Saturday, May 24, 2014
A Visit to Freya's Kindergarten (part 2): Golden Bell Game
Golden Bell: For Koreans, it's a famous quiz-based game in which participants are usually high-school students competing to answer 100 (?) questions ranging from various subjects they learn. But, since it's a kindergarten-level,..what kind of questions that we encountered? It's hilariously funny.
The kids had to sit on the floor with one parent sitting behind them. And, as the real Golden Bell game, they were equipped with one grab-able whiteboard and an erasable pen to write the answers down.
Oh, did I mention that I WAS the ONLY Dad coming to school? Of course, most of the Das must have been working in the morning and for me..being a student has its own privilege. I was free since I had no class on Fridays. So, it's a surreal feeling to be surrounded by other kids' Moms while I was--againn--the ONLY Dad present.
Kids had to write down the answer by themselves. As for me, it was also a good chance to see Freya write all of the answers in Korean alphabets (Hangeul).
She was enthusiastically following each question and answering them in a timely manner. And..boy oh boy..what a crowd. It looked like a real Golden Bell game.
Freya..way to go, girl.^^
The question was shown on the TV screen while the teacher was reading them out loud.
As soon as the question was read, Freya took no time to answer it. She seemed to know what the answer'd be.
Here's an example of 'funny' question that cracked me up..but surely enough to entertain and make us learn one or two about the school as well.
"Who's among these people is someone's working at our kindergarten?"
(1) Tobot (2) Pororo (3) Elsa (from 'Frozen), and Mrs. Song, the director of school.
See what I mean?
And..this was what happened...they were excited..and getting more and more excited as they were eager to know what's coming up next...
(1) Robocar Polli is fire fighter (True or False) & (2) What is medicine (약) that we consume at home on a daily basis? *Answer: 치약 (tooth paste).
Yes, the question and answer sound to be so illogical in English but it DOES sound sensible in Korean language. ^^
Or a question like where to call when there is a fire? Is it 911 or 199 or 114. Hmm..^^
it's one of the must-know basic survival number in Korea that even kids have to know.
All kids managed to get through right up to the final round and that meant...each of them got three vouchers of free time at the school.
Oh, well, whatever it was...this parent-kid day at Freya's kindergarten really showed me an insider's access into what my kid has been doing in the class.
Simply love it.