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ZOMBIE ATTACK: Survival Plans

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

The best of the best, and the funniest of the worst.

 

The Winners

Class 2.4′s winner:

“Dig the ground by hand And make a spear with bamboo And stick it into a hole. And cover the hole with blanket. Cut spam like brains and skins. Hanging on the hoop and swing attract zombie and then they will go to hole and die.” – Followed by a picture.

Class 2.4′s Runner-Up:

“Bamboo because we can build a castle. Shotgun because we can kill zombie from a distance. Spam and kimchi because we can eat this and these are not decayed.”
[Teacher's note: Main reason they did not win was because they forgot the shotgun runs out of bullets. They then said they'd use the bamboo from their castle as spears, but then they wouldn't have a castle anymore.]

Class 1.1A’s winner:

“Tool 1 – Dog:
he can attract zombies with his fresh brain!
Tool 2 – Flame Thrower:
we can burn them to the ash!!
Tool 3 – Shotgun
Zombies are sieged by us. We can shoot them in distance.
Tool 4 – Chainsaw
We can hang it on the wall and kill zombies or it can explode!”
[They verbally explained they would use the dog's brain to lure the zombies into a trap and set them on fire. They could also make the chainsaw explode by using the flamethrower. Any zombies that escaped they would pick off at a distance with the shotgun.]

Class 1.1A’s Runner Up:

“Tool 1: Flame Thrower
Because it’s powerful, easy to use.
Tool 2: Dog
Because it can bite, they’re trained. We can eat it when we are hungry. Not lonely.
Tool 3: Wood and nails
Because we can make fire.
Tool 4: Rope
Because we can tie them.

Plan: We can train and order dog to make zombies together [to gather them together] and bite them Meanwhile we tie them and throw woods on the floor Make fire!! with flame thrower. camp fire!!”
[Main reason they didn't win was they didn't take into account that the dog could turn into a ZOMBIE DOG.]

Class 2.2′s Winner:

“Tools 1. Blanket
Tools 2. Axe
Tools 3. Chainsaw
Tools 4. Kimchi

We cover blanket and go to Teacher 영수 (Young-su, my co-teacher). And he must be angry. We girp [give?] the axe and chainsaw to Teacher 영수. And we run away. And in case we disguise like zombie with kimchi soup. Then Teacher 영수 kill the zombie.”

Class 2.1′s Winner:

“Chainsaw: Because it is strong power.
Axe: Because it is strong power. we can use this to cut off zombie’s head.
Flamethrower: Because to kill many zombies.
Spam: Because we will make spam like brain shape with chainsaw and make hot with flamethrower and give to zombie.”

Class 2.5′s Winner:

“Spam – Because we can eat by flamethrower and chainsaw.
Chainsaw – we can cut the spam to cook. and we can chop the z’s head.
Flame Thrower – we can cook the spam and zombie. if the fuel run out of  we can use spam’s oil.
Wood and nailgun – we can make our home to live in. And we can make baseball bat by using chainsaw. We can play baseball with z’s head.”

Class 2.5′s Runner-up (just barely):

“Super Dog – He can bite kill zombie and we can eat the dog in need. And cute. We can also use its hide and claw.
Flame Thrower – Shoot the zombie and can cook the dog. If it runs out of oil we can use dog’s oil.
Chainsaw – Cut the dog’s meat and kill the zombie. If it runs out of oil we can also use oil.
Rope – Hang the dog. Trap with rope. Hang the zombie and laugh at hung zombie.
And whip -> Zombie.”

The [Funny] Zombie Victims

Class 2.4

“1. Spam: Spam mail
2. Kimchi: Birthday gift
3. Shotguns: Gift for zombie
4. Blankets: Strangle”

Class 2.9

“1. A dog: Because we can eat a dog when we are hungry.
2. Spam: Because we can eat a spam when we are hungry.
3. Kimchi: Because we can eat a kimchi when we are hungry.
4. An axe: Because we cut spam, kimchi and dog
* Flamethrower: Because we can eat grilled dog, spam and kimchi”

Class 2.9 (Again)

“Spam and Kimchi: For eating
Blanket: For sleeping
Dog: Friend
[we will go on peaceful ways]
*-Zombies are our friends!”

Class 1.8A

“1. Axe: Because zombie chew axe.
2. Dog: Because zombie eat a dog instead person.
3. Kimchi: Because zombie like kimchi.
4 Spam: Because it’s delicious.”

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Worth a note, all of the people who have died in this game so far are boys.

ZOMBIE ATTACK: Weapons List

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Well, my students are prepared.

We started off by explaining how to tell who is a zombie, then we got straight to the point – zombies like brains. Changpyeong High School students have great brains. Ergo, ZOMBIE ATTACK.

(note this is not my lesson, just someone else’s lesson that I adapted)

I split my students into groups and gave each group a folder (or some groups shared) with 5 weapons or materials, and they had to come up with pros, cons, and how to use each item. Each folder had different items. Then they had to switch groups and give me back the folders and from memory in their new groups decide which 4 of the 15 items they would keep and how they would use them. Anyone who survived got candy, anyone who died became zombie candy. To push creativity I told the classes that the most creative group got two pieces of candy.   

Weapon’s List:

Baseball Bat: A regular, wooden baseball bat.

Chainsaw: This chainsaw comes in either “scary-looking, manly” or “pink Gucci” style. You get 6 Liters of gasoline with the chainsaw.

Flamethrower: This flamethrower can shoot fire 8 meters. You get 6 Liters of gasoline with the flamethrower.

Blankets: Enough blankets for everyone in your group. It’s November – you might get cold.

Matches: These waterproof matches will still work if you get them wet!

Megaphone

Rope: 110 meters of very strong rope.

Shotgun: This shotgun comes with a case of shotgun shells (bullets). 1 case has 20 boxes of shells inside. 1 box has 25 shells inside.

Spam: This is a LIFETIME supply of spam. Yum.

Bamboo

Kimchi: It’s really spicy, and good for your health!

Wood and a Nail Gun: This is an unlimited supply of wood planks, a nail gun, and an unlimited supply of nails.

An Axe

 A Dog

A Mirror
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The kids who got the typical weapons (like “shotgun” “axe” etc) had a much easier time coming up with pros, but my favorites are the atypical ones:

Kimchi:
Pro: Prevent cancer
Con: Very Spicy
We can use this to rub into Zombie’s eye

Pro: We can eat it while we are hungry.
Con: It’s not a good weapon, and we need rice to eat it.

Pro: We can eat when we are hungry.
Con: It’s hard to cut zombie’s head.
We can throw it for zombie’s eyes interrupt to zombie’s sight.

Pro: We – Koreans – have to eat kimchi
Con: It raises our osmotic pressure, so we need water a lot.
It’s good for our health

Pro: It can recharge our energy to fight them. It can fascinate zombie by awesome taste.
Con: It’s so spicy.
We can use this to paralyze zombie’s sight.

Pro: We can make zombie embarrassed
Con: No die
We can use this to cover zombie’s eye.

Pro: When we throw it, zombie can’t walk easily so we can earn time to attack them. And we can be healthy.
Con: We can’t kill them directly.
We can use it to hinder zombie’s walking.

Megaphone:
Pro: Save the energy
Con: too loud
We can use it to bomb the Zombie’s eardrum

A dog:
Pro: Enticement
Con: Not human (so zombi’s not eat the dog)
How to use it: if we are dangerous [i.e. if we are in danger] a dog come across so dog dead.

Pro: It can make zombies come, “cute” and we can eat it.
Con: So noisy and can’t control.

Baseball bat:
Pro: Strong, light, and easy to swing. We can play baseball.
Con: Breakable.

Pro: It’s hard, long, so that we can safe us from zombies. If we break baseball bat, we can use shaped part to kill zombies.
Con: The more we use shaped part the more it wears out
We can use this to homerun zombie’s heads.

An Axe:
Pro: This is ‘Man’s’ Romance
Con: It’s too heavy
We can use this to cut zombie’s heads.

Flamethrower:
Pro: This is sexy weapon
Con: It’s too hot
We can use this to burn zombie.

Con: Limited fuel makes us sad
We can use this to burn zombie

Spam:
Pro: Delicious
Con: Zombie can smell it.
We can eat it.

Pro: We give it as a food so zombie is full. therefore we don’t get eaten by zombie.
Con: Useless.

Rope:
Pro: We can die without be a zombie.
We can use this to suicide

Blanket:
Pro: If we cover it, teacher will be angry and give him to ax, he kill zombie. [If we cover the teacher with the blanket he will be angry and then if we give him the axe he will kill the zombies]
Con: Next time we die
We can use this to cover dead friends.

 

Next post – a compilation of my favorite survival plans. As this is just the first day of MANY (at least 5) days of Halloween, consider this and the following post a work in progress.

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark…

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

ZOMBIES.

 

 

Okay so it’s October which means it’s time for my favorite holiday – Halloween! It’s never too early to start crafting the perfect Halloween lesson, so I’m soliciting advice.

Last year I did a zombie lesson for my advanced kids that went over well, but this year I’d like to do something  little more, let’s say, academic than just a speed read and “unconventional weapons bingo” (You can STAB a zombie with a HIGH HEELED SHOE. You can DISTRACT a zombie with KIMCHI). However, I do love zombies. I would like to do a lesson plan on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, but I need some sort of advanced grammar point to teach/practice, something preferably that supports reasoning (ex: so that).

I’ve been talking to the awesome Josh Brown who was a F*bright ETA last year in Naju and my awesome lesson planning buddy (and who I miss dearly) and these are the grammar points he came up:

SO THAT:
“I kill zombies so that I can live”

ONLY IF (and how sometimes the meaning changes if you reverse the order):
“I live only if I kill zombies”
“I kill zombies only if I live”

IN ORDER TO:
“I kill zombies in order to live”

and, not quite the same, but fun

AS IF:
“I walk as if I were a zombie”

Gentle readers, what do you think? Any suggestions in terms of grammar points, or essential zombie vocabulary (physical descriptors, weapons, locations for hideouts, etc) would be much appreciated.

Stay safe.

Giving Advice

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Today I taught class 2.1, my advanced class. I Miss You So Much(e) Boy came up to me with his man-possee, who proceeded to tell me that IMYSM(e) was just like TOP from Big Bang.

 
TOP                                                                               GD

 I told them they were wrong, because TOP has ridiculous hair, and IMYSM(e) has fairly normal hair. Then he told me that he was just like GD from Big Bang, to which I responded that GD was way more attractive. Then he said he wasn’t talking to me anymore, and all the boys in the class called me a heartbreaker.

Of course, then it was time to start class. Today I taught them four different ways to “give advice”

You should VERB.
I think you should VERB.
My advice is to VERB.
I advise you to VERB.

First I had them brainstorm problems that high school students commonly had. Of course, the first example was shouted out by IMYSM(e) who had promptly forgotten that he wasn’t speaking to me. Many of these problems dealt with issues with significant others (taught them the term SO today), studying, parents, etc. My personal favorite was “I am too handsome.” Oh man, such a problem.

Then I gave them scenarios, and the students had to write advice for what to do if you were caught in that sort of a situation. My conclusions are that 2.1 class is full of BAMFs.

BAMFy examples:

Scenario TWO: Cheating boyfriend/girlfriend (SO/significant other)

 If your SO cheats on you, you should _______.
punch him/her. (multiple students)
kick him/her. (multiple students)
poke out his/her eyes.
eat a lot of pizza, pasta, cake, ice cream.

Scenario THREE: Pop quiz

If there is a pop quiz, I think you should ______.
write “I love you teacher” on the quiz.
cheat. (awesome, thanks student)
go home. 

Scenario FOUR: Visiting Yesan

If you visit Yesan, I think you should _______.
go somewhere else.

Scenario FIVE: Bear attack 

If a bear attacks you my advice is to ________.
fight (4 students)
climb a tree (4 students)
act like death.

 Scenario SIX: House fire

If your house catches on fire my advice is to _______.
buy a new house.
take a picture.
call insurance company.

 Scenario SEVEN: Zombie apocalypse

 If there is a zombie apocalypse I advise you to _______.

[teacher what is apoca-apo-apocali?
apocalypse.
apocalypsuh?
end of the world.
ohhhhhhhh.]

become zombie (at least half the class wrote some variaton of this)
die with SO.
hunt and kill the zombies (the answer written by my ever awesome host sister, who is also apparently going to fight the bear, kick the cheating SO, and buy a new house.)

 If I ever need advice, I now know I can count on class 2.1.

“Everyone at Sapgyo High School becomes a Zombie and Dies”

Monday, October 25th, 2010

So for Halloween I am going to teach a lesson plan on ZOMBIES to my upper levels. I just finished writing a speed read, so I thought I would share it with you. A speed read is when you give the students sheets of paper that have two sentences on them, one sentence begins with “when you hear” and one sentence begins with “you say.” There are maybe 30 or so slips of paper (one for every student) and together all the sheets create a story – BUT WAIT! The order is all mixed up! The only way that you can tell the story is to listen for the sentence before yours (i.e. “when you hear). The idea behind the speed read is to practice listening comprehension and speaking speed – because you have to say the story as fast as possible! Without further ado, my speed read, tenatively titled “Everyone at Sapgyo High School becomes a Zombie and Dies.”

You say: Emily Teacher was at Sapgyo High School on Halloween.

When you hear: Emily Teacher was at Sapgyo High School on Halloween.
You say: She was in her office preparing for the lesson.

When you hear: She was in her office preparing for the lesson.
You say: She heard the door slowly open.

When you hear: She heard the door slowly open.
You say: “Who is it?” She asked.

When you hear: “Who is it?” She asked.
You say: She heard someone say “braaaaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnnsssss”

When you hear: She heard someone say “braaaaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnnsssss”
You say: She looked at the door and saw a zombie!

When you hear: She looked at the door and saw a zombie!
You say: She was very scared.

When you hear: She was very scared.
You say: Zombies eat the brains of living people.

When you hear: Zombies eat the brains of living people.
You say: Also, if you are bitten by a zombie, you become a zombie.

When you hear: Also, if you are bitten by a zombie, you become a zombie.
You say: Emily Teacher does not want to be eaten by a zombie, or become a zombie!

When you hear: Emily Teacher does not want to be eaten by a zombie, or become a zombie!
You say: Emily Teacher quickly ran to the classroom.

When you hear: Emily Teacher quickly ran to the classroom.
You say: She locked the door and told the class to hide.

When you hear: She locked the door and told the class to hide.
You say: A zombie broke the door and came in!

When you hear: A zombie broke the door and came in!
You say: Isabella hit the zombie with a chair.

When you hear: Isabella hit the zombie with a chair.
You say: The zombie died.

When you hear: The zombie died.
You say: However first it bit Jacob!

When you hear: However first it bit Jacob!
You say: Jacob is now a zombie!

When you hear: Jacob is now a zombie!
You say: What do we do?

When you hear: What do we do?
You say: We need to kill Jacob.

When you hear: We need to kill Jacob.
You say: Emily took a chainsaw out of the desk and killed Jacob.

When you hear: Emily Teacher took a chainsaw out of the desk and killed Jacob.
You say: Jacob died, and Emily Teacher turned her back to the class.

When you hear: Jacob died, and Emily Teacher turned her back to the class.
You say: Rachel then fixed the door to stop the zombies from coming in.

When you hear: Rachel then fixed the door to stop the zombies from coming in.
You say: She said “look, now we are safe”

When you hear: She said “look, now we are safe”
You say: Irene said “what should we do now?”

When you hear: Irene said “what should we do now?”
You say: Emily Teacher said “braaaaaiiiiinnnnnnsssss”

When you hear: Emily Teacher said “braaaaiiiiinnnnnssss”
You say: Emily Teacher turned around and SHE WAS A ZOMBIE!

When you hear: Emily Teacher turned around and SHE WAS A ZOMBIE!
You say: The class screamed!

When you hear: The class screamed!
You say: Emily Zombie attacked the class!

When you hear: Emily Zombie attacked the class!
You say: Emily Zombie bit everyone!

When you hear: Emily Zombie bit everyone!
You say: The class then turned everyone at Sapgyo High School into zombies.

EDIT: Class 1.5 read this speed read in 59 seconds! WOW! MUCH faster than I was expecting… as there are 30 sentences that means that they spent an average of a  little less than 2 seconds on each sentence!  I pit them against class 2.1 and told them that whoever won would get stickers, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow…