Sunday, July 09, 2006

Too noisy to work ...

Dana's rendition of Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"
Saoud's rendition of Mansfield's "Miss Brill"

Sara's rendition of Head's "The Prisoner Who Wore Glasses"

Hussain's rendition of Hemingway's "Soldier's Home"


After each member of the group presented their part, he started wrapping up by saying that Defoe's Robinson Crusoe is considered the best work of literature at the age, at which time she jumped at him to say that she strongly disagrees on that. Being as we have often seen brother and sister competing in class, we thought they were actually having an argument within their group, especially after she pointed out that he, due to his disability, being short, fails to appreciate Swift's story about giants. It turns out this play was part of their presentation. Thank you S & S for livening up our summer course with your act.

She approached me after class to ask if her participation is a little over the top. I reluctantly answered her by admitting that she does have a habit of interrupting people in the middle of their sentences all the time. At which point, she promised to be careful about this next time and wait for me to call on her in order to give the other members in class the chance to talk as well. Today A proved that she cannot help being A :)

I occasionally stay in the office to get some work done. But it seems that as long as my neighbor is this adorably noisy colleague, I can never get any work done. His voice is so loud that you can hear him speak from across the building. This post goes for Dr. H, my neighbour.

17 comments:

Mini Я. said...

Interesting..how old are these kids who drew those? And actually read those stories?

M-Redux said...

Loves it

White Wings said...

amazing drawings, amazing assignment
saluting Dr. H :)

Alia said...

brother & sister at
same class
same group
same page

how wonderful & cute is that?

Pepsi-guy said...

this sister reminds me of my own sister in a certain TV show :P

Sorry Shurouq

Bloo said...

wow.. the sketches from kids... do please keep them always

Hanan said...

mini. These are 18-20 year old kids :) I teach university students.

alexis. I loves it too. They're hanging in my office.

white wings. Do you think he'd read my blog?

alia. She's actually 2 years his senior and is taking this as a free elective in order to be with her brother. aaawwww. cuuuuute.

pepsi. Lol. Funny you should say that coz this sister is also a major in mass media like ur sis.

vintage. Not kids in the full sense. But kids still. :)

Chai-7aleeb said...

Plug an i-Pod in your ears.

Mini Я. said...

i know you teach uni..but not bad wallah i'm pretty impressed.

wish i had an english lit teacher like you when i was in college.

mine was a witch & i used to give her hell when it comes to the classics :P

Shurouq said...

Wow! Those drawings are much better than the ones I've seen before.

Pepsi-guy (You too, Hanan, for laughing),
MALAT 3ALEKOM, ZAIN

kila ma6goog said...

انا بنتي الحين عمرها اربعين يوم و كسور

صراحة احبها بس مملة, ما تتكلم و لا تضحك و لا تسوي اي شي بس بوفهاق و غازات و بكي

السؤال هو متى المفروض البيبي يصير أدمي؟ اقدر اتفاهم معاه؟

Fuzzy said...

" I occasionally stay in the office to get some work done. But it seems that as long as my neighbor is this adorably noisy colleague, I can never get any work done. His voice is so loud that you can hear him speak from across the building. This post goes for Dr. H, my neighbour."

Hmmmm, use a Noise Filter, something like an IPOD or an Automatic Machine-Gun with a Silencer..... both methods are highly effective ! cheers

Alia said...

kila ma6goog

إصبر عليها شوي
عطها بعد شهرين شذي
ولو انني احب البيبيات من أول يوم
يهبلووووووون

الله يخلليلك ياها

NuNu™ said...

Interesting.. Amazing drawings!
The problem is that I can't even draw a circle!! Not even a small tiny one =/
I just SUCK!!

Hanan said...

chai-7aleeb. My music is usualy on in my office but not through a headset. It would put students off if they come and see me busy with my music :)

mini. I'm sometimes a witch with a b to my students, especially when they see that f at the end of the school year. It's all about how you use letters in our department :D

shurouq. why you mad girl. She's a fun student. And interrupting people, certain people, is a must.

kila ma6goog. allah eykhaleeha lik.

fuzzy. 7aram he's sweet.

nunu. Practice makes perfect. Come over and we'll have beedo teach you that. A circle is how he draws Omar and cat and ball and frog and just about everything :)

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