Friday, January 13, 2012

"Korea" by June L.

Korea is a country in Asia that is between Japan and China.  The country is on a peninsula, which means it is mostly surrounded by water.  This means that Korean people like to eat a lot of seafood.

Korea is farther north than Texas, so the weather is usually cooler than it is here.  In the winter, they see a lot of snow.  There are also a lot of mountains, with springs that give lots of cool, clean water.

After World War II, Korea was divided into 2 countries: North Korea and South Korea.  North Korea has a government and economy that is similar to Russia, and South Korea has a government and economy similar to the United States.  There was a war between North and South Korea in 1950, and the country has been divided ever since.

The national animal for South Korea is the tiger.  Koreans like to eat rice, vegetables, and meats.  A long time ago, Marco Polo brought red pepper and garlic to Korea, which means that lots of Korean food is spicy!

Korea is famous for Tae Kwon Do, which is the national sport of Korea.  South Korea also hosted the Summer Olympics in 1988.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Today, we discussed what we were going to do to help "better ourselves" this new year.  After reading, Squirrel's New Year's Resolution, we pondered the main message:

"Think of a way to improve yourself.  Or, a way to use what you're good at to help others."

Here is what we came up with:

  • Help the elderly rake their yard;
  • Teach someone how to swim;
  • Teach friends things you know well;
  • Teach a friend how to play soccer;
  • Help someone practice;
  • Help someone clean;
  • Show more love and respect;
  • Practice harder;
  • Catch your frustration before it gets worse;
  • Play less video games and work harder on writing;
  • Exercise more;
  • Do more Science Experiments;
  • Practice more math facts facts;
  • Watch less TV and read more;
  • Be punctual;
  • Eat better.
An iMovie will follow with your child's New Year's Resolution!!!

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