Big People Words
A group of kindergartners were trying very hard to become accustomed to the first grade. It was the first day of class, and the teacher told them now that they were in grade school, the rule is, "No baby talk!"
You need to use "Big People" words, she told them.
So with that clear, she began by asking John (not Johnny!) what he had done over summer vacation.
"We went to visit my Nana," he said.
"No," the teacher replied, "you went to visit your grandmother. No baby talk! Use 'Big People' words!"
She then asked Michelle what she had done over vacation.
"We took a ride on a choo-choo!" she replied.
"No," she said. "You took a ride on a train. You must remember to use 'Big People' words."
She then asked little Alex what he had done.
"I read a book," he replied.
"That's wonderful!" the teacher said. "What book did you read?"
Alex thought real hard about it, then puffed out his chest with great pride, and said,
Posted October 23, 2013