Two in Thailand

After raising three children and watching them graduate from college, Bob and Carol decided to leave the educational field and pursue a dream that had been put on hold for 35 years (since graduationg from the University of Northern Iowa). "Two in Thailand" is the journal dedicated to that dream - to serve in the Peace Corps. This is a personal blog. The opinions expressed within do not necessarily represent the views of the Peace Corps or the United States Government.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Peanut Butter Sandwiches and Alphabet Soup



We use an incentive program to encourage Thai students to learn English. When they reach 20 stars, they are given a certificate. When they reach 30 stars, we take their picture, mount it on card stock and post it in the room. Bob rewards the top students by inviting them to a luch consisting of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches along with Campbell's Alphabet Soup which he can find in one store in Bangkok. The Thai soups are extremely spicy so the alphabet soup seems strangely bland to the students! In the picture you can see that many of them brought their own dish of noodle soup from the school kitchen. Students are then treated to an American movie on DVD!

3 Comments:

At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

MJ says: Yum....Do they have access to movies otherwise at all?

 
At 7:16 PM, Blogger Bob and Carol said...

They have some movies on TV and a few (1%) have DVD players attached to their TV's. Sometimes a teacher will show a movie in class.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger lindsayallbaugh said...

What do you show them?

 

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