Friday, February 22, 2008

First Day Teaching

It is friday here and we were both scheduled to have three classes of observati0n(which, while useful has already proved boring after two classes of observation yesterday) but one of the other teachers called in sick, so we were asked if one of us would cover one of his classes at the end of the day. We said yes, wanting to be willing and helpful new members to the team, but nervous enough that neither of us was really confident in saying yes, so we decided that there was only one way to solve the dilemma...rock paper scissors. The series went the distance to three games with Alison prevailing, leaving Sam excited but nervous. I just observed the same class(same as in level and curriculum) so I have an idea of what to do. I now have the next two periods(75 minutes each) to prepare. I feel ready but nervous. Alison is observing right now and will have her break the next period, in which we will go grab some dinner. There are dozens of restaurants in every city block, so its just a matter of choice. Nearly every restaurant posts pictures of their menus in the windows, as well as the prices(usually between 4000 and 8000 won) 1 dollar converts to roughly 900 won, but we are slowing moving away from comparing the won to the dollar. It is really great that Alison and I can both eat out for less than 8 dollars. The servings are gigantic, there is no such thing as going hungry. Some places are even cheaper, although you really have to search for them, but meals can run less than 3000 won. There are also street vendors every where, we havent had a chance to try anything from them yet, but it looks tasty. Hope everyone back home is doing good. If you see our parents give them a hug for us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi You Two!

It's so great to know that you finally made it there ... thought it would never happen there for a while, right?

Thanks for keeping us all updated on what's going on. This blog is a great idea!!

Stay safe and keep writing!!

Abbie, David and Jack