Thursday, April 19, 2007

Judy - A Profile in Silliness

This is the first installment in a series of in-depth (as in-depth as you can be with little kids) looks at some of the kids that always make me smile. All of the kids I teach are wonderful and unique, but these children seem to rise to the top...they are truly an inspiration. I hope you enjoy the little chat and pictures below.

Judy is my first subject. She is Teacher Queenie's student. I see her class once every few weeks. She sits in the front row, right in the middle. She has got a smile that's infectious and a daintiness that is adorable.

Below is a short interview that I conducted with Judy. She is a fidgety little thing, so getting her to sit still long enough to answer a few questions was a challenge.

Me: Hello Judy, how are you?
Judy: I'm fine, thank you. How are you?
Me: I'm great, thanks. How old are you?
Judy: I am 9 years old.
Me: How long have you been learning English?
Judy: Almost one year.
Me: Where do you live?
Judy: I live in Shulin.
Me: What's your favorite color?
Judy: My favorite color is pink.
Me: What's your favorite food?
Judy: My favorite food is fish.
Me: What's your favorite hobby?
Judy: I like to watch TV.
Me: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Judy: I have one brother. I don't have any sisters.

The following answer nearly made me fall out of my seat...

Me: Who is your favorite English teacher?
Judy: My favorite English teacher is Teacher David!!!!!
This is shocking because I don't teach her that often. When I have, it's been great.

Me: Thank you for your time Judy.
Judy: You are welcome Teacher David.
(I gave her a couple lollipops for participating.)

Here are some pictures of Judy and her friends that I took a few days ago. All the kids go crazy when I show up with my camera.

She is sitting on the right, wearing the red shirt and blue pants. Check out her feet, too cute.

This isn't the best pic of her, but as I said before, she is tough to get a steady picture of.

Judy and her classmates mugging for the camera with that funny looking foreign teacher.

Oh no! Not a camera!

This is too good. Running from the dreaded camera's view.


Wendy said...

Hi David,
This is Wendy. Just wanted to say HI & to let you know that I juat love all the pictures that you have been putting on the blog. Love that you are happy now & having fun w/Catherine. hang in there & keep up the good work. The kids are adorable.
Love , wendy

David said...

Hey Wendy,

again, thanks for keeping an eye on this silly blog.

the kids are the best. they make me so happy.