Reading Responses for May

“The world belongs to those who read.”

I said we’d be back here next month and here we are. The students have been amazing and have some fantastic work that they’d like to share with you.

Each week the I choose the student’s work that shows amazing effort or signs of significant progress compared to the previous weeks. I’m thrilled to be able to share the amazing work from all of the different ages and abilities, as well as a huge variety of genres and styles of books. The students just love to read!

Due to the limitations of the website, and to save your eyes, some of the levels have been clipped. Feel free to tap or click on the image to see the student’s work.




See you back here next month for the hard work that the students create. Thanks for checking us out <3

Book of the Month // June 2022

“We all can dance when we find music that we love.”

Giraffes Can’t Dance, Giles Andreae

Phew, the weather’s starting to get hot, hot, HOT! Before it gets too hot outside I try to get some good habits in and practice some of my exercise routines, how about you?

Typically, I like to cycle along the Han River with a few friends, or take my two little doggoes on brisk walks early in the morning.

Bernie and Lucy

Forming good exercise habits can be good for your body, but did you also know it’s good for your mind? Check out these books and learn about some of the fantastic knowledge that’s out there about the human body.

Run! Jump! Play!

By Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Forming healthy habits to become a healthy person is so important when you’re young. What healthy active habits do you have that keep you fit and strong?

Being Fit

By Valerie Bodden

This is a great introduction to how exercise can help you stay healthy. What sort of exercise can you do to stay healthy?

The Science of Super Strength & Super Speed

By Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Hey you. Yep, I’m talking to you. You’re a super hero. There’s a hidden strength inside you that you don’t even know about. Read this book, it’ll help you unlock the hidden powers inside.

Our Library Updates

Once every couple of months we like to add more books to our ever expanding collection. We’re fortunate that the students love to borrow books from our library and I try to listen carefully to what they like to read. This month we added some greatly needed books to the library, most importantly, the Pokemon series. I sincerely hope the students enjoy the books.

Wow! You’ve finished these books already? Well you’ve obviously got good taste. You can find more great books in our library, or at EPIC. Click the blue button below. See you next month.

Shooting Star // May’s Projects

You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So … get on your way!

Dr. Seuss

Welcome everyone, this is the first set of projects that the students at Shooting Star have completed since being at the new premises. I’m excited to be able to share the work that they’ve accomplished.

I believe that projects, over testing, can be a great way to demonstrate more real-world ways of assessing students’ abilities. Tests can only show us so much, and often put undue pressure on students – or the opposite – students can memorise for specifics and not show their flair. Having a project really allows the students to show their unique, individuality, and provides expression. So, without further ado, here’s a tonne of amazing work created by some of the best workforce I’d recommend!!!


Shapes and colors




Self introductions

Chloe Kim

Hello everyone.
My name is “Se Jin Kim” but, my English name is “Chloe”. So, you can call me “Chloe”.
I was born in 2008 in Korea. Now, I live in Jongro, Korea.
I’m a student in Changdeok middle school. I study many subjects in school, and my academies. Especially, I’m especially good at math.
In my free time, I like sleeping, baking, and making something. And, of course, I like to use my smart phone.
I don’t have a special dream, but I want to make lot of money. And I hope to look smart. Thank you for listening.

Olivia Byun

Hello everyone. My name is Olivia. I was born in 2010 in Seoul, Korea.
I like to study. So, I study hard. I often study math problems because it is difficult.
In my free time, I enjoy reading Korean books. Reading books is very interesting. Sometimes, I read English books.
I want to be a teacher. This job seems so nice and good. We can teach students. I want to do that very much.
Thank you for listening to my speech.

Henry Jeong

I was born in 2008, in Seodaemungu, but now I’m living in Mapogu.
I’m a student of second grade in middle school, I’m leaning Korean, math, English, music, etc. there.
And I’m a badminton club member at school. The badminton teacher named my team “Han-Bae team”.
I usually like to solve Ssen math workbook, but I think I prefer to watch Youtube more than that.
My dream is changing these days, today’s dream to be a teacher. I guess it will change tomorrow, too.
Thank you for listening to my presentation today.

Kevin Shim

Hello everyone! My name is Kevin. I was born in Seoul Jongro-gu on June 17th, 2010.
My school is Dongrimmoon elementary school. My favorite subject is science. Because I like doing experiments.
In my free time, I play game League of Legends, and I watch videos. I want to be Youtuber or Pro-gamer because I like make videos and play games.
Thank you for attention!

Suzie Park

Hello! My name is Suzie. But sometimes people call me Suzie Chang!
I was born in 2010 in Korea. I live in Korea, but when I was 3 to 7 years old, I lived in China.
I study at Dongnimun elementary school. My favorite subjects are P.E. and art class. My best friends are Olivia and Luna!
I like to draw and take some pictures. In my free time I draw pictures or do my homework. I like to go somewhere with my friends! And I like to wear some fancy clothes!
My dream was to be a pianist, but now my dream is to draw some pictures, but not to be an artist. Because, I don’t like to be an artist. I like to draw. I will draw some pictures and take some videos.
Thank you for listening!!

Jamie Lee

I was born on January 8th, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea.
I’m a Dongnimmun elementary school student. And I’m in the 6th grade. At school, I’m good at art and P.E, but I hate math. Also, I manage the library of our classroom.
In free time, I enjoy drawing pictures and reading stories. And I like to play some sports, too.
Imagination is my life pattern. Every night, before I fall asleep, I let my mind wonder. My favorite writer is Roald Dahl. I love the book ‘Matilda’.
I want to be an artist and a writer who moves people’s hearts.
Now it’s time for me to finish. Thank you very much for listening, even if you fell asleep when I gave my speech.
Anyway, thank you everyone!

Lucy Kim

My name is Lucy. I was born on June 8th, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea. I still live in Seoul.
I am a Dongnimun elementary school student. I am in the sixth grade.
I like and I am good at Korean. But I don`t like math. Math makes me interesting or boring.
In my free time, I read books and drawing pictures. Also, I love to imagine and think! Think makes me sometimes relax, and happy, but sometimes sad mad. Imagine makes me curious and happy. I like these hobbies because I can feel many feelings. Also, I like to sleep, exercise and do puzzles.
I want to be a great teacher or the best announcer. Or even, a great teacher. Last, I want to write books. I want to give hopes to children.
Thank you for listening. I hope you enjoyed it!

Ryan Kim

My name is Ryan. I was born in 2010 in Seoul. I live in Gyeonghuigung Xi apartment.
I live with my dad, my mom, and my sister. I learn in Kyodong elementary school.
In my school, I’m good at math, but I’m not good at P.E.
In my free time, I watch YouTube. I usually watch movie reviews. I like Marvel, Ghibli, and Disney movies. I also draw pictures in my free time.
I don’t have many dreams, but sometimes I want to be a cartoonist or a lawyer.
Thank for your attention.

And that’s a wrap for all the projects for now. Come back in a couple of months when we’ve compiled a load more of the students’ work. I hope you have enjoyed what they’ve accomplished.

Student’s Reading Responses

“The world belongs to those who read.”

For about 3 months students have been completing reading responses at a very regular and consistent pace and what they create is amazing. At the same time, as a teacher, I have been making recommendations to students for books to read each month based upon what I think are good books. But recently, something scary dawned upon me, I’m not a young boy any more. I need to do something better to help students choose books.

I regularly share students’ work with students and parents to let them know how proud I am of them. Then it smacked me in the face, like a giant tree branch when you’re not paying attention walking down the street – the students are making all these amazing recommendations.

I brushed off the leaves and I started scanning some of the work that the students had shared with me. and for the very first time, here is the work from April. Students who read books and put in a huge amount of effort to recommend the books that they read.

Please enjoy them as much as I did, and, if the book suits your taste, check it out, either from our library, or from EPIC.

See you again next month.
Mr. Wallace <3

Book of the Month // May 2022

It doesn’t matter who you are, or what you look like, as long as somebody loves you.

Roald Dahl

May is often known as the month of the family. Why you might ask? Well we celebrate our parents and our children. We also celebrate our beloved teachers of course.

In honour of family month, we’ve compiled some books for you to enjoy.

Little Naomi, Little Chick

By Avirama Golan

Things are changing in the world of Little Chick. It seems like some people in their family are going off to other things. Have things like this happened to you?

Abby Visits the Big City

By Connie Colwell Miller

Two sisters take different paths as they explore the differences between the bustling big city and chilled-out country life. What would you chose?

Mother’s Day and Other Family Days

By Reagan Miller

Celebrations aren’t always the same around the world. How are some celebrations about family celebrated and what’s their beginning (origin)?