Vacation is over, my friends--at least in Korea! Today was the first day back at school for myself, my coworkers, and all of our students. Unlike last week where we had 5 glorious days of planning, we're back to teaching this week. There's mixed emotions from students about returning, but the general vibe of the day is excitement. Today was a very casual day for me, getting to learn and re-learn students' names, as I have new classes this semester. Also on the agenda: laying out the plan for the year as well as rules. I've got a fair number of ideas that I'd like my students to get the opportunity to do, and hope that this semester will be a good one.
In three weeks we'll have a short vacation thanks to Chuseok, the Korean Thanksgiving holiday. The 3-day holiday is Sunday through Tuesday this year, giving us a long weekend. Haven't decided yet what to do, but there a few options on the table. I'm crossing my fingers that the weather will start cooling down sooner rather than later, as I am anxiously awaiting fall.
I'm sure that this semester will be filled with interesting moments, which I look forward to bringing to you!