Second grade O.C.'s auntie stopped by a couple weeks ago and asked me to tutor O.C. an hour a week on Fridays. He's pretty weak in English and it is affecting his math and science scores as they are taught in English.
I was tutoring him on Feb. 13 when he randomly produced a small construction paper Valentine's Day card. He said, "Teacher Guy, I made this for my mom."
I told him, "That's cute O.C., she'll like it. I made one for my 'fan'"
****'Fan' is the Thai word for 'girlfriend'.
O.C. looked at me with a crinkled brow and said, "I don't have a 'fan', my big love is video games."
He folded up his Valentine creation, stuffed it in his front pocket, and we continued talking about gravity and friction. The kid is a never-ending fountain of great quotes!