Feb 7, 2018
Japanese schools have 3 semesters. The third semester starts in January, just after winter break. These three months are dedicated to calligraphy contests, parent's day, and then finally the end of the year and graduation.
Parent's day was last week, and as annoying as it is to go to school with a toddler in tow, watching my girls give speeches and perform accomplishments is great fun.
My youngest showed off her vaulting skills
They work their way up the levels until they can do them all.
I didn't get to watch them all because my oldest was going to give a speech and I didn't want to miss it.
So so so glad I didn't miss it.
The toddler almost got me kicked out of the classroom before her turn, but I stuck it out and held him down.
I am so grateful.
Her speech was a thank you speech to me. Let me tell you how eloquent this little girl is when she writes. It is mind boggling how thought out she sounds. Japanese isn't her native tongue, and yet when she writes, you would never know.
All of the students had to write about either how much they have grown in these ten years or how much someone has done for them.
She really has grown, even though I have only seen half of those ten years.
I am looking forward to next year and my younger daughters speech.
American step mom with beautiful Brazilian babies. Raising them in Japan. I'm a crafter too