She told me this story after school today and I thought it was so cute:
Mrs. A: I'm going to say a word, and I want you to tell me what letter is starts with. For example, if I say HAT, you would say "h" because HAT starts with "h."
Mrs. A: KITE
Mrs. A: Good job. How about this one, MAN
Mrs. A: Excellent. How about this, BIRD
Student: I don't know.
Mrs. A: Let me help you. What sound do you hear when I say BIRD?
Mrs. A: OK, let's try a different one. DOG