Lesson Plan: Seasons and Weather

Learning and Teaching, Lesson Plans

Click here to download the Season and Weather ppt lesson.

Grade level: Grade 2-3 ESL                               Subject: Seasons and Weather

 Activity Worksheets:

Weather Writing Practice

Weather Worksheet (Matching)


Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Snowy, Windy, Foggy, Hot, Cold, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Key Phrases:

How’s the weather?

It’s _____.

Powerpoint Sections: 

  1. Learn new weather vocabulary.
  2. Learn new season vocabulary.
  3. Sing the weather song and then play the clapping game while singing.
  4. Play “Chase the Vocab”. Have the students say each of the new words or phrases. Then, follow the course of one of the chose vocab words. On the next screen, allow the students to guess where the vocab word moved to. If they are right, move on to the next level.
  5. Finish with the worksheets. You can print the page double sided so that each student has writing practice and a matching activity.

Lesson Plan: Likes and Dislikes

Learning and Teaching, Lesson Plans

Click here to download the Likes and Dislikes ppt lesson.

Grade level: Grade 2-3 ESL                               Subject: Likes and Dislikes

Additional Materials:

Food cards (Pictionary)

The “Do you like ____?” song


Open vocabulary lesson

Key Phrases:

Do you like ____?

Yes, I do.

No, I don’t.

Powerpoint Sections: 

  1. Learn new key phrase, “Do you like ____?” and response, “Yes, I do,” or “No, I don’t.”
  2. Listen to the “Do you like ____?” song.
  3. Play the clapping game with the “Do you like ____?” song.
  4. Play pictionary with word cards or with picture cards. The students will draw pictures and their team will guess what they have drawn.

Lesson Plan: Food

Learning and Teaching, Lesson Plans

Click here to download the Food ppt lesson.

Grade level: Grade 2-3 ESL                               Subject: Food

Additional Materials:

The “I like chicken” song



Fish, beef, chicken, bread, fruit, vegetables, milk, juice, cheese, rice, kimchi, ice cream

Key Phrases:

I like ______.

I don’t like ______.

What’s this?

This is ______.

Powerpoint Sections: 

  1. Learn new food vocabulary.
  2. Review “I like” and “I don’t like” key phrases.
  3. Listen to the “I like chicken” song.
  4. Review animal vocabulary.
  5. Play the team game, What’s Behind. Make 2-4 teams. A student from the team will pick a number, word, or phrase. The whole team will say the chosen word or phrase. Click the matching square and reveal 0-4 points. The burgler can steal 1-2 points when revealed.

Lesson Plan: Counting 1-10

Discovering Korea, Learning and Teaching, Lesson Plans

Click here to download the Counting 1-10 ppt lesson.

Grade level: Grade 2-3 ESL                               Subject: Counting 1-10

 Activity Worksheets:

Numbers (writing practice)

Search and Find


1- one, 2-two, 3-three, 4-four, 5-five, 6-six, 7-seven, 8-eight, 9-nine, 10-ten

Key Phrases:

How many ____?


Powerpoint Sections: 

  1. Learn new counting vocabulary from 1-10.
  2. Introduce the key phrase, “How many _____?”
  3. Hidden picture game.
  4. Speed game. Pictures will appear and disappear quickly. The students must tell you how many they saw.
  5. Worksheet activity. Ispy and writing practice for one through ten.

Lesson Plan: Animals

Learning and Teaching, Lesson Plans

Click here to download the Animals ppt lesson.

Grade level: Grade 2-3 ESL                               Subject: Animals



Giraffe, Dog, Bird, Pig, Mouse, Cat, Spider, Chameleon, Lion, Elephant, Chicken

Key Phrases:

What’s this?

What’s that?

It’s a(n) ______.


Powerpoint Sections: 

  1. Review animal vocabulary.
  2. Learn key phrases.
  3. Practice “What’s this” and “What’s that?” with responses of “It’s a(n) ____.”
  4. Hidden picture game with pictures of animals.
  5. Wrap-up review of the lesson.
Family Tree

Discussing Family in Korean Language

Learning and Teaching, Wisdom Gained

If you’re learning Korean, you might find this really helpful. This is a very thorough list of terms regarding the family. In Korean, the terms for referencing your family are very complicated because of the Korean traditional social arrangement. I find the most complicated thing is referring to the mother and father’s sides of the family, since your father’s and mothers siblings and in-laws have completely different terms that should be used when referring to them. Check out this awesome break down of familial terms here!

Rowdy’s Sweet Potato Casserole

FAT - Foodie Adventure Time, R&R - Rhea and Rowdy


Base Ingredients:
-6 sweet potatoes
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup (120ml) milk
-1/2 cup (120ml) melted butter
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I’m using powder because extract is rare in South Korea)
-1/4 cup (60ml) maple syrup
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon (or less) cinnamon

Topping Ingredients:
-1 1/2 cups (360ml) pecans
-1 cup (240ml) brown sugar (or dark brown)
-1/3 cup (80ml) flour
-1/3 cup (80ml) melted butter

Bake a 175C (350F) for 35-40minutes


Masi:Taco – Mexican Food in Jeonju

Discovering Korea, FAT - Foodie Adventure Time

If you’re looking for Mexican food in Jeonju, Masi:Taco is a great new restaurant to check out! Masi:Taco is located in the Gaeksa district of Jeonju next to the Zara Building. As a brand new restaurant serving Mexican-style cuisine in Jeonju, I am happy to tell you about it.

Below, i’ve listed my rating, the business details and menu.


Costco: Winter Shopping Extravaganza

Wisdom Gained

If, like me, you are not used to the cold weather, you probably want to keep warm as the weather turns frosty. Investing in cozy clothes for the winter months can make winter in Korea so much more bearable. Lately I’ve had a lot of friends asking me where I got my winter boots, winter coat and warm accessories. Thankfully it’s an easy answer: Costco.


Bank Transfers: Paying Bills through the ATM at a Korean Bank

Wisdom Gained

The system for paying bills in Korea can be a little complicated from what you are used to in your home country. The banking system in Korea relies on bank transfers, which is quite organized once you get used to it. When you first receive a bill in your mail box, you might be confused and unsure how to pay it. You have a few options. You can:

  1. Pay through a bank teller inside the bank, between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm. (beginner)
  2. Pay through your banking app on your phone. (advanced)
  3. Pay through the ATM. (moderate)

The first two options are the beginner and advanced levels of bill pay because of the level of Korean and understanding of the system they require. I will explain the option that is the moderate option that is a good balance between convenience and skill; paying bills through the ATM. For the purpose of this post, all banking instructions were done with a NONGHYUP (농협) bank account and bill payments were also made to a Nonghyup (농협) account.