Make It Stop!!

Camerons primary teacher at her Montessori school last year was not from the south so she did not talk with a southern accent. This is not the case with her kindergarten teacher and it is rubbing off on Cameron. Hubby and I were talking last night about some of the words she says now that have a very heavy accent. Her class sings the alphabet song to a different tune then the standard ABC's you hear to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star. When she gets to the letter M, it comes out sounding like the im- in the word image. When she counts, the numbers 5, 9 and 10 come out with an accent. Several of the words she is learning to read also have accents.

I'll be honest and say that several of these 'accented' words make me cringe when I hear them. Perplexed They really sound bad to me and I wish there was something I could do to get her stop saying the words like she does. Its never been an issue until she went to kindergarten where the teacher is teaching sounds and words with a very heavy accent on a daily basis, so naturally that is how Cameron is repeating a lot of the words. And I am not talking about a little sweet southern accent, I am talking about a real heavy, very noticeable southern draw. The kind you hear out of 80 year old women who have never stepped foot off of the Alabama country side. I very seldom hear people my age around here talk like her teacher talks (who happens to be my age, maybe even a little younger).

Perturbed Bah! She is singing a number song right now and it is like nails on a chalk board when she comes to those last couple of numbers. I am afraid I am going to have to enroll her in speech therapy after this year. Mouth At Side


Dawn said...

so I guess "britches" does not help, huh? lol

Melissia said...

LOL! I don't mind southern words, it's the strong accent that gets to me. :o)