Jul 11, 2007

sincerely theirs

I had to think of something creative as a final project for my wicked smart middle-schoolers before summer vaca, so I had them send me e-mails.

I gave them some basic guidelines; the message should include a greeting, a introduction, a picture and explanation of that picture, a closing paragraph and a sign-off (you'll notice how cleverly they picked up peace and cheers from me).

Everything I found in my inbox, I loved (I sent them all thoughtful replies), but here's a cut-and-paste version of the best of the rest [sic].



hello Sarah

My name is Shin sang hyeon

I write e-mail to send a picture.


Do you see the cat?

This is very cute.

I want you to like this picture.

Okay

Bye Riley

PEACE~!!!

Sincerely Sang hyeon



Hi.

My name is Shin jong-won.

Do you know me ?

I'm sending E-mail to you to give a picture.

This picture is Winter.

There are many trees.

Many trees is cover of snow.

It is a very beautiful picture. Isn't it?

Do you miss your contry?

I know that you're trying to teach us.

I appreciate about that.

Peace.!!




Hello, my name is Joh se rin

i"m in the your class

Why Am I send this letter

Becuase I want to you see the this picture

It is kind of pasta

it's from italy

it is very delicious

I think you eat this food

You're very happy

Bye sarah

piece






hello sara

i am kyung kyu

how are you

i think you happy

isn't it

i like sara

because sara is funny

and getly

you like me?

and you very teacher

and you very good girl

i wish you happy

bye.

[no picture]



dear salah.

hi teacher i'.m your student Lee Dong Hyun.

i want show this picture for you.

this picture is motorcycle. i will buy this motorcycle.

i know you have a motorcycle. i envy you.

have a good vacation.^^ Bey~~~




Hi,serah.

My name is Hong Yeon Jae.

I letter because it's fun.

This picture is Super Junior.

Super Junior is Korean singer.

They are handsome.

Ha Ha Ha .

See you next time.






hi sera

my name is hwa-yeong

i was learning your teaching

do you know 김치(kimchi)?

kimchi is korean food

korean own food

it looks very delicious and spicy

when many foreigner eat kimchi,they cried.

becausr it is very hot

but i never cry

i don't taste spicily

it is very delicious

what about you?

i want to listen your thinking

cheer!








Dear. Sarah

Hi.Sarah

I am boreum.

How are you?

Ha Ha Ha

I write you this mail Because this class is last class and I send you funny picture

The picture has animation character

The character looks like funny.

Sarah I want you to reumember me

Sincerely yours.

boreum




2 comments:

Sam said...

You are totally "getly."

I like the many creative spellings of your name.

garbz said...

my favourites:

i don't taste spicily... what about you? i want to listen your thinking. cheer!


i know you have a motorcycle. i envy you.

i like sara because sara is funny
and getly you like me? and you very teacher and you very good girl
i wish you happy.

I think you eat this food You're very happy. Bye sarah. piece

I know that you're trying to teach us. I appreciate about that. Peace.!!


sad thing is, I think my students have the same grammatical flair...