(the Second Year Students at Junior High School)

I) On may 12th, We began to prepare for the annual school trip to Mt.Daisen for second year junior high school students.

We wanted to enjoy the school trip to Mt.Daisen as result of good preparation in advance!

The first step was deciding what each student’s “Kakari” would be. After we decided on our Kakari, the next step was to have meetings where the Kakari confirmed the job of each member.

 

“Kakari”

“Kakari” is a Japanese word whose meaning changes depending on how it is used.

If you are the “English Kakari” for your homeroom, you perform tasks for the English teachers, such as collecting notebooks from the students and carrying messages from the teacher to the students, for example, the pages in the textbook that the students must review before they take a test.

If you are the “recreation Kakari” for a school trip, you plan and oversee recreational activities such as map reading, quiz games, and so on.

In short, your kakari is your area of responsibility.

 

II) We began to make flags to use at the top of Mt.Daisen.

Everyone brought different things to put on the flag and sewed them on the flag.

We wrote words on the flag, too.

Each group was going to bring its flag to the top of Mt.Daisen and take pictures with it.

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We wanted the flags to be something we were going to be satisfied with.

 

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2016.8.22diary

Enjoying Games

(the Second Year Students at Junior High School)

I became a member of a new class two months ago.

I haven’t got used to this class yet, but the other day my class decided to play dodgeball and “KEIDORO” as a class activity.

“KEIDORO” is a kind of game, “KEI” means a policeman and “DORO” means a thief, and KEI runs after DORO to arrest him.

In playing dodge ball, there were some classmates who didn’t throw the ball so often, and so those who are good at dodge ball tried to give the ball to them, calling their name.

That’s how we became good friends.

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In playing KEIDORO, the DORO helped each other to get away from the KEI.

If someone was arrested by the KEI, someone would help them and they could say ”Thank you” to each other.

This class activity became very good for us.

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I hope to be getting happier and happier in class!

 

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2016.8.19diary

Learning Japanese Culture

(the Second Year Students at Junior High School)

Zazen

We have studied Zazen since we were first year students.

It was hard to cross our legs last year, but this year we were able to concentrate on Zazen.

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Kimono

We learned how to wear kimono. It was the first time for us to tie an obi so it was difficult.

We were happy when we were able to tie it.

We want to remember so we can do it the next time.

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We made Matcha with a Fukusa.

It was difficult the first time.

When other people would drink the tea which I made, I made it carefully in order for them to say, “Oh, very delicious.”

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2016.8.4diary

Our Message for Peace

Nice to meet you.

We are first-year students of class ‘a’ in Hiroshima Notre-Dame Seishin Junior High School. Last year, marking the 70th anniversary since the atomic bomb was dropped, we had thought very hard about what we could do for world peace. And we’ve decided to make a large paper crane to show our wish for peace.

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We hope that we can convey our wish and also we want people around the world to think about peace. We, the youth who succeed next generation, should think more and share the importance of peace with many people

 

We are going to think and act so that people in the world can live hand in hand, transcending borders.

 

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