Yesterday was the last day of our Los Banos Batch 2 review classes, while today is goodbye for Los Banos Batch 1 students. It bugs me. I’ve been with these two batches (12 sections, about 360 students) for almost three weeks. Teaching theem was a joy–there was almost never a dull section. My corny jokes were “benta” to most everyone (aminin ninyo! Finding Nemo, Dora the Explorer, and ofcourse, the latest: birds have hands! harhar) , and almost everyone was in awe of how I explained grammar in terms of math: Dewmainean Theorem Proving in Pronoun Cases, Trigonometric Functions in Verbs, Inequality Statements (?) in Prepositions, Problem Solving in Double Negatives, and many more! Hay. I feel sad because:
- I am going to repeat the Grammar Handbook again (waaaah!!!), translated to “No rest when teaching”.
- I’ll have to wake up earlier because I’ll start teaching in out-of-Los Banos venues.
- Since I’ll be out of LB for most of the day, I won’t be able to take sneak peeks of Raviv during breaks
- I’ll miss those appreciative, smart students of mine.
Hay, here’s I crossing my fingers that my Tanauan and LB3 students are going to be as smart and as appreciative as my LB1 and LB2 students. I hope they would READ THIS, hehe.