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05:53 pm: Restlessness abounds
The students were having a hard time concentrating on classes today. There will be some major club activities going on Thursday and Friday, for which most of the school day will be canceled, and the students are all focused on preparing for that. Considering how bad it was today, I don't even want to imagine what they will be like tomorrow.

They're also gearing up for mid-term exams, which will begin the week after next. So they're constantly asking "Will this be included in the mid-term?"

My second-year students are currently doing a chapter on beetles, and it talks about large beetles found in Colombia. For the first half of the students, I just said that Colombia was a country in South America on the Equator and left it at that. For the second batch of students--since there is a girl in the class whose family came from South America--I tried drawing a rough map on the board and circling Colombia.

I erased it soon afterward. Let's face it, my board-drawing skills are stick-figure level. And the snickers from several of the girls made me think that, no, I was not alone in imagining that my version of South America looked like male anatomy. @_@

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From:basicblack
Date:May 31st, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
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I was not alone in imagining that my version of South America looked like male anatomy.

Ooops, that's always a classic. Don't feel bad - it seems to happen to all teachers sooner or later. At least it got their attention, perhaps?
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From:firesign10
Date:May 31st, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
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I was not alone in imagining that my version of South America looked like male anatomy

ROTFL! Well, they'll certainly be paying attention for a while... they'll be waiting to see what new "study aid" you come up with next...hehehe
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From:mereflair
Date:May 31st, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
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AHAHAHA
The kids are on a constant quest to find a penis among teaching materials!
NEVER ENDING!
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:June 1st, 2005 01:10 am (UTC)
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The kids are on a constant quest to find a penis among teaching materials!

You want to know what's REALLY ironic?

The grammar point for the chapter is the comparative. So we were doing example sentences like: ~ is much BIGGER than ~
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