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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #480 on: May 23, 2012, 11:03:03 pm »
A kindergarten student trying to grasp what I was doing in Korea:

Student: "You're not Korean?"
Me: "Nope."
Student: (long pensive pause) "Are your mom and dad Korean?"


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #481 on: May 24, 2012, 07:45:53 am »
In my morning class the students have a habit of yelling "get out" or "why are you late" to anyone that arrives after they do.

Just for laughs as it's a voluntary club so I am pretty laziz faire about attendance.

Today the door handle started turning and one of the girls yells "GET OUT!"

Then went into deep embarrassment when it was not one of her friends that walked through the door but the Principal.

Later the topic was inventions and do you have an idea for one. That same student got stuck on her words and kept making a hand motion that well...looked like she was going to invent "expanding breasts". I tried to keep a straight face and hope she would get the words out but once the other students started cracking up I had to laugh too.

For the record she was going to invent clothes that automatically change.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #482 on: June 01, 2012, 07:35:10 am »
It's not so much what my students said, as what my students did. Yesterday, one little 9 year old girl started playing with my arm hair.

I'm a pretty average in the hair department. I have arm hair. These kids were fascinated by it. One little girl took out a comb. That's when I broke them off and started the lesson.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #483 on: June 01, 2012, 09:55:28 am »
It's not so much what my students said, as what my students did. Yesterday, one little 9 year old girl started playing with my arm hair.

I'm a pretty average in the hair department. I have arm hair. These kids were fascinated by it. One little girl took out a comb. That's when I broke them off and started the lesson.

Oh god, that comb thing is hilarious... I've noticed all of them are carrying around combs for their hair, and just imagining them pulling the same comb out for arm hair is killing me.

I had my students make name tags for me, I asked them to write some information about themselves on the back (favorite food, # siblings, etc.) and one decided it would be funny to write his phone number.  So I asked him about it and he didn't really answer me, except to say I should have it.  Other students laughed at him, but then they all started writing their numbers/a number.  One kid wrote his number along with "Call me when you lonely" with a carat under "you" because he had forgotten to put that in.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #484 on: June 01, 2012, 03:10:08 pm »
The othe rday I as on a field trip sith some of my 4th grade (elementary school) kids, and some boys from another school came up to me and started to say, "Are you crazy? Are you crazy?". I guess I made some interesting facial expressions because one of my students leaned over and told me, "Teacher, don't crazy!" These kids are awesome.
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #485 on: June 15, 2012, 01:12:50 pm »
This is a long one, sorry.

Discussing emergency situations with my last class:

What action should I take if...

...there is a fire?
Stay inside/go to the toilet/sleep.

...there is a flood?
Go swimming.

...there is an earthquake?
Go hiking/die.

...a volcano erupts?
Run/go swimming/sacrifice a friend and ride him to safety.

...I am drowning?
Drink.

...there is a war?
Participate/suicide/kidnap girls and go to Ethiopia.

...a comet hits Earth?
Die.

...aliens attack?
Call the Avengers/kidnap girls and go to Ethiopia.

...there is a nuclear meltdown?
Make mutant babies.

...zombies attack?
Kidnap boys and go to Ethiopia.

...robots attack?
Turn off the electricity.

...there is a tsunami?
Take a deep breath/die.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #486 on: June 15, 2012, 01:34:17 pm »
wow these are hilarious! I keep cracking up and I am supposed to be doing lesson plans! Don't have any contributions at the moment...but when I do....I hope they are as good as these!


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #487 on: June 15, 2012, 03:12:31 pm »
Today my last class of the week was doing the usual school joke about me, which is to say "so" when I go to start a lesson. I guess my first class I started all of my classes that way, and used the word throughout the lesson. Normally, I just ignore it or give the cut it out look. Today I decided to play with the class and pretended that I didn't hear them, and proceeded to say "so" as many times as I could pull off without sounding ridiculously obvious. Since I grew up in Southern California I can pull of alot of "so" before getting noticed. Haha, I pretended to be oblivious until the entire class was busting up laughing.  I turned to the class after they stopped laughing and said let's try to start class without using "so" coming from you or me. :)


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #488 on: June 15, 2012, 03:29:34 pm »
Yesterday in class one of my students asked why English doesn't have any bad words.

Hmmm...


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #489 on: June 17, 2012, 10:10:09 am »
My co-teacher left me for a day with 6th graders so i decided to do some bonding and take them outside to play soccer (the sport of their choice) they wanted me to play on a team so when i finally got the ball and whacked it with my best beckam move the ball went right into some poor students crotch. He bends over winded, I ask if he was ok? He replies, gasping, "teachah you killed my flower :o."  Eventually he recovers and when i ask him again if he was ok he replies, "Oh my wonka! :'(" I must be evil because i laughed all day about it. Don't worry, he is fine and i am sure will still be able to have plenty of korean babies in the future :D


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #490 on: June 18, 2012, 08:56:52 am »
Haha had to share. When the kids get old enough maybe they will have a lesson like this one to learn bad words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-6NgoxaYNU


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #491 on: June 18, 2012, 10:12:12 am »
So thanks to my introduction that I wish I hadn't ever done my students know I listen to kpop. It has become a game for them to try and work it into the lessons in a relevant way.

How are you today? "Fantastic baby" "I'm so lonely lonely lonely, lonely lonely" and so on and so forth.

Well, outside of class, when I am walking to a new class, various groups of students will be talking behind me being sneaky, and they will suddenly jump out and make a line beside me and start doing some kpop line as we are walking. Suddenly they will point to me and I will have to continue the line. It is all just a fun game, until another teacher or two started doing it too! Crazy!

Well I have this one girl in 6th grade. She is really antagonistic towards me, tries to stare me down, etc. She has good English and does well in class. My co-teacher says she likes me, that is why she does that. Anyway, this class is dead set on using English names, which I don't like doing. Okay fine, Eng names it is.

I get to her. "Teacher, my name is Juliette!" "Okay nice! Next!" "My name is also Julliete!" "Okay.... and you miss?" "Yep yep, Juliette is good!" "OMG..." then the first girl pushes her desk away, jumps on top of it and goes "Teacher, I'm your Juliette!" and the whole class goes "OOOoooooooohh~~" I died laughing. Though, now any time she says anything in class someone will go "oooh~~"

TL:DR Shinee-Juliette impromptu sixth grade class.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #492 on: June 18, 2012, 02:34:14 pm »
Lesson on "Could I borrow __________?"

High school 2nd grade male: "Could I borrow your magic stick?"

take a wild guess what 'magic stick' was.... *facepalm*
« Last Edit: June 18, 2012, 02:35:47 pm by SBracken »


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #493 on: June 20, 2012, 03:26:54 pm »
"May I borrow your body? I forgot mine..."


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #494 on: June 29, 2012, 12:29:09 pm »
Boys, boys, boys... (this is high school btw)

Male student 1: His nickname is Hentai *points to male student 2 as I'm passing by to check on progress*
Me: *pause* In Korean or Japanese? (I'm thinking maybe it means something else in Korean, you never know)
Male student 2: *embarrassed* Japanese.
Me: (LOL in my head) Ah, okay! To each his own. I don't wanna know!
Male student 1: *pointing to male student 2 again* New name is Lape-bin.
Me: Oh dear gad I said I don't wanna know!


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The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #495 on: July 20, 2012, 08:31:40 am »
Have you ever had one of those moments where you students say the most hilarious things to you and as most times inappropriate as they are you just cant but help and laugh?

What are the best and most memorable quote your kids have said to you while teaching in Korea?

Here are a few that I can think of:

“Oh teacher! You…me…chicken! I take you for chicken, you give me good grade.”

One of my favorite students comes up to me and asks me: Teacher, what does suicide mean?
Me: …that’s not a good word Dae Joong.
Student: Yes I know that. But can you still tell me what it means?
Me:….uhhh ok it means you kill yourself.
Student: OOH ok ok I understand.
Me: Where did you learn that word?
Student: Starcraft.

Me: John, do you know what day it is?
John: uhhhhhh thursday?
Me: no no no! Today is a very special day! Did you forget is is my birthday?
John: OH MY GOSH!
Me: I can't believe it! You forgot my birthday!
John: OH MY GOSH!
Me: I was so excited for my birthday present!
John: Oh...hmmm...how about birthday kiss instead?

Me: Is that an air gun?
Student: Yes, it is like my hobby.
Me: I see. But why did you bring it to school?
Student: Well you see, I bought it secretly and I haven’t had a chance to take it home and hide it. If my mother saw that I had it she would kill me………. Teacher, why are you laughing?

A dialogue created by a grade 3 middle school student:
A: I’m upset because my fish is died.
B: Why don’t you cook it?

I showed my students a video of a skateboarder who runs into a pole right in the nuts (sorry guys) and teaching at an all boy’s middle school after the “OOOOOOHhhhhhhh’s” fell quiet one of my students yelled “you don’t know that pain!”


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Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #496 on: July 20, 2012, 09:10:22 am »
There have been so many but the most recent one was yesterday while playing your Family Feud game with 2nd grade MS. Several groups of kids had hesitated to write a word but it ended up being a double points answer. Half the class were groaning and muttering when one boy stands up and proclaims in a very dramatic tone "Friends, relax. Life is gamble!"

I'm pretty tall at 196cm and the other one that I hear often and shouldn't crack me up but always does is "Jon-teacha, you very long!".


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #497 on: July 20, 2012, 10:01:21 am »
Contrite first grade middle schooler approaches me for the rubber band I confiscated at the start of class: [sad face] Teacha, I can have rubber?


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #498 on: July 20, 2012, 10:23:44 am »
Last year while saying goodbye to my students, one of them wanted to keep in touch with me, so she said, "teacher, goodbye. please touch me."

I burst out a gigle :)


Re: The hilarious things students say to you....
« Reply #499 on: July 20, 2012, 12:52:37 pm »
A lot of my students, especially the girls, really like me... some maybe too much.

"Teacher, I love you... I want to make babies with you."

She's freaking in 2nd year high school, too... which is.. what? 16 western age? So I'm sure she knew what she wanted to say.

I couldn't do anything but just laugh.