Well......in just 14 days we will be all loaded down with our 44 lb suitcase standing in some long line at the airport! Our adventure is right around the corner- I am sure our students are as excited as we are! Looking forward to meeting everyone and forming a great team! See you soon!
Summer Camp blogs
Today we found how valuable and important it is to return the passports by certified mail. Yesterday, Sarah Griffin asked where her passport was. We knew that it had been mailed June 5 and that she should have it. It had been sent to Milford, OH. We had a stampted Certified Mail receipt with the Milford post office ZIP code prominately displayed.
As we prepare to leave for China in just one week it is time to get packing! Team members are encouraged to use the Suggested Packing List that they received when they were accepted to BTW.
Shanghai awaits the arrival of the Blue Team and the Blue Team awaits the arrival of the students from Beijing and Shanghai. Just think, people from opposites sides of the world coming together to get to know about each other and to learn to converse in English more fluently and effectively.
Don't forget your smile, swimsuits, shoes, sandals, shirts, shorts, suntan lotion, towels, toiletries, tissues, tennis shoes, and table manners :). Bring lots of energy, excitement, and enthusiasm.
We improve our English at Camp Shanghai
We just received the last passport for the first session. However, we're still waiting for a few more for the second session, so trust they will arrive by June 30th.
We encourage all teachers to finalize their lessons plans.
We hope all are using this blog and telling family and friends about it.
Word was received from Amanda that she has received her passport and had forwarded it on to Jim & Jodie. Yea!
Keep working on the lesson plans and send one to Chris (and a copy to us)
All of the members of the Shanghai Red Team are working hard to prepare our lessons, student workbooks and materials to take with us to share with our Chinese students! At this time we are thinking about our students and wondering who all of our new friends in China will be:)
Well the countdown is continuing. Only 5 weeks until we leave for China. Preparations include lesson plans, development of afternoon activities such as crafts, music time, outdoor games, and English corner. Special events are being planned with various types of games; team building, mind challenge, and indoor group games. We anticipate holding a camp birthday party involving games and food and fun. We look forward to a Talent Show night where both the American teachers and helpers and our Chinese students have an oppportunity to shares out talents and abilities.
Wow- about a month to go and we will be in breezy Guiyang meeting lots of great Chinese students- cannot WAIT for that! Teachers should be working on 10 fun exciting lessons, helpers should be collecting and ...well...helping as needed!Musicians, artsy people, sports people need to be collecting supplies and getting ready for some great aftenroon sessions! More to come - can't wait to meet everyone on the plane, or in Beijing!
This is your blogmaster, Doug, here to "bend your ear."
Okay everyone we hear that is it HOT HOT HOT in Shanghai. But it will be even HOT HOTTER HOTTER when the BLUE TEAM arrives in Shanghai.
The team is actively preparing lessons to promote conversational English based in topics which are common to both Chinese and US cultures but with a distinct US twist. You should be "waiting with baited breath" for some of the lessons which include include family life, holidays, finances, occupations, and daily living.