The boys are being terrible. I mean, all time terrible, for the third graders. Yesterday we had the school to ourselves, after the younger boys left, and then it was picture day. By the time they made it to my class, concentrating on someone speaking English just wasn't in the cards. The thing is, I can still scare the third graders. I told them straight out that class was terrible and I was disappointed -- they weren't even trying. And they aren't high level enough to not be trying. I didn't say that last part, obviously....
Then my heart almost broke when a group of boys stayed after, and approached me with their heads down, saying, "Teacher, sorry. Very sorry."
"Sorry? Why?" I was erasing the board and couldn't imagine what they had done.
"Because class is terrible."
I very nearly hugged the kid who was speaking -- threw my arm over his shoulders and rubbed his back. "Oh my God, no. Don't say sorry. It's okay. Don't worry. Look at me. You're a good class. Just a bad day. Lotte World should be sorry. It's Lotte World's fault."
Last night, I made a run into Seoul and spent an obscene amount of money on EFL textbooks, second language acquisition methodology, and the most badass Korean verb book of all time -- I'm going back for adjectives, eventually.
Today I guess I'm going hiking. I don't have anything else to say about that.
And last night was another surprise text attack from a certain Korean from the past. Don't know what to make of that -- hopefully nothing. Why does.... never mind. I'm not going there.
Oh man. Lotte World tomorrow! Surprise! We're taking public transport. Coteacher has recommended sneaking out early, because she said she rode the subway with a class of male middle school students before, and said she's never been so publicly ashamed to be called "Seonsaengniiiiiiiiiiiiiim!" in her life. Unfortunately, not knowing we were taking public transport, I think I may have accidentally agreed to accompany a group of students already.....
Good God. How do you keep 500 fifteen-sixteen year old boys under control in a public place? Please don't put me in charge. Please don't put me in charge.