This year’s Grade 1 & 2 boys fishing trip didn’t look like it would happen. When the kids came to yesterday’s lesson, the weather didn’t look very promising. It was raining hard and very windy just before lunch, and the boys thought they wouldn’t be able to go.
There were 6 boys so we had to rent a van. On the way to pick it up, it was still raining, but the boys were really excited and spoke non-stop about their Kinder fishing memories. R-kun #2, who didn’t attend Kinder, was just as excited as the others. It was his first time ever to go fishing!
The Underdogs weather fairy helped us out again. Just when we arrived at the fishing area, the rain stopped and the wind died down. As soon as the van door opened, the boys ran to the water to check for fish. And the fish were jumping!
Former Kinder fishing champ Ky-kun went first and caught a nice fish in less than a minute. He watched anxiously as the others caught their fish, but in the end his fish turned out to be the biggest again. He told me he was probably a fishing genius…
R-kun #2 was a little nervous about touching his fish (he prefers grasshoppers).
He looked pretty happy once he got used to the slipperiness.
H-kun was the best at holding his fish. And, also, making sure his eyes were visible at picture time.
R-kun #1 (I think it’s his fourth fishing trip) won the speed-fishing challenge versus T-kun.
T-kun was feeling very confident after catching lots of fish at Maruseppu a few weeks ago. He was a bit sad but I explained that fishing is %90 luck and %80 skill (he’s grade 1, they don’t study percentages yet).
I showed him this picture about my own experience this summer of how luck beats skill and he felt a bit better.
I still don’t feel better, but I didn’t tell him that…
As always, I encouraged the boys to watch the cleaning of the fish, which they happily did. They were not very interested in how the fish was cooked, but when it was finished they were ready to indulge!
The sun even came out for half of the time, and we were able to eat outside.
1st grader K-kun calmly started with the tail, and finished with the head. He ate absolutely every bone, eyeball, fin and whatever else that was on his plate! Cool!! Then, he finished off 2nd grader K-kun’s leftover bones, eyeballs ect…
About 1 minute later…
All in all, another fun and successful experience!