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Iowa Trip Diary #2

I had fun spending time with my host buddy. They're so nice and I enjoyed the weekend a lot. However, today was the first day of school, so I was little nervous about classes. I had 7 classes which were Spanish, Orchestra, English, Art, US History, Biology and Geometry. Two of the classes were the same as Alisha, so we were able to spend time together. I enjoyed art class a lot and then we had rec...

Iowa Trip Diary #1

It’s February 2017 and our intrepid Gyoshu travelers left Numazu station for yet another adventure in Iowa. This year we had a much smaller group, which only consisted of 6 grade 10 students. We left the station at 4:00 in the morning to make our way to Narita. We hardly noticed the first leg of the trip since we were all quite exhausted. Once at the airport the group had just enough time to shop ...

Arts class projects

Grade 10 Art Class ReportIn Art class this term, the theme was 'Alter-Ego.' First, they compared how different cultures express cultural identity through mask-making traditions and performances. Next, they investigated how artists address their sense of identity through creating portraits, alter-ego personas and mask-like constructions. Next, they experimented with different sculptural methods, su...

Open House Practice

Students are busy preparing for Open House. Each grade has their own cumulative projects to show their parents. 児童たちはオープンハウスの準備で大忙しです。各学級が、独自の総合プロジェクトを保護者たちの前で発表します。In 2nd grade, students are showing their English skills in three fairy tale plays.2年生イマージョンでは児童が3つの妖精の劇を演じて、英語のスキルを見せてくれます。...

Sweet Potato Pancake Party

Moon and Forest classes had a sweet potato pancake party. The 6th graders helped their 1st grade buddies make pancakes and enjoyed lunch together.つき組(1年)ともり組(6年)がポテトパンケーキを一緒につくりました。6年生が1年生のバディーを手伝いながら、パンケーキを焼いてランチを一緒に楽しみました。...

Setsubun

The 5th grade leaders translated the story of Setsubun into English to share with their family groups. They worked on making posters to help all the students understand why we celebrate Setsubun.5年生が節分のお話を英語に翻訳して、ファミリーのグループに読んであげました。またポスターを作り、節分の由来などを説明しました。...