Leaving Sinpyeong

We left Sinpyeong and said our goodbyes to all of our students and staff. IMG_20140227_185552IMG_20140226_152432IMG_20140227_185052 IMG_20140227_184948 IMG_20140227_184348 IMG_20140227_184357   IMG_20140227_180137 IMG_20140227_180050 IMG_20140227_175606   IMG_20140227_175408 IMG_20140227_175033 IMG_20140227_174924 IMG_20140227_170411 IMG_20140227_165858   IMG_20140226_184914 IMG_20140226_184904 IMG_20140226_184853 IMG_20140226_182911 IMG_20140226_175506 IMG_20140226_152519 1393387342794 IMG_20140227_144033 IMG_20140227_141259



Christmas in Korea

Christmas was a few days ago but I wanted to take the time to gather all of the pictures together of my take on how Korea celebrates Christmas. This Santa Claus is next door to Indigo where we teach. When you walk by it, the Gangnam style song plays and he dances. I have video that will be a future conleys overseas episode.


In my classes we talked about Christmas and had the students do crossword puzzles and worksheets. We also discussed the differences between Christmas in America and Korea. There are a few things but overall it wasn’t too much different.


I let the students write what they wanted for Christmas on the board.


Sarah had her students color christmas lights and put their names on them.


My students did a lot of Christmas worksheets that helped build their vocabulary words, and I put them up in my classroom.


Here is the tree that is up in the lobby:


The day before Christmas, we had a Christmas party and the students made Christmas cards.


The students also played a bunch of games like jenga and ate snacks.IMG_20131224_161355

Some students colored these and gave them to us.


There were various decorations around the school.

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Today was our last day of work before the break!

No school until January 6th!

Stay tuned for more!

Christmas Craft Friday

So it is Friday once again which means we have our special classes. This week we did crafts with a Christmas theme. The students made stockings and wrote “Merry Christmas” or “Merry X-Mas” or “Meris” on them. Some did better than others with spelling but more importantly they all had fun.


not sure what happened here.








Next week we are having a Christmas Party with the kids and it should be a lot of fun!

Stay tuned!

Our Neighborhood in Sinpyeong-Myeon

This post will give you an idea of how small the town of Sinpyeong is. I went skating the other day and took some pictures.


Liga Apartments. We live in one of these many apartment buildings.

As you can see, most of the areas are country side for farming. I can only imagine what this area looked like 20 years ago.


The bike path I use for skating.

This bike path is probably the only thing I can skate in this city because the roads are so rough everywhere else.


This bike path runs almost all the way to the school.

Off to the side of this road I found a little street that led me under a bridge to a dead end.


This is a great hill to skate down.IMG_20131027_210229

If you go back to the main road it will lead you to a main road that you can take to the school. This area has a grocery store and some little shops.

I will take some pictures of that area and make a post out of it.

Winter is almost here so this is the last we will see of these colors.