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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #540 on: June 21, 2016, 07:59:12 AM »
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #541 on: June 21, 2016, 08:10:21 AM »
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #542 on: June 21, 2016, 08:30:23 AM »
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.

My calendar say 학업성취도평가 which translates as "achievement assessment".  We also had testing with in the first few weeks of the semester for something similar, so I believe they're national standardized tests meant to track overall progress and growth, independent of a school's individual curriculum and midterm/final exam testing.

Also, my principal just came in, told me "Happy birthday," had me sign a paper, and gave me a little envelope with 20,000KRW worth of vouchers for shopping/movies?!  :huh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #543 on: June 21, 2016, 08:32:33 AM »
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.

My calendar say 학업성취도평가 which translates as "achievement assessment".  We also had testing with in the first few weeks of the semester for something similar, so I believe they're national standardized tests meant to track overall progress and growth, independent of a school's individual curriculum and midterm/final exam testing.

Also, my principal just came in, told me "Happy birthday," had me sign a paper, and gave me a little envelope with 20,000KRW worth of vouchers for shopping/movies?!  :huh:
Yeah, I just got a large sum of vouchers for Emart from my school. Never figured out why, bu I really needed to go grocery shopping, so it was appreciated!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #544 on: June 21, 2016, 09:44:15 AM »
Well, apparently all classes are canceled today for testing.  Tuesdays are my busiest day so, no complaints  :laugh:

...Time to work on that CELTA application... :cry:

Same.  Wonder what the hale they're testing for this time.  Regular exams are coming up fairly soon.
My last school would actually have practice tests just about everyday for about a week to 10 days before the standardized tests, though I'm pretty sure they just did them during Korean class and it didn't really impede on English classes too much.
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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #545 on: June 21, 2016, 11:28:03 AM »
little angel 4th graders are everything that little demon 6th graders are not

I have 3 4th grade classes for double periods on Tuesdays. So 90 mins with each class. Sounds like a nightmare but teaching them is a breeze. We played a super simple mystery bag game in the first period and in the 10 minute break between classes they asked if they could carry on playing the game between themselves. Then they played English hangman, completely unprompted. They're so sweet and motivated. 4th graders in my old school were great too. I don't know what it is about 4th grade that make them an absolute joy to teach but I'm not complaining!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #546 on: June 21, 2016, 12:30:30 PM »
little angel 4th graders are everything that little demon 6th graders are not

I have 3 4th grade classes for double periods on Tuesdays. So 90 mins with each class. Sounds like a nightmare but teaching them is a breeze. We played a super simple mystery bag game in the first period and in the 10 minute break between classes they asked if they could carry on playing the game between themselves. Then they played English hangman, completely unprompted. They're so sweet and motivated. 4th graders in my old school were great too. I don't know what it is about 4th grade that make them an absolute joy to teach but I'm not complaining!
I taught 4th grade at an immersion school for a number of years, simply the best grade to teach. 

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #547 on: June 21, 2016, 02:40:51 PM »
Found a crafting idea that went over great with all of my after school groups. Even if the 4th graders pretended they were too cool. I impressed my 3rd graders with the few Korean words I know (classroom words). And I am prepared a whole day in advanced my for kindergarten class.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #548 on: June 21, 2016, 03:56:01 PM »
Was waiting for a bus on the outskirts of a bigger city recently and there were two older men waiting in line in front of me. The bus finally arrived and to my surprise, they both turned and gestured for me to go first.

I guess I was particularly surprised because one was in a business suit so I figured he'd be all bali bali and rushing to get on first. Guess he's not like them ahjummas, all elbows and shoves lol.

A really simple but kind gesture that rather made my day!

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« Reply #549 on: June 22, 2016, 11:37:30 AM »
I have a brand new fresh out of school CT. My school runs special, extra open classes for new teachers their first 3 years.

She practiced this morning with me watching. It was excellent. It gives me hope for the future of English education here.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #550 on: June 22, 2016, 12:45:54 PM »
At one of my travel schools this morning, the boys in the classroom were doing the entrance music for the Undertaker. 2 Students then entered the classroom and one performed the tombstone manouvre on the other (bar actually smacking his head against the floor). It was hilarious, they cheered and he ran through the halls in triumph.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #551 on: June 22, 2016, 12:53:14 PM »
I learned how to make my own salad dressing (honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing).  I showed it off to my school, everyone thinks I'm a chef now.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #552 on: June 22, 2016, 12:58:34 PM »
I learned how to make my own salad dressing (honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing).  I showed it off to my school, everything thinks I'm a chef now.

Haha, same.

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #553 on: June 22, 2016, 01:16:54 PM »
I taught my 6th graders different ailments (toothache, earache, sore throat, etc). Now they're running through the halls chanting, "Vomit! Vomit!"

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #554 on: June 22, 2016, 02:10:14 PM »
Open class went really well and now coT is finally coming down from her adrenaline rush.

To celebrate, she turned on the A/C.

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« Reply #555 on: June 22, 2016, 02:32:00 PM »
Bingo was the main activity for one of my classes today and for the squares I had the kids put down the names of all the students in school (we've got a wee population). Thought it might be fun as the topic was "What do you think about ________."

Then one kid drew a name and immediately just lowered his head and refused to make eye contact with anyone. All the other students in class started going "Ohhhhh!!" while he was being uncharacteristically bashful (usually he's the loudest kid in class).

I think I unwittingly discovered who a student is crushing on, lol.  :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #556 on: June 22, 2016, 03:18:07 PM »

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #557 on: June 22, 2016, 03:20:24 PM »

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

It's literally the same process as making ramen, too. Add hot water. Wait a short time. Done.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #558 on: June 22, 2016, 03:22:08 PM »

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

I feel like Koreans [that I've met] seem surprised that I can cook at all. Like do they think Americans can't cook or something?? I dunno what it is.

Then I learned the Koreans at school don't really cook much at home. Lol

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« Reply #559 on: June 22, 2016, 03:22:22 PM »

 :afro: "I made spaghetti for my girlfriend last night."

 :huh: :huh: :huh: "You can make spaghetti???"

I've heard that before too.  I don't understand Koreans.  Pasta is like the food people make when they don't feel like cooking.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't tell them how easy it is! I love that I can boil water and open a can of sauce and be thought of as the next Gordon Ramsay  :laugh: :laugh: