Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hello! This trip is flying by! Today was an exciting day. We had a little extra time to sleep in this morning, which was nice.
At 9:00 am we loaded onto the bus and went to the Ulster Museum. The Ulster Museum had many levels. My favorite part was the World War I propaganda posters. Unlike our propaganda, they had several different types of posters urging men to join the military. Next, I found myself in an art room over the troubles. I didn't stay in this room for very long. The paintings gave a sense of the horrors people lived through from day to day.
After lunch we went to Spa Primary School. This is a small school with seven teachers and about 160 students. I was in a P-4 classroom which is equal to a second grade classroom in the U.S. The highlight for me was teaching the students how to call the Hogs.The students asked several questions about the U.S. The students were shocked to hear that the school day is longer in the U.S. than it is in Ireland.
Overall, today was a great day! I can't wait to see what is in store for tomorrow!
JBU Graduate Education Student