Hello friends and family,
We have arrived in Beijing and everyone is healthy and happy! We have been so busy with touring and hanging out with the Datong and a Beijing teams, that I haven’t had a chance to check in. Today is Sunday and we have another full day here in Beijing, then we fly out early(6am) to Qiqihar. We have all managed to get plenty of rest and look forward to the weeks ahead building relationships with our students. I will check in again when we get to Qiqihar.
Tonight was our closing ceremony. Every class did well. We had so much fun having ice cream and dancing afterwards. It’s going to be sad tomorrow saying goodbye to our students; some have already started crying. We feel this was one of the best camps ever.
This will be the last blog until we arrive home in the states. We can’t wait to share with you more about Bejing’s 2019 Summer English Camp.
Signing off from camp Beijing!
A great way to have fun and cool off while in camp.
Claudia wasn’t so keen on being wet, but the students fixed that pretty quickly.
In classes this morning students continued to learn and are practicing for closing ceremony. Tonight we were challenged by the amazing race cultural activity where students and teachers ran around to read clues and learn about Chinese culture. The Chinese students had to explain Chinese culture as they went from station to station. They had fun but it was a difficult assignment.
Well, today was another great day at camp. Our students continue to learn about American culture and are engaged in lesson activities that serve to review and emphasize meaningful aspects. Our American teachers organized a Water Night complete with water balloons and water guns. There was plenty of running and screaming and laughter; by the end of the evening every person was soaked. We all enjoyed ourselves and are glad the Chinese are love camp so much. These are nights we and they won’t forget.
Karen dancing her heart out as she learns a Uygur dance (a Chinese minority group from the north).
Lauren writing Chinese calligraphy for the first time.
Graham dressed in Chinese custom clothing and learning how to greet with a respectful bow.
Check out the birthday party pictures from the xin FuXue/ Beijing Camp/
Annelise talking with her family through video chat at the birthday party. All July birthdays were celebrated, including our Annelise’s.
Woody and Chris enjoying birthday cake. Aren’t they just sweet?