WORKING in a public school in Korea means that once a year, in the run up to your contract renewal, you will face your open class. I've done 4 now, 3 of my own and 1 with my Co-Teacher at the time. I quite enjoy open classes, and in this post I'm going to share… Continue reading ESL | The Open Class
THERE has been so much trial and error involved in getting the teacup craft right! It's been quite the challenge! INITIALLY, I had my heart set on this teacup from Next To Nix and made a mock-up using my altered version of the pattern that I'll included here: Adaptation of Next To Nix Teacup. This… Continue reading Wonderland Camp | 2
SPELLING tests are so useful for students and teachers. The students are challenged and the teachers can assess how well a class is taking in information. Of course, I'm sure you already know this! I use spelling tests a little differently. My aim, in every spelling test, is to ensure that no student ever gets… Continue reading Extra Class Material | The Spelling Test
EDIT: As of Friday May 12th, this post has been updated to included additional photo booth props. Read the post for more. I promised more camp materials before the summer vacation arrived and I'm horribly behind with posts, so here is part 1 of my Alice in Wonderland Camp preparation. I'm hoping that this will… Continue reading Wonderland Camp | 1
I'VE thrown teaching materials at you for some weeks now, and thought it was time to take a pause and talk about how and why I came to be in Korea in the first place. Perhaps you're looking into Korea yourself, or perhaps you are simply interested in other peoples stories. Whatever the reason, I… Continue reading ESL | Why Korea?
IT'S that time of year again! In Jinhae the cherry blossoms are out, and Busker Busker's Cherry Blossom Ending is back in the charts. Again. Although, personally, my favourite Spring song is Roy Kim's 봄봄봄 (spring, spring, spring). JINHAE is home to the biggest and most well known of all the cherry blossom festivals in… Continue reading 봄봄봄
I promised a second PPT games post way back when I wrote the last one. It took me longer than planned, but finally they are here ! Telepathy Game THE first is this Telepathy Game template. Spring is arriving here and by the time this post goes up, the cherry blossoms should all be in… Continue reading Blossoms and Jigsaws
SOMETIMES I miss the old instagram, the blunt lines, the blue, the old camera icon and, of course, the chronological feed! Before instagram changed, I made a set of picture prompts - instagram being the popular social network site that it is, I figured that most students would be familiar with it! NOW I work… Continue reading Talking Pictures
STILL the demise of my USB haunts me. In the blink of an eye my original blackboard labels were gone and my original drawings are hidden away - I tidied, a foolish thing to do, I know! SO I had to go back to the drawing board, quite literally. Let me introduce you to the… Continue reading Toast and the Gang (and a baseball…)
I am beyond thankful that Google Drive exists. Thanks to this marvellous piece of technology, and the need to send some large files and power points to friends, I didn't lose all my resources in USB gate, January 2017. As I was rummaging through everything to see what I could salvage, I was relieved when… Continue reading I Know What Camps You Did Last Summer!