After eight months of teaching English in South Korea, I’m still amazed at my students’ general lack of imagination and creativity. Unfortunately, I’ve found many of them to be more robotic than childlike. However, I was in for a bit of a shock after I did a “pass around the story” game/creative writing activity. I instructed my students to write for five minutes about anything that they wanted and to include an illustration to go along with it. These are the highest level fifth graders in the school and I was pretty shocked at the hilarity and randomness of their statements. I think I’ll be doing this more often. Proud (and slightly confused) “teachaaaaa”!
Stories from Students
“One People is Death…I Want to Play Soccer”
“I Saw Grandpa, He Die”
“Hulk and a Sex Change”
“A Rooster, Poo, and Another Sex Change”
Haha omg yes, sometimes I wonder if I’m teaching children or robots but their creativity can sometimes surprise me! I wrote a similar post with some of my kids’ writings: http://kaleenaskaleidoscope.com/sht-my-students-write/
I remember Waygook Tom had a post with some of his kids’ funny stuff too… I remember one of his little girls said something about wanting to make a meat pie out of her classmates…
Oh my! To the best of my knowledge, my students don’t want to make pies out of each other. However, on a slightly unrelated note, my 6th grade boys asked me to define the difference between two particularly obscene and offensive words the other day. I had no words!