Word helpers are REALLY helpful.

We use what are called “Kid Writing Helpers” for writing in kindergarten. They are cute little pictures that help the kids remember the letters that go with certain sounds. The kids love them, and we have them on a wall that is easy for them to reach, so they can take them to their tables. We also make a chart that has pictures of each of them on it, and they keep these charts in their writing folders.

We use “the king of ing” for the word ending ing.  We use the “the wiz of is”, the "fuzz of was", the “pie of my” and many others.

Several weeks before the last day of school I moved them from their bulletin board to a new spot above the chalkboard. (Yes, I still use an ACTUAL CHALKBOARD.)  

I stapled them randomly above the board as I hurriedly put together a new bulletin board for the end of the year.

On the last day of school my paraprofessional was taking things off the wall, when she spotted it. I couldn't figure out why she was laughing uncontrollably until she finally pointed to it. A word that rhymes with bit.

You know what? NO ONE ELSE NOTICED IT.  For THREE WEEKS I was teaching the kids how to spell shit and I didn’t even know it.

That’s how you spell disuastion.  SH.IT.


marlu said...

So funny! I love (and miss) your blog. Keep on keeping on! I admire teachers and wanted to be one. Didn't work out...

Gigi said...

Hahahahahaha! You didn't see it because there were little people around...once they weren't, it became glaringly obvious!

Anonymous said...

Wallpaper! No one notices that!