WINTER ENGLISH CAMP: 1ST AND 2ND GRADE

Just finished the last week of "Winter Fun" English Camp with 20 of the 1st and 2nd graders at Bibong Elementary School. It was four days full of activities to help introduce students to English, and/or give them a chance to practice using what they've already learned.

This was my first time teaching English to 1st and 2nd graders. Games and activities focused on winter weather, animals, body parts, likes/dislikes, food, the alphabet, phonics, as well as New Year’s crafts. Team initiatives such as various scavenger hunts, M&M relay, and making snacks like Puppy Chow and cookies were also enjoyed.

I'm sad "Winter Fun" English Camp is over, but so glad to be on vacation now. Pictured below are some of the special activities we did. Teachers: Please feel free to post any questions or comments. I'd be happy to share lesson plans, materials and resources with you.

Pop-up Paper Plate Snowman made by an elementary student in Ochang, South Korea.
1st and 2nd grade "Winter Fun" English Camp [Day 1]: Hello, Names, Colors, The Alphabet, Winter Vocabulary and Weather. A special activity for today was making "Pop-up Paper Plate Snowmen/Snowomen".

Kids spelling colors after playing Steal the Bacon in Ochang, South Korea.
1st and 2nd grade "Winter Fun" English Camp [Day 2]: Animals, Bugs, Favorites, and Counting. A special activity for today was playing Steal the Bacon. Students raced to get letters first, and then had to review by putting together their letters to correctly spell a color.

An elementary student making a Paper-mache Party Popper in Ochang, South Korea.
1st and 2nd grade "Winter Fun" English Camp [Day 3]: Phonics, Body Parts, and New Year's Eve Traditions. A special activity for today was making "Paper-mache Party Poppers" stuffed with candy, stickers, popcorn, a New Year's message, and plenty of confetti.

Chocolate cookies made by elementary students in Ochang, South Korea.
1st and 2nd grade "Winter Fun" English Camp [Day 4]: Review, Food, Likes/Dislikes, Cookies, and a Movie. A special activity for today was making chocolate cookies, and getting to watch part of a movie to end the week.

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2 comments :

  1. Hi Chase! I'm glad I got here. I'm heading to Korea this Friday (already!) and am about to teach beginners in a 2-week winter camp. I'm also very glad you mentioned here: Please feel free to post any questions or comments. I'd be happy to share lesson plans, materials and resources with you.

    Because i need help with just this weekend to (at least) prepare... I'll tell you why I am rushed if you ask. Hope you can respond as I see probably you must be too busy. But thanks anyway and now bookmarking your site :-)

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    1. I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to respond to your comment. I'm currently living and working in Yangon, Myanmar. How did everything go with your two-week winter camp? I'm sure it went well. I'm in the process of putting together lesson plans in PDF form to upload on my site. In the meantime, if you ever need ideas, materials, and resources specifically for teaching English in South Korea, check out www.waygook.org. It's a fantastic site!

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