A kid who kept poking his nose with pencil… again and again…

Owen is my favorite student, the dyslexia genius who googled everything he wanted to know. But this post is not about him. It’s about his classmate named Andrew.

We started the class well as the got along very well. Skipped the first 45 minutes and go straight to the BINGO time in the last 15 minutes. At first, Owen played it against Andrew. He always won. How come he didn’t win? He even always won over me, and I never let him win on purpose.

Andrew is a kind of weird boy (in Bahasa is, cengo dan terlalu banyak bengong, dan mukanya selalu bingung) whose face always looked confused. However, Owen took over the game and asked that He would merge with Andrew, play the BINGO against me. When we started to play the game, Andrew just kept staring at us and poking his nose with his pencil. Yes, I know, it’s yucky.

“Eeeooowww! It’s yucky, miss! Andrew pokes his nose with pencil,” cried Owen.

“Andrew! Don’t do that! It’s dirty…” I told him to stop.

“Okay, let’s go again,” I asked Owen to continue the BINGO game.

Then Andrew did that again.

“leaf,” Owen said the words from BINGO.

“Andrew, don’t poke your nose with pencil! It’s yucky!” cried me.

Then he stopped.

“Again!” I asked Owen to repeat the words.

“LEAF, miss…” said Owen more clearly this time.

And Andrew did that again. He poked the nose again.

“ANDREW! Don’t do that!”

“But you said AGAIN…” replied Andrew with a straight face.

And that’s how Owen and me laughed our asses off in the class.

Miss May

“Miss May, can I kiss your mouth?”

Something really really weird happened to me today. Today was his first day in the reading class. He just turned 5 and he was very chatty and tease a lot.
But one sentence shocked me just when he asked me something…
“Miss May?”
“Yes?”

“Can I kiss your mouth?”

I thought I misheard it, “what?”
“Can I kiss your mouth?” He said more clearly this time.
I paused for a while – just like you did when you read it, didn’t you?!

“WHY?” asked me.
“Because –“ he stopped just after he said because, then he pretended there’s nothing happened. And so did I!!!

What a day!!!!!

Well… I tried to think positively that he might like to kiss his mom’s mouth as an affection form. So, he thinks it’s okay to kiss everyone’s mouth.

I don’t know. Have any idea?

-May-

This girl is a genius!!!

In an ordinary reading class, taught an ordinary lesson, with not-so ordinary kid named Angelin.

I was discussing about the story and I asked some of the vocabularies. One of the question was “What does ‘free’ mean? Can you explain it?”

While my other students usually explained it as “Free is when you can do anything.” or “Free is like a bird” or “Free is buy one get one free” (this one is shopping way too much) or “yeah, just free…”. The last one is usually spoken by some lazy students. :D

She explained the word “FREE” as…

So there is a man who got into jail, and he suffered. But he doesn’t make mistake. There is other man who is his twin.  He is a bad man, but then He tell the truth to the jail and he actually has to go to jail. And the twin who is good man now can finally FREE.

And I was amazed. How did a 7 years old girl pictured a situation like it, and she really described a word “Free” with a very extraordinary way. She always explained words with extraordinary ways. But this one, is like a magic which amazed me.

She’s got to be a writer or a journalist or a novelist someday. :D

It’s amazing how young kids can inspire you. And how they can teach you more that you thought.

May