Friday, September 19, 2014

California School for the Deaf

We visited the California School for the Deaf here in Riverside from 9 to 1 PM today. As always it was an excellent experience for both the Japanese and the American students. I was able to see some of the students I met last year, too. The funny thing was that, again, a few of the children asked if I was the mother of all the Japanese students!
Teaching some Japanese sign language.

Fun doing origami. 

One of the students I met last year.

Students writing their names in Japanese.

Lunch together. 

Saying good-bye. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rubidoux High School

We visited Rubidoux High School in Riverside on Wednesday. The JIU students were not able to give any presentations, but they were able to observe a few classes and also talk to the assistant principal. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

San Marino High School and Getty Museum

Today we visited Yano-sensei's Japanese classes at San Marino High School. I feel lucky to be able to introduce him to my students. He is one of the most energetic and dedicated Japanese language teachers I know. He inspires my students and me. 

Mira Loma Middle School

We visited Mira Loma Middle School on Monday and it was great seeing Principal Huben again. I appreciate the fact that he spends more than one hour answering the students' questions about his school, his career and the educational system in California. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Los Angeles on Saturday

At the Japanese American National Museum.

Santa Monica.

Chinese Theater in Hollywood.