I have a friend in the states who teaches 5th grade in New Jersey. We partnered up to create Classroom Connection – a video exchange that connects students from America and South Korea by letting the students explain their school culture. Here is the results from all their effort.
The video was very informative. It gave us a look into a day at school in Daegu. I could never see American children cleaning their school. Instead of kids sitting in detention doing nothing, the school should put them to work cleaning the school. American schools could learn a lot from Korean schools. I have one question that was not addressed. Each girl stated their age in Korean and then in American and there was a year’s difference bewteen the age. How are the girls a year younger in American?
Hi Debbie. Yeah, unfortunately I never got to let them answer that question. In Korea, everyone turns a year older on January 1st, regardless of when they were born. So even if you were born in November, you would automatically become 1 years old on jan 1st. On their actual birthday, people do celebrate it but understand they are not turning a year older since they already did in January.
Since getting here I will be two years older! When I got here in September and they added a year to my age, and then come January I will a ANOTHER year older. That does not feel so great, ha.