Monday, September 1, 2008

Friday Field Trip

On Friday last week we took the kindergartners to a science museum in Bomun. They loved every minute of it! After viewing and playing with the interactive exhibits, we took them outside for a picnic lunch of (you guessed it) kimbap, and then took a long walk through the beautifully landscaped area surrounding the museum.

The outside of the museum.
A group shot of my eleven little munchkins. From left to right: Issac, Amber, Lynn, Cali, Liz, Amy, Eddy, Erin, Sam, Harry, Jay. Cali, Amy, Jay, and Harry are my younger class, first-year English students. The other kids have already had one year, so they understand quite a bit even if they can't always speak in sentences.
Another group shot.
Every time one kid finds something interesting, the others immediately come running and form a huddle around the object of interest.
Cate (my boss) with Erin and Liz (Liz is the one wearing the bag that says "Erin").
Erin and I in a room that projected our movements as colors on a big screen. I look fat in the picture because I was wearing baggy shorts and a bulky sweatshirt. :)
Little Amy was too short to reach most of the exhibits! Don't worry, I picked her up right after I took the photo.

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"