Well in Korea summer break is a bit different, officially mine starts next Wednesday at which time I'll be hoping on a plain to Taiwan! (Okay there are some perks to the summer break over here), but back to the negatives. 8 days plus the weekend gives me a whopping 12 days of break. School ended on July 19th but for the past two weeks I have been teaching summer camp, basically a pointless class that my school created just so that I would have something to do since my contract says I have to. But that's just me, the students don't really have much of a choice - I'd say at least 75% of my students have been there every day. The only difference i've noted is that they're aloud to keep their cell phones with them and they seem to sleep more (I guess the teachers understand they need a break in the 90 degree + classrooms [mine has A/C - thank god]).
Understanding that neither I nor the students really wanted to do much work over the summer I decided to theme my week of class (1 week for first grade and the next for 2nd) around the London 2012 olympics. I planned a few different activities, lots of you tube clips, speaking practice and of course a movie to cap off the week. In reality I have it made at my school, camp for two hours a day and not expected to be there except for the half hour before and after my class. Other EPIK teachers either have to teach all day, have saturday classes or the really lucky ones get to desk warm for two weeks. Might not sound that bad but there is only so much mindless sitting in front of a computer that one can do. I for one am thankful that my school didn't force me to be a mindless robot for the a.m. portion of the last two weeks (my yoga practice thanks them as well).
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