Last week, 3-1 students talked through Skype to Canadian kayaker K.C Fraser, a friend of Ms. B.
K.C will go to the Summer Olympics as part of Team Canada and she feels extremely proud of herself. K.C talked about winning a gold medal during the Pan Am games and also about how she hopes to do even better in the Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Students showed outstanding effort asking questions and even answered questions about Korea.
To start, Minjoon asked, “When did you start kayaking?”
“I started kayaking at the age of 14,” K.C told us.
Next Yun asked, “Why of all the fun sports, did you choose kayaking?”
K.C. replied, grinning,” There was this teacher who was in the Olympics and I really respected him. The dream just came out like that!” Everyone was impressed.
In addition, Jeonghyeon asked, “How do you kayak?” This was a tricky stunt for K.C, on the other hand, she gave a small description of kayaking. The students followed K.C.’s actions , and the classroom burst into a laugh parade.
Next up, Yongseok asked about what K.C. eats before racing. Everyone knew that Yongseok would ask a question about food! Haha! It was so comical.
One of the final questions, asked by me, was about how she stopped herself from giving up when things were hard.
“Although I have wanted to give up, I thought about the fun I had kayaking and I didn’t want to finish the sport being sad or being mad. I wanted to be happy. I pushed myself everyday and put myself in very uncomfortable situations. Because that is how you become the best. You have to scare yourself everyday,” K.C replied.
K.C asked us some questions about Korea’s landscape and food. She told us how much the Facebook message we had made for her on Canada Day meant to her!
Everyone wished her good luck. This was one of the most exuberant days in 3-1.
Learn more about K.C. here!
P.S Video to come!
Adventures in 3-1