2012年5月16日水曜日

I would do anything for you- but I can't do that

Apologies to Meatloaf.

I have a little boy who's having trouble transitioning from his old (kinder) class to my (Grade 1) class at work. He had one of the other teachers as his kinder teacher and loved English.

Since starting my class he has been really reluctant to come.

He is still pining for his old teacher.

When I ask 'What's your favourite animal?' He answers 'B-sensei!' Poor kid. (And I'm not sure how complimentary that is to B-sensei, either!)

I talked to his mum about what was different.

She couldn't think of anything in particular.

I asked his sister (who's in the same class) what he liked about the other class.

"Bingo?"

No problem. I can do bingo.

And I did.

And the next week he was still reluctant to come in.

So I asked again "What can I do to help? What do you like about B-sensei?"

"His beard." he answered.

Eh?

"Gee, that's a bit tricky for Heather-sensei to do...."

"You could do it of you tried!" his sister helpfully suggested.

That is obviously my problem, hey? Just not trying hard enough.

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Lol, hilarious post! I agree you can totally swing playing bingo. But definitely.... becoming a bearded lady is a bit much! ; ) Oh goodness you made me smile with this one today!

He'll get adjusted. And you rock anyway...so he'll figure it out soon. I know it.

gaijinwife さんのコメント...

she's right. The sister. You're not trying hard enough.
I so think you'd rock a beard. You'd get cheese from your fabulous pizzas stuck in it though :(