Linda Sue Park guided the kids through the reading, encouraging them to help with some of the words, especially the name of the beloved Korean dish: bee-bim bop, which they never failed to shout in unison. "Ms. Murphy," she exclaimed, "you didn't tell me your students were such good readers!" The children beamed with pride.
After learning a fast, fun Korean game and receiving signed copies of their very own, you'd think the kids had just eaten a batch of cupcakes - they were bouncing with delight.
Thank you, Linda Sue Park, for the thrill and the books! And thank you, An Open Book Foundation, for arranging this special event for our Kindergarteners.
Ms. Park's visit was made possible by FoodPrints' partnership with An Open Book Foundation. A week later, the children had the chance to create and taste bee-bim bop during their FoodPrints class.