Thursday, March 8, 2007


My earliest stories are from my special ed days when I worked one-on-one with kids. This particular day I was working with a kid in developmental first grade (in our school, that's the grade between K and 1), quizzing him on the letter O.

The card for the letter O had a picture of overalls on it so he could learn the long sound better. This poor guy had NO CLUE what overalls were (kinda surprising in Indiana, huh?), so I would say,

"What letter is this?"


"What word helps us remember long O?"

The correct answer would have been "overalls," you know, to go with the picture.

This kid's answer: "OVERBALLS!"

Okay, so we didn't stick with "overalls" after that...lost cause.

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