When Teaching Meets Life

Today, more fun from the Qkids classrooms. We know some really funny situations arise in class, so we asked Julie to share a story with us. 

Julie is a work-from-home, homeschooling mom of three young boys. She is a marketing executive for a U.S. based online shopping club and earned her master’s degree in Environmental Studies. Her family is active in Cub Scouts and enjoys camping and gardening together.  

Meet Qkids Teacher Julie

A Funny Story

As a work-from-home homeschooling mom, I enjoy spending most of my time with my kids. We love spending our time outdoors and learning about nature and wildlife. We like watching the seasons change throughout the year and exploring unique elements for each season. Currently, we are more than ready for warmer weather to allow us more time to play outdoors. Now that we have established my love for nature and the outdoors, let me tell you a funny story.

A Joyful Home

I am a work-from-home, homeschooling mom of three young boys so our home is always filled with energy. Additionally, our house is not very large, so that energy is inescapable. A few nights ago, the kids were entertaining themselves by playing hide-and-seek in the house.  

My kids are young, running around all over the place, I'm not even sure anyone was actually ‘it'... just running wildly and hiding someplace. I hear one boy from behind the door just giggling like wild and I see one boy hiding behind the curtain, but only their face and chest were hidden, so the rest of the body was literally just hanging out from under the curtains just like an old cartoon. I basically expected to see one of them standing in the corner with the lampshade over their heads. 

The energy was inescapable and the kids were wild, so my husband decided to get in on the fun and did some running around of his own. His joining in really increased the energy and volume of the laughs and joyful noises in our home. Good times indeed.

Timing is Everything

We have one of those freezer-on-top, fridge-on-the-bottom type refrigerator units in the kitchen. My husband ran into the kitchen while I had the freezer open and stood, giggling behind it as though I did not know he was there, just like the kid behind the curtain.

Well, I had every intention of playing along, fully intent on feigning surprise. But at the precise moment that my eyes locked with his, a smile on my face, I felt the soft, furry, wiggly belly of a mouse claw its way across the top of my foot…

I released a scream good enough for any horror movie on the market, jumped perhaps three feet into the air and left my playful grinning husband slack-jawed and dumbfounded, meekly insisting “I was pretty sure you knew I was there…”

I laughed uncontrollably and hysterically with adrenaline pumping and my terror-filled scream brought my kids running in, wondering what had happened.  It took me quite a while to calm down enough to explain what had occurred.

The timing of it all was impeccable, but that’s not all!  The next morning I logged into class ready to teach English online to kids in China to discover I had been assigned the "Mouse!" lesson where Momo Monkey and her mother are freaking out about a mouse in the bedroom. There is even a lovely graphic of Momo's mother's face when the mouse runs over her foot! I got quite a laugh about it in class that day as I could totally relate to her!  

The Joy of Online Teaching

Teaching English online with Qkids has been such a blessing to my home and it brings me so much joy each day to connect with students on the other side of the globe. I love how working for Qkids fits into my homeschooling lifestyle and allows me the joy of spending my days with my family. When I was introduced to Qkids it was exactly what I was looking for in a work-from-home opportunity and I have enjoyed my journey with them every step of the way. If you think teaching with Qkids would be a blessing to you and your family I encourage you to apply here and experience the joy of being a Qkids teacher. My referral code is QWJUAK.  

May your days be filled with joy.

Julie Turner


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