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October 15, 2008

Some of the things U just cannot control...

You know...
Instead of typing this blog, I should be doing my literature journal (assignment :p )
Oh, well... you know what they say
procrastiNATION is the biggest NatioN of the world...

It's been a hectic week and damn next week is gonna be more hectic...
This Morning, my TESLian friends and I went to Sekolah Kebangsaan Padang Temu (SKPT) to do some activity (English Day) with the school kids...
We've done this before last year and it was HELL... well, for most of us...

We all wore black and it was like a symbol of death and mourning for me...

The moment we entered the school gate, we were greeted by the teachers who were all wearing green Batiks... and of course the school kids who were all gathering in lines in the parking lot...

at first, surprisingly the kids seemed so quite... so controllable... I almost had second thoughts that today, it might be better than the last time...

but then, after Alvin as the project leader gave his speech (it was a bad speech by the way... maybe he's not prepare), the kids shown their true faces...

throwing stones and each other, talking, giggling, hitting each others' head... Wow, it would be total chaos...

After a series of speeches from the teachers, Alvin and Dr. Mizan, all the kids went to their classes and that's where the chaos started...

I were assigned to administered an hour test to the class of 6 Bestari...
I thought they would gave me a classroom with all the tables and chairs have already be arranged for the test, so it would be easier for me to control the students...

Instead the students were placed in a hall and I would'nt be handling only 6 Bestari... but also 6 Bijak and 6 Budiman...
with Nasuha... (the name of the classes did not at all reflected the students attitude)

hell, the moment I stepped foot into the hall, the students were all running around, bashing each others head, screaming and laughing like I was not even there...

"They gave us the hall... shit, how're we gonna set up the test? there's no chairs and... tables!", said Nasuha with a panic kinda face...

It was chaos (as predicted) as Nasuha madly screamed at those kids a couple of times but I wont describe the situation in detail coz I'm not in a mood to type and it will be a waste of your time reading me complaining about me not being able to control the situation...

But I do wanna share this...

A kid kept calling me "abang, abang, tolong saya bang... susah la..."
so I helped him a bit and he is kinda smart... He knows about all the past tense, present tense and can translate English sentences correctly...
then, I saw him not writing his full name...

Me: Tulis nama penuh eh...
Kid: Ha?
Me: Tulis nama penuh ni...
Kid: Ni dah tulis...
Me: Tulis la nama ayah sekali...
Kid: Tak payah... ayah dah takde... tak payah tulis pun takpe... (he said it with a straight face) tak yah tulis ehh...

I lost my words... Dunno how to react... Poor kid...

It made me ponder...
Looking at the faces of those kids, the laughter, the giggling... there might be some pain hidden inside them... or maybe they're not mature yet to know what real pain is...

anyway, the English Day went fine... tests administered, the treasure hunt went well, closing ceremony was hectic but it went well also (dah malas nak taip), the kids seemed to have fun despite of us being exhausted and not to mention the amount of sweat we shed upon our body...




5 comments:

paCat said...

njang sgt nih fahmi, trpaksa la saya procrastinate mmbaca beliau..hahaha

DaRTH RaVeN said...

bab bdk yg x tulis mane pnuh tu agk menyentuh aku..

paCat said...

Betul ~ saya juga tersentuh : Al-Fatihah

ummu_hanis said...

adik, i'm one of the teacher in skpt. bukan english teacher ye. sebab tu rasanye awak tak kenal kot. memula sekali akak nak ucapkan terima kasih atas kesudian semua menabur bakti utk anak murid kami.
ni nak komen. esok pun nak jadi cikgu kan?
budak kecik akan ikut cakap cikgu bukan pakai otak die. tapi pakai mata die. that day, akak rasa awak semua tak nampak langsung macam cikgu. dah dua tahun ni akak tgk camtu jugak. tahun lepas agak seksi(for the ladies) and tahun ni haritu sori to say, cam baru bgn tido. di maktab perguruan kami biasa diajar utk dress up properly. nanti kluar, cerita pasal dress ni ade tau dalam buku rancangan mengajar. cikgu mmg camtu. ada seorg cikgu yg sgt cantek kat skpt tapi tgh cuti tanpa gaji ikut suami ke australia, rahayu namanye. kontrol budak dgn jayanye tanpa keluarkan suara kuat atau guna rotan. tapi tak yah la jadi cantek sgt cam die kan. mana dptnye. just try to be more proper. kemas sikit. jgn pakai t-shirt bila ngajar budak kecuali kalau ajar pj. ni korang pakai t-shirt, pj la die. okay. take it as an advise okay dear. tell the girls.

fingerscrossed said...

Wow... What a surprise... Never crossed my mind a teacher would spend time reading this crappy blog of mine... I'm honored by the way...

I must admit that most of us were improperly dressed that day and would like to apologize on behalf of all TESLians... But being typical teenagers, most of us tend to rebel a bit :) Furthermore, the dress code for UiTM students which is not as strict as Maktab's could also be a factor...

I also admit that due to lack of exposure and experience on handling kids made it hard for us to control the kids... I'm sure all teachers including yourself faced the same situation as we were during the first few years teaching... if given time and guidance, all of us will definitely be able to be as successful as Cikgu Rahayu...

Anyway, I would like to thank cikgu Ummu_Hanis for enlightening us with such advice...

P/s:- this blog of mine is actually just for leisure purposes and sharing pieces of mind... Kalau ada tersalah bahasa, terasa hati, maaf saya pohonkan...

Peace!! :)

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