The best of this week’s quotes from my elementary students in South Korea (and some thrown in from friends too)
Before I launch into this week’s Quote Friday, I just wanna point out an awesome website / wedding invitation that was sent to me (to look at, not to go to the wedding….just to be clear). It didn’t make it into this week’s timewasters but IT. IS. AWESOME. And
may will make you cry…at your desk…in front of other people…cos it’s just so damn cute. Ketchup World, meet Jess and Russ.
Between job hunting, going for interviews and stalking the mailman waiting on a letter from Canada regarding my visa, I feel like I’ve not had a lot of time this week and am failing to believe that it is actually Friday today.
Me, reading from the book: ‘What day is it today?’
Me: ‘No, it’s Thursday.’
Kid: ‘It’s Tuesday.’
Kid next to her nods.
Me: ‘It’s not. It’s Thursday. Isn’t it? Is it? Wait, lemme check.’
Google confirmed, yes, yes it was Thursday. Kids still looked skeptical though.
This week also marked the last week of random arty/science classes and as such, I have spend the week being quite arty.
Not on purpose, mind you. I got forced into teaching a ‘Clay Cooking Class’ to a bunch of 7 year olds who spoke no, and I mean NO, English. Though thankfully they all understood not to eat the clay unlike those 7 year olds I had in science who tried to lick a battery.
God, kids are stupid.
Here is some of the arty crap I got to make this week:
Meanwhile, The Canadian One and I had to do an airport run to pick up some newbies.
I made a sign.
He made a sign.
And although you may think his was better, he did look like ‘a sixteen year old waiting for Justin Bieber’ (- his words, not mine) and I didn’t.
I often wonder exactly what The Canadian One does all day at work. Luckily, his 6 year old kindergarteners write about it.
Boy: ‘Teacher, teacher, gaaaaame!! Let’s play Dancing Queen!!’
And with that he leaps from his seat into the middle of the classroom and starts disco dancing.
From The Canadian One:
The Canadian One: ‘Are you sure you’re a book helper?’ (to a kid handing out books, a job for kids dubbed ‘Book Helpers’)
6 year old kid: ‘Yes, trust me.’
After a listening task, I stop the CD.
Me: “Is everyone OK? Do we need to listen to it one more time?’
Class: ‘It’s ok. No.’
One kid: ‘I’M NOT OK!!!’
Splitting the class up for a game:
Me: “Kevin, you’re on Calvin’s team. Kitty, you’re with Lucas.’
I look at him.
Lucas: ‘Kevin is not smart.’
The Canadian One: ‘Why is there bread in the recycling?’
Me: ‘Ohhhhh, yeah, I sometimes get confused in the mornings and I had the bread and the plastic thingy and I…I just put it all in the recycling.’
He stares at me.
Me: ‘I also put my pen in my lunch box….I’m not so good with the morning time.’
The Canadian One, after I explain why I need help downloading something: ‘You need a life coach.’
For more Quote Friday’s, check out:
- ‘Ah, do you live Gangnam Style?’ – August 17th 2012
- ‘BUT I GO TO THE SEA!!’ – August 10th 2012
- ‘I’m sorry I flicked s**t at you.’ – August 3rd 2012
- ‘Teacher NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!’ – July 27th 2012
- ‘Give me your coffee.’ – July 20th 2012
- ‘I am McGyver!!’ – July 13th 2012
- ‘They think we’re American.’ – July 6th 2012
- ‘He said I am sweet potato.’ – June 29th 2012
- ‘A SNOOOOOOW PERSON!’ – June 22nd 2012
- ‘I did my homework with a paintbrush.’ – June 15th 2012
- ‘Some new quotes and Top 11 quotes from The Wall’ – June 9th 2012
- ‘I am Mommy Monster!’ – May 25th 2012
- ‘Why do you have tadpoles in my class?’ – May 18th 2012
- And, of course, in the Index