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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6100 on: July 20, 2017, 07:43:51 am »
I dislike when I am trying to relax and use the restroom at school, and the cleaning lady comes in and decides to start slinging her mop all over the place. Actually, I really wish that they would pick up on the whole close the restroom to clean it thing.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6101 on: July 20, 2017, 08:01:13 am »

 "mock the textbook CD videos"


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I love doing this with my kids!!!!!

I CAN PLAY THE GUITAR!
-Derpy Dad who sounds............. ........... touched/special
Is that from the YBM grade 4 lesson 4 video?
My kids begged and pleaded to watch that part over and over again. We spent a good 10 minutes with that on loop just laughing and laughing...
I wish I had that on video so I could send it to whoever makes them. I'm sure it would put a warm glow in their heart knowing how much joy they brought to my classroom!
 :laugh:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6102 on: July 20, 2017, 08:45:45 am »
Is that from the YBM grade 4 lesson 4 video?
Grade 3, but yeah, YBM. The mom and dad are sitting in the backyard. So weird.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6103 on: July 20, 2017, 08:54:21 am »
Kids are noisy banshees today. They got that summer fever~

Yep. My classes are write-offs this week. If I walk through the hallway during a free period, I see ~80% of the homeroom teachers playing movies. Heaven forbid I suggest we watch a movie during my class time though. My school is also hilariously starting summer vacation a week later than most schools this year because of some construction last winter vacation (I think. It's unclear.) Another week and a half of movies for the kids it is.

Yeahhh so what's up with that? I've witnessed the same thing yet was pressured to spend the last half week of class continuing to teach from the book. I ended up doing a fun lesson because I don't have a death wish but why am I perceived as lazy for actively planning/participating in a fun lesson and yet 35 minutes of Ratatouille is totes cool elsewhere?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6104 on: July 20, 2017, 09:08:32 am »
Apparently the movie Moana is not appropriate for children in Korea according to my coteacher.... Because it depicts a different religion to hers and this might confuse children.



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6105 on: July 20, 2017, 09:13:43 am »
Apparently the movie Moana is not appropriate for children in Korea according to my coteacher.... Because it depicts a different religion to hers and this might confuse children.

That's too bad, my own kids have loved it. Even the ones who complained about the choice ended up being completely sucked into it.

What are the alternatives, lol?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6106 on: July 20, 2017, 09:19:35 am »
Apparently the movie Moana is not appropriate for children in Korea according to my coteacher.... Because it depicts a different religion to hers and this might confuse children.

 :huh: I honestly have no words for this.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6107 on: July 20, 2017, 09:36:56 am »
Actually, I really wish that they would pick up on the whole close the restroom to clean it thing.

I hope they don't. At my Friday school, the restroom is being "cleaned" usually for the entirety of the afternoon. Thankfully, there are double doors that both lock to the main teacher's crapper so I can get a little bit of privacy to drop a deuce.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6108 on: July 20, 2017, 09:51:53 am »
Today, my Gr.6's were given needles to play with.   :huh:
Actual needles.  With sharp, pointy, stabby bits.

Why!!!???!!!



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6109 on: July 20, 2017, 10:00:41 am »
Apparently the movie Moana is not appropriate for children in Korea according to my coteacher.... Because it depicts a different religion to hers and this might confuse children.

 :huh: I honestly have no words for this.

Totally inappropriate for kids.

:)



Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6110 on: July 20, 2017, 10:15:37 am »
Actually, I really wish that they would pick up on the whole close the restroom to clean it thing.

I hope they don't. At my Friday school, the restroom is being "cleaned" usually for the entirety of the afternoon. Thankfully, there are double doors that both lock to the main teacher's crapper so I can get a little bit of privacy to drop a deuce.

If we had the double thing it may be okay. I just hate while I am trying to do the do in peace, and she comes in, makes tea, pushes stuff around, and then proceeds to "clean" the floor by sloshing water everywhere. She doesn't spend long in there, so for me at least, it would be nice if she would just wait a few *&%**&% minutes. I heard, or didn't hear(?) that there would be some kind of new law/something passed that would require the closing of restrooms to clean? Maybe I am just making things up...


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6111 on: July 20, 2017, 10:21:15 am »
Actually, I really wish that they would pick up on the whole close the restroom to clean it thing.

I hope they don't. At my Friday school, the restroom is being "cleaned" usually for the entirety of the afternoon. Thankfully, there are double doors that both lock to the main teacher's crapper so I can get a little bit of privacy to drop a deuce.

If we had the double thing it may be okay. I just hate while I am trying to do the do in peace, and she comes in, makes tea, pushes stuff around, and then proceeds to "clean" the floor by sloshing water everywhere. She doesn't spend long in there, so for me at least, it would be nice if she would just wait a few *&%**&% minutes. I heard, or didn't hear(?) that there would be some kind of new law/something passed that would require the closing of restrooms to clean? Maybe I am just making things up...

What'd be really great is if they could - and this is going to sound crazy - do the cleaning after school hours. That way they're free to clean without interruption from students or faculty, and said students and faculty won't have to worry about needing to use the restroom only to find it closed for cleaning. I might just be misremembering, but I'm reasonably certain that's how most of the schools I attended did things.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6112 on: July 20, 2017, 10:28:03 am »
Actually, I really wish that they would pick up on the whole close the restroom to clean it thing.

I hope they don't. At my Friday school, the restroom is being "cleaned" usually for the entirety of the afternoon. Thankfully, there are double doors that both lock to the main teacher's crapper so I can get a little bit of privacy to drop a deuce.

If we had the double thing it may be okay. I just hate while I am trying to do the do in peace, and she comes in, makes tea, pushes stuff around, and then proceeds to "clean" the floor by sloshing water everywhere. She doesn't spend long in there, so for me at least, it would be nice if she would just wait a few *&%**&% minutes. I heard, or didn't hear(?) that there would be some kind of new law/something passed that would require the closing of restrooms to clean? Maybe I am just making things up...

What'd be really great is if they could - and this is going to sound crazy - do the cleaning after school hours. That way they're free to clean without interruption from students or faculty, and said students and faculty won't have to worry about needing to use the restroom only to find it closed for cleaning. I might just be misremembering, but I'm reasonably certain that's how most of the schools I attended did things.


Nah, I think you recall correctly.  I feel like most of the schools I went to had the main cleaning done at night. 

Here, I imagine they don't want to keep the schools open after regular hours, so maybe that's why cleaning is done during the day?  Or maybe they think ajummas should have evenings off for family or whatever. 

Side note, in elementary school there was a janitor named Kaspar.  He was German and the coolest. 


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6113 on: July 20, 2017, 10:53:17 am »
the cleaning ladies at my school seem to think the best time to clean the bathrooms is in the 10 minute break between classes - when everyone wants to use the restrooms.

i mean seriously, you've got 40 minutes while class is going on to clean the bathrooms and decide to do it during the break time?


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6114 on: July 20, 2017, 11:41:36 am »
and thus begin the bi-yearly cries of "kobayashi teacher, i don't think the materials you wanted for camp will arrive in time".

why ask me to submit the order form 3 weeks in advance if you're going to order everything two days before camp starts and just pray that it arrives?

good thing i'm used to this and basically plan all my camps as if there's no budget, and then just add things in on the off chance my materials actually arrive.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6115 on: July 20, 2017, 12:07:19 pm »
Just went to Daiso. Apparently they decided 11:30am on a thursday was the best time to completely rearrange the entire store. Several Daiso ajummas blocking every aisle putting stuff on the shelves, boxes lying around everywhere, those prong things you hang stuff on lying everywhere just waiting for people to step on them, just a complete mess. And of course the store is crowded with people shopping. WHY CAN'T THEY JUST LEARN HOW TO DO SPLIT-SHIFTS IN 2017 AND DO IT AT NIGHT WHEN THE STORE IS CLOSED? NO EVERYONE MUST DO THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME BECAUSE KOREA.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6116 on: July 20, 2017, 01:08:49 pm »
and thus begin the bi-yearly cries of "kobayashi teacher, i don't think the materials you wanted for camp will arrive in time".

why ask me to submit the order form 3 weeks in advance if you're going to order everything two days before camp starts and just pray that it arrives?

good thing i'm used to this and basically plan all my camps as if there's no budget, and then just add things in on the off chance my materials actually arrive.
I hope your materials come! I submitted  what I need, so the list is working its way up through the office administrator, the VP, and the principal. Once they all approve then they'll (hopefully) order everything.



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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6117 on: July 20, 2017, 02:49:52 pm »
How I feel lately:

  :azn:: It's a beautiful day! Man, I love living in Korea!

*is mildly inconvenienced*

 >:(: Ugh, Korea is so weird. I can't wait to go home and get out of here.

Man, I need summer break to come just a tad faster. A break from the kids will do me some good. :undecided:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6118 on: July 20, 2017, 03:13:23 pm »
How I feel lately:

  :azn:: It's a beautiful day! Man, I love living in Korea!

*is mildly inconvenienced*

 >:(: Ugh, Korea is so weird. I can't wait to go home and get out of here.

Man, I need summer break to come just a tad faster. A break from the kids will do me some good. :undecided:

At least you haven't switched to the grumpyface feeling all the time.
I'm leaning heavily towards not renewing next year, and now that I'm pretty sure I'm going home things are starting to irritate me more. The scary thing is I let myself be annoyed by little things. Since I'm not staying I don't have to pretend that things don't bother me, but that's such a horrible attitude to have. I have to convince myself to remain positive, because life here truly is pretty decent. I'm hoping the upcoming break (even if it is just a measly week) will cure me of grumpyface.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #6119 on: July 20, 2017, 03:17:03 pm »
How I feel lately:

  :azn:: It's a beautiful day! Man, I love living in Korea!

*is mildly inconvenienced*

 >:(: Ugh, Korea is so weird. I can't wait to go home and get out of here.

Man, I need summer break to come just a tad faster. A break from the kids will do me some good. :undecided:

At least you haven't switched to the grumpyface feeling all the time.
I'm leaning heavily towards not renewing next year, and now that I'm pretty sure I'm going home things are starting to irritate me more. The scary thing is I let myself be annoyed by little things. Since I'm not staying I don't have to pretend that things don't bother me, but that's such a horrible attitude to have. I have to convince myself to remain positive, because life here truly is pretty decent. I'm hoping the upcoming break (even if it is just a measly week) will cure me of grumpyface.

Me half the time: GUH I'm so over teaching here, I can't believe they expect me to do blah blah blah while they won't even do blah blah that'sowed to me.

Me at school today: *Presses start on the microwave, brings the popcorn to the English room for the kids, sits for 3 hours watching movies*

Me probably tomorrow: OMG I hate doing these camps, I cant believe I planned it 3 weeks ago adn they waited tim now to tell me to change something.

Me probably in camp: Here's some clay kids, make an animal with it.