Visiting Schools and Mastering Movements of Mysterious Monsters

Every year SICE students visit various schools as part of the Cross-cultural Educational Perspectives course. This year most of the visits took place in October. The most recent were to two elementary schools. We helped with English classes at both schools and spent the whole school day at one of them: interacting, introducing American culture, and learning a lot about Japanese elementary schools.

The entire class at the entrance to Ueda Elementary School
The entire class at the entrance to Ueda Elementary School
Students ask SICE participants questions.
Students ask SICE participants questions.

The schedule at our next school involves our presenting an activity to the 5th graders. We decided to warm up with Yokai Taisou, a very popular exercise involving mysterious monsters, and then teach the students the hokey pokey.

Early morning last minute practice of Yokai Taisou to make sure we can do it!
Early morning last minute practice of Yokai Taisou to make sure we can do it!

Here we are successfully performing yokai taisou  and then doing the hokey pokey with the students.

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