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Monthly Archives: March 2011

I teach art classes to most of the kinder kids. Usually, it goes very smoothly. They just have to draw something in their “sketch books” and we have conversations about what they’re doing. Past projects have been “My House” “Playing Soccer” etc. This week they had to draw ” My dear mother:A special woman.” My older students had no trouble with this task. I thought it would be an easy week for art, until I got into Tweety class. Tweety now consists of four 5 year olds. Apparently, this is what the two boy’s moms look like:

Edward's mom... a total babe

Look mom!! You're a black pit!

Grace and Olivia's drawings

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This is an essay from a teacher at a different school. I think it is hilarious:
I want to have chicken in my house. Chicken cant fly a lot, so it cant run away too. First, chicken yell in the early morning. If I have a chicken. I must not late for school.
Second, chicken can lay the egg. And I can have fresh egg every morning. Also egg can be the chick.
Third, In the case, I can eat chicken in imargancy. I think it will be cruel. But most people buy chicken for eat.
Fourth, other animals like moneys, elephants will very expensive. They can be 10000 thousand dollar, but chicken
is very very very chip. It’s like 20 dollars.
I like to have chicken in my house because of these 4 following reasons.

Back in February, we had our kindergarten graduation. I was nervous about kids forgetting their lines, getting stage fright, etc up on stage. As it turns out, everything went very well. The kids all remembered their lines, and the parents seemed very happy.
the kids before the play started
Here is a video of them performing “zip a dee doo da” at graduation:
The new batch of kinder students are very young. I teach a class of korean 6 year olds (which means they are closer to 5 then 6). They speak very little english, and cannot read or write. They are learning to read with our lowest level red books and workbooks. It is very overwhelming. When I first came here, the kindergarten class I taught were already here for a year and a half. They were very strong speakers, and they understood the rules of ILS. It was nice in class to have conversations with the kids, knowing that they understood what you were saying. Now I communicate mostly with thumbs up and thumbs down as the kids speak none stop korean.
Their progress is amazing. The key is to start them young. Within a week, their english is already improved so much. I only have about 3 1/2 more months to go, and I know it will be astonishing how far they will progress in that short amount of time.
I am teaching Nemo class now. I have 5 students: Chloe, Justin, Joshua, Matthew, and Yvette. They are a really fun group of kids and have a good attention span for how little they are.

Yvette

Joshua

Matthew

Chloe

Justin

After our old kinders graduated, we had a few days to decorate the classrooms and make new bulletin boards. I made some posters (farm animals, fruits, and colors) and the bulletin board. I found some really good sight word printouts so I added those to the walls too.

Nemo's Bulletin Board

Posters