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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!

天気: 晴 行事: 赤名小


Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): younger sister

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

Trevor Lalish-Menagh
  • 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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