Kindergarten student: Jeshika-sensei!!! おっぱい!!! runs towards me and high fives my boobs
KG student: Jeshika-sensei!! おしり！ touches my butt
Me: -_- (thank god I wasn’t kanchoed)
KG student2: sniffing my pants your pants smell good.
Me: really? Thank you? stick leg out
Three students: press their noses against my leg and take a big sniff いい匂い！！ smells good!
KG student 3: your legs are so soft
There is no such thing as personal space at kindergarten.
It’s done and over with!
We didn’t win, but I’m very proud of my girls for all the hard work and dedication that they put into memorizing their speeches. I’m like a proud mother right now!
Not only do I feel like a proud mother but I feel so much happier all around, because this year was so much better for me! My girls actually were very nice to me and respected me. I even got real hugs from two of them! Ya’ll know what I’m talking about when I say real hugs, especially if you’ve ever hugged a Japanese person.
Anyways, the ALTs have this tradition where we make sign boards for the students and the students seemed really happy to receive the boards. I gave all the girls little treats when we would practice but today I gave each of them a hand made sign board and a Polaroid picture to commemorate the event.
I think one of the best parts of the day was the fact that my students got to see me and how I really am. At school, for some reason, I completely change my personality. Today, they saw me joking and messing around with the other ALTs and basically saw the real me. It was just a good day over all around.
Now, that the speech contest is over I can relax. お疲れ様 to me!
(Side note: Three of my girls will be going to Australia for a short home stay next month!)
My junior high school is blasting Nirvana’s “Smells like teen spirit” on the loud speaker during lunch time.