I also developed this annoying little habit of trying to see how everything can be a lesson. Ahhh! Is this how teachers think!?
Okay, on to the good stuff from my first few days of teaching. I teach three kinds of classes: all-levels freshman, split-levels freshman and all-levels sophomores. High schools only have three years here, so the only students I do not teach are the seniors. All-level classes means that the classes are mixed with beginner, intermediate and advanced English speakers. The split-level means that they are divided by ability. So, in sum, I see each freshman twice a week and each sophomore once.
In my "all-level" classes, we played a game that required the students to write down six facts about themselves. Here are some of my favorite answers:
"My favorite food is hot fish water"
"Random fact: I am handsome"
"Random fact: I am Jesus"
"I want to visit Hell"
"My name is Harry Potter." (This was a girl. Her Korean name is Hah Rae Paht)
"My name is Madonna"
"My name is David Beckham."
"My favorite hobby is kissing."
There are dozens more, but those were especially good. Another funny encounter:
Student: "Teacher, you look like Hilary..." she paused and I thought, "Please, please don't say Clinton." But she finished with "...Duff!"
Me: [Very much relieved that I wasn't confused with a 61-year old politician] "Thank you!"
I received my scooter today. Yikes! I am a little nervous! The past few days I have been using a happy little bicycle, but I have traded it in for a happy little moped.