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【 高校1年生 アメリカフィールドワーク 5日目 】 / America Field Work [5th Day]





On March 8th, we visited a kindergarten/elementary school near CUH in the morning.  We introduced some Japanese games to boys and girls from 4 to 6 years old.  We played Mametsukami (Slippery Japanese chopsticks), Karuta (traditional Japanese playing cards), Origami (the art of folding paper), Fukuwarai (similar to “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”), and Ken-ken-pa (hopscotch).


It was the first time for the children to play Japanese games, and they had an exciting and fun time.  Nakamura students tried their best to communicate with children not only in English but also by gestures.


During the break, we went outside with children and played tag and climbed on a jungle gym.  The Nakamura students looked like big sisters to the young children as they all played together.  It was heartwarming to see the Nakamura students helping the young children and enjoying the time together.  Many Nakamura students wanted to stay at the elementary school all day, but had to go back to CUH.









Upon returning to CUH from the elementary school, Nakamura students had lunch with their host sisters and then attended afternoon classes with them.


One of afternoon lessons was in math. The lesson was about direct and inverse proportions.  Nakamura students had already learned how to work with proportional equations while in junior high school.  Therefore, this lesson was a little easier for the Nakamura students to follow than previous lessons.


On the other hand, in Spanish class, only Spanish was used in class, so the Nakamura students had a challenging time trying to understand.  However, because of the Latin influence on both Spanish and English, Nakamura’s students found some similarities between the two languages.






Tomorrow is the last day of our trip. 

We will be attending morning classes at CUH, and then visit Lucero’s Olive Oil factory in the afternoon.  Afterwards, Nakamura students will also have some quality time with their host families tomorrow evening. It has been a busy but fulfilling week.