I have a little yellow notebook that I keep in my classroom to record the cute little things my students say every day. I brought it home with me tonight so that I could type some of them up and share them with you :-) Enjoy!
(Keep in mind that most of these children are 4, and very few are from English-speaking homes)
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Cathy: I want to draw pictures--of cars, butterflies, and a yo-yo.
Jeremy: A firefighter, so I could spray water on the fires.
Andrew: A Fireman. I would have a race car with a rope [hose] for the water. There's a hook for the rope on the race car. I would need a race car to drive fast and hurry and help the peoples where they got fires and dying.
Mat: A robot. I will do my hands like this [motions]. My brother will be an astronaut so we can play. I'll be green, and have a red tool belt. I'll have tools to fix the things that are broken.
Gordon: I want to be airplane pilot. My plane can spill water on the fires. If Andrew had a fire, I would "spshhhhhhhh!" on the fire. No more fires.
Sydney: A doctor. I'm going to give everybody shots. If they ask for stickers, I'm going to give them some. I'll give them water, too, and then they go home.
Hallie: A princess. I love my mommy. She's so pretty. I will pick flowrs.
Amir: Superman. I want to fly. Sitting on top of the wall. I would fly up to the outerspaceship.