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1/4/2013 11:42:50 AM

nfong
nfong
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I was looking for some Korean books for kids that I could use in my classroom and I stumbled across Bee-Bim-Bop! by Linda Sue Park. It's so cute! It's about a little girl who's super excited to make some bibimbop. Together, she and her mom go to the market to buy the ingredients and cook the food together at home. After reading this, I thought this would be perfect to incorporate into the classroom!

My thought is to nix regular homework for one week and assign a special homework project, in which the students will select their favorite meal. The students and parents must go shopping together to buy the foods and then cook the meal together at home. This works perfectly with our district's new homework policy, which has shifted the homework focus in the primary grades from worksheets to more age appropriate activities (cooking is named as an example). On Friday of that week (after the kids have all completed their special homework project), each kid will create a book in class similar to Bee-Bim-Bop!, chronicling their own experience of cooking a meal with their families. How fun would that be?!


Here is a link for the book:
http://www.amazon.com/Bee-Bim-Bop-Linda-Sue-Park/dp/0547076711/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
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1/4/2013 4:36:11 PM

abarker
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What a great idea! I love the idea of having homework projects that encourage student and parent activities and interaction. This activity could spark a new tradition in their home! I am definitely going to check out this book. Thanks for the link!
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1/13/2013 8:28:37 PM

mapodaca
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The project idea is a good one it brings the school and the family together.
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10/9/2013 1:23:08 AM


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My thought is to nix frequent preparation for one 7 days and allocate a unique preparation venture, in which the learners will choose their preferred food. The learners and mother and father must shop together to buy the meals and then prepare the food together at home. This performs completely with our district's new preparation plan, which has moved the preparation concentrate in the main qualities from worksheets to more age appropriate actions (cooking is known as as an example). On Saturday of that 7 days (after the children have all finished their unique preparation project), each kid will make a guide in college just like Bee-Bim-Bop!, chronicling their own experience of food preparation a food with their loved ones. How fun would that be?!
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9/29/2014 9:46:43 AM

egonzalez
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Subject: Appreciation for Asian Food
I like the idea of reading Bee-Bim-Bop! by Linda Sue Park to teach children greater appreciation for the food of their culture. Wouldn't it be great to follow that up with another book about food and culture. I found one such book: Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin. Although it doesn't go into as much detail as Bee-Bim-Bop about the ingredients and preparation, it does depict a Chinese girl and her mother who work in their garden cultivating Chinese vegetables. The young girl wishes she and her mother would grow flowers like the rest of the neighbors. It isn't until she and her mother harvest the vegetables and prepare a soup that she gains an appreciation for the delicious vegetables.
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