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14
2017

4th Grade Math Class

CATEGORYElementary
Ocean class is working on nets and 3D shapes. The 4th graders are using their math skills to design a town with the shapes they’ve made.
うみ組が立方体と展開図の勉強をしています。そして自分たちが作った立方体で町をデザインしています。
Math work 4th grade
09
2017

Iowa Trip Diary #6

CATEGORYHigh School
Let me summarize the first four days at Iowa first. The first two and a half days were pretty good. I was not experiencing any jet lag and I was sleeping well. I just rested on the day that I arrived and played some games with my buddy.

On the second day, I went to church with my host family. I met some people that I knew from last time, and met some new people too. In the afternoon on the same day, a stomach ache caught me. It made me go to the toilet once in an hour with my diarrhea. I wouldn't go any further into the details because it may ruin your delicious dinner so I'll just move on. I went to the doctor on the next day to get some medication. Thanks to Mr. Hadley I was able to see the doctor quickly. The doctor was pretty concerned about dehydration because I had a high blood pressure and heart rates with some fever which I was not able to understand since it was in Fahrenheit. The doctor asked if I needed to go to the ER (Emergency Room) to get some fluid in but it seemed like there was no need for it. I went home and rested for a whole day. Luckily, this allowed me to go to school the next day. Maybe I just had jet lag after all.

Going to school was really exciting because I met many of my friends that I met three years ago which was amazing. I also met some new friends. My buddy had Geometry in the morning and AP US History and Choir and PE in the afternoon. I liked Geometry the most and hated AP US History the most since I had no background information or vocabulary about it. I had nothing to do which made me bored.

On Saturday I went to Texas Roadhouse which is a steak house to celebrate my buddy's 16th birthday. I went there last time so I knew the menu and what to pick. It was delicious and I loved it. This Sunday was awesome since I was healthy. I went to church in the morning. My buddy and I went to his friend's house and played some games there. It was so fun that I can't explain it but it was really nice to meet them and I was able to take pictures.

Anyways, I went through a great experience that I could never forget and having fun after all.

Ryota and his friends in Iowa
06
2017

5th Grade in the Science Lab

CATEGORYElementary
Rainbow class has been experimenting with electric current and magnetism in the science lab.
にじ組が理科室で電気と磁石の実験をしています。
Science Lab

05
2017

National Spelling Bee

CATEGORYElementary
5th grader, Ayana Ishino represented Katoh Elementary School at the National Spelling Bee. She finished 10th overall. We are very proud of Ayana’s success.
5年生の石野文菜さんが加藤学園初等学校代表として全国スペリングビー大会に出場しました。そして第十位という成績を収めました。文菜さんの実績をとても誇りに思います。
National Spelling Bee

05
2017

Iowa Trip Diary #5

CATEGORYHigh School
On February 25th, we arrived in Iowa at the Cedar Rapids airport. When we arrived at the airport, I was little nervous because I am going to stay in Iowa for 2 weeks by myself and with the family I had never met. I cannot imagine what it would be like in the next 2 weeks, so I was nervous. When I first met with my host family, I was surprised that they were so big and tall. It looked scary if you look at them from the outside but they welcomed me warmly so I was relieved. When I talked to them, they were kind so I was happy.

In this trip, I experience many new things like archery, billiards, golf, etc.

On February 27th after I went to school, I went to archery club. At the club, I did archery and this was my first time doing archery. My buddy has a lot of experience in archery. He has a good bow and arrows and he is good at it so when he shoots the arrow, he always shot at one spot. When I first saw the shot, the arrow went really fast and accurate so I was surprised and at the same time, I wanted to do same thing as him. After my buddy's shot, I was able to shoot as well. My first shot was horrible. We can shoot 5 arrows in one round but I only got to hit the target twice. My buddy could shoot the middle part of the target but I couldn’t even hit the target so it was so far away from being like him. Also, the speed of my arrow was slow so I had many things to work on. It was fun shooting arrows and making changes and seeing the improvements. At first, I could only hit the target 2 out of 5 times at 10 yard but at the end, I could hit all of the shots, plus I could aim the middle of the target. My highest score was 43 and the highest is 50 so there was big improvement. I really enjoyed shooting and I want to do it again!

On March 3rd, we went to the “The First Tee Lakeland, YMCA Par 3 Golf Course” to play golf. I played mini golf before but this was the first time to do real golf using a full set of golf clubs. My first shot was really bad. I used a 4 iron for my first shot and when I hit the ball, it went really high, above the net, and it went to the right and dropped in middle of the road. I was lucky there wasn’t any cars out there. The real golf was way harder than I thought. Sometimes, I missed when I hit the ball. But sometimes, I did really well. Overall, I think I did well for a first timer. I need to get better at it fully because I feel good when I hit the ball and I don’t feel good when I don’t hit it.

So far, I have experienced many new things and I like it. I want to keep trying to do new things and have good experience. I really liked to do archery and I want to do it again.

Yohei in Iowa 2

Yohei in Iowa 1