A skunk cabbage by any other name…
We’ve been working on dictionary skills at Swamprot Elementary. It can be hard for some kids…they get alphabetical order, but when they look at many, many words, it’s easy for them to become muddled.
The class had to find five vocabulary words in the dictionary. The students were working in partners, and doing very well. For the most part. Except for two kids. They worked hard, but just couldn’t find the word ‘future’. They come up to me, lugging their dictionary, with very serious expressions on their faces.
Cute kids: “Mrs. Who, we can’t find future. There’s no ‘eff you’ in the dictionary.
Mrs. Who: *giggle* *snort* *snarfle* *big breath* Let me help you. I think we can find ‘f-u’ in there. (in my brain: Right between ‘Barack’ and ‘Obama’.)