Friday, September 08, 2006

quotes from my students

Joon (one of my first graders): "Koreans never lose."

Me: "Oh really?"

Joon: "Yes, we have 3 Koreans in our class and we never lose. Americans alway lose, but Koreans always win."

(This sadly proved to be true as we played a music game in class in which we counted off students and the 8th person was out. Not one of those 3 Koreans ever got out, while poor Nicholas Veldhorst was tagged 3 times!)

Last week: I have a second grade class right before lunch. Soon after I had said goodbye to them when their teacher picked them up, I went down to the cafeteria to eat and saw them also getting ready to have lunch. One boy saw me and exclaimed, with his arms spread out and a huge smile on his face, "Miss Cat-tar-in, we meet again!"

I wish I could describe to you the facial expressions and tone of voices used by each of these boys: the first with the cutest, most mischievous, competitive and yet humorous look on his face and the second speaking like an Italian man with a booming voice. They both made me laugh so much! : )


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