Second Day: Scavenger Hunt is So Exciting!

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Hi, guys. This is my story about Camp... SOAR on the second day, 3rd January 2019. So, I had a lot of experience here. Here we go!

Hi, Campers!

We did breakfast at 7 a.m and entered the class at 8 p.m. Then Ibu Memmy as the Director of the camp, told about the rules, introduced all the facilitators, English fellows, observers, support staff and counselors.

Memmy the Director loves reading Japanese comics.
Ina the Co-Director best in cooking delicious Kimchi
Don the English fellow, do the archery as his favorite sport
Rachel the English fellow too, can play Kolintang
Candace, also the English fellow, did a bike tour to China
Amy the last English fellow, sang duet song at Pesantren
Paul the facilitator, formerly want to be a dancer
Arey the support staff, broke her leg when fight with a boy
Boby the counselor can speak 5 languages (English, Indonesia, and the three others are regional languages. LOL)
Irene the counselor, affraid of cat but now she really loves cat

What an amazing introduction, right? We guess it actually. I was so surprised when they introduced their-selves by describing their first initial. Such as, Hi, I'm Miracle Memmy, Incredible Ina, Brave Boby, and soon. I thought we can imitate this in our classroom to help us easier remember the students' name.

Important Rules

Of course there are some rules. There are 4 actually. Memmy said that the campers must be punctuality (on time), safety, do the communication, and mindfulness of others. The another important rule is during the camp, we must SPEAKING ENGLISH ALL THE TIME.

Scavenger Hunt!

This was a fun activity. The campers did it in a group. There are eight planet groups So, I'm in Jupiter group. There are Arfi, Laily, Ira, and Mima too. While, our English fellow is Don. So, what did we do in this session? 

We must did 10 challenges. Took some photos or Boomerang video then posted in Instagram added some hashtags #campsoar2019 #campsoar2019challenge1-10 #reloarchipelago #campsoar2019Jupiter (my planet group name).

Well, just check the hashtag if you wanna see how fun it was. There are a lot of AIB photos of us. 😜 Maybe later, I'm going to post it on my Instagram account too.

Review Current Best Practices: Teaching 4 Skills

After did the scavenger hunt and posted it. We continued to the next session. Talked about best practices, at first I thought that it was a scientific papers. I'm totally wrong! Don and Amy told us how could we teach the four skills in the best way.

Amy said that we must prepare it well. We have to think what we're gonna do before, while, and after teaching. Then, what will the students do?

Yes, we must do it student centered, open minded, Active and Reflective.

These are some ideas that I got on this day.
In teaching reading material, you can do Paragraphs on the Wall. For example, you have a text that consist of 5 paragraphs. Then you cut it into five papers and stick them on the wall. You must make five questions too for the students. Give one question then ask pair of them to answer it by reading the pieces of the text on the wall. It was fun when we practiced it.

In teaching writing material, you can do Continue a Story. So you can tell the story first or ask the students to watch picture or video after that they should continue the story by their-selves. We can do it in a group too. Later, they can read their story and you can choose which group is the best one.

Or it can be like, you give them some pictures. People with their activities, do sport, hang out, family portrait or anything. Give them 3 or 4 minutes to see all the pictures then ask them to pick one picture they love. After that, you can divide them into pairs (count 1 to 16 if you have 32 students in your class) then the student who has the same number must be stick together and make a story based on the picture that they had. You can concern on their grammar, simple past tense for instant or just let them write the story. After they finished it, tell them to bring their picture into another group and just retell the story each others.

We don't have to teach reading only or writing. We can combine it. Make the class fun using English, that's the point!

Oleh-Oleh Bazaar

After those materials, at 5 p.m we had a super duper yummy session: oleh-oleh bazaar. All of the participant of camp SOAR must bring their traditional snack from their hometown. Yup, I brought Lempuk Durian, Bay Tat and Keripik Ikan Beledang. So, we had a lot of snacks. Even, I ate an insect snack from Laily-Yogyakarta. Oh, GOD! I also taste Sagu from Papua, Kue Tori from Sulawesi, Chocolate Mete from Kendari, and many more.

We really had fully belly. We also took many we-fie, chat to each others and become fatter together. Hahaha

Scavenger Hunt Result Show

Have you seen the photos in Instagram about the scavenger hunt? Camp SOAR 2019 challenge? Well, I suggest you to see it because the Jupiter team won the challenge! Wohoo!

Okay, that's all our activities on the second day. Pardon me if I missed something. Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to read my next post about the third day of camp... SOAR!

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  1. I got similar trainig from my community in Balikpapan, My English Club

    The trainer also give us a 12 weeks teaching trainig.
    Teaching specially for children between 6-10 years requires special guideline such as lesson plan.


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