Sketches of a Sensei

Yesterday, the fifth grade did their third lesson on school subjects, primarily using the sentence “On X-day I study Y-subject” and also “Z-sensei teaches Y-subject”. I asked them to draw a quick sketch of any teacher, in order to have them stand in front of the class and introduce them using the target sentence. I like doing this as the results are usually hilarious, and today they didn’t disappoint. A few of the kids drew me and I’ve scanned in the best for you to have a look at. As you can see, they are all budding manga artists!

This one is by Riho, who’s one of my favourites. She’s really smart and a great artist too.

Funnily enough, this was by one of the boys. Alot of them drew their teachers with wings and rocket packs.

I think this is the cutest one :)

It’s been a busy week at school so far – you will notice in these pictures that the kids have drawn me wearing a shirt. Suprisingly, that’s because I was wearing one. Only for one day, I should add – school photo day. I also taught the fourth grade, which consists of one class of 41 kids. As you might be able to imagine, it’s completely bonkers. I don’t know how the teacher copes, but she manages to organise them with levels of precision the military would be proud of. Tomorrow I am teaching the first grade for the first time (at this school) and I can’t wait. It’s home time now, and as they were filing past the staff room window some of them leant in and said “ashita no sanjikanme yoroshiku onegaishimasu”, which means, more or less, “please favour me with your teaching tomorrow during third period”. So cute :)

Tonight is my one training-free night, which I intend to spend in my new and enourmously comfortable chair, reading a book and eating miso nasu :)

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2 Responses

  1. Mills says:

    These are brilliant. But come on, admit it – you were teaching the class with a rocket pack, weren’t you?

  2. Brian Enigma says:

    WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HAND?! I seem to have missed the blog post in which your left hand was replaced by a shovel or chainsaw or whatever that is.

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