My fifth graders earned game time for twenty minutes this afternoon. They were playing "What's Gnu?", a game where the person to make a three letter word the fastest wins. I love watching them play because they don't always know what is a word and what isn't (vocabulary acquisition is something we work on continually!).
Our speech-language pathologist (Mrs. T) happened to be in my room today, helping out wherever needed. She's sitting at the game table while I'm working at my desk.
Suddenly, I hear someone shout "WOO! Woo's a word!!". Mrs. T said: "Is it really a word? Use it in a sentence"
Boy 1: "WOO, you know, like when you say 'WOO' at a football game!"
Boy 2: "Yeah, or you say 'WOO that stinks, flush the toilet'
Mrs. T: ".... I stand corrected"
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