Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hebrew for dummies

Dear Blog,
Today in Hebrew skool we uzed our sissers and made big cuts in our notebooks. Then we drew lots of lines and rote words at the top for catagoecatagorees. Then teacher yelled us at us becuz we rote the catagorees rong. I membered to bring my erasur, my ruler, my pensil sharpener, my sissers and my yellow magic marker. Then teacher had us rite words in Hebrew but we had to be very very careful to put the rite word on the rite page. I did not want teacher to yell at us again.


Yep, this is what we’ve been reduced to. Arts and crafts for first graders. Every day I have to come home and look at myself in the mirror and say, “I am a college graduate” just to remind myself.

4 comments:

DrSavta said...

If you can't stand this, just wait until you get to be my age... http://drsavta.com/wordpress/2006/01/01/

And yes, you are a college graduate. And yes, your ulpan teacher needs to go learn how to teach adults.

Rachel Inbar said...

Awwwww.... My ulpan wan't like that and I was just 16. DrSavta is right.

Arlan Wareham said...

Your post gave me a really good laugh! I know just what you mean, though. I have a Ph.D. in math and in English I'm a very articulate and talkative person, but pre-schoolers here can talk circles around me. It's quite humbling! Sometimes, I feel like a wall-flower, which is NOT my normal personality at all. But, I think it's actually good for me.

Alissa Altman said...

Arlan, it's really not a problem for me that 5 year olds can talk circles around me (or correct my Hebrew!); I kind of anticipated that. It's being *treated* like a 5 yo that gets to me. :sigh:

DrSavta, thank you for the link. I know a few 90 year olds who wouldn't wear a (expletive) candle on their heads ;)