Last week, I was reading aloud The Stubborn Pumpkin to my first graders. In the story, a farmer tries to pull a stubborn pumpkin off the vine. He enlists the help of many people and animals. First his wife, then his daughter, then the cow, then the dog..... etc.
I paused after the cow came along to help and asked my students who they thought would come next. One little girl, who has trouble with the final "s", shouted:
I knew what she meant. But what she meant and what it sounded like were two very different things, and I had to laugh!
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