Learning Adventures in Mrs. Pearce's Kindergarten Class
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Oh the Things they Will Say....A New Name for Nicholas
I love it when my Kinders take the initiative to play with sounds, syllables and words. I think it's a true indicator that my instruction in phonemic awareness has not fallen on deaf ears. Yesterday A. came to me and asked if he could call his good pal Nicholas a different name....like Nic. I told him that he might want to check with Nicholas first to see if it was ok with him.
Then I couldn't help but go with the moment by suggesting, "You could call him Nic or even Nic Nic."
To my surprise A. took it a step even further. "I could call him Nic, Nic Nic, or Nic Nic Nickety Nic Nic."
I figured A. must like Nicholas very much to spend so much time thinking of just the right new name for him.