|Tsunami drawing by a student||Beautiful Phang Nga beach||The Similana Hotel|
We planned to teach a month-long program for the students of Baan Bang Sak, a high school which had been totally destroyed by the tsunami and was being rebuilt by the King and with donations from many sources. Our program was designed to give the students (grades 9 through 11) lots of practice listening and speaking English through classroom instruction as well as through games and fun activities. On the first day of class (registration day) we were amazed to discover that the camp had been advertised on the radio, and that we had students ranging from 5 years old to college age. After our first shock, we quickly changed our plans, sorted the kids by age, and began four classes, taught by the Carols, Judy and Bonnie. Peace Corps training pays off -- we're still flexible after all these years!
|Planning session at the hotel||Carol A's class||Judy teaching|
The Holloways provided the songs, games, and craft activities that were included in the camp.
|Water balloon toss||Bill leading the popular "Thumbs Up, Knees Together" song||Jane and the Chicken Dance|
Ken and Dave were assigned to design and build computer desks for 2 other provincial schools. They had the adventures of dealing with lumber yards and hardware stores, workmen and headmistresses, without knowing any Thai.
|Ken and Dave's daily commute||The final product||Life wasn't all that rough!|
|Lunch was provided every day||Lunch with Reuben, the new PCV||Closing Ceremony - awarding certificates|
|xxxxxxxxxx||Bonnie and Carols's teaching trip to Nong Khai, 2005|