Today was a typical school day for your children at Otemon Gakuin. As we entered the school, we were greeted by the many cheers of the first and second graders? We then attended a Welcome Ceremony where they performed their Hawaiian chant and hula. Here is where they met their host for the first time. Then they went to visit first and second grade classes where they played a variety of games. Next, they attended a Kendo classes. Here they learned how to master the katana ( bamboo) sword. Then they visited their host's homeroom class, ate lunch with them and went to recess. Finally, they attended an English class and a shodo (calligraphy) class.
After saying goodbye we headed to Osaka Castle.
A lot of interesting historical facts were learned here. After climbing & descending 8 stories, they were ready for dinner.
It was a whirlwind day but they all were very excited and happy to meet their host.
Tomorrow will be another exciting day..homestay.
Until then parents..Ms Tajiri
Friendship Exchange 2018