Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In fact, sometimes it's true!

Scene: My classroom, helping a student who was having difficulty with the differences between long vowels and short vowels, particularly long a as in ape and short a as in apple.

Miss Hillary: Ok, so what's a word that has the long a sound in it? Aaaaaay.

Student: Umm...

Miss Hillary: I'll give you a hint... 'I don't want to work, I just want to....?"

Student: Um? [it wasn't the best clue on my part, but I was thinking of the word play]

Miss Hillary, making a "play" kind of gesture: I don't want to work, I just want to....?

Student: Ummm... OH! DRINK!

1 comment:

anne said...

Ahhh! HA HA HA Haaaa!