Elementary Christmas Cards 小学校クリスマスカード


Today after teaching a Christmas lesson to one of my favorite 3rd year classes at my elementary, the kids took me by surprise!
Soon as i finished the farewell, they all ran up to me at once pushing dozens of Christmas cards they had written for me into my hands!


I thought this one was cute. My Japanese isn’t amazing but it basically says.

Dear Daniel,
English classes are fun, even though I don’t understand any English at all!
I now understand because the explanation was clear.
Please continue to teach me in the future.

All of the feels!

Elementary School Thank-You Notes


I rocked up to work today at my Thursday shougakko To find a little booklet full of letters to me. A couple of my 2年生小学校 (2nd year elementary) kids had written me notes to say thank you as they had so much fun during our last class where we played the ‘evolution game’ and I taught them the ‘jellyfish song’ かわいい!!

It’s days like this I think to myself ‘yeah I’m doing something right’ (^ω^)

小学校サッカーロボ (Elementary School Soccer Robots)


Just spent the last 90 minutes building and playing with サッカーロボ (soccer robots) in rika 理解 (science class) with a couple dozen 10 year olds at my Tuesday elementary school, pretty much had the best time ever!


Satsumaimo さつま芋 Surprise


やった Kyoto-sensei 教頭先生 (Vice Principal) at one of my shougakkou 小学校 (Elementary School) just tapped me on the shoulder shoved a large paper bag into my hands and grumbled ‘Daniel sensei presento’. Peering inside I discovered half a dozen roasted satsumaimo さつま芋 (sweet potatoes). Omnomnom, so much for my diet (^。^)