Décor à l’école

“When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.”

I learned this as a kid, and ever since, I’ve been mispronouncing words like bear, build, and group.

Just kidding. But I taught this rule to my kids last week, and now I’m noticing exceptions everywhere.

I’m also noticing that the kids don’t know which letters are vowels.

We’re all set now.

It’s amazing how much more quickly a concept sinks in when it’s posted all around the house. Thirty seconds here and thirty seconds there is a better approach for some things than a focused 20 minute session.

When we moved here, I pinned lots of beautiful home decorations onto Pinterest. These weren’t among them, but it works…

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6 Responses to “Décor à l’école”
  1. Shelly says:

    My least favorite things about language were the rules… because they were always followed with the word “usually” or “sometimes”. What help is a usually rule? 🙂 A, E, I, O, U… and sometimes Y! Ha!

  2. Krista says:

    love it :-))) Did you read my email about the thousands of exceptions in the English language? it was a while back….

  3. Mom says:

    Reminds me of Cheaper by the Dozen when dad drew the planets on the wall of the summer cottage. (Including Pluto).

    I don’t think that I saw Krista’s “thousand exceptions”. wouldn’t mind seeing that.

    Are you going to paste a few “somewhere y”s?

    Love, Daddy

  4. Deborah.J says:

    “Sometimes Y” doesn’t fit on my yellow box! (Actually, I plan to tackle Y separately.)
    Krista, I’m looking for that email…
    And Daddy, that’s something you would do!

  5. Mom says:

    Or how about “i before e except after c”? My neighbor said there are either eight or nine exceptions, but I’d like to seize this opportunity to say that it’s neither, but many more, not even including the foreign words. Weird!

  6. Deborah.J says:

    I think I found the email. If it’s the right one, here’s a link to the poem in it. Very clever – and mind-boggling:
    http://www.mipmip.org/tidbits/pronunciation.shtml