DAY 3: 宝贝超人进阶中
Day 3: Super babies are loading
CPLA’s summer project the “Super Baby” has turned into day 3. We received countless smiles and positive feedbacks from young students and parents in the past two days. Today, we’d like to share real testimonies from our volunteers.
One of the accounts of the “Super Baby”: Yubo Huang
Old cities, green water, and smoky weather. We were all pumped up and couldn’t stop to prepare for the second day after the first day of the summer project, even though we were really tired after traveling so long. Although there were ups and downs during the preparation of this project, but we finally worked it out. I’m so proud and touched by everyone who has made efforts and worked so hard for this, and I want to thank everyone for that, it wouldn’t be so completed with you guys.
I also want to thank those young students for cooperating with us. The more they engaged in our activities, the more proud we felt for ourselves. There is a saying in ancient Chinese by the master: “when I walk along with two others, they may serve me as my teachers.” I felt pure naivety from them, and I learned from them how to be like children again, which let me unload all the pressures and uncertainties I had before the activity. I felt so warm and proud that they could learn something new about their bodies and how to protect themselves.
CPLAer: Zirui Li
Today is our second day teaching here. We feel more relaxed and comfortable working with these young students. Based on the experience we had yesterday, we have better communications with them and better understanding about how they think. I think we have improved on how to communicate with them.
My group mainly focused on “healthy food”. We used couple of ways to interact with them on this part. For example, we let them watch animation videos as well as make juice by themselves. We thought that watching animation videos would keep them more interested because we thought we could ask easier questions to consolidate their memories.
In the same time, we wanted to let them have fun on making juice by themselves and tell them how beneficial the juice can be to their bodies. In the future, we will keep upgrading our classes, and we hope we can be better next time.
Volunteer: Annan Chen
After two days of volunteering experience, I think this summer project is interesting. We had nutrition class with young students, went to “food maze”, filled color for the pyramid, and made juice for young students.
I was nervous on day one. That was the first time that I had class with little children. I was not sure if I could do it well or not, I was not sure if they would obedient or not, and what if I couldn’t keep the discipline in the classroom. I was worried about all of these problems. However, I felt relieved when we finished day one. The children did great job. They did what we said even though they are so little. They were so willing to cooperate with us and to interact with us when we asked questions and played games. This helped us a lot because their interactions gave us confidence to introduce them more about the nutrition and health.
In the classroom, we needed to act like children. We used their languages and behaviors to communicate in order to integrate into them. Even though we were tired in these few days, it was worth doing this when we saw the smile on their face. I felt happy to bring them happy.