I finished an amazing week at work on the 27th-30th May and I really loved the students that week.This was my first class to myself (as I usually co-teach with someone else for ‘homeroom’). This just gave me a chance to bond with the students better and also to see how I would cope having my own class.
I had ‘terrific class’of which all 9 students had a good understanding of the English language and I was able to have some good conversations with them. As we have to give them English names and put them in two teams, I decided they would choose their names and what team they were in. My topic was Gods and Goddesses from the Norse and Greek mythology.
This class taught me a game called ‘0070’ which is quite funny when played silently. You stand in a circle, and you make your hand like a gun, the person chosen to go first shoots at someone and says ‘0’, the person who was shot says ‘0’ whilst shooting someone else, this person then says ‘7’ whilst shooting someone else. That person says ‘0’ whilst shooting at someone and the people beside the person, who was shot, have to put their hands up and say ‘Wooo.’
I also found out that 'Noonchi' game translated meant 'look around'. The Students really like this game, it's normally played with numbers (but you can choose any topic) the students then have to stand up saying the number, if someone else stands up or says the same number they are both out, or mo chi pa so one stays in.
Zeus, Apollo, Ares, Loki, Thor, Ifrit, Sif, Freya and Athena
The Korean kids are obsessed with drawing on themselves, Kawi Bowi Bo (rock, scissors, paper) and the chicken game. It’s mainly the girls who draw on themselves, including their faces. A lot of the students are amazing artists.
Mo Chi Pa, is essentially rock, scissor, paper, and this is how the kids settle things, for example when playing a game whoever wins goes first. The Koreans play this game differently, if back home you played scissors and the other person played rock you would lose straight away. In mo chi pa the person who played rock has an advantage over the other player, and plays another hand. This means they change their hand first to rock, paper or scissors and the other person is delayed by a second. Therefore if the person with the advantage changes to scissors and the other person doesn’t change their hand, the person with the advantage wins. The winners are always those with the advantage and when they play the same hand as what the other person plays. The tactical part is guessing what the advantage person will play, as if they play rock and you play paper you’re now in the advantage.
The chicken game is mainly what the boys play, they stand on one leg and bend the other and bring the opposite foot up so it rests on the thigh of the balancing leg. They then hop about and try and knock others out by making the others lose their balance and place the other foot on the floor.