This is my first official post from Japan!
I’ve finished my first week of class observations and just finished my first week of teaching English by myself. All the classes and schools have their own personalities. Some are very energetic, while others are more timid–understandably since they are still getting to know me.
My English classes also vary in age. I teach Jr. High students, 6th graders, 4th graders, 3rd graders, 2nd graders, 1st graders and Preschoolers. I won’t be teaching all those grades at every school but rather a mixture between my 6 schools. I’ve already helped a little with the Jr. High, but mostly by repeating words out loud in English and helping some students read English words.
Besides class observations, school welcoming assemblies and school staff introductions I’ve also had the opportunity to meet and see some great people! It was awesome reuniting with Ayumi and the Kuroishi family, my host family from 8 years ago! I’ve also met some great Japanese people in Kanayama and will hopefully continue to make more!
The food here is very different but very good! (Mechaumai) I’ve taken quite a few pictures of the foods I’ve tried, so be sure to be on the lookout for those in an upcoming post!
I’m sorry this post is short and a little underwhelming, but time goes by so fast that posting something witty, exquisite, or poetic is a challenge.
Stay tuned for more!
-Wishing on a star