Korea Burn ’14 – Part 2

Korea Burn was a wild, hippie-filled, peace love and tons of new friends filled weekend!  Its been a few weeks since and bumping into other “burners” around Seoul has been such an uplifting experience.  Enjoy my second set of photos; this picks up after Part with post dodgeball dancing as I handed out the rest of my fortunes and had to pause on the beach and write more.  Korea Burn '14-74 Korea Burn '14-75

They were sooo excited!

They were sooo excited!

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this guy made a robot costume out of cardboard!

this guy made a robot costume out of cardboard!

moar pajeon!

moar pajeon!

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Warren's big flip of his 300th pajeon!

Warren’s big flip of his 300th pajeon!

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Hi!

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oh HI!

ran out of fortunes to give away

Not paying attention cause I ran out of fortunes to give away

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why hello

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we're having fun!

we’re having fun!

rawr

rawr

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Lovely ladies of SHG!

meow

meow

"Paint a frog on my back!" - Jin

“Paint a frog on my back!” – Jin

getting painted

getting painted

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"I want you to paint fire on my back!" - Me

“I want you to paint fire on my back!” – Me

This artist was giving away silkscreen t-shirts!

This artist was giving away silkscreen t-shirts!

Bubbles!

Bubbles!

Korea Burn '14-73!

 

A new found sense of wonder for Dinovember

“in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.

Childhood is fleeting, so let’s make sure it’s fun while it lasts.”

A couple that sounds like a great set of parents finished their post about Dinovember with that quote.  Dinovember is an annual event that they invented where their children’s dinosaurs “come to life” and wreck havoc on their house.  I love it, it inspires me to make my classroom even more fun and creative.  Anytime I hang a new spiderweb, decoration or piece of art I always pretend it just appeared the instant the students notice it.  I try to have them think of how it could have possibly gotten there and if there are some critters involved I turn it into a huge act, usually about how I’m afraid of said critter and they need to help protect me.  Then we always laugh and they realize that I just hung it up.   
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As a parent, a teacher, or just someone who is around children it is essential that we help develop their sense of imagination and wonder.  They won’t be kids forever but if all of our children lose the creativity and imagination that comes with the simple naivety of being a child we are in bigger trouble than global climate change, oceans of plastic and all of the social injustices you can imagine.

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