|New books that we ordered for the library this year! So exciting!|
|I ordered kids' classics - some that I've read, some that I haven't.|
That's why I had my college prep class read Holes together last semester. It was a small success, I suppose. At least one of my students was interested enough in the story to go to the school's main library and check out the Korean translation, and then he read that.
Anyway, I digress. Today, during lunch, I ran into first-year students browsing the shelves in the English Zone, and I introduced myself (of course, they know who I am already, but I had to be friendly) and told them how I wished more students would read novels in English. One of the students, HY, seemed really eager to chat with me in English, and her speaking level was more advanced than I expected. She had picked out the fifth Harry Potter book of the shelves, and we talked about our favorite characters and books. I told all of them that I had more books in my office and that they could come and borrow them at any time. It was great! I hope I didn't scare them too much.
|Co-teacher got a ton of books she wanted to read. Smart move!|
Later, HY came into my office and asked if she could borrow a book from the English library. That's the second time since I've been here that that has happened. The first time was a college prep student who wanted to borrow the AP Chemistry book to study.
Speaking of reading, since my schedule has been rather erratic during this first week (I had both my afternoon classes canceled, and more changes will come next week), I spent the entire afternoon reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It was interesting, and, due to the many classics name-dropped in Charlie's letters, made me even thirstier to read the rest of the books in the English library.