Last Friday was Teacher’s Day in Colombia, which meant we got a half day of school and only the teachers of “important” subjects (i.e. everything but music, art, computers, and PE) had classes.
I like having a non-core class.
On the other hand, students remembered to get candy and other presents for every teacher except us non-core teachers (though that’s not quite true since I got German Hazelnut chocolate from the family I live with).
In the afternoon, the school board took us to Parque Jaime Duque (James Duke Park) to hang out for the afternoon. After a delicious meal, we looked around the place a bit. There are many things I did not see (e.g. the whole zoo part), but I did get to see such things as a very large relief map of Colombia, a full-size replica of the Taj Mahal, and a whole host of replica statues and the like.
All told, it was nice to relax for an afternoon before stressing out again over grading and other tasks related to the end of school.