The “These Kids are Cute” Week!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I have to include Sunday but I don’t see the kids on the weekend, so no cute kid shots today. Instead, here’s another little glimpse at our neighborhood. Here’s the other side to the big intersection near us. Yes, we have a Baskin Robbins. No, we don’t eat there very much.

Sannamdong intersection

Monday, August 17, 2015

Every weekend, I give my 7 year old’s diary homework (remember, they are actually 5-turning 6 this year, born in 2009). The theme for last weekend’s diary was “My favorite thing about Korea” (since it was Liberation Day and all). My new student Kevin continues to amaze me. This kid is SO smart, it’s unbelievable. He always goes above and beyond with his diaries. I stopped and took a photo of his work before I even finished grading it because I was so impressed.

Have a look. Click to make them larger.

Kevin's diary 1 Kevin's diary 2

I bet you learned something!

Here’s a photo of my other student Jaden with his little sister Ashley. They couldn’t be more opposite, one being of the devil variety and one being of the angel variety. But their sibling love sure is endearing!

Jaden and Ashley

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Little Emily came to school wearing her hanbok today! I haven’t seen the kids in their hanboks yet so I had to get a photo. How cute is she?

Emily hanbok

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In the 6-year olds’ art class, we focused on Mondrian-style art. I really liked this project and so did the kids! They are some mini-Mondrians in the making.

Leo Mondrian Art

Thursday, August 20, 2015

We took a field trip to Dream Garden. This is an outdoor park/garden in Cheongju that has a whimsical trail, large green space, and 3 above-ground pools. This was a trip to beat the heat. Swimming in Korea is interesting, however, because it’s standard to wear full-coverage clothing or wet suits when just swimming. Some of the girls even swam in their sweaters. And of course, don’t forget the swim cap!

Part of my class (L to R): Kevin, Kate and Roy

Part of my class (L to R): Kevin, Kate and Roy

Jason is simply the cutest. He is a little love bug.

Jason is simply the cutest. He is a little love bug. And will probably be Korea’s president in 2050.

The water came up to our knees!

The water came up to our knees!

Waldo Teacher getting frigid water dumped on him.

Waldo Teacher getting frigid water dumped on him.

Cute kids

Cute kids

Friday, August 21, 2015

Okay, I ran out of kid pics from the week. Kevin and I went out to dinner and I thought I’d show you the “restaurant button.” This will be featured in a future post I’ll make in about a week but here’s a preview: Need more water? Want to order something else? Have a problem with your food? Press the button!

Press for service.

Press for service.

2 thoughts on “The “These Kids are Cute” Week!

  1. These photos make me want to go over there just so I can be with all the adorable,intelligent kids. Jason is very much a hunny-bunny.
    Emily in her hanbok is adorable. You should buy one for yourself. Nice reminder of Korea and the kids. Great shots of the kids in the pool…thought I saw a little girl wearing a raincoat…very apropo.

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