Sometimes i love my girls

Student:  Sensitive tongue…
[I type it in.]
Student:  [in Korean to a classmate] You know, can taste food well…
Me:  Oh, i thought you meant for kissing!
Student:  Oh, no, no, no, not me!  I’m not like that!  <turns away and hides her face>

I teach at an all girls’ Christian mission high school.  My 2nd graders’ first essay topic is men (or women, if that is their sexual preference).

The co-teacher was absent in class 2-2.  Here’s the list of brainstorming ideas they suggested for a men-themed essay:

type (ideal type)
body – six pack, foot size, shoulder span, waist size, horse muscle [apparently it refers to thighs], Adam’s apple, tight bum, chest hair (none preferred), leg hair (none preferred)
face – size
personality – heart, humorous, honest, kind, generous
smart
skinship [the Konglish term for physical intimacy]
friendship (how many friends? relationship with friends)
playboy?
relationship with women?
money
car
home
manners, chivalry [my suggestion]
driving skills
height (tall?) – leg length
job
hair – how much?

parents’ job/occupation
hobby
family, brothers and sisters
his mother (mother-in-law)
my baby plan
marriage
sports – pocketball? (hopefully he doesn’t play)
good guy vs. bad guy
dating – outdoor or indoor activities
food taste
cleanliness
cooking
age
school
favorite celebrities
business
sickness/disease
style (fashion)
blood type
smoking and alcohol
religion
place to live in the future
travel (family world trip)
his mother country
race
“beast man”

The co-teacher was present in class 2-3.  Here’s how that lesson went:

father
brother
ideal boyfriend
dating
bad boy
meeting boys at church
actors
singers
pop stars
marriage [co-teacher’s suggestion]
height (tall?)
body hair
muscle
big feet [what is this obsession with foot size?]
car
army
body size (skinny?)
girls’ high school vs. boys’ high school [co-teacher’s suggestion]
American men vs. Korean men
eat too much?  (eating habits)
style
exercise
simple (simple-minded)
job
vision/goals
rival [co-teacher’s suggestion]

Class 2-5 wanted answers out of me.  So they grilled me for 10 minutes, and it turned into a most enjoyable discussion of men and philosophy.  They’re winning me over, those girls.  I can’t wait to read these essays.

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2 responses to “Sometimes i love my girls

  1. Second graders as in…”second graders”? Or second graders in middle school? High school? Me confused.

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