Ok, so it has been an extremely long time since I updated all of you on
. The snow has melted, we are
now begging to turn on the air conditioning in our classrooms and we are
itching for summer break. Korea
So a quick update on my school life. My old co-teacher (that I co-taught 6th grade with and was NOT my favorite) was not replaced. I now teach grades 1, 2, 3 and 5 on my own. Grades 3 and 5 homeroom teachers stay in the classroom to help control but do not help with lesson. Grades 1 and 2 it is just me and the wild things. My great co-teacher that I am beyond thankful for is still here. I co-teach grades 4 and 6 with her. I am still teaching 21 classes a week. This semester seems to be a lot busier though. I have started actually learning the names of my students, mainly their Korean names too. Go me!!
As I said above my co-teacher is amazing. She is great to work with but most importantly she is great on a personal level. For 3 weeks I had a very bad cold (upper respiratory infection and tonsillitis). She took me to the doctor twice and covered for me at school so I would not have to take days off. After rounds of antibiotics, shots and rest I was finally back to me.
With winter finally disappearing we can now actually enjoy the evenings and weekends. During the winter the sun would set around , which barely left enough time to do anything productive in town after school. Now the sun is setting after . So that leaves me time to go running and to yoga. And still make it home in the last few minutes of light. As beautiful as the fall was in
We recently had a festival here in Seongju. It was for the yellow melons (Chamae). It was the best festival I have been to here. it was a 4 day long event. Tons of food vendors, activities for kids, entertainment and even water bounce things in the river. It was a great weekend here in my melon valley.
I suppose the most exciting news in the last couple of months is that I AM RESIGNING!!!! Yes, that is correct. I have decided my time in
going to end just yet. I will be here until August 2014!!! I will be visiting
home this August for 2 weeks. That is after paying for a plane ticket that made
my bank account go into depression! But I am very excited and anxious to see my
family again!! Korea
But before I go home I will be going to
for a long weekend (June 6-9). A friend and I kind of did it on a whim. We have
Thursday off but are taking Friday to take advantage of having a chance to go. I
am pumped to visit another country and experience what it has to offer. I know
it will be a great get away.