On certain days, Korean kids seem to have a 'collective consiousness' sort of experience.
Today is by far the hottest and most humid day of the year where I am.
In class today the kids ALL seem really stupid and kind of weird like they've never met me before even though I've been teaching them for 8 months.
In one class it took me 10 minutes to explain the most simple game I've ever tried (look at a calander, I tell them the date, they shout the day name.) I started doing it in Korean, saying the dates in Korean and then to check they understood, made them point at the date I said in the calander. I was saying 'sip Il' - they'd point at any number other than 10. Say 'oh il' - they'd be pointing at 19, 4, 23 or another page even....
Thought it was just them but then in my next older class, they seemed to have taken silly pills this morning....
Maybe this happebns to kids in other countries too, I've only ever taught here so have no point of reference to comapare with.
On a side note, anyone noticed how frustrating it is when you are typing in this little typing window and it gets longer than the size of the wondow and then have to keep scrolling down using the scroll bar to see if what you're typing is coming out etc...? Drives me nuts.! No way I'm ficing my typos, too much hassle!!!