I’m just not sure who. Someone is also playing a prank on me. I’m sure of it.
Even though my classroom is “my classroom” other people use it while I’m not there. I don’t care, it’s not about that. The Korean teachers work much longer days than us foreigners do and my classroom has a projector and screen while most others don’t.
Here’s the thing… Everyday when I get to work something is changed in my room. At first I thought I was making it up but it’s literally everyday. They are subtle changes but changes nonetheless. My podium will be moved, desks rearranged, trash can in a notably different place, new markers for my chalkboard…little things. Everyday for almost two months now. Then I got this…
“I love you” in German. Who speaks German here? These children can barely speak English. I don’t in anyway think this was an actual sentiment directed at me, but it did make me laugh. And it was written in my notebook. 3 times.
Then two little girls came in and took over my board.
The conversation that followed:
Student 1 - “Teacher, look!”
Me - “Oh, yay! You are so sweet!”
Student 1 - “Teacher, which one is correct?” (Questioning her own use of the adjectives)
Me - “Ummm, both.” Duh.
Student 2 - “I think cute. Teacher Amy is cute.” *giggles*
Me - “Why thank you! Such a sweet girl!”
Student 1 - “I think both.” *giggles*
Me - “Thank you too! Such a smart girl!”
I’m a sucker for compliments.