One of my early memories is looking up what time All In The Family started in the TV Guide and my father exclaiming: You can read?!?
Today, kids are taught to read by sounding words out. First they learn what sounds all the letters make. And then they are encouraged to write the words based on these sounds. For example:
Awwww. Cute, huh? Did you read that? Isn't she smart? There was one thing that caught my eye. This:
I'm sounding it out now. This one didn't make the bulletin board.
Lest you think I'm absolutely horrible and because I was present at the pumpkin carving, I think she was trying to say she carved a pumpkin solely by herself.
UPDATE: It has been pointed out by other mothers, ashole translates into also.