Monday, September 19, 2016

Students Attack!!! (Attack Me Back, That Is...)



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It’s both funny and heartwarming when the students whom I painstakingly taught basic grammar to, such as Subject-Verb Agreement, have improved so much that they can finally attack me back from different angles...in an amusing way, of course. Here are some light moments with some of my students.


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Me:       And why are you laughing at my drawing??!!
Student: And why shouldn’t I??!!


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After watching a video of a komodo dragon mercilessly attack a defenseless deer:
Me:        I wonder what komodo dragons are for.

Student: Komodo dragons also wonder what humans are for.


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Me:      I am going on a date on Saturday night.

Student: Finally??!! Oh, God is Alive!!


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Me: During my time, exam days were tough because our  teachers would  hit us on the          butt for every mistake that we'd make.

Student: Oh, noooo!!!! Teacher, are you okay??!!

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Me: Any unusual news today?
Student: My uncle finally took a shower last night. 


Listening to a student put into practice what he/she has learned is truly rewarding for a teacher. Teaching, indeed, is a noble profession. 


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Kids Are...Well, Kids


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Here are some of my favorite conversations with kids.

1.  Five-year-old boy: The people in the congregation say I am very     handsome.
Me: Did you believe them?
Boy: Well, for a couple of times I heard you say the same thing about me.

2.
A four-year-old girl reviewing for her Science exam  asked me to draw objects so that she could identify them as either Living Things or Non-Living things. I drew a flower.

Girl: Has this been plucked?
Me: (Not knowing what to answer,  I erased the picture of the flower and I drew a tree instead.)

 3. 

My then 5-year-old nephew on seeing a spider on its web for the very first time:
"Hey Auntie, come and see what I've found in your garden! It's something so little, it's moving, and it  looks like Spider Man!"

  4. 

My brother needed some cash so he prepared to go to the nearest ATM machine, a good 10-minute-walk under the scorching sun. My five-year-old nephew wanted to tag along and his father could not stop him, so I sensed my brother needed some help.

Me: The ATM machine is so far away from here.

Nephew: (teary-eyed) Like... how far is it?

Me: You will cross 7 seas and climb 10 mountains.

After about an hour, I saw my brother and my nephew arriving home, both drenched in sweat.

Nephew: Oh, Auntie... my dad and I have just been to the nearest ATM machine. We crossed 7 seas and climbed 10 mountains....

 6. 

One day I hugged a cute, chubby little girl so tightly.
Little Girl: Hey, don't squeeze me. I'm not a lemon. 


                              
7. 
Me: If you say bad words, Grandfather Diego will come here and cut off your tongue.

Four-year-old nephew: The dentist told me that someday, when I lose a tooth, another tooth will grow. If Grandfather Diego cuts my tongue, will another tongue grow? 


Oh... I wish I could be a kid again!