We all had different things we struggled with as kids. Reading, writing, math, maybe basic shapes if you’re Sal Perez, who just went viral for exposing his childhood misconceptions to the world on Twitter. Perez posted images he claims are from pre-school, that show him struggling to name all his favorite symbols and struggling pretty hard.
I don’t know why. They’re all there: the chriego, the dimn, the sdr:
And of course, the sgr, the srko, and the ritigo. Very recognizable shapes, all of them.
Perez’s pre-school self is extremely funny, but not everyone “gets” it:
I had to stare at this for a minute before i realized you were naming shapes.
— Alex James (@alexjvmes) May 21, 2018
Though a lot of people did instantly:
You know what they say, be there or he SgR
— [+] Dylan Baker || AnimeThighs1G (@dbake_34) May 21, 2018
And he’s definitely not alone. I mean, we’re in school to learn!
And some folks need to learn more than others.
In 10th grade I sat at my desk for almost 5 minutes trying to spell counter, Bc I pronounce it like most as “cowner”. I wrote cowner in my AP English class.
— Emalee D. Egelund M.D. (@EmaleeEgelund) May 21, 2018
But then some actual educators jumped in to say this is actually…. good.
Are you serious? This is amazing for a pre-schooler. Even the handwriting is pretty good. Now if that were a 2nd grader I’d be concerned, but holy heck, “chriego” is an awesome spelling for “triangle”.
— The CB App for iOS (@TheCBApp) May 21, 2018
listen, as someone certified to teach elementary school, i can tell you that this actually demonstrates really good phonemic awareness for a pre-k kid. kids who spell words phonetically, even if they’re wrong, tend to have much higher success with reading and writing later on.
— Sarah (@lizard_jpg) May 21, 2018
Let’s give it up for this little guy:
He was doing his very best, and that was pretty gr8.