ZYi has just joined my class recently. When I asked him if he knew how to write an essay, he replied, “Teacher, what is an essay? I have never heard of the word.”
Here is his first attempt at writing his first English essay. I thought he did pretty well.
(by ZYi – 9 years old)
My mother is a music teacher. She has been teaching the piano for five years.
She teaches piano at home. She has many students but she only teaches one student at a time. She sits next to the student and always guides all her students patiently. Her students have to look at the music book while playing, but they have to understand the music notes in order to play.
Mother likes to play the piano for our family in the evenings. Everybody loves and enjoys her music. I think I have the best mother in the world.