Wednesday, April 13, 2011

School Today??

Not really... all 30 minutes of it.

Why on earth do they not just tell the kids they have the day off?? Instead they have to go through all the hassle of having everyone turn up at school for ONE lesson then hurry them all home again to get ready for the Entrance Ceremony for First Graders. Sigh. It's one of those 'Emperor's New Clothes' moments in Japan when you just want to stand up and say 'Hey, everyone, this is CRAZY!" because I'm sure everyone agrees that it is, they are just used to it and used to going along with it. Sigh. Rant over.

Average day, kindy class okay, Erica's second day at kindy went well, Amy and Lena biked to Baachan's while I worked and Erica played, only she wasn't there... we all came home in time to meet K back from the Entrance Ceremony, where he had to make a speech as head of the PTA. We all had lunch together, then Lena's friends came over to play. I went out and bought Amy presents, then took Lena out to buy her presents. Kanji went back to work, and Amy and Lena got started on the papier mache pinata disco ball...

6 comments:

illahee said...

i got the impression at hiro's school that the kids continued on with school after the entrance ceremony. the second graders even sang a song about life as a first grader. it was cute!

Rachel said...

Yours might be a smaller school. Ours has trouble fitting in all the kids, it would be hot and crowded with them all in there plus all the Mums and Dads and Grans, so the upper grades don't go at all. They were home just before K took off to go to it.

illahee said...

yeah, that's probably it. although, only the sixth grade and the second grade were there.

there are 14 second graders and 15 first graders. :)

thefukases said...

wow. That must be some big school Rachel! We have 820 kids here and they all attend entrance ceremony but only the parents of the new 1st graders attend. What do you do with siblings if one is a first grader and one an older kid? Leave them at home alone I guess, huh?

The kinder here mandates all parents turn up to nyuuenshiki as we decide PTA duties then. But only one parent per child and no older siblings. So all the older siblings play outside in the kinder yard unsupervised....

I hope you are into the swing of the new schedule soon!

Rachel said...

I don't think we have 800... I'll have to plump K for more details. I'm sure he has NO idea other schools do it all differently!

Rachel said...

We have 480, and the 6th grade attend. Unsurprisingly, he was astonished at the variety!