Student Work: Why I Love Teaching Grade 4


American kids say the darndest things, but Korean kids are funnier. It’s the end of the first semester, which means my fourth grade students are currently withstanding an onslaught of rigorous testing in all subjects…including English.

I started correcting tests this week and had to share some of their writing test results. Here’s whats on the mind of my fourth grade students, and a glimpse into why I love them so much.

I'm going to have to clarify what a "blue rap star" exactly is.

I’m going to have to clarify what a “blue rap star” exactly is.

Apparently, a wiener dog isn’t small enough.

Apparently, a wiener dog isn’t small enough.

At least the dialogue is colourful.

At least the dialogue is colourful.

That’s one emotionally deep monkey.

That’s one emotionally deep monkey.

I should not be encouraging her to lower her standards, but...

I should not be encouraging her to lower her standards, but…

Insider joke: 마이클 is “Michael” in Korean. She’s being a smart-ass.

Insider joke: 마이클 is “Michael” in Korean. She’s being a smart-ass.

A surprisingly sweet love story, Part 1.

A surprisingly sweet love story, Part 1.

A surprisingly sweet love story, Part 2.

A surprisingly sweet love story, Part 2.

A surprisingly sweet love story, Part 3. And then the entire neighbourhood runs away.

A surprisingly sweet love story, Part 3. And then the entire neighbourhood runs away.

I think daddy is an undertaker.

I think daddy is an undertaker.

Sophie secretly makes inappropriate images.

Sophie secretly makes inappropriate images.

One story that’s not funny, one that is.

One story that’s not funny, one that is.

You won’t see the punchline coming.

You won’t see the punchline coming.

Yeah, she knows dirty jokes.

Yeah, she knows dirty jokes.

 

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