Ahh, I finally have a moment to sit still and breathe. I took a siesta this afternoon after getting back from English camp, and am at Albina’s (our new wifi spot+ice cream hangout) uploading photos. I have internet at my house but don’t want to use up the bandwidth with all my photos. The weekend was great, but I have some catching up to do and will wait to tell those stories :)
English camp is going well. The kids are learning (I think!) and we are all having fun. Today was “definitely a Monday” and everyone was tired, teachers and kids, but I think the rest of the week will go better. I thought I’d give you all a little peek into a typical morning at English Camp :)
We start off greeting the kids and making sure everyone has their name tag. I have the orange group, 5 and 6 year old kiddos.
After the intro, the first class we have is English with Sara. We play games and work on basic vocabulary with the 5 and 6 year olds because their English is very basic.
Duck duck goose in English class :)
This is Jordi! He’s from Alcoy and helps with the 5 and 6s. He speaks great English and is such a help translating.
This is Aitana, who is also from Alcoy and helps with the orange group as well. She’s a gymnast and really fun to have around :) After English we have snack time, or “Almuerzo”. The eating schedule is different here and around 10 you have a little sandwich or something to tide you over until the main meal, “La Comida”.
After snack time we have sports with Nick.
Then we head to Art class. This day we were finger painting. I was a little concerned that I’d come home looking like a rainbow but they were surprisingly tidy for little kids.
Elizabeth our wonderful art teacher!
This is “mi hermana” Maria.
We finish with music class with Charlotte and then everyone comes together again for a wrap up session. Our group is learning a few songs in English and it’s fun to hear them singing them outside of class. Whether they actually understand is up for debate but the exposure and familiarity with letter sounds is what counts :)
After English Camp is done we have a group meeting/La Comida (lunch) and hang out and chat for a while. I usually get a ride home with someone or take the bus…. My first experience on the bus was interesting (This small town i-own-my-own-car Michigan girl didn’t know you have to press the red button to get the bus to stop at your stop) but I’m getting used to using public transportation =P
I’ve got to wrap things up and head to the night English classes now. I’ll be posting some more from the weekend soon!
Besos y Abrazos!