Friday, March 25, 2011

Spelling is fun

Why is it fun? you may ask. What could be fun about it? Well, the fun part mostly involves the conjunction of kindergartners and spelling. If you have them, you know what I mean right off the bat. If you don't, you should think about getting one, maybe two. Kindergartners believe they have the world at their fingertips, because they can read things, spell things, and write notes. When kindergartners gain awareness of the art of the note, you will find notes everywhere. Posted on doors, posted on walls, posted on posts. Chalked on driveways, chalked on cars, chalked on me.

If you were having a bad day, then you could read notes like this:

"Penix is small. I love Penix."

And you could guffaw (don't knock it till you've tried it! Guffawing is awesome!), and snicker and have a better day. And hope they don't learn how to spell "Phoenix" anytime soon.

Or you could read notes like this:

"Nugget Lear
A great spirt
memory of Nugget
love Isabella, I love you Nugget"

written about a zhu-zhu pet in which the batteries have died. (His dear departed "spirt" may have been helped along by vigorous under-bed booting from a mother. Those things seem to squeal and squeak whenever it is bedtime.)

So, to re-cap. Spend some time with a kindergartner today. Ask them if they have written anything that day. Prepare to snicker, guffaw or just plain-old smile.

Kindergartners. Awesome.

(This kindergartner endorsement brought to you by my very own girlie twin-set of the kind. Double awesome.)


  1. Rabvit--
    Can't decide if you hear a /b/ or a /v/--just put both! :)
    my little kindergartner had a {hard} birthday today...
    Good thing the spotlight will be on her cousin tomorrow! :)

  2. Bethany, you are so right! I am loving all of Seth's writing these days. He calls them essays! So, so sweet!


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