This is M with her 1st grade teacher (this year he is the Japanese teacher and got to spend time with both M and N). He sang her a song about a father's daughter growing up and moving away and he was definitely very sad to see her go.
M's current 2nd grade teacher taught everyone a hula dance.
Here is the class learning the dance.
Then there was a surprise violin recital!
M is between 2 of her closest friends
M wrote and delivered a speech in Japanese about her year in Japan. Great job!!
Class photo! This is both 2nd grade classes.
This is M's class. She has a big box of presents that all the kids made for her. Origami, cards, pictures, plus a big binder with notes (that I can't read) from all the other kids. Very nice.
After the party it was lunch time. The kids get dressed in these aprons and masks, head down to the kitchen and bring back food.
Here they are scooping out food into the bowls.
Stew and rice for lunch. Apparently the stew had vegetables from the school garden!
N's class had its party after lunch.
When we arrived (in one of the bigger rooms, not a classroom), they were sitting in circles playing a series of games.
Then to the gymnasium (it had started pouring rain) for one last game of dodge ball.
N with some friends
Here is the Japanese teacher again, Hashimoto-sensei, who sang a song to N.
And another violin recital!
N's teacher and class
N gave a speech that he had written. He delivered it in Japanese and then in English. Great job!
Back in the classroom, N was saying good bye to his classmates and friends.
Last day of school! Good bye Daion Kinrin.