so much to accomplish before leaving korea. here's a look at the last few days at brighton.
i brought glitchy in for part of the day. she visited my kindy classes and my elementary classes.
here she is visiting with titan class. andy, lucy, jane, brendan, victoria, and cindy.
veca t. and i pose inside the teacher's room. (who knew we'd be briefly reunited so soon!)
sophie t. and jin t. at the front desk.
alice, soee, and jessica (kids i had both as kindy and now as elementary) enjoy a final day of snacks and games.
the wall of teachers. . .
then modified. . .
the collection of stickers on my supply basket.
another snack day with my older group. sara and fiona (as well as their former classmates christina and cristina) often helped me with my korean. since they were great students and more responsible, i'd bring them out to a ttoekbokki joint for their final class. each of them (and a few of my kindy students) are the type of kids i'd wish to hear from or of in the future.
and since we're headed out for a snack. . . why not invite the new teachers. sean t., brittney t., meg t., and julia t. joined us. some of them were having tteokbokki for the first time and julia t. impressed sara and fiona with her knowledge of k-pop and k-dramas.
and a final ballerina prank (moved them about from their normal home on a shelf.) to a classroom storage cubby. . .
in the gym storage cabinet. . .
hidden behind some decorative bits on a shelf. . .
in the cd cabinet. . .
on top of a painting. . .
and my favorite, behind protective plastic in a display cubby. . .
the usual welcome/ goodbye dinners are an event. we warned the new teachers of the normal 4 rounds. round 1- dinner, round 2- drinks, round 3- noraebang with drinks, round 4- ice cream or more food. . .with drinks.
well, the dynamics of brighton had changed a lot. during dinner we usually have a few speeches- newbies introduce themselves while the outgoing teachers give appreciation for their opportunities. as our boss asked us to start i complained that we would have to yell too much over the crowded bbq place and asked to save it for round 2. instead of drinks though, round 2 moved straight to noraebang. several of the korean teachers bowed out early and even the noraebang was cut short a bit. i know that a different crowd would've had a livelier ending/ beginning- i've participated in them. . . but not this group. i felt a little bad for the newbies- but perhaps they'll have their own blow-outs.
here's the fruit platter (ornamented with dry ice) from the noraebang.