I learned what “delicious” meant in 4th grade when I could barely speak English, just a mere 6 months in the U.S. from Korea. I learned it from a book we had to read in English class: The Search for Delicious. To me, that was a difficult word, but an awesome one – just the sound of it: delicious. Ah. The “l” wasn’t the starting letter, and the consonant “d” followed by the vowel “e”, made it possible for me to pronounce properly the “del” followed by “-icious” which I could say without much trouble. And, I knew it must be a difficult word to spell since the latter part of the word sounded as if it would have an “s-h” combination but didn’t… and I knew it. I fell in love with the word.
I don’t remember the exact details of The Search for Delicious‘s storyline. I remember a boy who needed to find how to define Delicious… and somehow, if he does, the kingdom would be restored and saved from a civil war. Not to spoil the book, but, he finds Delicious.
I guess that’s what I want to do here: I want to be on a search for “Delicious”. As the new Director of Curriculum at GSIS, I have been learning that there are amazingly delicious tales, perspectives, ideas and brilliance within this school that have yet to be discovered. So, here is my quest: to find the place where #KnightsROK educators can come and share. Share what? Well, anything worth sharing with the community, of course; maybe their “del”s or “-icious” moments and the victories won in the battlefields of __ (fill in the blank).
We kickoff the blog with our awesome PL leaders who are leading our April 3rd OutdoorEd exploration for the whole staff. Take a look at the passion for OutdoorEd from our very own Matt Freeman, Mei-Lyn Freeman, Karen Francois and Saetbyul Mun.
We’re excited… for of course April 3rd, but for the possibilities of where else our tales may lead us. Come join me on the journey to find our own “Delicious”… and the happily ever after.