Monday, September 8, 2008

Phonics Confusion

Gregory is loving school. He is excited to get on that bus every morning and is bright and cheery when he gets off it in the afternoon (he's in all-day Kindergarten.. I don't know if they even do 1/2 day anymore).

Yesterday I set him up on the computer so he could practice typing his first and last names. He finished "G-R-E-G-O-R-Y" and then started sounding out "Olsen." After he thought about it, he looked over the keyboard and punched in a "1". Then he went on with "O-L-S-E-N".

Tonight I figured out why he put a "1" in front of our last name (although, it IS true that we Olsen's are #1 *wink*). At dinner he was sounding out words and then he asked, "Does 'Olsen' start with '1'?" I realized he figured the first vowel sound in our last name sounds similar to the digit "1", so it made sense for our name to have "1" in it.

Follow that?

I thought it was cute. And, yes, we corrected him.


Jeremy and Trish Olsen said...

tooo stinking cute. At least he gets it :)

John and Becky Bowler said...

That's too funny. :)

Whitehorn Family said...

it makes perfect sense, what a smart kid put the two together.