You wouldn’t think a two sound last name would be hard for my students to produce, but it can be! You know, I get such a kick out of what my students call me!
This year I decided to have some fun with it and so I put together a silly (but educational!) display on the front of my desk. It shows all the words that rhyme with “Wu” with a red X on them. It’s a cute way to remind students of rhyming words. Featured words are “boo, moo, two, shoe, flew, stew, two, and ewe.”
I’m most commonly called “Mrs Boo.” I think it has to do with the fact that in Spanish the “W” is not frequently used in isolation. In fact, I only hear when it’s in a blend like “agua” or “guantes.”
I’m also called “Mrs Moo.” I should be clear that no one is making fun of me. That one makes me laugh too much!
After Mrs. Moo, I’m often called “Mrs Chew.” I do not understand that at all!
Last year one student always called me Mrs. Wolf. Huh?!
But the funniest yet happened just a few weeks ago. A student saw me in the hallway and said, “Hi, Mrs. Woop!”
Yep, I’m Mrs “Woop” (There it is!) **insert fun dance moves here**