Peeing Your Pants

If you’ve ever peed your pants, watch this video. If you’re peeing your pants right now…well, please go get a good wash, and a change of clothes! 

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I’m Kim Yuna!

The kids always ask me what my Korean name is – and so I always wind them up by saying it’s Olympic gold medalist “Kim Yuna”…they get freaked out, and I act all surprised as to what the problem is…

“WHY?! Huh?! What do you mean?! My name is Kim Yuna!”

…well yeah, suppose I should have expected this little portrait of myself! 

Kim Yuna

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Hot Wheels!

We made wooden cars in class the other day…and as we all know, science-backed scientific research has proven flame designs make any car go faster. So obviously mine was the fastest.

Flame Car

Aaron’s really got the mean-mug look down!

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I’m Finnish

I’ve been asked to provide five possible short stories, which display language errors – for a Korean made English language book – I suppose the aim is to point out possible mistakes that could be made, so that English learners don’t have to make them personally! Anyway, I have to get them done by Sunday! Phew, that’s a lot of work! So yeah, rough and ready; here is the 3rd of 5*: 

It’s great teaching younger children English if their language level is advanced – as they possess the same playful imagination you can always expect from kindergarten kids – but they can also express themselves properly through their spoken words too!

I remember with my class last year, we used to have a running joke which I’d orchestrated in order to try and correct some bad grammar they’d picked up from another teacher. You see, any time they had completed their work, they would often announce “I’m finish, I’m finish!” 

To which I would reply: “Oh…you’re Finnish? I thought you were Korean?” 

Naturally the first time I said this there were blank stares…just totally confused little faces, all staring – wondering what on earth I was talking about. But I was able to explain, and thankfully they actually understood! That if you say, “I’m finish” – rather than the correct, “I’m finished” – it could possibly be mistook as you saying you hail from the wintry tundra which is Finland!

Cold GIF

I’d say things like…“Finnish? But I didn’t see you in Finland when I was there! Where did you live?” And usually they would pretend they were indeed Finnish, and make up illustrious stories of how they were busy with the huskis, or building an igloo, or hiding in the snow – or whatever else! And that’s why I probably didn’t see them!

There’d be giggles from the whole class any time anyone slipped up by accident, and in doing so they started to rapidly fix their own errors. In fact they often joked with each other – and consequently put each other right! Not always of course…but most of the time…

I recall once someone screaming  “TEACHER! I’M FINNISH!” with an inordinately loud scream! I was busy going through something with another child – so without looking, I mumbled “no, no – you’re not Finnish! Finished maybe, but not Finnish…” 

“TEACHER! I’M FINNISH! I”M FINNISH, I’M FINNISH! I’M FINNISH!”

The screams were deafening, and starting to grate on me – so I spun around, and bellowed: “YOU’RE NOT FINNI-“

I was cut short by the sight in front of me – the student was stood on the table, coat hood up – and tied tight, like Kenny from South Park…he had a pencil held out as if he was ice fishing…and had layered on thick board marker all over his face (in an attempt to simulate a thick, bushy beard!) 

Genius Beard GIF

I haven’t laughed so hard in all my life. He really was Finnish, I suppose. 

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(you can check out the 1st of 5, here. And the 2nd, here)*

Table Manners (DON’T MATTER?)

I need your help here my friends! You see naturally there are different table manners, and rules – when it comes to different countries…so what should I teach my Korean kids? The Western ways…or…do I try and get on board with the Korean etiquette? Help me out, please! 

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GHOSTBUSTERS! (Coming Soon)

Less than a month till the big show – the graduation ceremony…where so much pressure is put on each, and every kindergarten student to perform – I’m talking; singing, dancing, poetry, speeches, music…and not to mention an insane amount of costume changes!

After last year’s Kung Fu Fighting display, I am in a tough situation – as obviously I want to top that! But have very little time to do so, and a class who do not speak any English! Urghhhh! But best not to be defeatist! So after a ridiculous amount of time spent trawling YouTube, I’ve decided that this time around it will be Ghostbusters! And guess who is playing the ghost? Well yeah, no prizes for that one, far too easy! 

Things are slowly coming together – we’ve got the outfits ready for the little ones, but they aren’t very authentic looking – so I drew, coloured, and laminated these badges for them to stick on their chest (to cover the lightning bolt that is there at the moment!) 

Ghostbusters

So far the kids know the lyrics of “Ghostbusters!” …not the whole song you understand- literally just that word. But it’s a start right?  

I’ll have to go looking for my costume in the coming weeks! And hope that repetition, repetition, repetition, helps them get the dance down! Wish me luck my friends!

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Dreaded Dong Chim (똥침)

I’ve discussed it before…but that doesn’t mean it’s anything less than shocking – every – single – time! Surprise fingers jolting up your bum…no one should get used to that!

Oh,  and here’s the aforementioned post, about the dreaded dong chim! I hope the craze stops soon…I’m sore. 

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KID’S DRAWINGS SUCK! (RANT)

I had to get this off my chest – it’s an injustice that should be made history, immediately! Why we put up with it I just don’t know! 

I think I made my point…ish…kinda

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