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Pisa Pictures

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Monaco Pictures

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Cannes Pictures

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Nice Pictures

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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Pictures from the May Concert

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

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Some pictures of the events taken by the lovely Waygook Photography.

SPRING!

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

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Spring means outdoor adventures!

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and climbing trees!

 

Go Go Quiz Show King Pictures

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Nervously waiting with some of the teachers at my school (and students) for my turn to speak.

Cool as a cucumber (scared witless).

On Vacation

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

It’s almost time to go back to Korea, which means it’s almost time to see my kids again. I needed the vacation, but I’ve missed my little terrors.

My female students told me (jokingly) before I left that I needed to take pictures of EVERYTHING. When I asked them to be a bit more specific, they requested pictures of attractive men and food. I laughed and agreed. When I thought about it some more, I realized that taking pictures of food was actually kind-of brilliant. I’ve always had difficulty describing “American food” to my students, because there is no set “American” menu. Not only does “American” food vary per region, but as someone who lives near the nation’s capital, there are so many diverse food options in my area. Whenever my students ask me if I eat rice in America I just have to laugh. I explain to them that not only have I eaten rice, but I’ve eaten kimchi. When they ask where, I reply that it’s fairly common at Korean restaurants. So, I’m not sure when I’ll use these pictures – maybe in my first lesson, maybe later as part of a food unit, but I’m excited to answer their food questions with pictures.

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mmmm I love food.
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I still have four more days in the states, so obviously I’m not finished collecting pictures. If there’s anyone reading this that is upset because I left out a quintessentially American food do both of us a favor and take a picture for me to share with my students, and enjoy it! My students will either thank you, or curse you, depending on how hungry they are during class.

It’s the end of days

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

…is what I thought when I left the main building this morning to go teach second grade and first smelled the air – instead of the relatively clear and fresh air I’ve grown accustomed to, it smelled like smoke. I looked up and saw little twisted black spirals floating down, as all the kids ran to class with their hands over their face.

So it turns out that someone decided to burn their trash on the field next to our school, but the wind picked up the ashes and flung them into the air, and they’ve decided to land on the grounds of Changpyeong High School and in the lungs of Changpyeong students. I felt really really bad for the first period PE class…

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This is a picture I took a few days ago, before the Trash Dust Bowl of 2012. I took this standing just outside the main entrance looking out at the soccer field and second grade (boys? not sure) dormitory. On clear days you can clearly see all of the mountains that surround Changpyeong… it’s beautiful.

When I first came to school I found another letter from MW, along with a little present. I had talked to her during cleaning period yesterday and she had apologized for not being able to photocopy the letter. I said it was fine and she could give it to me the next day. She asked what time I’d leave school and I said I wasn’t feeling well so I’d probably leave soon.

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She made a box out of post-it notes and stuck chocolate inside. She is so cute.

That’s all for today, folks! Stay classy. Don’t inhale trash.

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OHMYGOODNESS while writing this blog entry I found out that the hot water dispenser isn’t working. IT IS THE END OF DAYS. Now I have to use a hot water kettle to make tea.

Sports Day Photos

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Finally! Remember how I talked about Sports Day? Well I’m getting off my lazy bum and putting up pictures.

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Day 1: Kids in their jerseys stretching and getting ready on the field.

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They stretched to this really funny brass and wind song that had a man chanting on top of the music “1, 2, 3, 4…” All of the stretches were synchronized to the type of music, this lasted for about 5 minutes, and all of the teachers up on the bleachers with me were doing it too, because apparently this song is really old and everyone except the awkward foreign teacher knows it. Suffice to say I just watched.

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Sumin! One of the advanced 2nd grade students (2.1). Her English is really really good.

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Advanced 1st grade (1.5). Hehehe this has got to be my favorite picture of the day. There is just so much going on here

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some of the 3rd grade girls. I taught them last year but I don’t teach them this year :( . Ye Il (the girl with the short hair to the left of me) is the school captain, and is a total badass. She was in my pop-song group, and is an amazing dancer, artist, and is in the advanced 3rd grade class.

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2nd grade intermediate girls (2.2)! Maybe some of my gentle readers sent a letter to one of them?

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They made him carry the banner for his homeroom (1.5) all by himself. On the back of everyone’s jerseys is a nickname… they nicknamed this kid “Camel.”

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One of the boys in this picture is I Miss You So Much(e) Boy. Can you guess who?