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Little Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp  Day  #1    

August 11th  was  the  first  day  of  the  Little  Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp.  This  camp  aims  to  monitor  the   wellbeing  of  kids  who’ve  benefitted  from  Little  Red  Scarf  and  develop  strong  bonds  with  them  through  a   natural  summer  camp  setting.      

This is  the  first  set  of  photos:  

LY-­‐242 Caiman,  a  camper  was  brought  to  camp  by  his  father

Two sisters  arrive  at  camp  


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LY-­‐273 Fangyan,  a  camper,  arrives  to  camp  with  his  father,  who  is  receiving  reimbursement  for  travel   expenses  as  shown  above.  

LY-­‐194 Xiao  Zhen’s  grandmother,  sister,  and  Xian  Zhen  arrive  at  camp.  Xiao  Zhen’s  grandmother  even   brings  some  soybeans  from  her  garden  as  a  gift.    


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The most  inspiring  and  moving  part  of  this  camp  was  how  much  gratitude  and  trust  we  received  from  the   families/  We  tell  the  parents  that  the  kids  need  to  stay  at  Little  Red  Scarf’s  office  in  Lanzhou  from  August   11th  until  August  15th  and  that  their  safety  and  welfare  will  be  taken  care  of  by  the  teachers  at  camp.  We   receive  the  same  general  response  from  the  families:  they  were  all  at  ease  and  trusted  us  completely  with   their  children.  After  talking  with  their  parents  for  just  a  bit,  we  were  completely  touched  by  their  stories.   From  the  kids  attending  the  camp,  Haoyang  recovered  from  heart  surgery  three  years  ago  and  Xiao  Zhen,   Caiman,  and  Fangyan  recovered  only  two  years  ago.  Even  though  the  children  received  their  surgeries  a   long  time  ago,  it  still  warms  our  hearts  to  see  how  grateful  their  families  are  for  the  help  Little  Red  Scarf  has   given  them.    

The second  set  of  photos  depicts  daily  camp  life  for  the  children.  

Each child  received  a  colored  bowl  and  towel  at  the  beginning  of  camp.  For  the  duration  of  the  week,  the   kids  will  be  using  their  own  toothbrushes,  towels,  and  dishes.    

In order  to  make  each  child’s  bowl  unique  from  one  another,  each  child  got  to  choose  their  favorite  color   from  the  bowls  provided  


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At noon,  the  children  receive  all  their  daily  essential  items,  as  well  as  their  lunch.  Our  lunch  consisted  of   dishes  ordered  from  restaurants  and  rice  steamed  by  ourselves.  Before  camp,  we  asked  the  parents  if  their   children  had  any  dietary  constraints.  Luckily,  most  kids  were  not  particularly  picky.  However,  we  were  told   by  Haoyang’s  mother  that  Haoyang  and  his  brother  are  not  huge  fans  of  vegetables.  In  addition,  we  were   particularly  worried  about  Hongyan  because  we  were  told  she  doesn’t  eat  too  many  fruits  or  vegetables.  


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Much to  our  surprise,  Haoyang  and  his  brother  ate  the  most  vegetables.  His  mother  told  us  that  her   children  generally  did  not  eat  many  vegetables,  but  we  sure  were  proven  wrong.  


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The kids  seem  to  have  liked  the  potatoes  the  most!    

The third  set  of  photos  show  the  signs  we  made  to  help  kids  identify  each  roo

For the  girls’  living  quarters,  we  drew  a  cute  little  girl  logo  to  help  kids  identify  rooms  (For  now,  we  are  


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using an  office  room  as  the  girls’  living  quarters).  For  the  boys’  living  quarters,  we  drew  a  handsome  boy   design  in  order  to  identify  the  room.  The  restrooms  are  labeled  as  well;  each  sign  is  accompanied  with   pinyin  to  help  the  children  learn  how  to  read.      

 

Official Camp  T-­‐Shirts:  


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On the  first  day  of  camp,  the  kids  were  given  a  quick  English  lesson:  


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At dinner,  we  only  shot  video  instead  of  photos.  When  the  US  interns  return  from  China,  everyone  should   be  able  to  see  them                                

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We found  that  most  kids  slept  well  at  night,  but  two  girls  were  homesick.  Xiao  Zhen’s  sister,  Xiao  Jing  cried   in  her  pillow  around  ten,  crying  that  she  missed  her  grandmother.  On  the  boys’  side,  Cainan  was  a  bit   homesick,  but  did  not  cry.      

On the  morning  of  August  12th,  the  children  wake  up  around  7:00.  use  the  toilet,  brush  their  teeth,  and   freshen  up.  We  eat  breakfast  at  half  past  noon.     Today,  someone  got  up  a  bit  later!O(∩_∩)O  haha~  

       

     


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Little Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp  Day  #2     8/12  was  the  second  day  of  the  summer  camp.  At  8,  the  kids  were  washed  and  fed,  and  the  camp   officially  started  at  8:30.     Breakfast  time:  

Haoyang

Cainan


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Hongyan and  Chenyang  


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Fangyan  


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Xiao Zhen  

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Volunteer  teacher  Xiaoxiao  first  started  with  English  class:  they  had  a  quiz  on  the  four  basic   everyday  words  that  they  had  learned  the  day  before,  and  learned  eight  color  words  and  ten   number  words.  The  kids  are  very  focused  on  learning,  but  forget  things  very  easily,  as  some  are  8-­‐ 10  years  old,  and  it  is  their  first  time  learning  English.  The  three  older  kids  are  fine.  An  hour  later,   thanks  to  Xiaoxiao’s  great  teaching,  the  kids  have  basically  mastered  the  concepts.    


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When  learning  about  colors,  the  teachers  gave  the  kids  colored  bowls  as  props  to  help  the   students  understand  and  remember  the  concepts  better.  

After  English,  the  kids  had  a  ten  minute  break  We  prepared  to  start  playing  games!  Before  we   started,  though,  we  first  made  every  kid  choose  a  color  they  liked  and  then  wrote  it  on  a  label  that   they  stuck  to  their  fronts.  At  the  same  time,  we  gave  them  another  label  with  a  number  to  stick  to   the  same  place.  With  these  labels,  taking  attendance  before  starting  the  games  was  much  easier.    


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So  good  looking!  Kids  have  a  lot  more  fun  when  they’re  playing  games  with  each  other.  Let’s  see   more  pictures.    


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      These  kids  performed  this  for  us:  


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The  next  picture  is  a  really  important  one!  It’s  the  thousand-­‐handed  Guanyin!  It’s  really  amazing;   Teacher  Guan  helped  them  make  it.  

After  the  games  and  the  activities,  during  the  break,  Teachers  Guan  and  Wang  opened  the  Little   Red  Scarf  website  to  show  the  kids  what  they  looked  like  before  and  after  their  surgeries.  When   they  looked  at  Hongyan’s,  she  told  everyone  who  all  the  people  in  the  pictures  were;  she  didn’t   forget  anyone,  even  remembering  every  single  Little  Red  Scarf  lady  who  visited  her  home.  She  is   too  good!  


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Noon  quickly  approached.  Before  lunch,  Teacher  Guan  led  everyone  to  recite  the  Chinese  poem   “”.  The  poem  told  the  kids  that  when  they  ate,  they  should  not  waste  food.  The  kids  had  played  all   morning  and  ate  plentifully;  soon,  the  bowls  were  all  empty.  Thirty  minutes  after  lunchtime,  it  was   naturally  time  to  take  a  nap.  The  kids  all  slipped  slowly  into  dreamland;  here’s  hoping  that  they   will  have  sweet  dreams.      


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After  the  midday  nap,  everyone  continued  activities  at  2:30.  It  began  with  warmups,  and  then   continued  to  origami  class.  I  taught  them  how  to  fold  paper  frogs.      


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The  frogs  are  done;  the  kids  even  drew  on  them  with  their  favorite  colors.  Take  a  look  at  the   finished  products!  


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Our  activities  were  not  limited  to  only  learning  how  to  fold  frogs:  we  even  had  a  contest  to  see   which  kid’s  frog  was  fastest.  The  first,  second,  and  third  place  frogs  would  get  a  happy  face.    


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Can  you  guess  which  person  got  first  place?  It  was  Haoyang,  did  you  guess  correctly?  Caiman  and   Chenyang  got  second  and  third.  In  the  later  group,  Haoyang  and  Xiaojing’s  frogs  were  neck-­‐in-­‐ neck.  After  the  race,  it  was  fruit  time!  The  watermelons  were  really  sweet!  

One  of  the  last  activities  was  to  perform  the  song《感恩的心》.  In  this  activity,  every  kid   surprised  us  with  his/her  performance.  The  kids  copied  Teacher  Guan’s  every  movement  really   well,  and  they  could  all,  in  the  end,  dance  together  to  the  music.  We  will  perform  this  song  at  the   end  of  the  camp;  looking  forward  to  it!    


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If you  just  look  at  the  kids’  faces,  you  will  know  how  good  the  food  is!  

The  drawing  activity  after  dinner  is  one  of  today’s  highlights;  volunteer  teacher  Xiaoxiao  felt  very   accomplished!  


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After  watching  television,  the  kids  had  to  go  to  bed.  The  weary  kids  all  took  baths  with  Yunyun’s   help.  Hope  they  have  sweet  dreams  for  real  this  time!  Good  night,  kids!        

     


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Little Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp  Day  #3       On  the  third  day  of  the  Little  Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp,  the  originally  shy  campers  became  a   lot   more   comfortable   and   began   playing   with   each   other.   Now   we   have   to   remind   them   and   ourselves  often  about  the  issue  of  safety.  The  originally  gentle  teachers  also  changed  to  become   “stern”  with  certain  children  or  incidents.     Everyday   after   breakfast,   the   campers   call   their   parents   to   tell   them   they   are   okay.   We   ask   them   to   call   in   the   mornings   on   purpose   in   order   to   prevent   the   children   crying   and   being   homesick  if  the  call  time  was  at  night.  (*^_^*)  Hehe  ...  us  teachers  are  very  smart  about  things  like   this.  

    On   the   13th,   the   scariest   thing   happened.   The   night   before,   we   were   notified   that,   because   of   fixing   pipelines,   the   entire   housing   community   would   not   have   access   to   water   or   electricity   from  8  am  to  5  pm  tomorrow.  This  notice  made  us  very  nervous  and  began  preparing  promptly.   We   got   water,   bathrooms,   and   attempted   to   solve   as   many   of   the   problems   as   we   can.   Also   because  of  this  notice,  our  activities  would  take  place  mostly  outside  of  home  base.  This  would  be   the   first   time   for   us   to   leave   the   house   since   the   beginning   of   the   summer   camp.   All   of   the   campers  were  extremely  excited.     Luckily,  the  actual  time  of  the  cutoff  of  water  and  electricity  was  not  the  announced  time,   so  we  were  able  to  postpone  the  outdoor  activity  and  wait  for  the  cutoff  to  happen.     Mrs.  Gan  and  Yan  led  the  first  class  in  the  morning  –  coloring.  Dr.  Gan  and  Tianyan  brought   many  printed  coloring  templates  and  markers  of  all  different  colors.  The  children  can  color  freely   by  coloring  a  picture  they  like  with  all  the  colors  they  choose,  in  order  to  produce  a  piece  of  art   that  they  are  satisfied  with.  We  will  share  a  small  amount  of  pictures  in  the  blog  and  the  American   intern   will   bring   back   the   rest   of   the   photos.   Little   Red   Scarf   teachers   were   around   to   maintain   order.   We   were   worried   about   children   fighting   over   the   markers,   which   would   be   bad.   We   still   want  a  good  reputation.  Haha.  


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The children  finished  many  beautiful  pieces  of  art.    


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  Everyone   had   fun   during   this   activity.   The   campers   colored   one   piece   after   another   and   would   not   stop.   If   the   water   and   electricity   were   not   cut   off,   I   think   we   probably   would   spend   the   entire  morning  with  colors.       Of   course,   the   lack   of   water   and   electricity   did   not   dampen   our   spirits   for   our   planned   outing.  We  could  not  wait  for  this  exciting  event.   We  are  ready  to  ride  the  bus.  

  Our  first  stop:  Gansu  Province  Museum.  We  chose  this  place  because  we  know  that  these   children   are   all   from   rural   areas   and   although   they   have   had   the   opportunity   to   come   to   Lanzhou,   they   are   very   unlikely   to   have   had   a   chance   to   visit   the   Province   Museum.   In   addition,   we   also   want   to   improve   the   quality   of   our   summer   camp   as   well   as   find   a   place   to   stay   away   from   the   heat.       After  we  arrived,  we  first  decided  to  eat  lunch.  Because  today  is  our  first  outing  and  our   American  friends  have  just  arrived,  we  went  to  get  beef  bowls.  Unfortunately  for  Ms.  Yun,  when   she  left  to  take  pictures  of  everyone  else,  the  waitress  took  her  bowl  with  unfinished  beef  noodles   still  in  it.  She  did  not  even  have  a  chance  to  try  the  soup  when  her  bowl  disappeared.  She  ordered   a  huge  bowl  of  beef  soup  instead  and  immediately  felt  a  lot  better.  


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  The   children   were   great.   Their   appetite   amazed   even   the   teachers.   ⊙ ⊙   Because   we   could   not   get   a   free   guide   for   the   tour   of   the   museum,   Ms.   Yun   became   our   substitute   guide.   Luckily,   most   of   the   artifacts   in   the   museum   have   descriptions.   Other   exhibits   include   famous   landmarks  in  Gansu.  Ms.  Yun  made  up  things  that  mostly  made  sense  for  those,  until  the  harder   exhibits,  during  which  she  did  not  even  open  her  mouth.  During  times  like  this,  silence  is  golden.    


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After  finishing  the  tour  of  the  museum,  we  must  have  a  group  shot.  So  we  chose  to  take  it  in  front   of  the  dinosaur  fossil  that  the  children  especially  liked.    


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  The   beef   bowl   was   so   delicious   that   even   before   finishing   the   tour,   the   campers   and   teachers  all  became  thirsty  and  began  looking  for  water.  Luckily,  on  the  third  floor  of  the  museum   there   is   free   boiled   water.   We   spent   an   entire   hour   resting   and   drinking   water.   The   place   was   definitely  free  and  had  comfortable  benches.  The  resting  was  also  in  preparation  for  the  activity  to   come.       After   touring   the   museum,   the   children   and   we   walked   to   the   Yellow   River.   The   reason   for   this  activity  is  twofold:  first,  we  wanted  the  children  to  see  the  legendary  Yellow  River;  second,  we   wanted  the  children  to  walk  so  Dr.  Gan  can  see  the  change  in  the  children  with  congenital  heart   disease  after  the  surgery.  In  this  group  of  children,  everyone  underwent  surgery  more  than  2  years   ago   except   for   Hongyan,   who   was   just   discharged   half   a   year   ago.   All   the   children   walked   nonstop   in  a  fast  pace  for  an  hour.  Sadly,  all  of  them  passed  us  teachers.  We  were  all  hot  and  tired  while   the  campers  were  still  very  active.  It  must  be  great  to  be  young.    


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We  arrived  at  our  destination.  We  first  rested,  ate  some  snacks,  and  drank  some  water  to   recharge.  We  have  more  exciting  activities  coming  up.  

  It   seems   like   Ms.   Yun   ate   the   most.   Ever   since   the   first   day   of   the   camp   when   Fangyan’s   father   told   her   that   she   grew   fatter,   her   pride   has   been   severely   hurt   and   she   ate   more   than   ever.   Everyone  could  eat  slower  and  be  careful  not  to  choke.  You  cannot  be  fatter  than  Ms.  Yun.     Our  first  game  was  the  Eagle  Catching  Chicken  game,  in  which  there  was  a  hen,  played  by   the  gentle,  kind,  and  beautiful  Ms.  Guan,  while  the  powerful  Ms.  Yun,  of  course,  played  the  eagle.    


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After  the  first  round,  the  eagle  and  the  hen  were  both  too  tired  and  too  old  to  run,  so  new   young  hens  and  eagles  replaced  them.   The  children  had  a  lot  of  energy.  We  were  very  impressed.  


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This  little  eagle  was  a  lot  better  than  the  old  eagle  and  caught  three  fat  chicks  in  total.     (*^_^*)  Hehe  ...   The  first  game  was  finished  and  we  were  still  not  satisfied.  So  we  played  a  second  one.   The  second  game  was  called  Train  Through  a  Tunnel.  


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  You  can  tell  from  the  photos  that  the  activities  were  very  exciting.  Thank  you  so  much  to   Aiju   for   taking   these   pictures.   As   a   side   compliment,   her   photo   taking   skills   have   improved   dramatically.  


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  Dr.   Gan   and   Yan   from   the   US   were   tired   so   they   watched   the   entire   time.   Long   airplane   rides   can   be   very   tiring.   They   were   still   jetlagged   when   they   committed   themselves   to   work   today   and   must   be   exhausted.   Hopefully   the   happy   laughter   of   the   children   can   make   them   feel   more   relaxed  and  less  tired.  


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After  resting,  we  returned  to  our  home  base.  


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Exercising is  very  important.  Jumping  made  us  feel  younger  and  happier.  

Little Red  Scarf  children  should  grow  to  be  healthy  and  strong  in  every  passing  day.  


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The peace  sign  sure  comes  up  a  lot.  

Come  on!  Let  us  be  happy  together.     On   the   trip   back   in   the   afternoon,   the   children   slept   soundly   on   the   bus.   The   teachers   saw,   commented,   and   laughed   at   the   children’s   sleeping   poses.   The   children   have   such   beautiful   sleeping  postures.  Unfortunately,  there  were  too  many  people  on  the  bus  so  we  could  not  take  a   picture.  This  scene  can  only  remain  in  our  memory.     We  arrived  at  the  office  at  6  pm.  The  water  and  electricity  are  back,  so  we  lined  up  to  wash   up   and   go   to   the   restroom.   The   teachers   began   to   prepare   a   delicious   dinner.   We   keep   telling   the   campers  to  not  use  their  own  chopsticks  when  taking  food  from  common  plates,  but  they  always   forget  once  they  start  eating.  Smaller  children  need  to  eat  standing  up.  This  way,  out  little  table   was  able  to  fit  13  people.  Also,  we  ask  them  to  remember  to  use  polite  language  since  we  have   guests  with  us.  Good  habits  will  take  time  to  take  root.  Yunyun,  Wang  Li,  Night  of  8/13/2014    


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Little Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp  Day  #4     Little  Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp  is  on  its  fourth  day,  which  was  considered  to  be  a  big  one  for   all  the  kids.  Starting  late  last  night,  there  have  been  various  incidents.  From  yesterday’s  lack  of   water  to  today’s  toilet/bathroom  issues,  it’s  safe  to  say  we’ve  stumbled  on  some  problems.  The   only  solution  would  be  to  take  the  kids  to  the  nearest  hospital  to  use  their  restrooms.  In  the  midst   of  this  event  the  children  have  truly  learned  to  cherish  water  as  a  valuable  resource.     Following  that,  in  the  morning,  the  children  had  yet  another  English  class,  where  they  learned   the  alphabet  starting  with  the  A,  B,  C’s.  They’ve  been  learning  very  well;  most  kids  can  recognize   and  read  all  the  letters,  but  struggle  with  the  correct  pronunciation.  

         For  the  next  part  of  the  day,  the  kids  got  to  do  something  very  exciting.  Lauren  asked  the  kids  to   choose  their  very  own  English  name;  the  kids  were  delighted  to  do  so.  Everyone  was  given  colorful   markers  to  write  it  out  themselves  and  to  decorate  their  little  name  tag  as  they  pleased.    


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Today,  the  children  also  received  a  music  lesson  from  Teacher  Gan.  They  learned  the  song,   “Flower  of  the  Field”.  Though  at  first  they  struggled  with  the  lyrics  and  the  melody,  the  quickly   caught  on  and  sang  beautifully.  However,  the  most  exciting  part  of  today’s  music  lesson  was  when   Lauren  opened  her  bag  to  reveal  her  violin.  Many  of  these  children  have  never  heard  music  live   outside  a  TV.  They  were  intoxicated  by  the  sweet  music.  Teacher  Gan  had  another  surprise  for   them;  she  gave  them  each  a  recorder  as  a  gift  so  that  they  can  make  their  own  music.  


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The  kids  constantly  asked  the  two  volunteers  to  listen  to  them  play  and  to  see  them  learn.   Teacher  Gan  and  Lauren  taught  them  a  few  simple  songs,  such  as  Mary  Had  a  Little  Lamb.  We   were  all  so  pleased  to  see  their  musical  talent.     At  noon,  the  teachers  began  to  prepare  lunch  and  Lauren  brought  out  some  clay  for  the  kids   to  play  with.  The  kids  went  nuts  over  it!  Truly  amazing  to  see  their  imagination  run  wild  .  .  .    


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The  teachers  make  sure  to  give  the  kids  ample  nutritious  food.  Kids  need  to  eat  properly  so   they  can  grow  as  tall  as  a  tree!  

After  lunch,  we  took  the  kids  on  a  field  trip.  This  time,  we  visited  the  Lanzhou  Water  Wheel  


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Exposition too  see  Lanzhou’s  main  river  and  its  historical  irrigation  works.  The  sights  brought  us   back  to  historical  times,  where  our  ancestors  invented  the  water  tankers.  

We  took  pictures  by  the  river  and  the  wheel  to  remember  this  beautiful  moment.  From  the   songs  they  learned  earlier  this  morning,  they  performed  a  couple.  They  sang,  “If  You’re  Happy  and   You  Know  It”,  “Singing  with  a  Smile”,  and  a  sign  language  son,  “Grateful  Heart”.  There  are  truly   many  things  to  be  grateful  for.  .  .  their  upbringing  form  their  parents,  the  help  Little  Red  Scarf  has  


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The  children  did  not  forget  to  take  this  opportunity  to  practice  the  recorder.  This  truly  marks   a  significant  change—the  kids  went  from  being  absolutely  silent  to  performing  music  in  public.  We   saw  change  especially  in  Hongyan,  who  has  truly  shown  courage  through  her  shyness.  Seeing  this   change  in  her  and  all  the  children  has  truly  made  all  of  us  joyous.    


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Look  at  how  large  our  group  is!  From  time  to  time,  people  passing  by  will  ask  us  how  they   can  sign  their  kids  up  with  our  camp,  for  many  kids  are  envious  to  see  how  much  fun  our  kids  are   having.    

    As  wonderful  as  the  afternoon  was,  it  had  to  end  eventually.  By  sunset,  we  had  to  leave  the   river  to  return  for  dinner.  After  dinner,  all  the  kids  pulled  Lauren  aside  to  show  her  all  the  work   they  had  made  with  the  clay  she  brought.  


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The  cute  little  bear  was  made  by  Xiao  Zhen,  the  little  duck  by  Fangyan,  the  Red  bear  by   Hongyan,  and  the  grapes  were  a  result  of  Caiman’s  work.  The  kids  truly  are  very  talented.   All  the  kids  have  trouble  sleeping  tonight  because  they  are  sad  that  tomorrow  is  their  last   day  together  .  .  .    

                                 


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Little Red  Scarf  Summer  Camp  Day  #5     Today  was  the  fifth  day  of  camp,  but  it  seemed  like  the  shortest  day.  Dr.  Gan  and  Yan  arrived  at   8:30  to  come  and  play  with  the  kids.  Meanwhile,  Lauren  and  her  mom  brought  many  gifts  for  the   children.  They  were  like  magicians  in  the  children’s  eyes,  with  their  capability  to  pull  out  wonderful   gifts  out  of  nowhere.  

Dr.  Gan  and  Yan  shoed  a  short  film  and  afterwards,  the  kids  got  to  partake  in  their  favorite  part  of   the  day,  music  lessons.  They  learned  how  to  play  new  songs  on  their  recorders.  Today,  they   learned  Twinkle  Twinkle  Little  Star.  Dr.  Gan  taught  passionately,  the  kids  learned  passionately,  and   the  teachers  wished  they  could  learn  with  them,  passionately.    


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First, Dr.  Gan  demonstrated  and  showed  them  how  to  play.  The  kids  listened  eagerly,  absorbing  all   the  information  being  taught.    

Music  rang  in  the  room,  melodious  with  varying  tone.  The  kids  thanked  Dr.  Gan  for  teaching  them   how  to  play  wonderful  music.    


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Today,  Lauren  and  her  mom  led  a  new  activity.  They  brought  fish  and  dragon  shaped  magic   scratch  paper.  This  paper  is  black  in  appearance,  but  once  scratched  with  a  rough  surface,  a   beautiful  ombré  rainbow  is  revealed.  This  activity  is  particularly  good  for  the  kids  because  it  allows   them  to  explore  with  their  imagination  and  utilize  their  creativity.  They  were  all  amazed  by  their   creations.  


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Once  finished,  Lauren  helped  tie  a  string  around  the  paper  so  that  they  can  hang  it  up  where  they   please  


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Cai Nan’s  fierce  dragon.  

Xiao Zhen  proudly  showing  off  her  beautiful  fish.    


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Hongyan’s  rainbow  zebra  fish   Lauren  brought  them  a  bag  with  their  English  name  on  it  so  that  they  can  bring  all  of  their  goodies   from  camp  back  home  safely.    

The  bag  was  left  blank  for  the  kids  to  decorate  with  paper  hearts  and  a  variety  of  stickers.  


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It’s  truly  amazing  seeing  the  kids  work;  this  picture  above  shows  the  spectacular  scene.    


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We  all  loved  everyone’s  bag;  each  was  differently  decorated,  reflecting  their  individual   personalities.    

Lauren  leaves  one  last  gift,  a  gift  from  the  interns  from  the  US,  and  thanked  the  kids  for  the   amazing  experience.  She  hopes  that  this  camp  will  resonate  in  their  memories  and  give  them  great   memories  to  recall  on.  The  children  gave  Lauren  and  her  mother  a  huge  thanks  for  everything  they   have  done  for  them  during  this  camp.  


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Dr.  Gan  read  them  a  letter  from  one  of  the  interns  from  the  US.  The  letter  encouraged  the  children   to  become  stronger  and  more  powerful.                 The  parents  are  almost  here  .  .  .  this  is  our  last  dinner  together.    


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After  dinner,  the  doctor  gives  them  one  last  auscultation  and  Little  Red  Scarf  gives  the  children  a   gift  they  will  never  forget:  photographs  from  summer  camp  to  remind  them  of  the  wonderful   memories  they  have  created.        


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  Finally,  the  summary  of  the  teachers’  experience  at  this  camp:   1) This  summer  camp  consisted  of  eight  kids,  each  at  different  ages,  education  level,  and   school  experiences.  During  the  entire  camp,  the  teachers  placed  an  emphasis  on  the   younger  children’s  education,  including  curriculum  design  and  activity  design  In  order  to   cater  towards  all  kids,  they  were  taught  at  a  kindergarten  level.     2) Taking  care  of  younger  children  and  safety  was  the  upmost  priority.  Thus,  one  thing  that   we  struggled  with  was  to  create  activities  that  were  exciting,  safe  and  mentally  relevant  for   the  kids.     3) Another  problem  was  that  the  office  was  often  very  crowded.  With  eight  children  and  over   seven  adults,  office  activities  were  very  limited.  Though  with  sparse  space,  the  sleeping   arrangements  were  satisfactory.     4) Next  time,  we  hope  to  have  more  volunteers  to  help  out.  With  more  volunteers,  we  can   create  a  better  camp  for  the  kids.  We’ll  need  people  in  charge  of  photography,  welfare,   dorm  life,  and  activities  in  class.   5) Overall,  the  teachers  were  satisfied  with  the  camp  and  the  experience  they  gained.  They   hope  for  many  more  camps  to  come!        

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