I was working in a Year 1 class today (5 year olds mainly). They were doing a phonics worksheet. Learning about the oa, ow, o _ e sound.
Phonics is always a funny one to engage children in.
Introducing... the magic pencil.
I made a 'c' shape first and then...
My body shook and I made a few exciting sounds as this simple pencil become something wonderful. It was magical.
The c became an o. The c became an e. The w was made up of two v's.
They thought these transformations were down to the magic pencil.
Of course they were...