57. 57 is the total number of times I said, "NO SPEAKING KOREAN!!!" to my 1st graders. 2 classes, 80 minutes, 20 5 year olds, 57 times I had to repeat "NO KOREAN!!!" Seriously, I kept count. Also, I had the following conversation 3 times:



Me: Hi!! What is your name?

Student: ...silence...

Me: Hi!! I'm Jessica Teacher (pointing at myself), what is your name (pointing at student)?

Student: ...silence...blinks twice...

Me: (Looks at student's name) Justina? Is your name Justina?

Student: ...starts to cry...



Justina is too shy to say her name out loud, but is not too shy to get up, run all the way across the classroom, and beat the crap out of Tomas for no apparent reason.



Sigh. It's gonna be a loooong year. Someone buy me a beer, or 3!







Beer(s)




10 comments:

Melanie said...

LMAO, too funny. Good luck, enjoy the beer :)

MCM Mama said...

Hmm, I need to know what kind of beer I'm buying before I donate a beer.

I'm a bit of a snob that way...

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

I'd buy you a beer, sister, but I don't know how to handle that do-hickey you got set up here on your blog. I mean, I tried to send you like 10 bucks that time you were whoring out -

... er, I mean, charging a buck to chug a beer in contributors' names back when you and Einstein were on your abortive world tour, but I kept fucking up, somehow. (I tried to do this even AFTER you dissed me by drinking a (ugh!) Rolling Rock to me.)

So next time you're on the East Coast (where all we do is COMPLAIN ABOUT THE FUCKING WEATHER!!1!) I'll just GIVE you a bottle of my world-famous Hennepin clone, which, by then, might even be carbonated.

O, yeah. Way to terrorized the little Korean kids, jessica teacher!

You're SCARY!

Hahahaha! MCM Mama's an even BIGGER BEER SNOB than I am!

tfh said...

HA! I love the beer buy now option...

As someone who's learning a new language right now, I can certainly identify with the crying/beating people up reaction. Could I send some sympathy beers to the first graders, too?

Bob said...

Hey kid, I set 'em up for you via PayPal with a 6 buck beer donation with the stipulation you only drink American wash. How about pictures?

rockstar said...

I'll trade days with you! I had a fun filled day of lining the kitchen cabinets and drawers with contact paper... in between doing laundry, running errands, and taking care of Soph. And to make my day even more fun, when Jason gets home from work, we are going to Target to pick up patio furniture!

Being a stay at home mom is so glamorous!

Ugh. I'm gonna have a beer. Maybe two.

I heart you!

Jes said...

@MCM Mama: Well, I'm in Korea, so there's not much of an option. I've been in the mood for Hoegaarden lately, which is probably about the best beer I'm gonna find here, anyway.

@tfh: Only if you send them enough to make them pass out!! I can barely deal with them when they're sober - I couldn't imagine them drunk!!

@GQH: I'm totally holding you to that bottle of Hennepin-clone, so don't drink it all without me!!

@Rockstar: I'll take my life over contact paper anyday!!! I guess next time I'm in PA we'll be having chinese food on the new patio furniture? :-)

@Bob: Thanks! And American beer? Deal!! And I'll definitely take some pictures! I haven't been posting many because we still don't have internet at home, and I'm trying to be careful about what I use my work computer for.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Thanks for stopping by my humble little blog.

Wow, it sounds like you have your hands full with that crowd. Might need to break out a firehose.

brownie said...

57 is also the number of ingredients in Heinz ketchup, FYI.

achilles3 said...

57 is also how many drinks I had last night which is why i didn't text back today until after 10PM.
I hate kids. Especially ones that fucking cry.