Subbing for a pre-K teacher in a day care is not easy considering the developing speech of the children. Here are some examples:
Pamela cried as her Dad was leaving. She came to me and said, "I want bed." "You want a bed? You can lie down over there," I pointed at the corner where there was a mat and pillows. She did lie on the mat and lay her head on a pillow but still continued to cry, "I want bed!" Then it dawned on me, "Oh, you want Dad!"
As I was about to leave the class, some of the kids gave me a hug. Eva said, "I want a bug." "You want a bug?" I asked. She nodded her head, ran to me and gave me a hug. "Oh, you wanted a hug, too!"
It was breakfasttime and Anna stared at the toasts in front of her. She said, "I wa oa me." No, she didn't want "Oh, me!" for there were only three choices for breakfast: toasts, cereals, and oat meal. Now you can guess what she wanted.
25 Jan. 2011