Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Halloween: "Addams Family Values"

Today, second grade students watched part of a funny and scary movie. The movie is called "Addams Family Values." It is about a monster family. We watched it with English subtitles, so we could read and listen together.

Here is more information about the movie, from Wikipedia.

Do you want to watch more of this movie?
Come ask me, "Miss Kaye, can I borrow 'Addams Family Values'"?
I will say "yes!"

During the second half of class, some students chose to self-study. They want to prepare for admissions tests (entrance exams) for university. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has their entrance exam today, tomorrow, and Friday. Other universities have entrance exams this week and next week, too.

Good luck to all students!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Halloween! "Hush"

Yesterday and today, first grade students learned about Halloween, played a scary game called "Murderer," and watched part of an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a popular American horror/comedy drama TV show. In the episode, Buffy and her friends must save their city from the Gentlemen, monsters who steal everyone's voice. About half of the episode is silent; characters must communicate in lots of different ways, including computers, body language, and writing.

You can watch a funny scene from the episode here.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Halloween: It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Today, first graders watched 2 short scenes from "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and talked about some American Halloween traditions.
Some people carve basic faces into pumpkins. Here is an example of a popular shape:

Some people are very creative with pumpkin art. What do you think about this Justin Bieber pumpkin?

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Metaphor Riddles

Can you guess the topic of each metaphor?

1. _________________is a red-eyed monster,

Never moving, only winking

Judging cars and people

Refereeing the traffic.

2. When I am still, I am a mirror.

When I am fast, I am stronger than stone.

In the desert, I can be life

In a boat, I can be death.

What am I? ____________________

3. (from Tolkien’s The Hobbit)

A box without hinges, key, or lid,

Yet golden treasure inside is hid.

What am I? ________________________

Friday, October 8, 2010

Simile Poetry (Class 1-1)

Here is a sample of some students' work, created and presented last Friday.
That day, we were honored to have a very special guest in class, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Alina L. Romanowski.
Students worked very hard, and wrote some very creative and funny simile poems!

Here are 3 of my favorites:

Naju Pears:

Naju pears' size is like the full moon--
They are very big.
Naju pears taste like lemonade
Naju pears are as hard as Charlie's head.


Obama's power is like a volcano--
They are strong and wide.
Obama smiles like a diamond
Obama is as important as the air.

Starcraft II

Starcraft II is like an Orchestra.
They are super massive, harmonic
It's units fights like fire
The battle scene of it is as real as a reality.