Toast and teaching
Trip Start May 05, 2012
54Trip End Mar 01, 2013
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After our breakfast we had a few items we needed to pick up form Carrefour so we took ourselves off down to the subway. We were so proud when we were able to A- buy a ticket, B- get on the right train and C- get off at the right stop, that we didn't notice that we had taken the complete wrong exit up to the street! Oh well next time ay!
On the way home we decided to go to the vegetable market that occupies the basement of our building
We meet up with one of the other foreign teachers for lunch and he showed us how to use the electronic whiteboards (THE COOLEST TOYS EVER!) and went over the basics of the curriculum we will be teaching.
At about 4pm we meet up with Taj again and went out to Ao Cheng, the "suburb"/mall where our school is based, we will try to take some pictures tomorrow for you all. We were introduced to most of the staff we will be working with, all of whom are nice, and after a sushi dinner we got to sit in on a couple of the classes being taught that evening.
You would think that for children who have been at school all day they would be totally exhausted to come to English class for an hour and a half at 6.30pm but they were all there bouncing off the walls like Energizer bunnies; granted they were well behaved bunnies!
The classes we each observed were very enlightening for our expectations of what we are going to be doing over the next six months. The kids are generally well behaved and we have amazing Teacher Assistants that are going to make the whole process much easier for us.
Exciting times ahead, watch this space!