Monday, May 18, 2009

Cat--- Not Dog


We are studying about swamp things in kindergarten. On Thursday, weather permitting, we will take a field trip to Wakulla Springs and ride the Jungle Cruise.

Last week, I was reading a book about pond life, which has many of the same characteristics. I pointed out the picture of a cattail. When I asked if anyone knew what that was, one little girl never hesitated before she shouted out, “It’s a corndog!”

Well, it looks like a corndog! And it is a compound word like corndog. It begins with the letter c like corndog. But it has a different pet in its name: cat---not dog.

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Island Rider said...

Looks like a corndog to me. Better take some catsup on that field trip!

Floridacracker said...

Too funny! A little perk of the teaching life.

caroline said...

Love kidspeak! I had a 7th grader once tell me that the Tropic of Cancer was north of the Equator and the Tropic of Apricot was south. Still makes me laugh when we work with a globe in geography, apricots have a nice tropical sort of flavor, much nicer that some goat.