This is a photo series I shot last week during the Lunar Holiday. We took a bus from Sinpyeong to Seoul and rode the subways around the city.
to seoul and back (2014)
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.
Some students colored these and gave them to us.
Today was our last day of work before the break!
No school until January 6th!
Stay tuned for more!
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.
Next week we are having a Christmas Party with the kids and it should be a lot of fun!
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.
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.
This bike path is probably the only thing I can skate in this city because the roads are so rough everywhere else.
Off to the side of this road I found a little street that led me under a bridge to a dead end.
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.