The new group of students is small, but our little community comes from 6 different countries: Switzerland, South Africa, Netherlands, China, Italy, and the USA. We’ve been enjoying the process of learning to work together. Today, students completed a balloon challenge — to build a monster in less than 10 minutes! As you can see, the setting for our leadership session was quite beautiful.
We are having a lot of fun learning to work and play together. Today, we had a lesson in Mahjong, a popular Chinese game. It’s sort of like a card game, but it’s played with tiles. We learned the types of pieces, and all of the traditional ways that people play — including yelling the name of the piece as you discard. It was fun to learn all the pieces and it’s helpful because we learned the characters for the numbers 1-9, North, South, East, West, and some other key words. It’s a lot of fun! It’s no wonder why it’s so popular here. And our group is looking forward to more adventures together tomorrow.