Last week I went away on the Grade 5 excursions to Tozanzo once again. The group I went away with was great! We didn’t have one tear the whole trip, all the student were very energetic and very excited at the beginning of each day. They all worked together and had a smile on the faces the whole time.
During the trip, we spent a lot of time on buses playing cards, eating snacks, the girls gossiped and the teachers dozed off. The students were fascinated that teachers actually sleep!
On the way to Tozanzo we visited Showakinen Park which was one of the highlights for me. I love the jumping castle type structures, they are so fun to play, I think the students would also agree.
One of the other highlights for me was the campfire. Being the only man on the trip, I was in charge of getting the fire up and running before the students came up to sing campfire songs. Unlike last year, the fire caught on very quickly and was a raging success! It was interesting to hear that it was the first time for some of the students to actually sit around a camp fire.
Grade 5 excursion was a great way to get to know the students as usually, I only get to spend 40 fast minutes a week with them. Developing a closer relationship with them is going to make it much more fun to teach them through the year, I can’t wait!