“I’d like to go on the same road as my mother.”

Hello everyone,

This week I gave my high school students this homework:

Every job is different. I learned important things from each place I worked at. In the future, what work experience would you like to have? What skills do you want to get? Talk about part-time work or your career.

Today I would like to share some of the answers. From class H2G, 

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My favorite sentence is “Good communication is vital to become a working member of society”. Something that is ‘vital’ is something we cannot live without. We sometimes use the word for parts of our body. For example, “The heart is a vital organ.”

Secondly, we have a girl from H1G who wants to be a math teacher.

A nice sentence here is “Mathematics is a subject that expands various ways of viewing a problem, as well as how to solve it.” Another way to write this is that “math lets you see many sides of a problem.”

Lastly, we have another student who wants to be a teacher. Her mother went to Shin-ai and became a teacher. Now this girl wants to do the same thing. It is a nice story!

“I’d like to go on the same road as my mother.”

What a great image! I am sure your mother would be proud too. Do your best, and you can make your dream come true. Final tests start on Friday. Good luck everyone!


November 23… Double Holiday!

Hello everyone,

Tomorrow we do not have school. November 23 is “Labor Day” in Japan. It is a day for working people to take a rest. There is a special festival in Nagano, and many children say thank you to their parents and other people for working.

Did you ever say thank you to a policeman?

In America, tomorrow is also a holiday. “Thanksgiving” is on the 4th Thursday of November every year. “Thanksgiving” is a day to “Give Thanks” or say thank you. It is an autumn holiday that people celebrate with their families. The airports and roads are busy because many people travel to be with their family. Many people eat a turkey, and there are sports to watch on television.

Turkey Dinner!

Thanksgiving is also the start of the “holiday season”. People start thinking about Christmas, and shops have special Christmas shopping sales and decorations. Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and the next day, Friday, is called “Black Friday”. On this day many items are cheap, and people start buying Christmas presents. It is one of the busiest shopping day of the year!

Black Friday shopping.

Your final tests are coming, so tomorrow is a good chance to study. But don’t forget to take a moment to say “Thank you!” to your mother and father for working.

M3 Class C and D Work Experience Writing

Hello everyone,

Last week our junior high school grade 3 students had two days of work experience. For homework, the students wrote about where they went, and what they did. Today I will share three of their writings from classes C and D with you.

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Our first girl went to a pharmacy. She had a big responsibility preparing medicine. She has a nice sentence “I thank them from the bottom of my heart for their kindness.”

Our second girl went to a hospital where she worked helping nurses. She worked with both staff and patients. Be careful of the word “explained” vs “told”.

I was told how to use a wheelchair, too.”


The nurse explained how to use a wheelchair, too.”

Our third girl also went to a hospital, and wants to be a “physiotherapist”. Physio means physical, and therapy means making people better. So, physiotherapy means making people feel better by moving.

Have a good week, and study hard for your tests!

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