I think this is fantastic! You know, you have to have fun with the students; keep ’em actively engaged…
Joe Dombrowski, a clever fourth-grade teacher at Royal Oak Elementary School in Michigan, had to give an April Fool’s prank to his students. Aha! A pop “spelling test” with made-up words and, little did they know, the majority of them had “silent letters”.
The first word: “blorskee.”
“As in, ‘I lost my blorskee at a carnival,’” he said. The list goes on and on…
- Blorskee: “I lost my blorskee at a carnival.”
- Tangateen: “I eat my spaghetti with a tangateen.”
- Speekuzslmn: “Look, there’s a speekuzslmn.”
- Wazamata: “Students said they were sick, I said, ‘Wazamata with you?’”
- Slipert: “Be careful when you’re sleeping, there might be a slipert in your house.”
- Chchch: “The horse was angry so I said chchch.”
- Rol-aska-tox: “Rol-aska-tox was surprised when jinx took the crown.”
- Speenuch: “My favourite food is speenuch and artichoke dip.”
- Shabolaskp: “Be careful that you do not catch shabolaskp.”
- GÜRRR: “My friend told me a secret and I said GÜRRR.”
(man, I wish I would have thought of this; half the fun would be to come up with your own list, but, now, no need to :P)
The kids were dumbfounded! I can only imagine the looks on their faces…priceless…
Check out the video of this at the bottom of the “Home” page.
P.S. I dare ya to start using these “words” when it’s possible.