Two of my girls were talking at lunch. One said something I didn't quite hear. The other puffed up, put her hands on her hips and said, "Are you telling me my mom is wrong?"
I asked one of my boys if he could tell me his phone number. He looked at me like I was crazy. "No. But I can tell you my dad's phone number." He did just that, then finished with, "I don't have a phone."
I gave my student's a "pocket pal" project yesterday for letter O. They color a paper plate and half plate to make the pocket -I staple. Then they attach a paper animal head and hands. We did lion for last week- letter L. So they know the basic concept. They get a paper with six picture cards, all beginning with the letter, plus the uppercase and lowercase letters to color. All the little picture cards and the letters go into the pocket. They take it home and practice with parents. Okay...so one of my boys is staring at his paper and not coloring. I watch him for ten minutes because he is supposed to be learning to ask for help when he needs it. Finally I go over and ask him what the problem is and why he isn't coloring. He points to the picture of the orangutan and says, "Monkey doesn't start with O!"