Friday, June 4, 2010

Sounding Out Words

Caleb was drawing on the doodle pad yesterday morning. He was working on some letters, mostly the ones in his name. Then he drew a picture of me - I love seeing myself in stick figure form.

Then I realized he was trying to sound out a word, and I thought it was great that he was trying to spell without asking. I actually wasn't sure which word it was as I watched him write it. When he was finished, it was as follows:


I looked at it for a moment, hoping I could figure it out so that he knew he did a good job of sounding it out. Believe it or not, I did realize what it was.

"Does this say Chrissy, Caleb?" I asked him. His face beamed. I was correct.

Then I realized my children pronounce my name "Cwissy" when asked what mommy's name is. I attribute this to Ming Ming Duck on The Wonder Pets. D a r n duck.

So actually, Caleb did a pretty good job spelling. If it would have been CRSE, I bet most anyone could tell what it was. Guess we'd better work on those "R's", huh?!

Smart and Trendy Moms


Felicia said...

Actually that is very common for kids his age! Its amazing what "kindergarten spelling" looks like!

Erin Wallace said...

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xo Erin

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Stopping by from New Friend Friday... what an adorable moment. I am so impressed. We are still working on letters here in toddler land. I can't even envision the day she is sounding thngs out.

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

That is so AWESOME!!!! Extra points to you for figuring it out too! LOL!

Have a great weekend!

I am Harriet said...

Stopping by from Friday-Follow to say hello.
Have a great day!

Elizabeth said...

Soooooo good to meet a fellow believer on blog hops. I'm gonna follow, please come and check out my site. I'm an aspiring author of Christian fiction!

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

I HATE Wonder Pets with a great passion for the very reason that that stupid duck doesn't talk correctly. I never let the children I nanny for watch that show. I grew up with a speech impediment... I couldn't say my "R" sound or my "K, C" sounds... I still get made fun of to this day about it... and I hate that the stupid duck talks that way.

Good job to you son though about sounding out and spelling, that's awesome!

If he happens to have the "R" speech impediment a couple rounds through speech will help him immensely. =)

stash mama said...

I am now a follower and I would love a follow back!
Thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

He's such a smart kid! I wouldn't worry about the R's just yet! Brooklyn says our last name is "Arfer" instead of Arthur, so it's all good! :)

Bella said...

Hi ... New follower from Social Parade. : )

Krissy said...

My name is Krissy too and my daughter said Kwissy. I agree...damn duck. LOL I actually read some article where parents were boycotting Wonder Pets because of Ming Ming's speech impediment. I think that's just funny. :) Kids are kids!! Good job Caleb!

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