Sunday, March 23, 2014

Our Trip to Korea!

Because our class recently read the story of Yunmi and Halmoni who visited family in Korea,...

Michelle and her mom shared their Korean heritage 
and customs with us.

 First, we were able to sample buns filled with sweet bean paste!

Then, Michelle shared a display of items from Korea, ...

including a photo of herself in traditional clothing!

Finally, Michelle's mom came in and taught us how to make Korean dumplings, called mandu, just like Yunmi learned to do in the story we read!

After we tried our hand at making mandu ourselves, 
we sampled three different kinds Michelle's mom had made especially for us!


What did you enjoy most about your 
Korean experience?

Wouldn't you like to thank Michelle's mom for teaching us about mandu?

Maybe you would like to use Google Translate to 
write a Korean phrase!


  1. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    My favorite experience was making extraordinary mandoo (만두) in class. The mandoo's skin was dry and powdery. The warm water around the edge of the skin made the skin less dry and powdery. When I tried fried mandoo, it was cold. But I liked it. I tried water mandoo too. It was mushy because of fillings. Did you like mandoo? Which one is your favorite one? 나는 물만두가 좋아요. Can you guess what I said in Korean?


  2. Dear Mrs. Ranney,
    I enjoyed the Korean experience because there was a lot of tasty food. My favorite was the mandoo dipped in water. It was cold and soft. The other thing I enjoyed was making the mandoo. First we got mandoo skin, then we dipped our pinkys in water and spread it around the outside. Next we put the meat filling inside the mandoo skin. We closed it with our fingers and folded it into a design. I would like to thank Michelle's mom for coming into our classroom and teaching us about the Korean customs. 나는 즐거운 시간 만두를 먹고 있었다!

  3. Dear Mrs. Ranney and Class,

    I loved making the mandoo. Thank you again Mrs. King for teaching us how to make these Korean delicacies and for bringing in tasty samples.

    @ Michelle - My favorite mandoo was the fried version.

    @ Mrs. King - My family really enjoyed tasting the mandoo I brought home. We would love to get a copy of your recipe. Please let me know if you are willing to share a copy of your recipe so I can teach my family how to make mandoo too.

    좋은 하루 되세요


  4. Dear Mrs. Ranney,

    Anyoung haseyo!

    I really enjoyed Michelle's mom coming to our class. My favorite part about making the mandu was creating their shapes. I think that the mandu shaped as a soup bowl was very clever. You can see a picture of it on the fifteenth picture. Because there were so many ways you could shape your mandu, one of the ways I shaped mine was the fancy way that Michelle's mom did. Unfortunately there isn't a picture of it.

    Anyoung caseyo!



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