Communication 1a

Most of our pre-K kids are language deficient. Our job is to get them to speak properly. Today I was gifted with three full sentences from three different kids. I should be celebrating, but ….

I held up a green crayon this morning and asked Polk, “What color is this?” He responded. “Id isn’d red.” In fact, he gave that answer for every crayon except the red one. When I showed him the red one he said, “I no know.”

I asked a very wiggly Chaz, “Do you have to go to the bathroom?” He said, “Hep me, pwease.” So we walked to the rest room and when we got there Chaz went straight to the sink to wash his hands. I said, “Wait, shi-shi* first.” Chaz grinned up at me and said, “Aw done.” I went to get a dry pull up.

Cass came into the classroom this morning and I said, “Good morning, Cass. How are you?” Cass replied, “Otay, I guess, bu’tiz damn hot in here.”

*Pronounced shee-shee. The Hawaiian equivalent to peepee.

12 thoughts on “Communication 1a

  1. So the children aren’t even potty trained? I’m confused. I thought you weren’t allowed to go to school until your were potty trained. Maybe that’s only in Australia.

  2. Mumma — these are SPECIAL EDUCATION children. They are in pre-school because they have serious developmental delays. For a few of our kids that includes toileting issues. And one of our children is so handicapped she will likely never be completely toilet trained, however it is our job to get these kids (hopefully) ready for a regular ed classroom by the time they are five years old.

  3. Sad to witness these children yet it gives us all time to give thanks to God for each child without such challenges.
    You are consistent in your sharing of humorous stories . You are consistent in your dedicated role to serve the children. “Thank You! :)”
    I admire your efforts. Glad you enjoyed the history of the lantern.

  4. ROFLMBO!!! Oh they ARE darling Quilly! Absolutely! But I gotta tell ya my friend… betta you dan ME! I was cheering about getting a grandbaby that came potty trained … until I found out she isn’t! LOL!

  5. Pauline — I believe I was much happier with my shallow existence when I never stopped to ponder the futures of such children.

    Melli — I’ll think of you as I change each pull up.

    Kat — I love and hate it all at once. The peacocks are “wild”. They populate this end of the island.

    Nessa — perhaps you should have a potty break before reading my posts.

    Polona — each day goes so fast that I am exhausted and can’t quite figure out why.

    Dr. John — since we were working on speech development, you are absolutely correct. However, tomorrow when we practice recognizing colors I anticipate Polk having a problem — or five.

    Brig — Cass is one of the more advanced students.

  6. Excuse my ignorance, Quilly. I just don’t know of any early intervention programs like that in Australia, so every new thing is a revelation to me. Maybe the reason I don’t know about them is because I haven’t NEEDED to know about them!

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