Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playground Elephant

We who have taught, or love children who have been taught, know this is funny! From the diary of a Pre-School Teacher
My five-year old students are learning to read and we took them outside onto the playground for some fresh air.
Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a zoo book and said,
"Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!"I took a deep breath, then asked..."What did you call it?""It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"
And so it does...

" A f r i c a n Elephant "
Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?
Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.
After our lesson all the kids played on the new school playground equipment we installed