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.
Summer Camp blogs
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.
I trust where ever you are, the weather is as beautiful as ours in Cinti. today
Hello family and friends! My name is Jeff Shaffer and I am the director of the English camp that will be held during the second session in Xi'an, China. We are excited about the team that will be teaching English this summer in Xi'an. The second session runs from July 19 thru Aug 7. Our teachers are currently preparing their lessons, while others on our team are planning activities for the afternoon and evening events.