I got up early today, didn't have any problem sleeping despite the discomfort of this cough I still have.. As soon as I woke up I logged on blogger to continue working on the layout. Great, the morning "handwork" did pay off in some way and little did I notice that it was already past nine and I hadn't taken a shower yet.
I got to work at exactly ten, that made today a 20-minute-ride rather than the usual. I wasn't late, just on time. Thanks to the cab driver who was sensitive enough to his passenger catching up the time and of his driving safely despite the speed.
Gave an exam to my first class of the day, my cute kids of nine to eleven-year-old group. The emphasis was on the lexis we have studied particularly adjectives as "interesting, boring, tiny, exciting, dirty, terrible and proud".
I read out loud the first question as this "I am blank to be Thai" and I solicited what was the best word for the blank. One eager student stated "Teacher, I am dirty to be Thai'. So I replied, "not really, hmm.. it should be something good, it couldn't be dirty could you please try another answer?" Then another one added, "Teacher, terrible!. So there, I repeated the sentence as this " Hmmmm...so you mean, I am terrible to be Thai????" With of course facial expression intending to lighten the mood, the rest laughed and that started the fun. Of course, after the chuckle everybody yelled "PROUD". I'm proud to be Thai."
When the written test was done and while going over with the test papers I thought it would be helpful to reinforce the lexis and should be included in the speaking test. I arranged then for the students to come up with sentences using the vocabulary apart from the oral test coverage.
Everybody did well except one naughty smart student who I asked to redo the activity as I couldn't get his sentences exactly. To cut the story short, he then recited his sentences. The last one was on the word "terrible". He then said, "Teacher V is terrible". Hahahahaha! I relayed I couldn't accept the sentence as I didn't like it and he had to give me two sentences instead. Hmmmm hahaha!
That was joyful, we all know students do some things to perk the teacher up, in my case, I love it as it shows that in some way students are getting comfortable with the teacher aside from gaining confidence and if they do, they can express better likewise learn positively . One thing I do not want in class is for the students to be both distant and reserved. I always get the option for them to be actively participating in the activities and doing their job well, much more on better comprehension after all, classes are for that purpose I believe.
I love these students as by time and somehow, they are becoming like me.....yes.......T-E-R-R-I-B-L-E! LOLOLOL!