Saturday, January 31, 2009

Hooked On Phonics Is NOT A Panacea

This was forwarded by a friend today. It is just too funny to not post here.

My five-year old students are learning to read.

Yesterday one of them pointed at a picture in a Zoo Book and said... "Look at this! It's a frickin' elephant!'

I took a deep breath, and then asked..."What did you call it?"

"It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"

And so it does...

A f r i c a n Elephant

Hooked on phonics! Ain't it wonderful?

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are.


Daisy said...

ROFLOL. Too funny. Reminds me of how my son used to pronounce truck. I yelled, "Stop screaming that word!!" as he pointed to the Fire truck and exlaimed.....over and over and over again.

Eddie Eddings said...

Thanks a lot Ralph! I get up early and work on my blog hours before I leave for work with my wife still sleeping in the next room. I just finished my posting and wanted to relax a little and enjoy reading your blog. The African Elephant post made me laugh loud enough to wake the wife. Next time, I will cover my face with a pillow as I read your entries.