The curse of the copy cat.

Due to my sick leave last week, my classes were being covered by a combination of substitute teachers and Thai teachers. I’m not sure who was overseeing this class but they obviously haven’t grasped the simple rule of walking around the classroom not only to offer assistance and answer questions but also to spot if any students are copying their fellow classmates.
We had spent the previous week planning a holiday for Mr. Bean and writing an itinerary for his trip. It was a really fun lesson and the students were engaged and got a lot done so I thought it would be nice to round off the mini holiday project by writing postcards home from Mr. Bean. All they had to do was look at their iteneraries and write a little note home, accompanied with a nice picture on the other side. Nice and easy for a sub teacher to get their head around. I’m not sure what went wrong where but a group of students got completely distracted by the fact that it was soon to be Mother’s Day – not mentioned at all in the lesson plan.
The most frustrating thing is that they copied an INCORRECT piece of work. Like they can’t even be bothered to seek out something that actually looks half decent.
Behold; my wonderful MINI ENGLISH PROGRAMME class and their postcards home from Mr. Bean….
Dear Mother, Hello Mother how are you? Mother Day this me hook give Mother happy and health robust very I love mother
I look forward to seeing the rest of the work that was produced in my absence!