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"Wow!"

Student-drawn comics.

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"Look out!"

Student-drawn comics.

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"Ew!"

Student-drawn comics.

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Student-drawn comics from my lesson on English exclamations.

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"Hello Jenna teacher~ I think you are very good teacher. And you are very pretty. I hope you don’t wear glasses. Because you don’t wear glasses more pretty."

— This is what I get for being too lazy to put in my contacts on a day when my students are writing goodbye messages in class.

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Poetry.

Poetry.

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"Teacher, I have a girlfriend! Believe me!"

Running into my students on dates with each other is simultaneously my favorite thing and the most awkward thing ever.

Yesterday I saw one of my loudmouth boy students out with a girl from another class. Now, a few weeks ago I was teasing this kid because he has “you are so handsome” written in marker on his desk and I had asked him if his girlfriend wrote it. Turns out he had switched seats and the message wasn’t for him, but he insisted that he did, indeed, have a girlfriend. “Ok, sure,” I said, giving him a skeptical look, and causing all his friends to laugh. Of course I never actually doubted him, but if you saw the way this kid goofs off in class you’d give him a hard time too.

Yesterday, he was finally able to prove it. When I got to his class this morning he took the opportunity to brag. And today I have run into him a few times between classes and each time he has shouted down the hallway:

"Teacher, I have a girlfriend! Believe me!"

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I should give out candy more often

As soon as I announce that there’s a sugary prize for the winners, all the team names start to become things like: Angel Jenna, Jenna 짱, We Will Miss Jenna, Don’t Go to America Team, etc.

In related news I still have an absurd amount of peeps under my desk even after giving them out all week.

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From last week’s school lesson. I taught them about some of the things that are different between Korean schools and American schools, and then the kids got to design their own dream school.
Here is the example that I gave them for my dream school.

From last week’s school lesson. I taught them about some of the things that are different between Korean schools and American schools, and then the kids got to design their own dream school.

Here is the example that I gave them for my dream school.

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More horoscopes written by my middle schoolers:

  • "He will not pass high school. He will be human trash. He will be under arrest. He will be prison breaker. He will be under arrest again. He will kill police officers. He will die in prison. So, he must go to high school."
  • "You will become a kindergarten teacher. But you will get cut from there because you make children cry."
  • "You will sleep. You will eat. You should wear clothes."
  • "You will be rich, but you will fat. You should exercise regularly."
  • "You will eat lunch. You will have stomachache. You shouldn’t eat fish."
  • "You will be ugly. You will die. You should live well^^"
  • "You will be a billionaire. You will marry with Hollywood star. You should study more and more and more."
  • "You will be very hungry because you’re very poor. 2045.12.15 good bye."
  • "You will meet ugly alien and marry with her. You will be famous. You will be good at soccer."
  • "You will have have a special boyfriend. And your chances are always nearby so you should do your best."
  • "You will give money to me. You will be my slave. You should make a lot of money."
  • "You will be ugly. You will have no money. You will die early. Forever single."