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Offline HaLo3

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #600 on: June 24, 2016, 02:42:50 PM »
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
It was alright. I liked the first one a lot better, but this was still enjoyable. Pretty corny, but still fun.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #601 on: June 24, 2016, 03:24:20 PM »
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
It was alright. I liked the first one a lot better, but this was still enjoyable. Pretty corny, but still fun.

Did they upload some more viruses?

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #602 on: June 27, 2016, 10:16:51 AM »
One of my co-teachers came to me this morning after my first two classes and she told me she would be taking over all of my afternoon classes to prepare for the final exams.  I'm done for the day!  Easiest Monday ever.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2016, 10:23:36 AM by HabsFanInKorea »

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #603 on: June 27, 2016, 10:20:55 AM »
Went and saw Independence Day with my bf last night, going out with a friend I haven't seen in a little while tonight, going to a comic book themed BBQ party tomorrow and just found out I have next Thursday off. This semester is so close to being over!

How was Independence Day?  Would you recommend it?
It was alright. I liked the first one a lot better, but this was still enjoyable. Pretty corny, but still fun.

Did they upload some more viruses?
I will neither confirm nor deny for fear of spoilers.

(I don't know how intense people are about Independence Day, but I figured better cover my bases.)

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #604 on: June 27, 2016, 02:39:37 PM »
One of my third graders told my co that she wanted to come to English camp this summer because I was teaching it, which made me feel all warm and fuzzy. (I'd better work hard at making it fun and worth their while!)

Also I'd been looking for some sort of small shelving stand to have at the foot of my bed for cords and whatnot, and near the recycle pile outside my apartment was the cutest little wooden storage thing with a couple drawers (not sure what the specific name is) and it's perfect. It's a little tragic how excited I am about it but it was just what I was looking for and it was free!

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #605 on: June 27, 2016, 03:01:01 PM »
When I walked in the cafeteria today one of the 1st graders (elem.) saw me and shouted "hello teacher!!" Then the other 1st graders saw me and stood up to wave--food still in their mouths, almost falling over their chairs and each other-- and shout hello across the cafeteria. They were so cute and enthusiastic that all the teachers started laughing.




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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #606 on: June 27, 2016, 03:28:03 PM »
A teacher just gifted me with "premium" nail clippers and tweezers. Lol what

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #607 on: June 27, 2016, 06:35:22 PM »
A teacher just gifted me with "premium" nail clippers and tweezers. Lol what

I have a mattress that is labeled "Super Gold Plus".

Do you think the locals would every buy a "silver" or "bronze" mattress?

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #608 on: June 28, 2016, 03:26:45 PM »
Small victory today.

My main school gives me a lot of freedom when it comes to teaching. So I've started teaching 3rd grade phonics at the beginning of class. I have double block periods with 3rd grade so I spend a lot of time with them on Tuesdays.

Anyways, today I introduced the short 'a' and 'e'. And the first class wasn't understanding the short 'a' - even though this is NOT the first time they've heard it. However, it is the first time I've labeled it as such and asked the students to circle words that have that sound. They also had to put the words in ABC order.
The first class was having a really hard time because they can't really read yet, and the sight of the words just put them off trying. My main CoT was really doubtful they could do it, saying it was too hard for them. But I insisted we continued and finish because I've noticed that my 6th graders can't sound out words or put words in alphabetical order very well (especially when using a dictionary).

I went to sound out and say each word so they could focus on hearing the sound and played the Alphablocks episode that talks about the short 'a'. Great series for phonics btw.  :azn:

After trudging through the lesson and doing the book portion, they took a break and we started the 2nd block. I again, started with phonics, this time the short 'e'. The setup was the same. Listen the Alphablocks, circle the words with that sound, and put those words in ABC order.

And you know what? They got it!  ;D
They listened, circled the correct words and even put them in alphabetical order with little problems. Just one of those moments of small victories. I knew it was hard for them and a lot of new information, but I know it's something that will really help them with English.
 :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn:

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #609 on: June 29, 2016, 07:42:58 AM »
Yesterday I saw one of my students on the bus, and she asked for my phone number because she wants to be an English teacher and she wanted to talk to me about it. Of course, in the interest of being professional I had to refuse, and explained to her gently that while I don't know the rules in Korea, in America it's not okay for teachers to give their phone numbers to students. Even so, it made me feel kind of special :)

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #610 on: June 29, 2016, 07:48:43 AM »
Sweet.  My school has the plague and we have half days all week.

Although maybe this is indicative of another major illness outbreak.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #611 on: June 29, 2016, 09:40:11 AM »
Ohhhh yeah.  I downloaded the kindle app on my school computer so now I can not do work without blatantly looking like I'm not doing work.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #612 on: June 29, 2016, 09:45:22 AM »
Small victory today.

My main school gives me a lot of freedom when it comes to teaching. So I've started teaching 3rd grade phonics at the beginning of class. I have double block periods with 3rd grade so I spend a lot of time with them on Tuesdays.

Anyways, today I introduced the short 'a' and 'e'. And the first class wasn't understanding the short 'a' - even though this is NOT the first time they've heard it. However, it is the first time I've labeled it as such and asked the students to circle words that have that sound. They also had to put the words in ABC order.
The first class was having a really hard time because they can't really read yet, and the sight of the words just put them off trying. My main CoT was really doubtful they could do it, saying it was too hard for them. But I insisted we continued and finish because I've noticed that my 6th graders can't sound out words or put words in alphabetical order very well (especially when using a dictionary).

I went to sound out and say each word so they could focus on hearing the sound and played the Alphablocks episode that talks about the short 'a'. Great series for phonics btw.  :azn:

After trudging through the lesson and doing the book portion, they took a break and we started the 2nd block. I again, started with phonics, this time the short 'e'. The setup was the same. Listen the Alphablocks, circle the words with that sound, and put those words in ABC order.

And you know what? They got it!  ;D
They listened, circled the correct words and even put them in alphabetical order with little problems. Just one of those moments of small victories. I knew it was hard for them and a lot of new information, but I know it's something that will really help them with English.
 :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn: :azn:
Your Totoro avatar makes me happy. Haha.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #613 on: June 29, 2016, 11:59:09 AM »
I have no lessons to teach today because exams are next week and students need "study time".  ;D

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #614 on: June 29, 2016, 12:01:06 PM »
I have no lessons to teach today because exams are next week and students need "study time".  ;D
Saaaame. It's pretty great. I'm using it to plan my summer vacation.

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Re: RAVING/HAPPY SHIT MEGATHREAD
« Reply #615 on: June 29, 2016, 02:51:29 PM »
I've had a sore throat lately and miraculously the school lunches have had non-spicy soups all week!

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« Reply #616 on: June 29, 2016, 02:58:09 PM »
I've had a sore throat lately and miraculously the school lunches have had non-spicy soups all week!

I was in a fermentation room on Sunday for 3 hours (18C and humidity controlled) and my throat was destroyed on Monday. I was supposed to do voice recordings of 10 stories for the kids to listen to but I sounded like a frog. hahaha

The soup has been like that, too.  :azn:

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« Reply #617 on: June 29, 2016, 03:42:19 PM »
This is now the third time me and my co teacher have snuck out after our classes to go grab a mid day snack, coffee or meal? Nothing more than 20min but it's nice to get out once in a while.

Feels nice to have a cool co teacher hehe.  :evil:

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« Reply #618 on: June 30, 2016, 02:12:35 PM »
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol

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« Reply #619 on: June 30, 2016, 02:15:06 PM »
I asked the teacher of the student who asked me for my phone number if it was normal for teachers to give students their phone numbers and she was like "yeah absolutely, how else would they get in contact with you for an emergency?"

Also learned that this particular student, who is by far one of the brightest English students I have, doesn't even go to hagwon, she does self-study! I will be happy to help her as much as I can, since she's so motivated. Might even start having lunch with her after finals/next semester.

It's almost like I might have meaning in my job again lol

I just wonder how you'll react when you get that emergency call. :shocked:  I hope you've been practicing your emergency drills.