Mom, Dad, Store, Zoo

I’d like Ashley and Alexis to come to my house.

Paley: Ok, Makayla.
Makayla: Uh, me and my mommy…
Paley (writing): Me and my mommy.
Makayla: …went to the store.
Paley (writing): Went to the store.
Makayla: And we went to the zoo.
Paley (writing): And we went to the zoo.
Makayla: Me and my daddy went to the zoo, I mean.
Paley (writing): You mean me and your daddy went to the zoo.
And – look what I’m doing – “and me and my daddy went to the zoo.”
(rereading story) “Me and my mommy went to the store and me and my daddy went to the zoo.”
Makayla: Alexis and Ashley came to my house.
Paley: And, I’d like Ashley to come to my house?
Makayla: And Alexis.
Paley: Alissa?
Makayla: And Alexis.
Paley: Alexis. I’d like Ashley and…
Have they ever been to your house?
Makayla: No.
Paley (writing): I’d like Ashley and Alexis to come to my house.
Makayla: That’s all.
Paley: Ok, thank you.

Makayla’s answer (“No.”) to Paley’s question (“Have they ever been to your house?”) led her (Paley) to use story acting to draw invisible lines between home, school, children and store.

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