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SOMETIMES YOU JUST GIVE UP.......
 
      Sometimes, even in small communities, we get children who are new to our country and who speak very little or no English.  They struggle with the language and the newness of our culture and we struggle to understand them and help them as teachers. 

One little girl in grade two, who has actually been in our school for more than two years, is doing rather well but still has her occasional problems with the language.  One day in her journal writing, her teacher was surprised to read that she had a new "pet man" at home.  Trying not to laugh, the teacher asked her to explain by saying to her,  "Do you know what a pet is?"   When the little girl replied to the affirmative, the teacher then said to her,  "And do you know what a man is?"  "Yes", said the little girl. 

After some questioning and searching, the lines of communication were still no clearer. 

Finally, in desperation, the teacher realized she was not going to get any closer to the explanation...in fact perhaps there was no explanation except for the literal meaning. She smiled at the little girl,  "That's very nice", she said.  "I sure wish I had one too."

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