The chapter introduces the concept of cardinal vs ordinal numbers, so we highlighted the fact that in certain situations, such as the finishing position of a marathon competitor, expressing the date or the floor of a building, we use ordinal numbers, i.e. first, second, third etc, not cardinal numbers (1, 2, 3, 4 etc) which are used for counting items.
Jennifer is already beginning to identify the problem students in each class and is thinking about ways to keep them in line. I think it will work out well – Jennifer is quite strict and the students respond to her in a favourable way, so slowly their behaviour might improve.
I was delighted when newly-grade-three Kim Hee Yong poked her head through the library door and came in to talk to me. You may remember me blogging about her all the way back in 2011 when she was only a first grader but could count from one to ten and had a small arsenal of English words at her disposal already. It’s a very occurrence at my school so exceptional students like Hee Yong always stand out here.
For the very first time I will be teaching English to Hee Yong in this final semester, as she has now progressed to grade 3.
To my absolute delight Hee Yong asked for a pencil and paper so she could draw a picture of me (pictured at the top). I was half hoping to get to keep the drawing as a keepsake but she took it away with her. Oh well. At least I got the picture!
The temperature peaked at 18 degrees today. It’s such a pleasant relief to walk around the playground without my coat on. I’m looking forward to my second Korean spring. In three weeks the cherry blossom trees will bloom.
Yesterday the vice principal visited the library but it was bereft of students at that time. She is worried that not many students in general are visiting the library. About five minutes after she left, the regular four-member grade 2 girl clan, led by the boisterous So Yun, came in to play a board game. I think the VP’s timing was just off. We get plenty of visitors to the English library.