Teacher's Day is May 15th of every year. On this day students rejoice by paying respects to their teachers. Most schools have the day off or half days. Unfortunately, private hagwons stay open, so these kids still have to go to academies on special days! I don't expect my students to give me anything, but whenever I get some sort of "peace offering" that student automatically gets an A+--hey, everybody has a price! Muahaha! Anyways, I received an early gift on Monday and a belated gift today. You can always try preparing for this day by being extra nice leading up to Teacher's Day--but that's cheating. Let's take a look, shall we?
Since I only see Stacey on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, she showed up with this cutely wrapped box on Monday. I love the note she wrote:
What was inside? It was an ornament thingy for my desk. I think its purpose is to hold photos or miscellaneous pieces of paper:
On the actual Teacher's Day, we received a nice little surprise from the management at work. Every teacher got a plant with a little note thanking us for our hard work. That was a very nice touch indeed--I was in...tears!
Now today, on my way towards my first class of the afternoon, one of my students comes up to me in the hallway and says he has a present for me on my desk. He tells me it's food and it's VERY BIG! What did I find on my desk? None other than a super-sized Big Mac meal from McDonald's! Gee, even when I don't want to eat McDonald's it just shows up on my desk...ahhh-saaaaahh! As you can see I snuck a drink of Coke during class. The kids were asking what I was doing when my entire face entered the top of the bag. My response was "I was just looking at the food!" Gotta love those elementary schoolers! ;)
Now this was the kicker...inside the bag was also a Coca Cola glass from McDonald's, which was pretty neat: