Thursday, June 19, 2008
Mr. Elvis School hosts English Camp!
Following the "Wai Kroo" ceremony where Thai students showed their appreciation to their teachers, Mr. Elvis' primary school held English camp. This is a time for the Thai students to sing songs in English, to play games and to learn new English words.
As I gave the directions in English and modeled each step for the students, each one drew their own picture which included two houses, a palm tree, a river with five fish and three ducks, an elephant, etc., etc., etc. This also turned into a Thai lesson for me, since as I drew an animal on the white board, the students would guess the animal and give me the Thai name. English camp at Mr. Elvis' school was very multi-cultural, or at least bi-lingual.
Students proudly showed off the picture they had drawn, all the while learning new English words and demonstrating their artistic abilities.
No English activity is complete for me, unless we sing a few rounds of "Head and shoulders, knees and toes!"