It was chilly today when we went outside to the garden.
We saw some fruit on the eggplants.
There are many long, purple peppers, but they aren’t ripe yet.
They will be red when they are ready to pick and eat.
There are still a few pepper blossoms that are white.
The black peppers are still the same as last week. But we also saw that there is one pepper that is yellow, one that is red, and another that is orange.
Pany tried the red pepper and the orange pepper today to see if they were ripe. She said, “They are spicy”.
The sunflower faces are pointing down,
so we know that they are starting to make their seeds for next year.
There are many green tomatoes.
There are some red tomatoes, too.
We need to pick some cherry tomatoes today.
There are still a few yellow tomato blossoms.
There are only a few green beans left to pick today.
There are no more blossoms on the green bean plants.
There are many small cucumbers and
some big cucumbers to pick today.
Peter Piper and Pickled Peppers:
Alliteration in a Tongue-Twister
When talking about peppers, Teacher Paul told us about Peter Piper:
“Peter Piper picked a pick of pickled peppers”.
“Peter Piper” is a very well-known English-language nursery rhyme and well-known alliteration tongue-twister. Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning of each or most of the words in a sentence.
Today in class, we practiced saying this “tongue-twister“:
“Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”
Another example of alliteration is the name of the book:
“Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation”
Here is an illustration from this book:
Tongue twisters are phrases or sentences which are hard to speak fast, usually because of alliteration or a sequence of words with very similar sounds.
Here is one way to say a longer version of the tongue-twister, “Peter Piper”, that you can practice saying to learn to say the letter “P”:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?