I have a very funny first grade student who is native Spanish speaker (as are most of the others). But unlike many other students, he loves to (try) to speak English. He has a ridiculous little accent that makes it all the more entertaining. On Monday as we were walking down the hall together, we had this conversation:
Miss Melissa (Me-lee-sah), I am very proud to see you today.
What do you mean?
I am so proud to see you. I haven't seen you for about one week.
You mean...tienes animo? You are excited to see me today?
Yes, I am so proud to see you.
I couldn't really get the point across, but I was happy he felt proud to see me. And mostly I just love little Spanglish speakers.