Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Korean New Year!

We have been quite busy this week, celebrating the new year.  Last year I went into Poppy's classroom to make a Korean snack and read a book about the Korean culture.  This year I was asked by the directors of her school to come in and present to the entire school.  Poppy was soooo excited that I would be teaching her friends about Korea. 

First I went into her classroom and made hoddeok (Korean sweet pancakes) which were a huge hit with the kids...

Then Poppy changed into her hanbok and together we did a little lesson about the Korean culture at chapel...
       
We talked about where Korea was on the map and how Poppy was born there, we talked about her hanbok and the tradition behind it, we showed them her dojang stamp and finally we listened to a few Korean songs.
I was surprised by how excited the students were to learn about Poppy's culture.  They're still talking about how beautiful her dress was and how yummy the pancakes were.  And Poppy was in her absolute glory being able to stand in front of the entire school with her mom.  She said she wishes we could do that every day.  Sniffle, sniffle.

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In other news, at any given time on any given day, you can find Poppy writing a love letter to Ty.  It's her new favorite thing to do...
                                    

Yesterday we had a crafty playdate at Ty's house and Poppy made this beautiful valentine's day garland...

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 I'm addicted to pinterest and I'm not afraid to admit it.  But at least I've been putting my pins to good use!  This was one of Poppy's all time favorite crafts we've done together...

And you know how I feel about owl crafts...

And I had a surprise 40th birthday party to go to last weekend and when I saw this idea on pinterest, I knew it would be a hit.  And it was so easy to put together!

3 comments:

Krista said...

Happy New Year! What a lovely way to share Korean culture with Poppy's friends! And hoddeok ... are they easy to make? I still dream of those from Seoul... yum.
Was the crayon craft easy to do? It's pretty cool.

Christine said...

Happy New Year!!! It sounds like a wonderful day with Poppy at her school... and it looks like she LOVED it!

Michelle said...

First off, that forty blows gift is awesome. But most importantly, the Korean presentation at school is such a great way to share her background. I am sure she is very proud of her heritage and it is so great that you keep her so connected to it.
We just connected w a Korean woman that gave me the address of her church that teaches the children Korean on Saturday morns. Looks like Dad and Colin have a date next week (or so I hope).

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