1/20/10

The scariest animal in the woodlands....


OR, why I love to teach writing in kindergarten....


Moms and dads- sound spelling is where it's at. Do NOT correct their spelling. (We COULD talk about developmental readiness but instead, let's just say it's too darn cute...)




Beware the smell of bacon when walking in the woods........






(voting is here.:-) )


51 comments:

3 Men and a Lady said...

My son thought they were porky pines, too! So funny!

3 Men and a Lady said...

He also thinks those round things that spin around your hips are "lula hoops".

And I was first?? WOW!

Frau said...

Too cute!

Gayle said...

HA I read the comments before me and realize that maybe my phonics needs a little work. (Having a reading minor mind you)...I read it as Porky Penis.

I'll go sit in the corner now.

Mercy said...

Ha. Gayle, you aren't the only one who thought it was Porky Penis. That would be freaky.

mo.stoneskin said...

I hate Porkypines. While when cooking they smell like bacon they are a bastard to eat, what with all them spikes and all.

Eternally Distracted said...

Everything even slightly porky is banned here... or very, very expensive!!

Secretia said...

That is very cute,

Secretia

WeaselMomma said...

What? That the same way I spell it.

otin said...

PorkyPines. That's how it is spelled. What is wrong with that? :)

Irish Gumbo said...

That explains the plague of carnivorous beavers we've had around here...:)

Brian Miller said...

getting hungry...need to go chew on a tree...

Not The Rockefellers said...

I would have to say that reading my students journals is one of the cooler aspects of my job :)

and we're learning about porkepins, pigwins and polil bars

and man wouldn't a Polar Bar be good right about now?

Peace ~ Rene

Scope said...

But the "porky Pines" are "dear" so you don't have to worry about them hurting you.

Sprite's Keeper said...

Careful or Looney Tunes will find a way to trademark those porcupines..

Joanie M said...

I love Kindergarten (Kinnygarden?) speak!

My daughter used to say Fork shots (pork chops)

Bobby G said...

LMAO! Gotta love Porky Pines!

Sue said...

I LOVE little kids drawings and imagination. My daughter was showing me some pictures her "kinders" did recently. Priceless!
Take care, Sue

Alix said...

LOL... porkypines.

Ellie Belen said...

No fair! You have your own comedy writers.

Steven Anthony said...

awwwwwwwwwww I bet that will be posted on a mothers fridge somewhere and kept foreverr...way cute;)

publicknitting said...

My friend is a 1st grade teacher and she gets all kinds of absolutey, fantastic work from her students.

Mrs. C. said...

I used to present work samples from my kinders during student teaching classes and my classmates were in awe at how I always knew what every word said...to them it was like ancient freakin' hieroglyphics!

Tortuga said...

Inventive spelling ROX!!!

Southern Belle Mama said...

Now this is why I miss teaching!! Keep these stories coming so I have something to look forward to when I go back! :)

The Mind of a Mom said...

Bedeep, bedeep, bedeep, that's all folks...

MommyTime said...

My kindergartner wrote a not-required report this past fall about an "ostrest" for his teacher. It revealed that a "babee ostrest is kald a whelp" and informed the reader, "if you ded nat no that now you do." His teacher told me that she was so accustomed at reading kindergarten spelling that sometimes she reverted to using it herself in her own writing. Honestly, as confusing as English is to spell, I'm not all sure that's a bad idea.

CarrieAnn said...

I just asked my six year old what those animals with the spikes are called. Her response was, "Porcupines, Mommy. But some people call them hedgehogs. Hedgehogs have shorter fur." Geez. Now I feel like a dumbass.

♥Trina♥ said...

Cute!!

Laggin said...

Eldest used to wear a "zucchini" to the swimming pool. Not that she could spell zucchini. So you--a teacher--is supporting my decision not to correct the cuteness until about second grade?

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Pokie ones, pokie dots....

SharonKendrew said...

Love it! Are you saying they're not porky pines? Guess my mom never corrected me either!

elzimmy said...

Too cute! I never corrected my girls when they pronounced words wrong either, I knew they'd figure it out eventually leaving me with one less reason to laugh at them. I mean with them. Yeah, with them.

Sara said...

Dude, if I saw a porky pike just skulking around a forest, I'd probably need to change my pants, too.

Counselormama said...

I love when they spell phonetically, it is so cute!

anymommy said...

That's not how it's spelled? ;-)

the mama bird diaries said...

That's so cute.

phd in yogurtry said...

my vote is in!

Beth P. said...

Absolutely adorable. Such a fun age to be around for the day!

Gaston Studio said...

...and they're everywere!!

Middle Aged Woman said...

Oh, Beth P., you know not of what you speak.

I have tagged you for a meme. It's like having a ready-made post! Except you have to make it. Never mind, just come see me!

just making my way said...

You really do have to watch out for those porky pines! Dangerous!

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Phat Mama said...

I'm back & you've been missed!

Otter Thomas said...

For the smell of bacon I would definitely plant some porky pines in our yard.

Lee of MWOB said...

I LOVE sound spelling!! Hooray! It rocks my world over here when my kids sound spell.

I love Porky Pines....

CatLadyLarew said...

They're everywhere! They're everywhere!

Cora said...

My daughter and I were reading a Gingerbread man story written by my nephew's kindergarten friend. In it it said "the gingerbred man is cumming" and my daughter and I burst out laughing and couldn't stop.

Lucky Gingerbread man!!

Bethany said...

So freaking adorable!! I love kids :) Guess that's why we work with them, right? Lots easier than teens..well, I mean the little ones have their problems too but they are different ones, much different!

Vodka Logic said...

Very cute.

My daughter [now 20] was taught by "inventive spelling" and to this day cant spell. She was never taught phonics.

kanishk said...

He also thinks those round things that spin around your hips are "lula hoops".

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