Well, the large bulk of the semester is almost over…even though it feels like we’ve just started. Only 8 weeks left in the school year before another chapter is in the books!
It’s been nice to have a bit of a break–there’s been a lot of moving parts going on with midterm tests (making the individual headers not a fun task!), Christmas events, and plans to go away.
Last Monday we gathered in the main bowl area at Thida for the annual Christmas assembly. While the large majority of it was in Thai, each teacher received a nice, thick blanket! It was a very generous gesture from the Thai staff and I believe each of the teachers were quite thankful!
Tuesday was the last day before the break, as Wednesday was the school carnival and Thida Christmas party. Last year we were caught a bit off guard and didn’t have a song/dance quite prepped. Big kudos to Alex and Ashton for coming up with something! We won’t be hitting Broadway any time soon, but I think each teacher (both farang and Thai) got a kick out of it! Of course, a little whiskey never hurt when getting up there. 🙂
Of course, no Christmas week would’ve been complete without a classroom party. I purchased a cake and napkins and had the kids bring in a snack/drink, etc. Luckily a few kids volunteered to bring in some misc. things like plates and cups. At the end of last term I had a pizza party that set me back a few Baht! This option was more reasonable.
It’s a been a great start to the first half of the term and here’s hoping to a great New Year and end to the school year!