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Monday
Jul042011

Big Plans in the Works

Things are transitioning here in the LCEF intern department. School is ending for the niños this week, which means our classes in the public schools and our afternoon programs are drawing to a close. Stephanie, especially, after teaching the same kids for over two months, is sad to see them go, but we are hoping that many of the younger ones will come to our curso del verano, which begins in late July.

Speaking of this summer camp, we have began to plan everything big and small so that it will be a smashing success. Our themes for the three weeks are the Environment, the Five Senses, and Healthy Living. The camp will consist of 1 hour of recreation (we're hoping to get these kids dancing!), 1 hour of English language class, and one hour of arts and crafts. This week we are going to the schools to sign up students, to a maximum of 25, to take part in the fun.

 Intern Kelly and art teacher Isa prepare for camp by testing out one of the planned projects, beaded figurines. Such hard work! :)

 

Saturday afternoon I sat by my front window with Isa, the art teacher for our camp, who also happens to be my Spanish teacher, making craft plans and supply lists for the camp. Isa taught art at the camp last year, and has some pretty great crafts ideas, many of which involve mostly recycled materials. Our meeting was really productive and ended in our trying out of one of the craft ideas: making little people from beads and string, like the beaded lizard key chains I used to make when I was little. This was super enjoyable, as the crafting only added to my simmering excitement of being able to hold a meeting entirely in Spanish. More on camp preparations as it grows nearer!

 

-Kelly

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