Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Words of Wisdom. . .

Six year old style.

6 year old little boy to me:  "Does God make snowflakes?"

They came back from Thanksgiving break, and now EVERYTHING relates to Christmas.  I am going to have to hear the words "Santa Claus" three thousand times a day for the next three weeks.  No matter what we are discussing, vast explanations and theories concerning Santa Claus, his practices, and his presents arise.

Examples of this. . .

This week we are working on the short e vowel sound.  We work on sounding out and spelling words together.  (Note: we have already learned the phonetic rules concerning -ck at the end of a word, doubling an l at the end of a word with a short vowel, and the -ch sound.)

Me: Let's spell red.
Them:  Oooh, oooh, Santa Claus wears red!  And red is one of the Christmas colors!

Me:  Now how about bell?
Them:  Rudolph wears a bell!  He does!  And sometimes Santa rings a bell.  And there are bells on my Christmas tree at home!

Me: Let's try to sound out and then write the word check.
Them:  Oooh!  Oooh!  Santa Claus makes a list.  And then he checks it.  Twice.

Me:  Okay, how about deck.  First let's sound it out.  Now let's spell it together.
Them:  Deck!  Deck!  Deck the halls with boughs of holly!!!

I love that they are so joyful about Christmas.  I'm just a little frightened of what three weeks of this will do to me.  And them.


  1. Love this! My kids are so obsessed with Christmas as well. Good luck keeping your sanity!! :)

  2. Thanks, Julie! I've tried to comment on your blog, but for some reason, it won't let me post. Your turkey looked like it came out delicious! And thanks for the heads up about the Shutterfly Christmas cards. :)

  3. I've had a few other people tell me they can't post on my blog either...I can't figure out the problem. So sad cause I love comments!! :) Thanks for reading my blog!!