Monday, February 23, 2009

Jimmer learns a "naughty" word

"Mommy, the word have is a naughty word."

When Jimmer said this to me, I was wondering where he got that idea. Did he hear another naughty word and get it confused with the word have?

"It's a naughty word because it doesn't follow the rules." he said.

Ah. Now I remember! (Phfew!)

In one of his reading lessons a few weeks ago, he learned that the word have is disobedient because it doesn't follow the same rule as the other short words with a silent e at the end.

Instead of having a long-a sound, it is disobedient...(or naughty!) and uses a short-a sound instead! Those little rule breakers.

I'm sure he'll be learning a lot of "naughty" words in his reading book. The English language is FULL of disobedient words!


mrs boo radley said...


Lisa said...

You have such smart kids. English does have lots of rules to remember. We must all be VERY smart to remember a few of them.