Jeju Island is south of mainland Korea and is a very popular vacation spot. The air on the island is clean and fresh, and there are less cars than in the rest of South Korea. Jeju Island was made from volcanoes and it is famous for its fantastic scenery and fun things to do.
If you go to Jeju Island, these are my top 5 recommendations for things to do:
1. Go to Leports Land and ride a go-cart!
When you go there, you need to buy tickets for it in the cafe. The staff will tell you the rules for how to ride the cart safely. Here is a tip to go faster than other people. There are many hard corners. When you go to those corners, turn the handle hard and step on the speed pedal for almost whole time when you turn the corner.
2. Go to the Aerospace Museum
This museum has so many amazing things inside! There is a 5D theatre, a 3D flight game, and a dome theatre. There is a jet driving simulator. There are also rooms that show full of space and aero activities and machines.
3. Go to Robot Square
This is a museum that displays robots. There are three display rooms. The first room displays some simple robots and games. The second room displays new kinds of games. The third room displays more complex robot games. The best thing in Robot Square is the boxing robot game. The robot has four skills to attack the other player. The robot can move four ways.
4. Go on an underwater submarine ride in Udo
To see awesome rocks, fish and plants go on this adventure! If you want ride the submarine, you need to take a boat to where the submarine is from Seongsan Passenger Ferry Terminal. When you go into the submarine, the guide will tell you about where you are and what you are seeing. After the submarine ride, you will need to go back to where you rode the boat from.
5. Ride on a World Jet boat
World Jet Boat is next to the Seongsan Passenger Ferry Terminal. It is a fast and extremely fun ride! You will ride it for 15 to 20 minutes. The best part is when the driver turns the boat 360 degrees horizontally. He will do it 3 times. The first time, I was scared a bit, but the second and the third time, I enjoyed it.Your picture can be taken for extra money when you are on the boat.
6. Eat samgyeopsal (삼겹살) and ogyeopsal (오겹살)
I went to a restaurant named Haedamsol. It is a restaurant that sells Jeju black pig meat. The best thing on the menu is gui and samgyeopsal gui. So delicious!
It has been a while since our last post, so here is an overview of some of the awesome learning we have been doing!
Hour of Code by Euiju
Our class has been learning to code for the past month and it can be difficult, but is really fun. We watched some videos with people like Barack Obama and Bill Gates about how important learning about computers is before we started. We also talked about challenge and growth mindset.
We used the Hour of Code website for training program for coding. You should put the blocks in the right spot for coding and try different thinking. You can choose the activity that you want to do. There are a lot of games you can play on the site such as “Star Wars,””Minecraft, “”Code Combat,”and “Angry Birds.” Some a very hard and some are easy. You should try Coding!
Alibi Game by Heeseo and Jiwoo
Alibi is a really cool game that we played in class. First, you need a group of people 8-30. Then four people will be suspects for a crime. The people that aren’t suspects become detectives. The suspects in our game were suspected for a robbery at a local jewellry store. The suspects went into the hall and created an alibi for the time the robbery happened. The police detectives made past tense question in pairs for the suspects.
After a few minutes, the suspects come inside and the detectives asked questions. The detectives tried to find differences in the stories of the suspects. After the detectives asked their questions we had a trial. Ms. B was the judge and the detectives had to give all the differences that they found. Ms. B said we needed to find 5 big differences in the alibis. One group of detectives found 5 differences but the other didn’t.
This was a fun experience and helped us practice past tense!
Sharing our Narrative Writing with Grade 2 By Jian
At the end of Module 4, we went to the auditorium to read our stories to a grade 2 class in our school. It was a delight to share our stories with the grade 2. Everyone in our class wrote brilliant stories. Some people read their stories with 2 or 3 different grade 2 students. However the kids with longer story, only got to share with 1 student. Actually, my build up was too long, so I couldn’t even finish up with my first second grade kid. Also my friend Sooyoung’s story was too long to finish too. The second grade students were fabulous listeners and some read with great expression! Our class worked really hard to complete our stories and many were over 15 pages long!
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3-1 students have been taking time to appreciate fall in Seoul through poetry writing, outdoor activities, and photography. Students submitted these pictures and captions for a friendly class photo contest!
Last weekend was Younghoon Elementary School's 51st annual Happy Fest. Students, family members, and teachers attended and participated in the festivities. Despite the rain, the stage was lit up on Friday night with awesome dancing, singing and drum playing! Special shout out to Grade 6 and Grade 1 performers as well as all the fathers who showed some major dancing skill.
Celebrations continued on Saturday with a wide range of performances at three different locations on school grounds. In addition, there were a number of food and activity booths set up. Each grade participated in a sports competition during the day.
3-1's Favourite Memories and Thoughts on Happy Fest
In case you missed the wonderfully, silly teacher performance at Happy Fest, here it is!
She has joined us as a guest blogger to share some inspiration and tips for our Fall Photo Contest.
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your Adventures in 3-1 Blog!
I love photography because it allows me to show beauty in sometimes simple things that most may overlook. It's a chance to use your creativity to capture something and freeze it for others to gaze upon. Pictures can have emotions, they can inspire , and they can create stories. It's always up to you what story you want to tell.
Tips for new photographers in 3-1:
Remember to always look at the picture as a whole, from corner to corner before capturing it, is everything in there you want? Or anything you don't? (example someone's foot etc.)
Don't be afraid to get close to what you want to photograph, lay on your stomach, stand on a bench, take a picture upside down, get on your knees, play with angles.
Have steady hands and make sure you have everything focused you wish to show. And finally, whatever you think makes a good picture, always will!
Let your creativity shine. There is no wrong or right way to capture a moment.
3-1 students will have the opportunity to write, record and edit
How To... over the next few months!
Here is the first of what will hopefully be many fun and informative videos.
How to Draw a Cute Penguin by Heeseo
Have you ever done a book exchange?
I did one and it was with my teacher!
We both had a book that we wanted to share. I wanted to shared the the book ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ and my teacher wanted to share ‘Wonder’. I learned more new vocabulary words and morals. Most importantly I read a book that I probably wouldn’t have found by myself.
I will tell you about the book, ‘Wonder’. The main character is a boy named August, with a very unusual face, who is going to “real” school for the first time in fifth grade. August has had over twenty-seven surgeries in his life and he says that his face is worse than you can imagine.
The book takes us throughout a year and we read about many different events in August’ life. Each season has a different narrator, which is different from most stories. We get to see different characters thoughts and feelings about August.
At his new school, August wanted “true” friends more than anything. He has always felt lonely and people have often been afraid of him. However, a kid named Julian bullies him and makes school challenging. Julian calls him ‘zombie kid’, and soon most students call him ‘zombie kid’. He was used to being called names. He knew all the names he was called such as E.T, freak, alien. .. etc. However, there was a girl named Summer, who became his real friend.
I’ve read about a book which was in Korean that was similar to “Wonder”. The main character had no ears. Also, they were both are bullied and face challenges, but both stay positive. They both have happy endings. In Wonder, August earns a special prize for service for his school. In the Korean book, the main character loves to write. The book he writes is published by a big publisher.
This book made me think about how we treat people. We have look at people’s inside and how they act and their personalities. On the other hand, on the outside, a kid might be rich and handsome, but in the inside, it might be possible that they are dark and dirty. It doesn't matter if others have an unusual body, or peculiar hair. They are as normal as you or I. We are all human and have the right not to be bullied.
I really enjoyed reading "Wonder" and finished it in less than a week. If you have time, I really want you to do a book exchange with your teacher, an adult or a friend. You may find a book that is more interesting and challenging than you would have chosen.
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