Tuesday – our first day at the camp

Tuesday – our first day at the camp

The first day of the camp went very well. It all started with a trip along the picturesque Bashkir road. The snow had already melted on the tops of the mountains and it was quite warm.
And so when we arrived at the camp, we were greeted by warm spring weather. In the beginning, we went to the meeting with Irina Nikolaevna and our foreign friend Alex.

They divided us into 5 groups randomly and we were given a very fascinating task: preparing the introductory perfomance for the evening.

In the afternoon we had a masterclass with Elena A. Simonova: Teambuilding

We took an interview after the lesson:

Q: What is your profession?

A: Educational psychologist

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

A: I initially decided to become a psychologist, but Magnitogorsk University (MAGU) did not have a specialty of psychology, only a teacher-psychologist.

Q: How many years have you been working?

A: I’ve been working for 22 years already.

Q: What age group do you work with?

A: Most often from 0 to 18, but I also work with adults.

Q: How do the tasks we completed help in team building?

A: First, everyone has to communicate. The child wouldn’t speak the language, but in the classroom he has to communicate in it. Secondly, the special tasks distract kids from the devices.

Everyone got together as a team and in a few hours we were already able to present our performances.

All of which were unique in their own way, each student was able to show his talent. The teams came up with a name and motto.

The first team, named “Constellation”, performed a dance to the legendary song of 2016, “La la la”.
The second one, “Sakura” brought to life one of Japanese legends, which depicted the story of the spring sakura tree.
The team three was called “Colored flowers”. They told us about their team and performed the dance to the song “Colors”.
The fourth team, “Resurrection of spring”, presented a fairy tale about a cold and terrible winter, and a warm and beautiful spring. Then they showed us the spring dance.
The team number five, “Hearts of lights”, showed a performance, in which the main character woke up from winter slumber.
The act had a spectacular finish.

Before going to bed we had a nice disco which helped to make the end of the day perfect.