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  • zkylar
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #300 on: June 17, 2011, 01:38:08 pm »
When I wrap up a unit with my second graders, I have them draw, color and write some sentences. We were wrapping up "It Smells Good" and I asked the students to name some food. We had a board full or Korean and Western food. This little girl in the front raises her hand and shouts out "SOJU!" I must have given the weirdest expression because the class burst out laughing. I said no, then a boy a few rows over raised his hand and yelled "MAKGEOLLI!" I replied "What are your parents feeding you for lunch?!"


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #301 on: June 17, 2011, 01:54:39 pm »
Me: Let's sing the Finger Family song!
.....
All: Baby finger, baby finger, where are you? Here I am, here I am, how do you do?
1st grade Student: Come on baby! Come on baby! (while beckoning the screen with his index finger)

Where did he get this from??


  • elleutah
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #302 on: June 17, 2011, 01:56:46 pm »
1. I walk into class with a long colorful necklace on, and a student yells, "Teacha! I like your bling!"

2. Me: "What fruit do you hate?"
    Stella: "I hate...um...it's like mango...in Thailand...you know, smells like shit!?" (the fruit is durian)


  • travelinpantsgirl
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #303 on: June 17, 2011, 01:59:55 pm »
Korean students are different everywhere

How does this comment contribute this particular thread?
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #304 on: June 17, 2011, 02:26:32 pm »
While walking past some 4th graders playing a game:

S1: Hi, Jenni-teacher.
S2: Hi, teacher.
S3: Hi, <mumble> Harry.
Me: What? Harry? (I thought he was teasing me).
S3: Um, Ha- He- Hi- <frustration> Mrs....?
Me: Oh, HEN-SLEY. Mrs. Hensley. ㅋㅋㅋ



Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #305 on: June 17, 2011, 02:36:25 pm »
Today after last class three Grade 6 students came to clean my classroom.  So when they were done I gaved them each four of these Walnut filled pastries(called Cocohodo).

One of the boys looks at me, with a massive smile on his face and says
"Teacha you shexshi!" and hugged me.

I waited until they were gone to start laughing.  They loved the food. 


  • bscott
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #306 on: June 17, 2011, 02:42:57 pm »
A student stood up to say "Where is the church? Go straight to the Church" for vocab practice. Instead, he butchered the pronunciation and said "Where's the cha-gee? Go straight to cha-gee!"

Cha-Gee in Korean is "dick".
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  • SBracken
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #307 on: June 17, 2011, 03:15:30 pm »
talking about appearances and characteristics using Naruto characters, and the students are arguing about whether Sasuke has black hair or blue hair. One of the boys was particularly adamant that he has blue hair, and I decided to goad him a bit, going back and forth:
S: blue!
T: black!
S: BLUE!
T: black!
S: BLUE TEACHA BLUE BLUE BLUE BLUE
T: black!
S: MY MOTHER!


  • Darkeru
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #308 on: June 21, 2011, 09:34:53 am »
During a speaking interview:

"I like balls".

Immature, but had to try not to laugh. Was unexpected since this was from a very advanced student, trying to explain why he likes soccer.
[In Korea once more - Working in Pyeongtaek]


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #309 on: June 21, 2011, 01:44:51 pm »
While doing "When is your birthday?" with my grade 6 elementary school kids, one really cute but kinda naughty boy says:

"My birthday is no."

I said: "What, you don't have a birthday?"

"No. I monster!" And he proceeded to growl ferociously and do scary arm movements.

I laughed.

And when I arrived at school this morning one of the cutest second grade boys passed me in the corridor. He snapped one hand up smartly and shouted "HI!" Made my morning ^_^


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #310 on: June 21, 2011, 02:06:34 pm »
Today I was teaching the names of jobs. Students would look at a cartoon picture and say the english name of the job.
I show a picture of a blond cartoon man, holding a rubber chicken and speaking into a stand up comedy style microphone.
Some students say 'comedian' some say 'singer' then one little boy raises his hand; 'Kelly Clarkson!'
One must seek out new experiences or become the man who boasts 20 years experience when he has had only 1 year of experience, 20 times.


  • kwartas
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #311 on: June 21, 2011, 02:46:12 pm »
Doing a class about describing physical appearance:
(after describing beard area), pointing to my mustache area... Student wriggles around and I can see he's thinking really hard how to express himself, then he blurts out: NOSE BEARD teachaaaa!!! Nearly pulled a muscle laughing so much...

Other class using flashcards (game getting really heated, intensely competitive!): the one had a SEAL on it... again ss can't find the correct word and the one blurts out loudly WATER DAWGGGG
teachaa!


  • senel
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #312 on: June 23, 2011, 01:48:57 pm »
There's a 3rd grade girl in my MS with a hearing problem so her English is very, very bad. I think she knows about 10 words in English and pronunciation is a serious challenge. For some reason she took an immense liking to me and would talk to me (in Korean) at every opportunity and wrote me a letter, in Korean, that my CT had to translate to explain to me that her hearing is so bad because of a serious illness but from now on she is going to try her best to be better at English. This moved me to tears, I so wish I knew more about special needs students! Anyway, I hoped that with repetition she might pick something up from me. So every time she spoke to me I would say as loudly and clearly as I could "Hi Soo Jong. How are you?". The first 20 times Korean teachers had to translate what I was saying but she eventually caught on. I kept doing it and yesterday she said "Hi teacher. How are you? No more" and then made that "go on, go on" gesture with her hands. When I said "Okay, enough how are you. Say have a nice day." The Korean teacher translated, she nodded and I got a "Teacher I lob-uh you" with her hand on her heart. She makes me want to go back to school so I can learn to help her better.




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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #313 on: June 23, 2011, 03:21:30 pm »
Grade 5: I get up at 7 O' Cock everyday.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #314 on: June 23, 2011, 03:21:39 pm »
There's a 3rd grade girl in my MS with a hearing problem so her English is very, very bad.  She makes me want to go back to school so I can learn to help her better.
   Not to hijack this thread- but I suggest you do a search on this site for special needs students. There are discussions about activities you could do with her, like teaching the alphbet in sign language.. Doing this in addtion to speaking will really help. I had a girl like this last year. I only wish I'd thought of doing ASL with her sooner.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #315 on: June 24, 2011, 09:33:19 am »
Last week, with 6th grade, we were talking about what people would like to be when they are older.

Me: What would you like to be?
Student: I want to be a shit driver.
Me:....again?
Student: I want to be a shit driver.

I was pretty shocked, although being in Korea it didnt entirely suprise me. I had her come up to the board and write it down for me...and she confirmed that she did indeed want to be a shit driver.
Later it emerged that she actually wanted to be a ship driver....a ships captain.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #316 on: June 24, 2011, 09:43:06 am »
5th grade elementary


Student : Teacher, soccer today?  Play soccer?

Me : Not today.  I'm very tired.

Student : Why?

Me : I had seven classes today..



Student : I had nine.
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #317 on: June 24, 2011, 09:50:57 am »
I have an American kid in my 4th grade class. Fortunately only until the end of the semester, but I still need to keep him occupied during class! I usually just print off worksheets, comprehensions and wordsearches, but today he said "Another word search?" in a not very impressed tone of voice.

So I gave him a piece of paper and asked him to write down his hobbies and interests on one side and what he wanted to do in in English class on the other.

His response?

"I want to say all the answers."

I waited til the class had left to have a good long laugh. Kid, if you <didn't> know how to say "I can ride a bike," I'd be worried. But thanks anyway :)


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #318 on: June 24, 2011, 12:23:18 pm »
1st grade MS
Speaking test Question: If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

S1: I would be a Panda. Because, panda's eat and sleep. And eat and sleep. It's a good life.
S2: I want to be a deep sea fish. There are so many interesting animals down there. And, then I can meet Spongebob.


  • jimmyjamison
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #319 on: June 24, 2011, 12:38:33 pm »
Student1: You have a big johnson.
Student2: haha. YOU have a big johnson.
Student1: hahahaha.
Student2: hahahaha.

where do they get this stuff?

I had a kid tell me yesterday: "F--- you. F--- this. F--- it all."

Aside from being extremely pissed, I was quite impressed.

I just wonder where the crap he picked that phrase up!