Monday, November 19, 2007
Rotten Egg Blue??
We all know Caitlyn is learning to read. And I have seen her really attempt to implement several strategies in order to decipher a word. Typically, "sounding out" really works for her. The other day she tried the strategy of looking at the first and last letter and guessing what the word is. (not really a strategy, but I think that is exactly what did)
Scene: Caitlyn on the living room floor coloring a picture for Mrs. Carson.
Caitlyn: I'm going to color this blue Mom.
Mom: I think that will look very pretty. What blue are you going to use?
Caitlyn: (with crayon in her hand, looking at the paper wrap on the crayon) "Rotten egg blue."
Mom: I think it says "Robin Egg Blue."
Caitlyn: Yeah, I guess a color with rotten in it wouldn't be too pretty.