But first, while I've still got it in my mouth, there is such a thing as salt candy. Cheeky Supervisor gave me a piece, insisting it was delicious. It's sweet, and kinda salty. I don't know how else to describe it, except that it reminds me of gargling with warm salt water, and that reminds me of yuck.
He gave me a piece of molasses candy a couple of weeks ago, in an attempt to make up for the Werther's he'd swiped from me, but I don't like molasses. He asked me what kind of candy I do like.
He still hasn't replaced it.
But back to the students. Here's something I've had sitting in my notebook for months now. I think the assignment was to write about their favorite part of the school day. Most kids, naturally, wrote about their free time between lunch and fifth period, and some about their club activities. This one, though, was a little different:
My school has a end finish time.The next one is one of the poems the 3nensei students have to write, which featured prominently in my last edition.
Because Thank God!
We can go home at last.
TiredAccording to my JTEs at Yokota JHS, this poem was written by a boy who "always writes like this." I was really at a loss as to how to grade it. On one hand, he only used three words. On the other hand, it made me laugh, and I think that was intentional; he effectively communicated something. I gave him a B+.
I'm very tired
I'm very very tired
These last two are from 2nensei at Nita JHS writing about their summer vacations.
Tuesday, August 16It's funny that she seems to be defending herself.
I was sleepy.!!
I was tired. [sweat drops]
I was sleepy!!
I went to bed at ten.
The next one is my favorite:
I went to a flea market last Sunday.Whoa, what a plot twist! Did anyone see that coming? This kid's got a future in Hollywood. On second thought, maybe Japan needs good scriptwriters more than the US does.
There CD and books and clothes.
There were lots of people.
They were lost in the forest.
It was terrible.