2011年6月15日水曜日

Meg's observation day

'Tis the season for parental participation.

Today was Meg's school's lower classes observation day. (The school is too big to do them all at once- nowhere to park.) The class was maths which at first I was a bit of disappointed with as I like the ones where we get to watch them do a presentation (Japanese, PE) or make something (craft class) but in the end I was really impressed. Watching them do a regular bums on seats learning class was really interesting and gave us more of an idea of what a day in 2-2 is like to boot.

"Don't interrupt mummy- I'm learning!"

This was the class they were doing. An introduction to writing the reason why the answer is what it is. But really I took the picture for that t-shirt. Afro mouth?? Underneath the small print says 'I have much hope.'


After the observation the kids go outside to play while the parents hang around for a class PTA meeting. When I went out to find Meg at the end I found her:


Love that smile.

4 件のコメント:

achan さんのコメント...

Meg is changing so much she looks quite different from a year ago.

We can't take photos in the classroom anymore-privacy!!! I hate the western influence sometimes

Gina さんのコメント...

Meg really does have a very nice smile. : )

I've been to the math class at our elementary school once before too. It was pretty interesting. I enjoyed it too.

I didn't know your school had that many students, that's why you mentioned a few weeks ago...lower half and upper half. I didn't really understand that at the time. But now it totally makes sense. Our elementary has so few kids, we do our observation days in one fell swoop for all grades. : )

And lol at that shirt. The Engrish/English shirts here in Japan always just slay me! ; )

Xana さんのコメント...

We can't take photos either. And have them all at once, 800 kids. NO parking, all parents must walk or bike. It will be kind of impossible in the pouring rain or baking heat with a newborn. And they are at 2pm, the hottest time of day. Only 2.5km, but still, it was hard at 9months pregnant too. i think your distances must be much greater, though not as hot.

Meg is gorgeous!

thefukases さんのコメント...

achan- I really notice Meg's face is changing, too. ANd she has really long legs. Mum was making a dress for the girls and asked me to measure them shoulder to hips- they are only 2 cm different! Meg is all legs.... We have cameras, video cameras the works going on. I always have to watch myself as it's so warm in there and we just stand and watch and I get all relaxed and yawn- don't want that on tape!

Gina- thank you- when she's smiling she's a delight. It's just the other times.... ;P I fond everything about the school quite interesting as it's so different from the way I am used to. The standing up to answer the teacher, the chorussing of 'that's right' when someone gives an answer, the exacting way you have to right each number etc etc. Who would have thought maths would be so different, huh? Our school has 816 students. It's not the biggest in the city though- there are two other schools with over 1000 students! I went to a school that had 200 kids in 7 years so it is a bit mind blowing for me to imagine so many kids! ANd yeah, I love the shirts!

Xana- wow!! All kids live within walking distance then? We have kids bussed in from all directions. I would guess the farthest kids live over 5km from the school? Meg walks 3.8km. I can't believe the parents have to walk to yours- wow! And yeah, we think Meg is pretty cute too- well, most of the time!