I teach some of my kids from a series of Science books called...

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I teach some of my kids from a series of Science books called “Blue Planet.” I can imagine some benefits from learning English from Science books —but not from a teacher that has a Liberal Studies degree. Science is not one of my strengths. Case in point: I told the kids that sharks were mammals. Oops.

I try my best to make sure that the kids get to do all the experiments (e.g. make a volcano) and arts & crafts. One of the exercises was painting rocks to make them look like frogs. Busan is a funny place for foreigners. It’s a huge city (around 3.8 million people) and yet I’m imagining that there are plenty of untapped resources for us foreigners. I went to Home Plus (Tesco, for you British folks) and also walked around the local park, but could find no medium sized rocks for my kids to paint green.

What’s the solution? Make rocks, of course. Yet, I also don’t know where to buy fimo (which is what I would have bought back home at any local crafts store). What’s the solution? Make clay that is one part salt, two parts flour, oil and water. Let them get hard in the toaster oven, and presto! The kids have their rocks to paint green.

Oh, the crazy things I do for these kids… You think you know but you have no idea.


Hi, I'm Stacy. I'm from Portland, Oregon, USA, and am currently living in Busan, South Korea. Check me out on: Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Lastfm, and Flickr.



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