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From the diary of a Pre- School Teacher

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, then asked..."What did you call it?"
"It's a frickin' elephant! It says so on the picture!"

And so it did:-

"A f r i c a n Elephant"

(Thanks to James for this.)


  1. That's a cute story! It is funny how so many things sound so similar but are spelled so differently. The English language is so complex and has so many different letter sounds, I'm surprised anyone learns how to read!

  2. What's really funny is how we manage, and then are surprised when other people struggle.


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