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« Reply #220 on: May 23, 2011, 03:49:22 pm »
Journal writing : Topic what do you want to be when you grow up?
Female student writes : I want to be pretty, I want to be sexy, I want to be beautiful, I am a woman. (My comment - So how are you going to get the money to do all that?).

Another female Student : Teacher I don't need to learn how to read.
 Me : Why?
Student : I will marry a man and he will read to me that's his job.

3 female Students from my past school looking at 2 photo's in a Student book. 1 was a white girl with blonde hair and blue eyes, the other was a bi racial black girl with curly hair and brown eyes.

* I asked What are you giggling at?
                      - 3 girls : The ugly girl over here (showing me the picture of the black girl)
                      - me : Just coz someone looks different it doesn't mean their ugly.
                      - 3 Girls : Teacher we look like this (pointing to the blonde headed blue eye
                        white girl)
                      - Me: You look like what?
                      - girls : We look just like her.
                      - Me : Ummm, No you don't look like her.
      (1 girl almost in tears..lol while the other 2 are not convinced they don't look like her).
                      - Girls : yes we do our mothers said.
                      - Me : reality check time..lol What color is her hair? What color is yours?
                        What color are her eyes? What color are hers? What color is her skin?
                        What color is yours? Is she from Korea?
                       - girls : No.
                       - Me : Does she look Korean?
                       - Girls : No.
                       - Me : What are your parents and grandparents?
                       - Girls : Korean
                       - Me : Then what does that make you?
                        - girls : Korean
                        - Me : Exactly!
                  ( The girls both start crying...lol).


  • notinKS
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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #221 on: May 24, 2011, 11:43:37 am »
I'm currently checking over all of the speeches for our English speech contest. One of them has obviously been checked with an automatic translation on the computer. In Korean, it makes sense but in English it reads: "Ahem. I said why do ecstasy?"


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #222 on: May 24, 2011, 11:59:58 am »
Oh God, speaking of English speeches, one of my 5th grade students gave a speech about Kim Yuna. I had high expectations for her, because she's probably the best English speaker in the school, and her pronunciation is near-perfect.

And her entire speech was great, except for the fact that it and the giant poster she had on display at the front of the room referred to Kim Yuna as her "heroin".


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« Reply #223 on: May 24, 2011, 12:10:16 pm »
In a class where we were writing down problems and giving advice:

Student's problem: I have no fingers, what should I do
Other student's advice: Born again!


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #224 on: May 24, 2011, 12:26:07 pm »
I hear a lot of hilarious things, but always forget them. Today however, I got this one, probably a third time. We were talking about food.

S: Can I have some asscleam?
Me: Icecream.
S: ASSCREAM!   :-\

Spontaneity is the key to having a good time.


Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #225 on: May 24, 2011, 03:12:22 pm »
A 5ht grade girl a few days after trying to drag me over to a water fountain area and asking me to help clean, and being refused:
"Teacher, you are a terrible grandfather!  You don't help me clean!"  Also repeated a few times since.

Not sure when I became a grandfather, but not the usual student comment...


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« Reply #226 on: May 30, 2011, 12:38:08 pm »
Doing vocab review with my third graders:

Me: "What's this?"

A picture of a calculator comes up.

Boy: "A ... copulator!"

I nearly died.  :laugh:


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #227 on: May 30, 2011, 12:46:32 pm »
Oh God, speaking of English speeches, one of my 5th grade students gave a speech about Kim Yuna. I had high expectations for her, because she's probably the best English speaker in the school, and her pronunciation is near-perfect.

And her entire speech was great, except for the fact that it and the giant poster she had on display at the front of the room referred to Kim Yuna as her "heroin".
To be fair, heroine is the female form of hero, so you can see where she gets this from. I am pretty sure we say hero in this instance, whereas if the sentence were "Kim Yu Na is the heroine of this story..."
Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #228 on: May 30, 2011, 12:52:09 pm »
Was doing a lesson on adjectives, and showed Justin Beiber's face.

One said said "He is very very wonderful beautiful face."


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #229 on: May 30, 2011, 12:53:14 pm »
After his team lost due to a sudden and totally unfair "switch points" slide at the end of a bomb game, one of my students raised his hand politely and asked: "Teacher?  May I use a bad word?"  :laugh:


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #230 on: May 30, 2011, 01:14:52 pm »
Oh God, speaking of English speeches, one of my 5th grade students gave a speech about Kim Yuna. I had high expectations for her, because she's probably the best English speaker in the school, and her pronunciation is near-perfect.

And her entire speech was great, except for the fact that it and the giant poster she had on display at the front of the room referred to Kim Yuna as her "heroin".
To be fair, heroine is the female form of hero, so you can see where she gets this from. I am pretty sure we say hero in this instance, whereas if the sentence were "Kim Yu Na is the heroine of this story..."

Oh, no, I definitely get where she got that from, and thought it was pretty impressive of her to know the female form of the word, even if it was technically wrong when used in that context. It was just the missing "e" that made all the difference. :laugh:


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #231 on: May 30, 2011, 01:24:42 pm »
Oh God, speaking of English speeches, one of my 5th grade students gave a speech about Kim Yuna. I had high expectations for her, because she's probably the best English speaker in the school, and her pronunciation is near-perfect.

And her entire speech was great, except for the fact that it and the giant poster she had on display at the front of the room referred to Kim Yuna as her "heroin".


To be fair, heroine is the female form of hero, so you can see where she gets this from. I am pretty sure we say hero in this instance, whereas if the sentence were "Kim Yu Na is the heroine of this story..."

Oh, no, I definitely get where she got that from, and thought it was pretty impressive of her to know the female form of the word, even if it was technically wrong when used in that context. It was just the missing "e" that made all the difference. :laugh:

It's totally cute though.
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Ignoranţa este adesea o boală fatal şi cretin nu poate fi vindecata.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #232 on: May 30, 2011, 01:29:04 pm »
Student - Teacher, I'm ugly.

Teacher - What was that?

Student - I'm ugly.

Teacher - No, you're not ugly.  Don't say that.

(one of his friends whispered "angry" into his ear)

Student - Oh... Teacher, I'm angry.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #233 on: May 30, 2011, 01:30:45 pm »
haha alot of cute incidents happen in the classroom..i still dont quite understand why some of my students are confused of my background..
so i am a korean-american, but due to contract with my school i cant speak korean to the kids (nor do i want to since i know they will find my far from perfect pronounciation tease-worthy)..

kid 1: Teacher, are you American? Why are you not white?
kid 2: stupid, its because he is chinese.
kid 3: no, we saw teacher's family. they are korean.
kid 2: oh...but why is he chinese?
kid 4: (kinda the smartypants in the class) HEY! its because his family is korean, but he was born in america, so thats why he looks weird..

ouch..


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #234 on: May 30, 2011, 01:33:10 pm »
My Co Teacher noticed an empty chair and asked the 6th graders who was absent.
The boy next to the empty chair jumped and said 'No Teacher! This is Chair Man!' ... Introducing the chair to us.

2 Minutes later the absent boy walked into class. Naturally he simply had to pick up the nickname and from this day forward the whole class will call him Chairman :P


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #235 on: May 30, 2011, 01:36:44 pm »
We were reviewing "Who" questions.

Student 1: Who is this person? (pointing to a rather burly looking man on the flashcard I had handed out)
Student 2: Your Oma (meaning, "your mom")

I seriously about lost it. Took every ounce of self control to not laugh at the poor kid.


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Re: Stuff My Students Said - please contribute!
« Reply #236 on: May 30, 2011, 03:35:25 pm »
I asked my class if they could guess my middle name. My first name is Kelly so naturally the first thing they think of is "fornia."

Kelly-fornia.


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« Reply #237 on: May 30, 2011, 04:09:57 pm »
A first grader, walked past one of my after school classes and began staring in the door with a fairly skeptical expression on his face. He watched me do a few mimes to the students, whilst keeping an unimpressed demeanor he muttered 'drunk' and sauntered off. Quite cutting for an 8 year old!


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« Reply #238 on: May 30, 2011, 04:12:49 pm »
Teacha you fat ugly monstah. 

You are ddong.

You country people belly bad and dirty and have cabs in hair.

You are dog baby.

Korean numbah one.

etc...


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« Reply #239 on: June 01, 2011, 09:11:35 pm »
Playing a game involving one team looking at something on a sheet of paper and the other team having to guess it (2nd Grade Elementary) I guess Brian was cheating by trying to look at the sheet.

Student "Teacher Brian hacking "

Brian was given a warning by me for "hacking"