my little hellions in jewel class tried to charm me before our field trip down the road to jangsan mountain by giving me flowers for teachers’ day.
and i learned that my 5-year-old students all draw better than i do. especially tony, who is probably destined for artistic greatness.
for a while there, tony quit coming to school because he was afraid of my not-korean face. when he came back, all his classmates told me, “teacher, i am happy today because tony isn’t scared of you anymore!”
jewel class won, and i have to sheepishly admit to being overly pumped about this.
i have so, so many more pictures of the kiddies from that day, but i’ll spare you. i doubt i would be that pumped about looking at strangers’ kids if i didn’t teach them…