I teach the youngest kids at our school, which is really fun…but can also be frustrating and trying, particularly in the first month or two when most of the kids are not used to an “English-only” environment and don’t understand a lot of what I’m saying. Nevertheless, it can be really funny too…as evidenced by “portraits of the teacher” that two of the students drew last week.
This was just an average day and an average coloring assignment until one of the students decided to spice up his picture quite a bit.
He said, “Teacher….this is YOU!” I looked at the picture and said, “Me? I don’t have a tail!” He said, “Yes, you have tail…and THIS! (pointing at the horns) and THIS! (pointing at the wings) and THIS! (pointing at the claws). I’ve had to be a little extra firm with him at times, and he’s lost a few breaks…so from his perspective, it’s probably an accurate portrait.
Another student saw his picture and decided to draw her own picture of the teacher:
As you can see, from her perspective, I appear pretty normal and nice. Granted, I don’t appear to have feet…but I don’t think that was an intentional thing. :D
So, am I the evil and wicked teacher that likes to eat small children? Or the sweet and kind looking (although footless) teacher?
Depends on the day, I suppose… or, the perspective of the student!