"Boys and girls," I announced, "there is a BIG raccoon outside the window." Indeed, there was a large, curious, unafraid male raccoon strolling by and staring in the windows. Where was my camera? AWOL. A maintenance man and a mom with a big purse were trying to shoo Mr. Raccoon back toward the creek.
Not white as snow, but it did make the children laugh and play to see a raccoon at school. Later that day we saw Mrs. Raccoon wandering around near the creek across the parking lot from the playground. Pruning crews have recently removed lots of brush along the creek, and may have disturbed the raccoon's habitat.
Question: Is there 2 ways to spell raccoon?
Opinion: Yes, if you have a brother Darryl and another brother Darryl.
Answer: The word raccoon can be spelt with, or without a double C, and therefore can alternatively be spelt "racoon".
Detour: And spelt is also known as dinkel wheat, but not by Darryl.
Dinkel Wheat be a good name for a band?
I want my young students to connect all the body
parts in their drawings.
© 2012 Nancy L. Ruder