Today was my last day at Sinback. It was my last day in my routine with my students and my materials. As of Monday, I'll be starting over. From scratch with students I don't know and lessons I'm not familiar with teaching. Swapping teachers from campus to campus is not unusual at hagwons, but they are normally all running on the same system, not completely different ones.
So, I intend to fully enjoy this weekend. Tomorrow we are meeting several of the other foreign teachers for a picnic in a park near Uirimji to say goodbye to Kate, Pete (a couple from Australia) and Hayley(a girl from the UK). The weather forecast keeps changing, but it should be very warm, so I'm excited. Maybe I'll get a little tan. We're making onigiri, chopped veggies and a simple fruit salad. Ben and Amy are bringing snacks and homemade cookies and we're all going to share. I have no idea how the other folks are doing things for the picnic, but they are hitting the bars afterward. To keep the calorie binging to a minimum, Ian and I invited Ben and Amy to a movie instead. It should be a great day.
We don't have any truly concrete plans for Sunday. But, I want to get my haircut and Skype with my mom. We picked up some boxes from the post office today, so we might start packing away our winter clothes and unnecessary items. We're going to send them home the cheap way, on the slow boat. It takes anywhere from one to three months, so we'll be sending stuff home next week. It will feel good to start that process.
Ian brought home my lesson plans for Monday, so I'll have those to look over, too. Though, I'm not looking forward to that. I have all of my worksheets from the past two months on a jump drive; if I can reuse some of them it would save me a lot of work.
I'll be sure to take photos of our fun day tomorrow to share with you all. Hopefully it will be gorgeous out!