Day 2 Update from G6 Sky Ha
Hello! My name is Sky Ha in 6A from Cheongna Dalton School who participated in the 2019 Adventure Korea trip. There, we did many different and exciting activities and I truly enjoyed them all. In my opinion, the best part of this trip was the ziplining experience up in the mountains. If you don’t already know what ziplining is, it is basically a sport where you slide down a suspended rope in the air. I really liked this part because I enjoyed the speed and the thrill of zipping down a line.
Unfortunately, due to the rain we couldn’t go on the hike that was planned afterward. So instead, we went back to the hotel and had some free time followed by group games and some students, such as myself, participated in bowling. It was a lot of fun, though I only got a score of 68. Afterward, we had a delicious meal of pork barbecue. We finished the day playing in the arcade and having a blast. This was an awesome experience for me.
~ Sky 6A
Day 2 Update from G7 Yoonsuh Choi
Today, we first hiked up the mountain trail road next to the caving experience place. Our 7th and 8th grade groups arrived at the area at about 9:30, and we first heard safety precautions for the approximately 2 hour hike. During the hike, there were some minor injuries, but fortunately none of the 7&8th graders were hurt. Before the second course, the ziplining activity, we were able to eat kimbap lunch, have some free time, and then go to the ziplining course.
After the ziplining, we were able to do a short bungee sky jump at about 11m tall, and most of the kids had fun at both the ziplining and the sky jump. As the rain fell, we quickly moved to the area where the fishing experience equipment and safety precautions were readied. We wore the equipment, listened to some information, and we were then able to start walking to the river near the pensions. As we walked to the fishing river, we chose roles in the groups of 6, such as the net-holders and the fish collectors. We went into the river, we worked with trial and error, and a lot of teamwork, we were able to capture a surprisingly enormous amount of a variety of fish species. Also, we were able to bring water bugs and capture them in a jar to observe them.
After the tiring activities, we ate a lot of pork belly. We were really excited for the special dinner. After all of the activities finished, we were able to have a lot of free recreation time until the time to go into the pensions. We were able to have a really fun experience on the second day.
Day 2 Update from Gangjoon Lee & Minseong Park
Today our teachers woke us up at 7:15. We were all tired from our first day, but we were excited for day two. We had sandwiches for breakfast and set out for the mountain to go hiking. On the trail there were a lot of obstacles getting in our way. The mountain was slippery from the rain and the path was very bumpy, but we helped each other out along the way. It was a long hike, but the view was absolutely beautiful. After that, we ate tuna kimbop. It was delicious. In the afternoon we went fishing and sampling for marine wildlife. We got to search for, cavth, and observe fishes and larvas in the river. Next, we went to do some extreme activities. First we went sky jumping from a structure about 15 meters high. It was a very fun experience. After that, we went zip lining. We could see the amazing view of the town and the mountains. We had BBQ for dinner. We had lots of fun cooking the meat for ourselves. Finally, we had free time to spend with our friends.
~ Gangjoon Lee & Minseong Park
Today was the first day at Adventure Korea. We arrived and ate lunch. Then we went right away to the cave. The cave was named "백룡"cave, and we went in by our house. When we went in, we realized that there were a lot of rocks shaped like something else, like an elephant or mostly some kind of animal. There were other things like creatures which come out in myths, etc. It was also fun that the cave was not flat. There were small holes which we had to crawl through, and steep grounds where we had to be careful not to slip. I think that was on of the things that made the cave experience fun. We also saw 2 to 3 bats, depending on the class. I think overall it was a good way to learn about caves and how it is created.
After that, we came to our pensions. Our room was pretty clean, and we were satisfied. After that and eating lunch, we learned about some bugs which are born in the water and come out later. They focused on teaching us about mayflies and other fly types. We also tried catching some. We saw mayflies and moth types also. It was fun catching the bugs. I think today was, overall, pretty fun, and I am personally satisfied.
- Cindy Shin
The trip started at around 8:30 when the bus departed from the CDS full of excited students. We arrived at the cave site around noon, where we ate lunch near a beautiful lake and mountains. Everyone prepared to enter the cave after changing into jumpsuits and special gear, and riding a boat to the cave entrance. We explored the cave and they learned a lot about how caves form over time, along with the different types of formations in caves. We also saw a lot of interesting things in the cave such as heating system with wood from the Joseon dynasty and scribbles of names on walls. It was very educational and fun!
Afterwards, we rode the bus back to where we would be staying and ate dinner. After dinner, we listened to a lecture about ecological systems and the bugs in the area, then got to see the bugs up close in a catch and release experience. We are all resting and hanging out together after today’s activities, and everyone seems very excited and happy to start off the rest of adventure Korea!
-Sophia and Cindy
Day 1 Update from Liz Kim
Today was a great start of Adventure Korea. First we went to the strawberry farm where we picked some strawberries. The lady and man owning the farm were really nice and kind. We ate lots of strawberries and packed some to bring home. After we went to the animal farm. We ate lunch, we played, and fed the animals. THEY WERE ALL SO CUTE!
After feeding the animals we made chocolate ice cream. Then we rode a wagon and went to a dog performance. The dog was called Leo and was adorable. After the performance we played in the awesome playground. Next we went to the steamed bun kitchen. We made delicious buns and stored them in some containers to bring home. Finally we arrived at the hotel. There was some confusion about the rooms, so we had to arrange new ones. Then we ate and did fun activities in the hotel. Today was an awesome start to Adventure Korea and I am so excited for tomorrow!!
~ Liz Kim
On Friday, April 12th we will hold our second Parent Teacher Conference of the school year. The times available will vary for each teacher, but in general, the Middle School Conference will take place from 9am - 4pm (lunch break from 12-1).
On this day, we encourage you to visit your child's teachers to discuss your child's progress thus far. You may make reservations with up to 3 teachers.
*Exception: You can make reservations with more than three teachers IF your 4th reservation is for a P.E., Music, ELL, or Art teacher.
학부모님들께서는 최대 3명의 과목 교사와 상담신청을 하실 수 있습니다.
*예외: 3명 이상의 교사와 상담신청을 하신 후, 추가적으로 체육, 음악, ELL, 미술 교사와의 상담을 원하실 경우에만 4명의 교사와 상담 신청이 가능하다는 점 알려드립니다.
To reserve a time with a teacher, please click on the teacher's name and complete the required information. Sign-ups will close on Thursday, April 11th, beginning at 9:00am.
상담 신청을 위해서는 아래 교사의 이름(파란색)을 클릭해주세요. 상담신청은 4월 11일(목) 오전 9시에 마감됩니다.
* If for any reason you have trouble booking an appointment, please contact the MS Office so we can help.
Teachers will meet with you in their classrooms unless stated otherwise on the booking form. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the MS Office for more information. We look forward to meeting with you on April 12th.
CDS Middle School Teachers
CDS Middle School Teachers MS Director Mr. Scoville
Curriculum Coordinator Ms. Kim