Why The Muse Can Be Hard to Teach Sometimes

Today The Muse was working on a page about plural nouns from her Brainquest workbook. One of the exercises was to think of some nouns that end in –ch, -sh, -ss, or – x, and then add –es to make them plural. The Muse sat there for about ten seconds before her face lit up like a light bulb and she wrote down her first word.

The word she wrote? MUNICH.

That’s right, Munich. As in Germany. As in, “But mom, Munich IS a noun. It’s a place.” As in, “Yes, honey, but that’s a proper noun. There’s only one Munich. We can’t really make that word plural.” She even spelled it right, for crying out loud. Teaching is such a funny experience sometimes.

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Annie writes about life, motherhood, world issues, beautiful places, and anything else that tickles her brain. On good days, she enjoys juggling life with her husband and homeschooling her children. On bad days, she binges on chocolate chips and dreams of traveling the world alone.

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