Conversations With Luke,  Elementary School

Flash Card Funnies: A Conversation (or Two) With Luke

While running through his sight words this weekend….

  • Luke: For.
  • Me: Can you use it in a sentence?
  • Luke: We have four cats.
  • Me: No, this isn’t the number four. It is the word for, like when you do something *for* someone. Can you read this sentence on the back of the card?

[note: I hoped seeing it in context would help. I also had to help him with the word bought, but that’s okay.]

  • Luke: I bought a toy for my self. [emphasis mine]
  • Me: Luke, you need to actually *read* the sentence, not just guess. What is that last word?
  • Luke: Oh, sister. But I want the toy!
  • Me (rolling eyes): Let’s try another one.
  • Luke: To.
  • Me: Use it in a sentence.
  • Luke: I want two toys.
  • Me (sighing): No, this isn’t the number two. [holds up another flash card]
  • Me: *This* is the number two. So if this [shakes the two card] is the number two, then what is this? [shakes the to card]
  • Luke: The letter to!

[At this point, all conversation and flash card practice ceased, because DH and I couldn’t stop laughing.]

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