|Was not poisoned.|
|She wanted to be a fairy.|
|I made a crown, wand, and fairy wings. My poor friend.|
|Nothing like tape, paper, and some imagination! Presto, fairy wings!|
|One of my students, Sophia, illustrated her favorite place - A Jungle Gym.|
|Chalk talk with my new student, Rayna.|
When I was engaged in my frat's government during college, I remembered an ice breaker that we'd perform before every meeting: Highs and Lows. As the name suggests, everyone would briefly state the low point of their day and the high point. This simple trick cleared the air of whatever had been on our minds and allowed us to continue with chapter politics and business and all that jazz.
Upon arriving at work, one of my students had left an apple upon my desk of which made me smile – a token of my station as a teacher. While I didn't succumb to the child's bribe, it had set what would be a good day for me.
A new student had joined our academy, Rayna, who is a 10 year old girl who is polite, well mannered, and a pleasure to teach. Already off to a good start, my class session with her went fast! With little time left over, I decided to draw cartoon characters to see if she recognized them: Spongebob, Shin Chan, Monsters Inc ( or according to her, Monster Company ) and Sailor Moon! Apparently, Despicable Me is known as “SuperBad” in Korea ( I'm quite certain that Gru and the Wolf Pack are not synonymous ).
Being that I'm halfway through my second week, I had been getting the hang of my classes and I started to feel comfortable as a teacher. Or so I thought.
A different student, someone who I taught skype class to last week dropped out of the school because of between miscommunication between the boss and myself. I felt awful, thinking I had performed well in my duties, but as my friend explains it – highs and lows.
Despite the small hiccup, this is proving to be a new and fun chapter of my life!
I'm nearing the end of my second week, and I'm looking forward to what opportunities lie ahead!