Here is something I started writing quite awhile ago back at the middle school camp but I never finished. So all of this is now in the past.
Each homeroom class has been working on a final skit to perform at the showcase aka “camp idol” at the end of the camp session. My group has chosen to do quite a mix of things. We start off with a little skit which involves the whole class coming in crying, and then when asked what is wrong, they say “we don’t have a skit!” Then we dance to “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, which transitions into a short skit about two kids walking through a cemetery and getting attacked by ghosts, only to be saved by the ghost busters. To wrap it up, we all dance to “Thriller”. It might be a little ambitious, but I have confidence that they will do a good job. Or at least try to.
The kid Mraz (who named himself after Jason Mraz) is going to do a solo during party rock. He’s so awesome. He taught the whole class (including me) how to shuffle dance. I really think when he’s older, he would do really well studying in America. He’s very outgoing, smart, and more colorful and unique than what I perceive to be typically encouraged in Korea, and I think he and the United States would embrace each other.
The boys in my class seem so far to think I’m cool, which is a relief. But then again, who knows what tomorrow could bring. They also need to work on their listening skills, but are still way better than the average American student goes in that department. This kid David Lee used to be “too cool” to participate, but he’s really come around. He’s kind of becoming my buddy as well. He brings me gifts and always says hi to me (yes, the kids here actually acknowledge your presence when outside of the classroom!). He also really liked listening to music on my laptop. “Lucky” by Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait is one of his favorites. He’s starting to develop a listening problem again though…so our peaceful teacher-student relationship may soon be over.
A boy in my class Donny, who has a broken hand and used to be very shy has really come out of his shell and has been a great help to me. It’s surprising how comfortable the boys have become.
(That’s all I wrote at that time. I’ll write more about that camp soon/write about my current camp as well).