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2nd and 3rd Week of Camp

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2nd and 3rd Week of Camp

Italy Porto Sant'Elpidio, Italy  |  Jun 29, 2011
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Camp has gone by so quickly! The second week flew by and we have just begun the third week. In the second week of camp we had the same group of kids as we did the first week. From a teaching standpoint we began each day with our review then we showed the new material, which was in the form of flashcards, and followed it up by games that would help them to remember these words. During the second week Ruth and I started working more closely with another group with the same aged kids to enhance competition of some of the activities. The kids really seemed to enjoy it and it changed up the groups so they could work with other kids at the camp. That week we taught and reviewed  prepositions, action verbs, days, months, time, seasons and weather, sports, food, descriptions, and developed sentence structure. We tried new activities to teach each of these activities, however, we did refer back to activities that we knew would work well. By the end of the week it was so sad to see all the kids go.

            The third week has just begun and we have a new group of campers in a different town. We began the curriculum over and as a tutor have even seen a progression in our own presentation of the material and the activities because this is the second time teaching it. It is funny though how the kids constantly want to stop activities to take notes and write in English. It is really refreshing to have students/campers who are genuinely interested in bettering their language skills. I have observed this since we began two and a half weeks ago.

Some information about Porto Sant’Elpidio:

It is absolutely beautiful here! The water is this rich blue color and it always seems to be sunny out. We bike through this cute little town on our way to camp every morning. There are plenty of cute shops and restaurants. The food here is delicious. In addition, the towns surrounding it are also very beautiful. The people here have been extremely nice despite the language barrier. E 'bellissimo qui!

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    profagui1 wrote: Sat May 11, 2013
    I am so glad I was able to read your journal entry as it gives me more insight to what I will need to do while I am there I have a really random question... What did you wear everyday while you there. Do they provide you with t-shirts for each day? Did you wear just wear the tee with shorts? I dont want to over pack and I don't want to look like a tourist either but if I have pack soffee shorts to wear day because its easier then that's it b

    also, as far as the materials goes. Did they provide with you lessons? Re you teaching in pairs?

    please let me know. Any of the above. I'm excited for my trip this summer but would like to know a little more details.

    thank you!
    Jen from NYC
  • 2nd and 3rd Week of Camp

    June 29, 2011
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