Teacher’s Day in Korea!

The month of May is pretty busy in Korea! May 5 – Children’s Day, May 8 – Parent’s Day and May 15 – Teacher’s Day. So, yesterday I knew it was Teacher’s Day but I didn’t expect anything from my students. In my afternoon class nobody mentioned a word about it and I forgot to but my evening classes they totally surprised me!!
For my first evening class which is from 7:40 – 8:40pm they blew me away by giving me a surprise party! I didn’t expect them to at all. One of my students cut out individual letters and hung it up on the wall that said "Thanks Andrea" and she made party hats for everyone with their names on it. The class also hung up balloons around the classroom and provided cake and soda pop as well. Another student also made a book made out of cardboard with this pretty tissue paper on each page and everyone signed it. Another student made me flowers from paper. So, instead of having our usual lesson we celebrated and just talked and hung out! One of my students in this class is a business man. He told me he had a lot of work to do, he wasn’t finished yet but he wanted to come to class to congratulate me to show his appreciation for Teacher’s Day. After the class he went back to his work, wow! This class has been together for around six months now, which is kind of unusual for my school and it has been really good to teach them English and get to them more! That was so sweet of them to do that!!
For my 8:50 – 9:50pm class my students showed their appreciation by giving me cell phone accessories and a Korean fan. One of the students in my class is a business man and he wants to take the class out for dinner for the next class – wow!
This blog is not to brag of my teaching skills or me being a teacher but I wanted to express how thankful I am of having my students. I felt so appreciative by them of me being their teacher and helping them with their English. Ah…I love my students! They’re so sweet!!

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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