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New athletic fields!

During our month long break in October, the school changed a gravel parking lot into a beautiful basketball court. There are also moveable polls so that the extremely popular game of badminton can be played. (The kids bring their own badminton rackets and have them sticking out of their backpacks in the classroom. I frequently confiscate them and use them as pointers when kids decide they want to play with them during class.) A fun fact about our basketball court is that it gets mopped, yes mopped, my the custodians each week. They clear out all of the cars and take out their mops and buckets and clean it up. I could hardly believe it the first time I saw it.

Each Friday I now teach a basketball elective class. With the construction of the new court, I was eager to volunteer to teach a class. All the kids ever talk about is football/soccer so I’m glad to help them learn some hoop skills as well.

The school also completely redid the back play yard and moved a play structure to the kindergarten play yard. The back play yard was then converted into a small football (soccer) field, complete with netting and lights. They even soldered their own goals. The other American and I have gone out and played with the kids. I must say I had never played soccer or basketball in a skirt until I go to Thailand



Soccer or as the rest of the world calls it – Football

This weekend our school put on a soccer tournament for area schools. It was a round robin event throughout the day with two divisions. I believe the divisions were simply based on skill as I saw a mix or 2nd-6th graders on each of my school’s teams.

My fellow English teacher and I used satellite view on Google Maps to try to find the location as we were only given a soi (alley) number.

The place they played was covered and had 3 bigger fields and 1 mini field. Our school had taken it over and even set up a FREE confession stand with water, soda, coconut ice cream (I got seconds), and popcorn. A lot of the teachers were there and I think they were all surprised to see us there too. No one actually told us about it. My fellow teacher just happened to ask as she was leaving one day thus the vague soi number we were given. None of them could believe that we had walked there thinking it was too far away but it was less than a mile and not too hot so it was a perfect distance.

Our second team ended up winning their division! I have made it know that I would like a soccer shirt as all of the teachers in attendance had one on.