Recently we had our city speech contest! It seems like just moments ago we had the last one… here are a few pictures!
Nishi did REALLY well this year, Higashi did okay. We had two ninensei and one sannensei win the excellent prizes, but no ichinensei. Higashi has more kids than Nishi, so I couldn’t schedule as many visits as I did at Nishi. I wish we’d had more time!
One weekend with nothing to do, Kenji and I just went bike riding wherever we felt like. We went along the river that borders Gunma and Saitama on both sides, and just enjoyed the day!
Fields, flowers, and fruit!
Also recently, Japan was hit by a typhoon. I think they don’t cause as much damage as hurricanes, although they did cause a lot of flooding. It came right over Gunma, and they canceled school for the kids but not the teachers. We just got some heavy rain, and then beautiful clear blue skies afterward!
Beautiful skies and mountains around Higashi
The weather has been nice recently… getting colder, but still not bad! I’m still enjoying walking to school in the mornings!