Tomorrow morning I will teach my last class ever in Gohan. After that I have two weeks in the English village, and then I’m done.
On my last day of regular classes at Gohan Elementary School the kids in grades 4, 5, and 6 made me some really awesome cards. Presenting the cards to me with their big puppydog eyes, they sure knew how to make a guy feel guilty for abandoning them!
I’ve scanned in the best of the cards which I now present to you in decreasing order of age, i.e. increasing order of cuteness.
Sixth grade, you see, is about 1.5 the size of the other classes, and all of them act very much like I would have at that age with a foreign teacher who wouldn’t punish me. My “coteacher” liked to show up 25 minutes late each time, rendering that class all but a waste of everyone’s time. Hence the exasperated stick figure of me.
That looks a lot like the KangwonLand jester mascot.
This is a card true to my heart. Unlike the other neatly cut and folded cards, this one has ripped edges and no folds. In other words, just the kind of card I would have made in 4th grade. And I still draw like he does. (I think that’s supposed to be my shaved head and not my exposed brain…)