I'm now truely a teacher - why? I've been on my first field trip. Luckily, as an English teacher my responsibility on the field trip is fairly minor - mostly I just got to walk around and speak English to some of my students. I was also given various gifts of candy, chewing gum and chocolate during the day.
The field trip was to the Korean National Arborium, which is actually a huge area and I think we only just scratched the surface. There is apparently Siberian tigers and a brown bear there but we didn't get to see either of those.
It took about one hour, by bus, for all my fifth grade classes (10 classes, 10 buses) to arrive at the arborium.
Once we arrived the classes headed off with their teachers to fill out their workbooks for the day, I spent the most of the day with my co-teacher, vice principal and other teachers that teach specialised subjects.
We had lunch at about 12:30 which consisted of a lot of fruit and kimbab, in fact, more kimbab then I have seen in my whole time in Korea.
After we had finished lunch the homeroom teachers played games with their students, I tried to join in a few of these games and usually ended up making a complete idiot of myself. Which, of course, the children love!
After a couple of hours it was time to head back to school, we climbed back into our 10 buses and headed home.
I don't think I will be able to eat kimbab for a while!