So as my last post showed we’ve been studying letters and making a craft for each letter. We reached P and I didn’t like a lot of the other crafts out there. P is for pirate is cool but a bit lost on my Korean students. P is for Parrot, but I couldn’t get that many feathers in time. Pig and puzzle just bore me so what could really WOW my kids… and me…
Pikachu! Something they all know, love, and idolize! P is for Perfect! Well I know it says Pokemon, that’s a little mistake on my part printing out Pokemon instead of Pikachu, but I didn’t want to waste anymore paper and reprint the whole thing. Besides the only words my class can read is: I, a, can, is and, you.
No tutorials for P is for Pikachu so here is how I made mine.
First off, for those of you that live without Pokémon , Pikachu is a rodent like Pokémon that is the main mascot for the Pokémon franchise and also one of the main representative of Nintendo’s cast of characters.
Glue this to some thin cardboard (like a cereal box) and cut out for a reusable template. I also did the same with the tail and ear. I free handed both the tail and ear so sorry for no links for those. I guess you could find a picture of Pikachu and use those as a template.
I used a 1 inch hole punch for the red cheek circles and black eye circles. Just used a regular hole punch for the whites of the eyes.
Color ears and tail and add a sideways 3 for a mouth. Now you have a fun way to teach P!
Here are some of my kids and their Pikachu!
Well it’s been 5 months since my teaching contract ended at Sungbuk ECC. Even longer since my last post. I guess to wrap up my time at Sungbuk ECC here are some pictures of some of the cool crafts my lovely students made.
Since the end of my 6 month vacation is coming to an end I’ll give you some pictures from all the fun I have! We’ll call it Flashback Friday and I’ll post one for each week this month! For now, enjoy these!
For a How-to for the Truffula Trees click HERE
For the printable for the rainbows click HERE
For a How-to for the Rainbow Rain click HERE
Here are some of the highlights from this past month! Hope you enjoy!
For Christmas, Chad got me an iPod Touch. He’s a good boyfriend! (For the record I got him an iPod Touch too.) I love the camera and different apps that enhance photos. My favorites so far have been: Vintage Camera, Diptic, and Instagram. If you have any suggest on other apps, please let me know!
Day 8: I teach arts and crafts at my school. I teach 9 out of the 10 kinder classes arts and crafts. I love teaching arts and crafts and I try to add a little flair to the pre-packaged craft kits. Mostly to keep myself entertained. This week we added glitter glue to the dragonflies ya know, to fill that extra 10 minutes in class! Here are my 7 year olds’ dragonflies with a bit of artiz Photoshoppin’. I hope you enjoy it!
Day 4 I’m having a blast! We made sunglasses in B class today. B Class is one of the ‘baby classes’ because they’re little, Korean age 5, so 3 or 4 in Western age. Had a fashion show and Dorothy is quite the little model.
I’m gonna use this as an opportunity to work on some Photoshop skills and mess around with my camera and do creative… stuff. Because a kinder arts and crafts teacher needs more creative stuff in her life right… I wanted to cheat and use some pictures I just took on the Akiba trip but cheating is wrong and if I yell at my students “NO CHEATING” then I better be good too… (being good is so lame…)
Day 1 I took this around midnight or so last night so it counts… Mr. Saturn! BOING!
So as many know I’m the arts and craft teacher for 9 of the 10 kinder classes at my school. In what most here call “baby class” we made neckties. Which means they colored some paper and I taped it together. Just so you know, baby class isn’t a mean name because they are babies. They’re Korean age five so that mean they are actually three or four years old. They are a handful because they are babies and they don’t speak any English… yet. Some can say little phrases but before long they’ll be savvy little English speakers. Last year’s baby class really impressed me last week because they were talking to me in full sentences. I was like, “Wait! When did you learn English?!?!” So the hagown system really work. It’s just hoping they can keep the knowledge they learned. However, we made a friend here that actually went to the same ECC that my friend Jamie teaches at and his English is great and he’s 20-something. So I guess there is something to be said about English school.
Anyway these kiddos enjoyed the neckties especially once little Daniel noticed they look like swords. Then we had a class full of models and Power Rangers. Awesome.
You like the pictures? I’m learning more and more with my new awesome camera too!
I’m the kinder arts and crafts teacher at my school. I teach all classes except one arts and crafts (that’s 9 out of 10 my co-teacher Makala teaches one class arts and crafts.) Our first project was draw your teachers. Here was my favorite one. At first I thought “wow Vicky you gave me HUGE knockers, thanks! You rock, my new favorite student!” On closer inspection and lots of thinking they are like big princess sleeves. Oh well, I still think they look like boobs and I hope you do too.
So I’ve become very behind on this poor blog. It’s not the “photo a day” I’d hope it would be. So sorry for that. I’ve been pretty busy in Seoul. But to make up for it here is a cute photo of some of my students in chicken hats Some made “monster hats” and as in some I mean all the boys. These are students Korean age 7.
So Aug 2 was my first day. I got there super early so I could figure out what I’m doing. There are lots of books and curriculum I have to learn and figure out. Most of the classes I teach weren’t even covered in training. I’m not a main Kinder teacher I’m the “art teacher” hence the Understanding Art book I’m holding. I teach Arts and Crafts, Show and Tell, and Cartoon Network- which is the worst class. The students aren’t bad it’s the class, how am I suppose to teach and talk about ONE 15 minute cartoon episode each month!?!?! They’ve seen all the episodes and half the class loves it and the other half hates it.
I also have afternoon classes I teach mostly Post Kinder (meaning they went to Kindergarten at ECC) I also have Elementary age students and one class of Academy students (meaning they are in Middle school)
There are several levels of English books that YBM has:
The earliest are Happy Hearts and Wake Up (which I don’t teach)
English World(I also don’t teach)
Odyssey (I also don’t teach)
I only teach the Playground and Carnival level to the Elementary kids. Which is pretty easy. I did have a hard time teaching holidays. The book used a ton of American holidays that my class wasn’t familiar with at all. Thanksgiving was easy to explain because Korea has a Harvest Festival called Chu-seok which is similar. BUT try explaining Easter Sunday and what the Easter Bunny, colored eggs, and Christianity have to do with each other. Yeah that was weird….
Still just getting use to everything and find the level of my students. I’m tying to gage their intelligence, maturity, abilities, and likes. That’s the most important part in working with them.