Sonidos Serranos

Sonidos Serranos: Sounds of the Sierras...
Reflecting some of my family's interests: God's wonderful creation (especially mountains and hills!), music, and language...

Psalm 121:1-2 (NASB)

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the LORD,
Who made heaven and earth.

23 January 2010

Her list of sight words!

Elizabeth has been a huge fan of letters since before she turned two. While I was studying Greek in the fall of that year, she loved to grab my textbook and try to identify the Greek letters that looked like English letters she already knew...

She’s now learning the sounds of English letters. (We’ll probably save Greek for later!) Her class has gotten as far as the sound N makes. She doesn’t read yet, but she is developing a list of sight words (or what her Aunt Ruth refers to as service words, as I learned this morning). Loving languages and being a definite fan of a phonics approach to reading English, the whole concept of sight words intrigues me and makes me believe that all of us do memorize “pictures” to some extent, visual learners logically doing so more than aural learners.

At any rate, here’s (what I remember of) Elizabeth’s list, undoubtedly a commentary on her favorite places. If you read my other blog, you’ll know which ones are frequented far more than others...

Publix has The Cookie Club (as well as the best B1G1 deals, customer service, the Penny Item, etc.)

Funny story... We were driving up to the extended family’s favorite NC campground last May with Elizabeth’s cousin Joshua, three years her senior and going into K-5. When we passed a CVS, she turned to him in the booster seat next to hers and earnestly said, “That says: CVS Pharmacy!”

Chick-fil-A is definitely a favorite – for all of us!

Wendy’s used to be “lo de la nena” – the girl’s place! We like her dollar menu when traveling.

As for the competition, last summer she used to ask: “What is that store with the upside down W?”

Would you have noticed that the “Hot Now!” sign at Krispy Kreme looks like the computer service sign at Office Depot?! (She used to say: “Look! It's another donut store!”)

And the two sight words that make it look like she already knows how to read are:



She loves to say: “E-X-I-T spells exit!” and: “S-T-O-P spells stop!” Since she also loves rhyming words, she’ll inform any willing listener: “Stop and Pop rhyme!” or “S-T-O-P spells stop and P-O-P spells pop!”

It’ll certainly be fun to see what she comes up with when enrolled in K-5 in Spanish, Lord willing...


Andrea said...

Cute! Paul confused us a couple of weeks ago when we pulled up to McDonald's and he said, "This is GFA." Then I think we got it cleared up. My parents brought him a Berenstein Bear book from a Chick-Fil-A Kids' meal, and yesterday he pointed to the Chick-Fil-A logo on the book and said, "That says 'GFA!'" The McDonald's does look a lot more like a Chick-Fil-A than GFA.

Great to keep up with you guys through your blogs!

Deborah said...

Too, too funny! :o)

Hey, Chick-fil-A and GFA rhyme, don't they?!

Miss you guys...