My students noticed the blue card on my student’s desk. It said “Congratulations” and was still inside the plastic sleeve.
“You still didn’t give the card to your mother for parents day? Parents day was last week,” he replied. (In Korea, there’s one parents day.)
“Yeah, I’m going to give it to her today,” he replied.
I thought it was a bit odd that he would give a card that said congratulations to his mother, but I’ve seen weirder things here. It was finally snack time. My students got out their snacks and were eating.
The kids were passing the card around, and the student who had the card, looked over at me ever so obviously to see if I was looking, trying to cover that the other kid at his desk was signing the card. At this point, I’ve already picked up that this card was obviously not for his mother. I go back to my desk, pretend to be looking at some things. I hear the students whispering to each other saying this card is for Ms. Kim.
Tomorrow is teacher appreciation day.
So I received the card this morning with a beautiful orchid plant and some other goodies! Happy Teacher’s Day in Korea! Make sure to tell your teacher how awesome they are.
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