On our field trip last week, a little girl brought me her sweater to hold. I said, “What do I look like? A clothes hanger?” So later she brought it to me again, and said, “Here, hose clanger!”
Yeah, teaching phonemic awareness has its challenges.
So a mother overheard this and shared that her young children have struggled with the word “popcorn.” She said, “I can’t tell you how many times we have gone to the movies and my kids have started up with, ‘We want cock-porn! We want cock-porn!’” She said it is not the kind of thing you want to make a big deal of because you don’t want them to think it is funny and continue to say it. On the other hand, you want everyone around you to know that it is POPCORN that they really want.