After mispronouncing a word in English Tyler said, “Well, I guess that a start. I have to start speaking bad English to learn Spanish.”
Last week we watched a movie in my class. When the kids complained that it was in English I explained that our school is an English speaking school and therefore our movie had to be in English. Josep, one of my newer kids, responded, “The school is not in English, only the Mrs. is.”
I was explaining to one of the kids in my class that she needed to speak English more. Her response, “Oh, since you speak bad Spanish, you need me to speak English.”
When asked by her teacher what the acronym for United States of America would be, Emma responded, “Texas.”
One of the girls in my class asked me who in my family speaks English. I told her that all of my family does. She then wanted to know which school they went to, to learn English. No matter how much I tried, I could not get her to understand that they did not go to school to speak English, that we speak English at home like she speaks Spanish. This was beyond her 5 year old comprehension.
Another of my boys wanted to know why I am so white. Funny it took 6 months for him to notice but ever since then he keeps comparing my skin to his and saying things like, “My palms are white but you’re whiter” or “My mom has white skin, but not that white.” I think I might be getting a complex about my skin.
During dance class one of my kids was sent to sit down. When I ask him what happened he responded “I don’t know Miss, but I think I was playing.” I love the honesty.
While learning about animals and their homes I gave the kids a worksheet that had a doghouse, fishbowl and spider web. They were supposed to draw the animal that belonged in each house. One kid however was not listening to my lesson on animals because in his spider web he drew Spiderman!