"Ohayu gozaimasu!" That means "Good morning!" The principal and student greeters (5 boys and 5 girls) greet every student with this greeting as they walk in. (No one comes by bus or car.)
Look at this beautiful courtyard! The students work to take care of it.
The students were very excited to see us! They even asked for our autograph!!
We walked around and visited classes. The students all wanted their picture taken, but they had to listen to their teachers!
Students call their teacher "Sensei." They don't use their names. This is a math class.
In English class, students played a vocabulary game in a circle. They took their slippers off before coming into this carpeted room. It was so much fun!!!
The library looks a lot like ours, except without computers. Kids have a special bag to carry their library books.
I had lunch in the classroom with a second grade. I gave them some awesome Horace Mann pencils -- thanks PTA!!!
After lunch, it's time to clean up! Kids move the desks and grab brooms.
Some students sweep, clean desks, wash floors, empty trash, or rake outside. Everyone has a job to do!Some students sweep, clean desks, wash floors, empty trash, or rake outside. Everyone has a job to do!
After clean-up, I read the class a Halloween story. It was a rhyme and riddle book in English -- they knew all the answers!
Recess time - some kids ride unicycles! These unicycles belong to the school.
We participated in an assembly of Eisa traditional dance. We learned to play drums while we learned the dance moves.