Monthly Archives: August 2010

THE BUS!!!

Yes, indeed, the stars aligned for me today.  I actually got ALL fourteen very busy TSIS seniors and a Kazakhstani construction workers’ transport bus together for a 20 minute photo session.  The results were striking.  Of course, I wish that we had had a little more time and a little less sun.  But still, I will take […]

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Special Camp 2010 – More Beach Adventures!

The third morning of camp started off with tangram competitions in the dining room: Sveta and Ira proved their spatial skills as they constructed the cat within the time limit.We then moved to the pool and beach for more free swim. . .Until the morning team competitions began in earnest.  The three teams rotated through various […]

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Special Camp 2010 – Day 2 – Chariot Wars!!

Another beautiful day in paradise!! After a morning of free swim, the kids and volunteers gathered on the beach for the day’s big game – a messy variation of capture the flag.  Each team had a base with a helium balloon attached to a can.  The base could be guarded from a distance by sheet-bearing […]

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Special Needs Camp – Day 1 – Paradise Found!

I spent all of my morning trying to keep up with this bus.  It seemed like a simple enough assignment – follow a large, (theoretically) slow-moving bus – but I think the driver was trying to shake me.  All the way through town, he kept going through blinking lights, causing me to throw caution to […]

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True Love

I came home from an afternoon/evening of school meetings and was met by the aroma of seasoned meat on the grill.  Because Allison and I are on this yeast-free eating plan, we are unable to eat  standard cafeteria fare.  And, as we are leaving for a four-day conference weekend, we were in desperate need of packing our […]

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