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May 29th, 3rd Grade: Happy Birthday Period 3

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Happy birthday! Originally uploaded by isoldesmom . Today's lesson is still on Happy Birthday and honestly, I think my kids are on the verge of burnout from all this Happy Birthday stuff. It's been Julie's Birthday for 3 weeks now. 1.) I want to start with the Row, Row, Row your boat song. I want to get them to do it as a round. 2.) The Letter D. Da, Da, Da, Devilish Daniel drank dinosaurs. David, Teddy, Donald, and Tom, drove to the disco. 3.)The Book. Let's Chant. Let's Play. Look and Speak.

Mushroom House

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Squid sign Originally uploaded by Erin G . This story is for James Jr. my piano virtuoso student. The __________Family lives in__________. There is Mother______, Father_______, Grandma and Grandpa_________and their son___________ and daughter_________. They all love each other very much and they never fight. You might think this is strange, but the ________family lives in a giant mushroom. Don't worry, it's a big mushroom and the walls are strong and there is a big fireplace so everyone stays warm. Today it is snowing outside so the _________family stayed inside their warm, nice, mushroom house. Grandma ________decided to make bibimbap for her family. It's a very special bibimbap because it is made with apples, lollipops, chocolate, sausage and seol sa yak. I know it sounds strange but everyone in the _________family likes it. They aren't the only ones to like it. Outside Ojingo and Domingo were walking in the snow when they smelled Grandma _________spe

Next week, NEW GAME M.A.S.H.

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MOTOROLAHAIR Originally uploaded by ayentran . For my English Class next week, I would really like to play the game MASH. I remember that I always enjoyed playing this game as a child and I think my Korean students will get a kick out of it. I might be able to do this a couple of times. I'm going to target this game at my 5th and 6th Grade classes, but I think my 4th Graders would enjoy it also. Here are some instructions I found for the game: Best Answer - Chosen by Asker Mkay, I will explain how to play MASH. First, get out a piece of paper. Write M.A.S.H at the top of the paper. (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House) and pretend you have a friend with you because this is just practice so you get the hang of it. Make 6 columns with 5 lines in each and title the first column Girl/boy, title the 2nd column cars, 3rd is colors, 4th is job, 5th is number of kids, and 6th column is State. You must pick 5 girls/boys, cars, etc. At the top of the page your friend will keep drawi

5th Grade Friday May 19th - Free Lesson

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Hefezupfkuchen Originally uploaded by ☃ . Hefezupfkuchen I don't know what kind of bread this is, but it looks tasty. I was absent yesterday so my 5th Grade classes are out of sync. I'm going to just play games with them. I don't know which ones yet though. I am going to start with Nationalities from manythings.org http://www.manythings.org/wbg/ Yes/No Game Mad Libs?

May 22 and 26th 3rd Grade Happy Birthday Period 2

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Birthday Ice Cream Cake Roll Originally uploaded by www.DaveWard.net . Apparently the dude from WHiTE is coming to our school today to review my teaching and stuff. I found out at 8:45 this morning. Thanks for the warning. AND of course it has to be with 3rd Jang Mi which is the most hyperactive class in this joint. Today's Lesson. 1. Start with Happy Birthday Song. Everyone will sing the song and we'll pretend it's someone's Birthday. I'll have a lighter so we pretend it's someone's Birthday. 2. Book. Look and Listen 2 Page 30 and 31. 3. Go over presents using the overhead projector. 4. Play smack game. For my birthday I got... They have to smack the correct present. 5. Review.

I need new Games

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PDN Photo Annual - 8 Originally uploaded by graphicdefine . I'm doing a search for new games to play in the classroom. Here's some ideas I found so far: YES NO BALL GAME SUMMARY One ball is a "yes" ball. One ball is a "no" ball. Students are asked yes/no type questions ("Can elephants fly? Is a banana yellow?") and then the teacher throws both balls. The children race to pick up the appropriate ball. SET–UP You need two different colored balls. Demonstrate that one ball is a "yes" ball, and the other a "no" ball. Make sure the students have a clear space in which to chase after the balls. PLAY Call two students to the front. Ask a yes/no type question. For example, "Are elephants little?" Throw the two balls. The two students should chase after the "no" ball, since elephants are not little. The first student to pick up the ball and bring it back to you is the winner. Repeat with other students. Ask

5th Grade May 18th, 19th:Let's go Swimming

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CIMG0344 Originally uploaded by the6955 . Great picture, however it looks like you're going to stab the dog with a knife. Warm-up 1) Start by asking about the weather and the date. 2) Ask: If I found $100.00 on the street, I would.... 3) Book 4) Cut out cards from the back of the book and then play snatch game between 2 teams.

4th Grade May 17th and 18th Lesson 3: How Old Are You?

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It's an umbrella and I'm not that popular. Originally uploaded by Wonmyeong School . It's an umbrella and I'm not that popular. I want to start with a fun song, how about Row, Row, Row Your Boat. I'll do it as a round. If the class seems to go stagnant, I'll do that. 1) Daniel Says, Do what I tell you to do like Simon says. Get a student to be the leader next. 2) Book. Work on "Can You help me?" Pretend to need help with various activities and get the students to help. 3) Game. Snatch game. Put different situation cards on the board and then describe them and the first person to put their hands on the item will get a point.

4th Grade May 17th and 18th Lesson 3: How Old Are You?

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It's an umbrella and I'm not that popular. Originally uploaded by Wonmyeong School . It's an umbrella and I'm not that popular.

Week of May 8th 5th Grade: She's Tall

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Almost realtime sunrise Originally uploaded by digikuva . Wow! What a picture! Thank you digikuva. Right now. I'm brainstorming the idea of doing a slide show and then getting them to do cartoony caricatures of each other and then getting them to guess who it is in the class. A caricature of George Bush comes to mind when I think of how to explain it. I should show them a picture of Bush and then a cartoon of him. The only problem I have is that this could turn into strong kids picking on the meek or those that are not as physically fit as the norm. However, I think they'll make fun of me more than anyone else. That's a good idea. I'll use a picture that a kid does of me to start. I'll take the picture and walk around with it and get them to describe the person in the picture. The question is, am I strong enough to handle the abuse? Of course I am. 1. Review the vocabulary from the dictionary on the CD-Rom. 2. Activity. Draw a funny picture of

4th Grade Week of May 8th: Don't do that!

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  1: Start with a review of numbers. Count to 20 and then in reverse. Teach them and sing 15 cans of coke. 2: Role Play. 3: Let's review. 4: If there is time, review the letters Q,U,V,X,Y,Z on the board and then alphabet race Q-Z 

CPA class

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  1) Discuss Chapter 1 of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. See what he thought of it and see if I'm going to continue giving him that book for homework. 2) Discuss From Crimson to Green and discuss the importance of the enviroment. 3) Discuss the last week's article about China. 4) Homework. Listen to Rich Dad Poor Dad Chapter 2. Read another article from the Economist. Underline and look up words you don't know in the dictionary. Call me on Thursday after 9:15 to discuss any current event for 5 minutes. 

Back to School 3rd Grade April 8th Happy Birthday

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I'm selling my cameras Originally uploaded by Wonmyeong School . I'm selling my Canon Optura 30. Any takers? All the accessories are included. \475,000 or best offer. Last Friday was a vacation-Buddha's B-day and 어린이날 so I have to do last week's lesson for those classes. This week: Lesson 3, Happy Birthday. 1) Numbers Count from 1-20 and then sing "20 Cans of Coke on the Wall, 20 Cans of Coke. Take one down, pass it around 19 cans of Coke on the wall." 2) Computer: Look and Listen 1 and Listen and repeat 2. 3) Game on my birthday I got... 4) Back up game Flash Hangman.

I'm getting Lucky

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I'm getting Lucky Originally uploaded by HappyLunatic . If she doesn't say no, then it must mean...

I'm Angry!

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angry Originally uploaded by HappyLunatic . I'm not really^^

Angry in a Pink Shower Cap

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Angry in a Pink Shower Cap Originally uploaded by HappyLunatic . Wanna make something of it!

Pink Showercap

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Pink Showercap Originally uploaded by HappyLunatic . I'm Beautiful

Moving Elevator-Seoul

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Moving Elevator-Seoul Originally uploaded by HappyLunatic .

Financial Musings: Helio will fail.

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  I don't think Helio will be able to compete in the American Market. There is not enough hype building for the phone nor the service and Americans are simply cheap. Personally, I don't think that $250 or $275 is too expensive for a phone but then tack on the $85 dollar monthly plan for phonecalls and it is simply too much for Americans. In Korea I have a Samsung phone that does everything that the Helio does and more. I have a dictionary, mp3 player, video player, camera, etc and my phone bill comes to maybe $35.00 a month. Earthlink and SK are failing to market the phone correctly. They need to emphascize that this phone is an iPod replacement. For less than the price of an ipod they can get a phone. They should also offer simply phone plans without the Myspace feature. THEY must bring the prices down. I'm up on GOOG is below $400.00 Apple is at 72 Ebay is at 35-I am waiting for it to hit 40 and I'm going to dump it. I am going to focus on Oil and water
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Here is a collage of many of the pictures from Buddha's Birthday.  
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Sorry, I just really like this Buddha Float. 
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I recommend Picasa to everyone because it is probably the best software for picture management and the picture adjustment features are very useful and easy to use. I like it more than iPhoto. 
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I like this shot. 
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I love Buddha's B-day. This was probably one of the best days I've had in Korea. Having all my friends there with me made it very special for me. 
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The veins of Seoul are filled with light tonight. 
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Zombie Buddhist! Brain...�� 
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Beautiful 
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The colors meld like Jello on a hot plate^^ 
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Buddhist Temple at Night 
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Got Blow? 
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Many shots of the temple and a picture from a North Korean child. 
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The music was very interesting. I don't know how to really describe it. The instrument is like a cello and a guitar. 
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Got Date?