The Christmas Story
My IIE students today were given the task to explain the Christmas story to me in the best English they could. What they came up with reminds me of David Sedaris' story "Jesus Shaves."

"King of Roma said to people of Roma must register their name. Maria and Josephus went to Bethlehem, but it was long way. They didn't have inns and their relatives didn't want them to stay in their house because Jesus wasn't Josephus' child. Maria and Josephus looked for sleeping place. They found barn. Then Jesus was born. He was sleeping in manager. Scholars came to meet Jesus. They brought oil, gold, and spice. They used a star to find Jesus. This is Christmas."


written by Ruthie @ 7:59 AM  
3 thoughts:
  • At 12/12/2007 8:26 PM, Blogger candifer said…

    i like this explaination.
    how are you, ruth? miss you!

  • At 12/12/2007 11:47 PM, Blogger JIFF said…

    this little story reminded me of a movie that in english was called "Live and Become" and has one kid triying to explain something about religion but he has absolutely no back knowledge so he gets really creative.

  • At 12/13/2007 10:30 PM, Blogger クリス先生 said…

    Thanks for the catchphrase idea...definately after Christmas thing to do. Right now I am watching Home Alone with the students in my classes...

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Name: Ruthie
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