This past weekend the staff and teachers from Thida I and Thida II came together for the annual teachers’ camp. We weren’t quite sure if we would have the camp due to the unfortunate news about the King’s passing. We did have the camp as scheduled, although it was more quiet vs. previous years (for obvious reasons).
The theme was IT and each of the stations revolved around technology. Stations ranged from designing your own Line sticker, IT Bingo, the Phone of the Future, Online Experience, and Just Google It. My station was the Phone of the Future. Since everybody has a smart phone, we discussed how we use our phones, what apps, features, etc., we want on our phones, and how they help us in our everyday lives. After discussing some common apps, we displayed what phones might look like in 100 years–transparent? Solar powered? Cool designs? The teachers then worked in pairs to model what they think cell phones might look like. There were some very creative items! I was happy with some of the dialogue I overheard in the groups–I think they learned some good new vocabulary and simple sentences.
Each station was 30 minutes (6 stations total). Additionally, Sister led us in prayer to start camp in honor of the King. We had 2 assemblies, one with some games and one with an English speaking competition. It was impressive to hear the Thai teachers talk about their favorite stations and see the amount of English they were able to speak!
It was a fun day, but an exhausting one! Camp ran from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. I know all of the teachers had a good time (Thai and foreign), but I think everybody was happy to have some relax time after our first week back!
For many of us, this concludes the last camp for the year. The only remaining camp left on the schedule is the P1 camp on Saturday, November 19th. Ali T., William, Alex, and Michelle are scheduled to lead the camp.
Here are some pictures from Saturday’s camp!