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Travel Blogs from Nagano
... br> 3rd juggling
4th Origami folding of warrior hat
5th demonstration of Kendell (judo Kendell/stick fighting like fencing) We were allowed to hit a child on the head with the stick. He had a hamlet on. I swear. I felt guilty. (when I get home to the states I will post pictures).
Then back to school for a little break. we then presented to a small class and then they showed us jump rope. I did not realize ...
... the Japanese characters. ( I need to ask again the proper name of this). There were two students (brothers) at the school today that are from America. They come to Japan every summer for a month and they come to school and learn because there is nothing else to do. Its optional for them.
We then presented to another class. This teacher had been to Clearwater and met our mayor. He also had a countryside high school shirt on (my MS ...
Today was the worse school visit so far. The principal is all about learning about other cultures but we were worked hard. We never received a break or offer of water. I don't mind speaking
about my school over and over again. It's what I'm here for and I
teach the same thing 6 times a day. However and chance to pee or drink
water would be nice.
Today we went to a Sanyo Junior High school. It was different kind of school day. First off they put a first year teacher in charge of us. That was not fair to her or us. Things were very unorganized. They expected us to know where to go from room to room without a map or schedule in front of us. Luckily the we had an ALT today. Mr. D. (Drew, Japanese have trouble with the R) and he saved us. Drew was a member of the 4th of ...
... We saw everything from snow to new flowers and waterfalls. I took lots of pictures here. We started at 9am and finished hiking at 3:30pm. We stopped halfway through and had lunch at the top of the mountain. It was amazing except for the bugs. It was so quiet and beautiful and peaceful!
After the hike we went to Onsen. (hot springs) it was awesome. We were separated by gender and you have to wash yourself first. In front ...