July 11th to July 16th Mina, Pinky, Lulu, Neo, Bernie, Herman, Peter, Luke, Katie, Adam, Teacher Ivy, Teacher Jamie, Teacher Scott
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Week 2 - Monday
Today, we went to Lavec Cafe. It is a very fun place. We did many fun things here. We rode horses. We shot a bow and arrow. We went on a cow ride. We went for a swim. We went golfing. We fed the fish. We fed the goats. We made cookies. We made candles. We had an awesome lunch. We made a special snack - marshmallows dipped in a chocolate fountain. We caugt clams. We used paintball guns. We played baseball. We came home about 5:00 pm. The students learned a song called, "We Are Going to a Fun Place". We sang this song while we were in the car.
After dinner, we went for a bicycle ride. Finally, we played bingo and leaned a song called, "Bingo". The kids played some other games before bedtime. There are many games on the 5th floor of our house.
It was a long, but fun, day! The movie of the day was, "Alice in Wonderland". The kids really enjoyed it.
Week 2 - Tuesday
The students made pancakes for breakfast. We added some maple syrup, jam, chocolate or whipped cream. It was yummy, yummy, yummy.
Next, we went to a dairy shop and drank fresh milk and ate fresh milk pudding. After this, we went to a dairy farm. The dairy shop and the dairy farm are owned by the same family. They are very nice people.
Next, we went to the biggest lake in Chingpu and the students learned to use a slingshot.
Next, we went to the baseball stadium. Some students used the swings and others played basketball. It was very hot, so we only stayed for about 20 minutes.
After lunch, we went to a fish port. We bought lots of fish and vegetables. Today is fish and chip day.
When we got home from the fish market, Ivy and Jamie taught the students 2 songs. One song is a Chinese song and one song is an English song. The students will sing these songs when the parents come on Friday night.
At 4:00 pm, the students made a snack called Tapioca. They leaned a song called, "Tapioca". After the snack, we went to the classroom to work on our journal. Finally, it was time to make our dinner.
The fish and chips were awesome. We used a new recipe. The chips were a big hit with the kids. They loved them.
We have lots of delicious food at Rainbow Summer Camp. We want the students to take responsibility for making their own food and helping to prepare for each meal. This includes setting the table and cleaning up afterwards.
After dinner, we went for a bicycle ride. It was another long, but fun, day! Good night, everyone!
Week 2 - Wednesday
Today, the students learned Yoga and another activity that I don't know the name of it.
After exercise time, the students ate breakfast. They ate water rice with sweet potato, cereal, toast and eggs. Many things were also available to drink. (watermelon juice, lemon juice with honey, fresh milk )
After breakfast, it was time for a story. I taught them a story about Larry the Lion. Larry is a special lion. He doesn't like to eat meat and he doesn't like to kill animals. I'm trying to teach the students that everyone is different. I'm trying to teach the students that everyone is special and unique. In the story, Larry meets a monkey called Marty. Larry and Marty become good friends. We learned two songs during this class. The first song is called, "Friends". The second song is called, "In the Jungle".
After the storytime, the students ate a healthy Chinese style lunch. Finally, it was time to go to the swimmng pool.
The swimming pool is in Jhongli. It's safe and lots of fun. We stayed at the swimming pool from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. After the swimming pool, we went back to Chingpu. We stopped at the 7-11 for a Slurpee. We learned a new song about our field trip. We sang this song to and from the swimming pool. The song is called, "We Are Going to the Swimming Pool".
Next, we went to a local Flower Farm. We spent about 45 minutes there. They have lots of fun things for kids to do. We fed the fish, ducks, goats, rabbits and turkeys. We used the swings, rode the electric cars and trains, made bubbles and bought some flowers. I wanted the students to buy some flowers so we could plant them in Chingpu tomorrow. Thursday is "Environment Day". We learned a new song during this Field Trip. The song is called, "We Are Going to the Flower Farm".
Across the road from the Flower Farm, there is an Ostrich Farm. We spent about 30 minutes there. We talked to the boss. She showed us around and we bought an ostrich egg. This will be the prize for the best journal.
After the flower farm, the students helped make the meatballs for our spaghetti and meatball dinner. They learned a song during the meal called " On Top of Spaghetti".
After dinner, we played bingo and went for a bicycle ride to the high speed rail. When we got home, it was time for bed. Good night!
Week 2 - Thursday
Thursday is Environment Day. We started the day with an acitivity that is not good for the environment. I used this in my teaching to show the students that there is a tradeoff between the environment and most things that we do. At the end of the day, I hope my students know that they can do something to help the environment and help our Earth. I hope that I can help my students to think differently about the Earth. I hope that my students will choose to make a difference.
Of course the racetrack was very fun and exciting. Peter wasn't so happy because he got the slowest race car. We came back about 1:00 pm. It was time for lunch and the students were very hungry. We ate dumplings and corn soup.
After lunch, the student watched the movie, "Avatar". This is one of my favorite movies. It can help us to see how important trees are. It can help us to see the conflict between money and the environment.
After the movie, the students had class time. We updated our journals and reviewed the things we had done so far. We learned 3 new songs. The first song is, "Don't Throw Your Junk in My Backyard'. The second song is called, "Garbage Can". The third song is called, "The Earth is So Happy".
At 4:00 pm we went to the Bee Farm. We learned alot about bees. Some students said there were too many mosquitoes, but some students really enjoyed this place. We tasted fresh honey and chewed some honey gum. We used a machine to get the honey out of the place where the bees put it. The bee farmer gave us two jars of honey. Yummy, yummy! We can use it for our lemonade. Next time, I will make sure every student wears pants, long sleeve shirt and pants plus use lots of mosquitoe spray.
After we got home, we had a game to help the environment There were two teams - The Boys' Team and The Girls' Team. Each team had to pick up as much trash as they could in 30 minutes. Wow! We sure picked up alot of trash. Of course, everyone was the winner. Each team was awarded the $200 prize. The students used this money on Friday when they went to SEGA WORLD.
After the environment game, we didn't have time to plant our flowers because it was getting dark and everyone was very hungry. We planted the flowers the following day.
For dinner, every student made a pizza. Wow! The pizzas were delicious! I think our pizza is much better than Pizza Hut.
After making the pizzas and eating them, we went for a late-night bicycle ride to the Taoyuan High Speed Rail. All the students this week can ride bicycles very well. When we got home it was time for bed. Lights out!
Week 2 - Friday
Friday was a very busy day. The Yoga teacher came at 8:00 am. Everyone was very tired.
For breakfast, the students made French toast. Some students liked it and some students didn't like it. I think there was too much cinnamon. I will ask Myla too use less cinnamon next week. The students put many different things on top of the French toast. Some of things included: chocolate, maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream, jam, peanut butter. Maple syrup is my favorite.
After breakfast, it was classtime. I wanted the students to finish their journal. I reviewed many of the songs and the other material we had learned.
Before lunch, we went outside to plant the flowers that we bought at the Flower Farm. I wanted the students to think about why we planted the flowers.
We ate chicken curry for lunch. It was delicious. After lunch, we finished watching the Avatar movie.
At 2:00 pm, we went to SEGA WORLD. We spent one hour there. When we came home, the students changed into there swimming suits. We jumped into the pool and played with water guns and water balloons.
Jamie and Herman showed 2 magic tricks to everyone. Thanks Herman. Then we had a tasty snack. We ate banana cake and brownies.
After the snack, Ivy and Jamie sang the 2 songs with the kids. These are the 2 songs that they will be singing for their parents.
After the singing, Ivy and Jamie made frienship bands with the kids. They can give these to a friend or to their family.
It was now time to review everything we had learned during the week, so the kids came up to the classroom. Wow! We learned alot. After the review, the kids packed their things. Soon they would be going home. It was finally time to relax and take it easy.
Before their parents arrived, some students watched a movie and others went for a bicycle ride.
See you next year!
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