13 October 2008

borrowed esl story

We had *lots* of zero-English students enter our school this fall. One of the fifth grade students spoke his first voluntary sentence last week.

Teacher, after all but one of her students had returned from recess: Where is Do Gun?

Do Gun's friend, blurting excitedly, with great authority and enthusiasm: He in the closet eating Choco Pie!

My guess is that Do Gun refused to share that Choco Pie.

I think his friend just needed a little motivation to start speaking English. Oh, the power of a Choco Pie!

8 comments:

MMrussianadoption said...

treats will do that to a kid. I know when I threaten no dessert, the behavior gets better

Annie said...

Too cute!

Lauri said...

love those choco pies

Heidi said...

checking in daily to see some news. love the cute stories of your life while we wait :)

jr said...

haha... also the power of tattling I think. Heh. Classic.

june

jeneflower said...

Choco pies are popular here too. I have to hide in the closet to eat one by myself too.

kate said...

Jen--microwave them just a little and you'll be thinking s'more. With a glass of cold, skim milk...mmmmm.

(That's a trick I learned when teaching in the capital of Moon Pie country.)

Carolynn and Steve said...

Behold the power of Choco Pies! We were first introduced to them when we went to Russia a couple of years ago on a mission trip. When we went back this summer, one of the college age kids was SO excited to see them again (perhaps a little too excited??) Thanks for reminding me!