Yesterday was my last day of placement, so I made some thank you cards for my teacher, as well as some admin staff (*cough so that I can get a job ahem wink nudge cough*).
I learned a lot from my experience and I’m super excited to spend the rest of my life hanging out with teenagers.
To celebrate, here is a list of things I heard my kids say over the past four weeks that were sort of cute/funny, but mostly just weird.
1. “I hope you do not feel too hard to take care of the crops and the children.”
- Teaching ESL is actually the cutest thing ever. This came from an assignment in which students had to write a letter home from the trenches during World War I.
2. “Eventually the ideas of life, liberty, and freedoms spread across the Atlantic to France, a once great nation that lay impoverished in the ashes of war.”
- This kid told me he was writing me a novel.
3. “An example of freedom of peaceful assembly is when people had that protest when they discovered that KFC tortured its chickens before cooking them! That’s why no one eats KFC anymore … that’s why I work at McDonald’s.”
- … How did they let me teach Grade 11 Law?!
4. “Stop moving me.”
- I had asked the kids to give me feedback. What should I start doing, what should I stop doing, and what should I continue doing? This was one kid’s stop. He was a troublemaker.
5. “You look like you’re 12 years old.”
- My kids said this to me even after I told them my age … young teacher problems …