It reads: "Miteー" but sounds like
at least it does whenever I'm at work. It means "look!", and my kids have a habit of, during arts/crafty time, to storm up to me, shoving their creation in my face and going, "先生! 見てー" (Sensei! Miteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeh!). This quickly escalates into everyone looking up, grabbing the nearest thing to them (whether it be something they actually made or not) and crowding around me going "Miteeeeeeeeeehhhhhh! Miteeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhh! MITEEEEEEEEEHHH!" until I collapse on the floor, in tears--
|Or, when they feel like being precious angels, just sit like this until I come around and praise them :)|
On a similar vein, whenever I'm helping them with Montesstori things, or whenever someone is demonstrating how to make something (last week they made Kaleidoscopes, for example) one little kid will say, in a rather sad, small voice, "できない..." dekinai; I can't do it. :( and at first I get all sad and run over and encourage them to keep going, until I get hit with a rousing chorus of "できない! できない! Dekinai! Dekinaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai!" Mostly by kids who have literally not picked up anything or tried to do anything. not one thing. Some of them hit me with a できない! Before any instructions have actually been given. And it's like....SERIOUSLY, BRO???