She asked me to read her paper when I got home from parent teacher conferences. This was her second attempt on the project and a much better version. We make a few adjustments. We have a few questions for her teacher and I purposefully created these questions so she had to ask for help and clarification. We are getting near the end of her piece and I'm starting to feel how tired I really am from the day when I'm not sure I heard her right.
"Under-case the word Cinema."
I know I turned and looked quite puzzled. I wasn't sure I heard her just right. I questioned what that meant. She looked at me as if I wasn't listening. Her expression made me stop and think I should understand the word under-case. But I didn't understand so I asked again for clarification.
"You know, make the c smaller."
I burst out laughing and we had fun talking about uppercase and lowercase. It's always interesting to hear how students or your own children create phrases to explain what they need.
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