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First Day of School February 28, 2010

Posted by Elisa Hough in Photos.
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Today Jojo and I started our internship at Nakanishi Elementary School in Urasoe. We’re assistant teaching the English class along with another intern from Norway, working under the main teacher who is a Malaysian Australian. Together we make quite the pack of gaijin.

But if today is at all indicative of the rest of the month, “working” really means playing games all day. The English class, which each grade cycles through for one hour per week, is more like playtime — the kids don’t have desks, and one Japanese teacher spelled out hiragana words with his butt.

So for today’s fourth-grade lessons, we played a game saying our birthdays. After a tea-and-broccoli break and a lunch break in the staff room, we went to second-grade P.E. and played tag, or as they call it, oni gokko — Devil’s play.

Kawaii ne? Some are really shy, but many are so excited to see foreigners. When I walked through the school after lunch, it was to a chorus of “Hello!” “Elisa-sensei!” “Bye bye!”

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1. Laserbeak - February 28, 2010

How do you do that?

Elisa - February 28, 2010

What?

2. Laserbeak - February 28, 2010

Teach English in Japan, or intern

Elisa - February 28, 2010
3. Laserbeak - February 28, 2010

Hey, alright!

4. mas nadzir - March 1, 2010

UuuuUU Malaysian Australian

for some reason my eyes were fixed on the word “Malaysian”

you look like you were having a blast in Japan, can’t wait to read ur next post XD

5. okidu - March 1, 2010

sugoi! subarashii!

6. Jono - March 2, 2010

honto ni sugoi!

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