Overheard at PEI (our school)

If you were a fly on the wall at PEI yesterday…this is a conversation that you would’ve overheard between a prospective student and myself.

Me: Hi! What is your name?

Prospective Student: No.

Mother: can you tell her?

Prospective Student: Um. Okay. My name is David.

Me: It’s nice to meet you David.

David: It’s nice to meet you too.

Me: How old are you?

David: I am 6 years old

Me: What grade are you in?

David: No grade.

Me (unsure if he knows what “grade” is): Are you in Grade 1?

David: No. Also, me not in grade 2.

Me: Oh! Are you in Kindergarten?

David: Yes.

Then I spent a few minutes asking about whether he likes baseball, his teacher, favorite food, etc. All went smoothly until we came to this question:

Me: So, how many years have you studied English?

David: Um…(he thinks about it)…ummm…12.

I really had to work not to laugh about this. I’m sure he just didn’t understand my question…but in my head I thought “If your mom could’ve figured out a way to have you start studying English 6 years before you were born, I’m sure she would’ve!” Then again…maybe he’s been studying all 6 years of his life…but it’s just felt like twelve.

Anyway, just wanted to let you overhear this somewhat funny snippet from my yesterday.

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