Oi vey. What a busy few days (and days to come!)
Granted, I’ve brought it on myself, well, most of it and thankfully, I actually don’t mind too much. It gives me a sense of accomplishment.
Let’s see–oh I’d say that this will probably be a short post because it’s late and yada yada, but let’s be honest here. That’s rarely ever how it turns out, haha.
I think it started with last weekend, so let’s start there.
Saturday/Sunday–Ultimate Frisbee Halloween Hat Tournament
-Individual players sign up and are put onto teams (doesn’t matter about your skill level–these are for fun)
-3 games Saturday
-2 on Sunday, but we advanced to the semi-finals and eventually to the finals (2014 Champs! Woot! Out of 20 teams as well), so that was a total of 7 games that weekend.
They weren’t necessarily in a row, but spread out throughout the day on Sat and Sunday. Each game is roughly 50min to an hour.
-I got a Wonder Woman shirt (+cape) off Amazon and that was my costume. It fits really nicely annnnd I can wear it to our Halloween party at work on Friday! Hoorah!
-I had ordered some stuff from Fabletics (who are amazing btw) and it arrived! Oh happy day! Granted, they don’t ship here so my mom shipped it over (along with some mac and cheese and some Italian Seasoning)
-went to the gym and I tried a new machine that killed my arms (yay!)
-So, I have asked my bosses at work twice if I could make CDs for the students that I teach because we’ve done quite a few English songs in the year that I’ve taught the class. The first time I asked they said no pretty quickly because I want to charge 2,000won ($2) per CD. I needed to buy quite a few songs from iTunes and I was going to make a lyric booklet so they could follow along if they don’t remember it from class. So, purchasing the songs plus labor, I thought that was a steal of a price.
However, they said no at first because they didn’t want to charge the parents, even though the CDs are optional (and I did a sample survey before I asked to get an idea on how many kids were interested and I had over half my kids interested).
Anyway, we got the new lady to help with organization/parent contact/seamlessness, etc (I’m fairly sure that I’ve mentioned her?). She had asked us about two (three?) weeks ago to tell her if we had any questions or suggestions to make the school better, so I brought up the CD again with her and it got approved. She wanted me to make them for free as well, but I stood firm on my 2,000won and she said it was ok.
She had me write up an email to the parents (to be translated into Korean) to explain what we were doing and she gave it to a few other classes that are roughly the same level as my classes. 40+ cds later…I think it was a hit.
So…that’s going to be my weekend, haha.
I’m still excited about the CDs, but the number of them is a bit daunting. Apparently we have some blank CDs around the school somewhere that they said I can use, so I plan to do that if they’re available. I bought a set of 10 tonight anyway because I wanted to make sure everything downloaded properly and also to get a bit of a head-start on the madness.
Oh, also with the cost, I think that the kids will be more appreciative if they have to pay for it rather than just get it for free.
Anyway, so last night I started working on the lyric book that I’ll be printing and putting together at some point in the next few days. It’s nearly finished now, but I just need to add the last few songs and format it a bit differently. On the final CD, I have 24 songs. 😀 We’ve done about 85-90% of them in our classes and I put a few extra ones on there.
I’m also going to get some bags and make the packaging really cute so it looks nice when I give them out.
*put laundry in
*made a batch of brownies (stage 1 of the Halloween treats)
*cleaned/put away dishes
*hung laundry to dry
*grocery store–bought those CDs I mentioned and some misc food
*made a second batch of brownies
*decorated the first batch into a Graveyard Cake/brownies
*put away laundry and started another load
*cleaned more dishes and decorated the second batch of graveyard brownies
*worked on the lyric book for the CD
*cleaned the kitchen and the floors
One of the graves is empty because I couldn’t keep my hands away from the chocolate-y goodness.
Oops 😀 Good thing is goes with the theme…right? Right.
-put away laundry away
-trivia night–These are held monthly and I went to my first last month and our team came in last, haha. We were then able to choose a category for this month’s. We chose Harry Potter because we wanted to go with something at least one person in the group is very solid on (er…me.) Another girl wanted to do a vampires in movies category, but we figured it might be too broad of a topic.
Now that it’s tomorrow I’m a weeeeeee bit nervous. I mean, no pressure or anything, right? haha. Maybe I’ll try and look up more trivia questions online before work. I looked some up a few weeks ago and it really could go either way. It depends on how obscure the questions are. If they start asking dates or about that one character who sneezed in book 3, it’s gonna be bad. If it’s general knowledge, I should be alright, haha.
I also need to make up some sort of routine for my classroom’s activity/dance to Thriller for the party on Friday
-make sure I have a routine set up for the party today
-bring Graveyard brownies to work
–Halloween Party (which could be a hot mess)–The past parties have been pretty structured and organized, but the new lady, whom I normally think has a lot of good ideas changed the plan this time and it’s a bit chaotic.
Normally, all the students come at their normal classtimes (2-4/4-6/6-8) and we split the kids up and rotate activities every 20 or so minutes. Each teacher has a different activity and the kids experience everything. After the last one, we gathered everyone into the largest classroom to have food and drink. Then dismissal and repeat with the next group of kids.
This time, the new lady said the kids can arrive anytime between 2:30-7pm. They’re allowed to bring friends, which is normal, and their parents, which is new. We had a meeting today but we never got an exact amount of time that the kids will be in each room. Anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Also, she was saying she was going to have the food at the front desk (with the computers)…so not sure how that’s going to work.
Anyway,we shall seeee. Should be interesting.
Then she wants all of us to go out for dinner together afterward, so that’s the plan. Finish the party then head out to eat.
Saturday/Sunday–out of town–A good friend of mine is leaving Korea and is having a get-together at her place. She’s from South Africa but she ended up meeting someone here, getting married and now they’re moving to the US together (he’s American.)
Anyway, it’s late and my laptop battery is dying. So, on that note. Goodnight!