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Elementary Schools 小学校

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Journal for 2005-1-12 Thu..
Weather: Sunny Plan: Akana Ele.

I love going to elementary schools. Just seeing all the little kids big grins and bright eyes makes me feel great. When I started as an ALT 2 years ago I was very nervous about teaching in elementary schools, but it turns out that making friends with kids is a lot easier than making friends with adults, so I have grown to like my days at the elementary schools. In fact I want to work solely at elementary schools for my next job!

平成17年1月12日の日記
天気: 晴 行事: 赤名小

今日はいつも楽しい小学校へ行く日でした。僕は小学生の笑顔を見るのがとても幸せになるために小学校で教えるときが大好きです。2年以上前でこのALT仕事を始まったとき、小学校で教えるのが一番恐そう仕事の部分と思いました。ですが、子どもと友達になる感じは大人などより簡単なので、ダンダン小学校に行くのが好きになりました。次の仕事は小学校だけで働きたいです!

Today's Kanji
(今日の漢字)
Meaning (意味): younger sister

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji
マイmai
Japanese Reading (訓読み):
Reading Romaji
いもうとimouto
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation
いもうとimoutoyounger sister
姉妹しまいshimaisisters
弟妹ていまいteimaiyounger brother and sister
義妹ぎまいgimaiyounger sister in law


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Trevor Lalish-Menagh
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  • The little elementary kids scare me. Is it easier to befriend them when you can speak fluent Japanese? Do you hang out a bit after the class is over?
    • Well, my Japanese is far from fluent, but it does help to speak a little Japanese. Honestly though, most of the time I'm just playing with them: running around, picking them up, playing tag, etc. Very little verbal communication is needed. I always eat lunch with them and try to spend recess and lunchtime with the kids. That seems to help a lot, too. A big smile and a goofy attitude in class can go a long way as well. Good luck with your classes!
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