Monday, November 05, 2007

it is very cutt


Cari saw this (among other winners) on a school bulletin board. The quotes might be mildly permissible if the teacher was maintaining a student's original spelling. I mean, in terms of our criteria. Pedagogically, though, that's no way to reinforce the correct spelling.

13 comments:

Jolean said...

hey bethany, i'm sending you a great pic from mc donalds.. you have got to see this "amazing" thing!

Anonymous said...

I hope that was not a teacher... maybe the cafeteria lady? Winer and Cuttest? Wow. I will not be sending my kids to public school.

Alli said...

Wow, that's scary. I hope that wasn't the teacher's spelling....

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's the cut test, like a test to tell how well the students can cut things.

Bob K said...

It also depends on where the bulletin board is - if this is posted in a teacher's lounge, for example, the quotes might indeed be used properly and the pedagogical issues would not apply.

On the other hand, it might just be a mistake and worthy of being snarked at.

Anonymous said...

Ew, if they were maintaining the student's original spelling, "winer" should have been in quotes as well. I really, really hope that wasn't a teacher writing that. Ugh.

doahleigh said...

Even if you find a way to justify "cuttest".... winer? No.

Anonymous said...

What prize did this person "wine"?

Becki said...

Maybe it was a para or an aide or even a parent volunteer. I just can't see a teacher doing that. I don't know. Maybe I'm wrong, but it wouldn't happen at our school.

jimmy said...

It's entirely possible that this school is in the Napa Valley, and the figure in the picture is a very oddly-cut grape. Thus, it would indeed be done by the "Winer of the 'cuttest.'"

sitboaf said...

Cuttest. It's a jack o' lantern. You get a pumpkin and cut it. See?

Anonymous said...

Sadly, teachers do spell this poorly. I was in a Masters program with quite a few K-12 teachers and corporate educators, and we had to post on a discussion board regularly. The K-12 teachers were some of the worst spellers in the group.

Anonymous said...

this whole thing made me laugh, but jimmy really got me going. he's the winer.