Fields trips! One of the many perks of teaching English at a public school instead of a language institute. Since I teach at a government-run elementary school here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I recently got the chance to go on a scouting field trip with the first graders (learn how I landed the TEFL job here).
I was stoked because: A) I really love hanging out with my students outside the classroom, and B) Who doesn’t love a free activity?
This particular field trip took us to a scout camp about 30 minutes outside Chiang Mai, near the San Kamphaeng Hot Springs which are located here. The kids got to walk across rope bridges, perform dances and chants, ride a zip line, and more. They were running and screaming all day and when the time finally came to leave, they all literally passed out from exhaustion on the drive back (which meant a quiet ride home for Teacher Alexis, haha). Check out some photos of the day here…
Zip Line Time
Bonus Video! Featuring the musical stylings of my first grade girls, singing the language-barrier-breaking hit, “Let it Go” from Frozen. Gotta have a little roadtrip music!