School is officially out for summer which means of course that Korean children are shipped off to many extra curricular classes and learning centres. As is EPIK tradition, to keep Guest English Teachers busy, we host summer camp activities to occupy the kids and get them out of their parents’ hair for a while each day. (You might remember my incomplete postings about my Harry Potter camp in winter 2014 when I was still a chipper new teacher – “Herbology” and “Potions“).
Last summer I painted desert cactus murals with my kids. It was heaps of fun and a great success. All year the dreary hallway has been brightened and it’s made me happy even on the lowest work days. My new principal however isn’t too fond of them; my co-teacher said he doesn’t understand deserts or what cacti are and the murals confuse him. Thus this year he insisted we only paint if it’s “bright”.
I don’t know if it’s bright enough, but I’ve gone for a dinosaur theme. Here’s the progress from day one. My kids were kinda lazy though and left to play on their phones 3/4 of the way through leaving me, my co-teacher, and one dedicated student to do the more finicky bits.
Still, excited to see how it turns out tomorrow! More updates to come.