China – 2012

On our way

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Eta 11:20

Flight update

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The team took off from Dallas on time and should arrive at Reagan on time. We'll update the blog when we pick them up and head home.

China team flights

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

If you want to track the team's flights, here is the exact info (remember that it is already Monday there): Japan Airlines – Beijing to Tokyo JL860 Departing at 8:25am American – Tokyo to DFW AA60 departing at 6:20pm American – DFW to DCA AA1188 departing at 6:15pm Remember that you don't go to ...

Jinan team – Touring Beijing!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

The stories from the closing ceremony are heart touching and we cannot wait to tell you all about them when we get home. In addition, we'll get to tell you all about our trip to the Pearl Market, the Great Wall, and the Acrobat Show as well! Our time in Beijing ...

Jinan – Last day in camp

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

As we walked down the mountain path from our rooms this morning there was some joy in knowing that we would only have to climb back up the path once or twice more. Tomorrow morning on the way to breakfast we will be bringing our suit cases and loading them ...

Jinan weather update

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Quick blog update to let you know that despite all of the reports of bad weather in Beijing, we are doing great here in Jinan. There is no indication at this time that it will have any affect on travel, but we'll keep you updated if that changes. The Jinan team

Jinan week 2

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

It seems like we only just arrived here, but are already beginning preparation for the Closing Ceremony. Last night was the talent show and, amazingly enough, some real talent showed up. What the kids liked most was the attempt to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich by four of ...

Jinan rest day!

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

One week has closed and the next has begun.  The previous week ended with an energetic evening of popular and traditional American dances.  Chinese and Americans laughed and danced to the tunes of the Y.M.C.A., The Chicken Dance and many other light-hearted songs. The American team, accompanied by a few of ...

19 July 2012, Jinan China

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The heart of our daily activities is a nicely landscaped plaza with the building containing the dining room on the south side, a large pond on the north, the classroom building to the east, and a suspension bridge to the west that leads to a large park with swings, climbing ...

And they’re off!

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

The first full day of classes, afternoon activities and evening events has come to a close.  As the students grew in awareness to our culture and teaching styles, we too became students as we learned the Chinese culture.  When given a question by the American teachers, no answer was delivered ...