Similar to a post I wrote back in August, here are some funny moments from life in the classroom.
@ my Tuesday school (English Club)
For the day’s English Club activity, I give the students Halloween-themed Three-Sentence Stories to read aloud in pairs. Both Halloween stories followed the same basic structure:
Sentence 1: “One dark night in October, … “
Sentence 2: “Suddenly, … ”
Sentence 3: “But… “
After the students had practiced reading the stories for a while, I have them sit down and write their own three-sentence Halloween stories using the above structure. Five of the students struggle to come up with an idea, but one girl (Y-chan) writes quite enthusiastically, glancing at her friend (H-chan) and giggling.
When it came time to share the stories, Y-chan volunteers immediately.
With a sly smile, she reads, “One dark night in October, I saw Sadako**. Suddenly, I was surprised to see Sadako on the roof of my house. But I look a little closely, and it was…” she pauses, smirking, “H-chan!”
H-chan thinks about the story for a minute, trying to understand it. Then she replies by flipping her long hair over her face and dramatically yelling, “I am Sadako!” in the middle of the school library.
** Sadako is the vengeful ghost character in the famous Japanese horror film, Ring.