Thursday, November 29, 2012

What's my but for?

In my daughter's kindergarten class, they are learning to read and write new words. I caught a glimpse of one of her recent assignments from class:

(Answer: It's for pooping.)


  1. They are learning to read and write in kindergarten??? I think we got through the alphabet, but actual reading didn't come until first grade for me.

    On a side note, coming from a pharmacy background and reading the "in" crossed out makes me think of suppositories...

    1. I don't think that was an "in"... I think it was a failed "m" that was crossed out.

      The kids do something called "popcorn words" which is short words they learn to recognize on sight. We're also trying to encourage her to sound out words. She can read some of the easier Dr. Seuss books with some help.

  2. she's obviously a lawyer in-training. "But for" is used a lot by them, as in "but for defendant's negligence, the plaintiff would not have suffered an injury."

  3. My 4 year old has been telling all of these. Eye-for. Ear-for, etc.

  4. Anonymous, yes, they learn to write and read in K. My daughter is a pre-school teacher and her :graduates" have to be reqady to words to sight-read, numbers, colors, days of week, etc. before graduating to Kindergarten.

  5. I teach kindergarten and really enjoy reading your blog. Your post made me laugh today!