This is seriously one of our favorite books. Last year, I must have read it, no exaggeration, 50 times in the month of November. I also have the cassette tape (yeah, I'm old school like that! We don't need no stinkin' CDs!) which was played at least once a day. I finally busted it out yesterday, as a little treat for the babies, and they went ape shit! We decided at the end of the story, that we would write our own book, that continues the story. Just in case you aren't familiar with the book (What?! You mean you aren't all primary teachers?!) the turkeys start off "foolin' on a fence," and then at the end, the fence is gone. On the last page, the turkeys move to a tree. That's were we decided to pick up the story.
Today, after I read it (again!) we decided to brainstorm for our new book. We were trying to come up with rhyming words for the numbers 1-10. When we got to four, I reminded the babies that this week's spelling words are all -or words, hoping they would give me a few. The first baby says, "More!" Great! Then, CJ starts waving his hand around, so I figure I'm gonna get another spelling word. I call on him, and he shouts out, "Whore!" Umm....yeah....that rhymes, alright.... So, then I lied to him (yeah, yeah, I suck) and told him that even though that IS a rhyme, it isn't a real word. Oh, yes I did!
The funniest thing to me is the fact that he even said "whore." I know how this is going to sound, so I apologize in advance if this is offensive to anyone, but in the 'hood, NO ONE says "whore." Come on, you all know what they say.......yep, that's right....HO! Now, this actually worked to my advantage today, because NONE of the other babies even knew what the hell CJ was talking about when he said it. There was no reaction whatsoever.
I had another CJ story that I thought I had already shared, but going through my archives right now, I see that I never did share it. Well, now I have tomorrow's post!
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