up with it on my own.
So here’s the test. Are you a better mommy than I am? What do you think it says?