So we've been out of touch for a bit. But it isn't really our fault. We lost our Internet for a week and it took three visits from two technicians to finally fix it. We had two visits from an incompetent technician who said that Mac computers can't connect to the Internet and that you can't have more than one computer connected to the Internet through a wireless network (incidentally, we've had our two computers connected to the Internet for the past four months). Anyway, we're just happy to have our Internet and our hot water back (did I mention that our hot water went AWOL again?!? Three days of no hot showers in the middle of winter!!!).
So aside from our home problems, Jen and I have been really enjoying the winter camp at her school. We have our fire back! Teaching normal classes at our schools has been tough, since we have hundreds of students that we see for only 45 minutes each week. But we get to spend our entire days at the camp, from 9 until 3, with the same students and we've been able to get to know them and form relationships with them. The students get three hours of English instruction each day and then they have activities like sports, drama, and cooking in the afternoons. So we're also a lot busier than normal and we don't have all the free time like we do during the normal school year. We come home exhausted after interacting with energetic students all day with few breaks, but at least we come home fulfilled and having enjoyed our days. We'd love it if we could teach camps all year long!
I teach 12 students and then run a sports club after lunch. This is where most of the boys from all three classes (Jen has 16 students, and Justin, another English teacher, has 12 students) get to run around and use up their energy. There are also three girls in the sports club too. I'm having a lot of fun teaching and interacting with these students. It's been a good week and I'm looking forward to the next week with them too.