A day of small group visits, calligraphy, origami, games and practicing English for the Japanese students. A great day!
We finally arrived to Tokyo Station after a two hour train ride from Kyoto. Students were nervous and excited to meet their host families and many adorable reunions occurred. This morning we are off on our first school visit! More … Continue reading
Students learned how to write a postcard: where to put the message, the address and the stamp. This was a bigger chore than we realized. We spent the first half of the day visiting the Kyomizu Temple; then we … Continue reading
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We took the bullet train back and forth to Hiroshima. It was a sobering visit and the students were very respectful of our volunteer tour guides at the Peace Park, one of whom was a survivor of the bombing at … Continue reading
Many, many adventures. Our students were very popular with the Japanese school groups who were visiting many of the same sights that we were visiting. We saw: Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Craft Center, Heian Shrine, Nijo Castle. We … Continue reading
We are on the plane and on our way to Osaka. More to follow here with a daily update! Happy Trails with 28 members of the Class of 2017!
There are some great reminders in here about parenting for the long haul! This parenting thing is a marathon, not a sprint! Why saying NO to children sometimes can have benefits in childhood development