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Xin FuXue/ Beijing Day Six

Wow, the time is flying here in Beijing! What a fun time tonight! We had crazy skits that the Americans and Chinese performed. They are just a bunch of nutcases. Then we sang some songs; the kids love “Country Roads.” We danced the night away and they loved the “Bird Machine.” This camp has so much spirit and we are just having so much fun. Our American team is very creative and has so much energy. It’s been a great camp. 

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Beijing/ Xin FuXue Day Five The Birthday Party!

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We just concluded our birthday party. There were 7 Chinese birthdays and one American, our own Annelise. After eating the delicious cake we danced our hearts out. Everyone joined in the dances; this is the first camp I’ve been in where I saw everyone dancing. Julianna did such a good job of teaching dances and Jacob choreographs his own and the kids love it. The night was complete with kazoos that Dave brought; the kids made quite the noise! 

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Miss you guys! I can’t wait to see you soon when I get back. Love you. 

Xin FuXue Day Four Blog Update

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Things were really happening at camp Beijing! The enthusiasm in our camp is fantastic; we have great teachers and great students. We are learning many dances to many songs taught by Jacob C. Every class is doing well and everyone is so excited to learn. Students learned about baseball, opposites, Christmas, and more. Tonight was the digital camera scavenger hunt (where students must work together as a team to take specific, fun pictures) which all enjoyed. Claudia’s team won. We are tired but happy and ready to go again tomorrow. Stay tuned for more updates. 


Wednesday Update From the Xin FuXue / Beijing Camp

Another great and glorious day at Beijing camp. The weather here is perfect, not too hot, not to cold, and not raining in the daytime. The classes are going very well and the kids are so excited. We have such great teachers and the kids are learning so much. Our afternoon activities have been lots of fun. Tonight each class made their own flag with the theme of the camp: All In. Each class was very creative. We are happy with the way things are going. All is well. 

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Tuesday In the Xin FuXue/ Beijing Camp

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Today was another great day at camp Beijing. The weather was perfect; there was a nice breeze. The food here is very tasty; we all enjoy eating with our students and assistants. We have another new student and tonight we enjoyed playing games with our students in our classrooms. We are sorry to say that we have to say goodbye to Matt tomorrow morning. He has been fun to have around and has taken wonderful pictures for us. 

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Happy birthday, Caroline! Sending you love from China! Have the best day!!

Monday in the Xin FuXue/ Beijing Camp

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Today was our first day of classes. Everyone was so excited to get started. We have such great teachers and the kids had such a great time. Tonight we played “Find the American” in the sunshine room and then ended with a big dance that was choreographed by Jacob. The amazing Lizzy helped teach it and the kids loved it. Everyone is very tired but we are loving camp.

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