Friday was the last day of our program and the students received certificates. We celebrated the birthday of three of the students: Marina, Yuna and Taiki. Students sang for the UCR teachers and staff present. After that we went to Cabazon for a few hours. I think everyone was able to get what they needed as we had plenty of time. They could also experience the heat of the desert. When we returned to Riverside we met with Yano-sensei who brought letters from the students we met at San Marino during the week.
Friday, September 16, 2016
We visited Martin Luther King High School in Riverside on Wednesday. Students were able to see the facilities, learn about the school system and interact with ASP students. We are very grateful for the warm welcome and hospitality.
|The Principal greeting our students|
|Practicing a Japanese song|
|Receiving gifts from the Principal|
|With the ASP students|
|Saying thank you|
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
We visited Yano-sensei at San Marino High School on Monday. This time we were able to meet students from four different classes. It was great seeing how the students from last year and the year before are more confident now and know so much more Japanese.
|"Shiritori" with the SM students|
|Met with Edgard and Andrew who coincidentally work at SM|
Monday, September 12, 2016
Sunday, September 11, 2016
We visited Camino Real Elementary School in Riverside on Thursday and received a warm welcome by Principal Huben. I cannot upload many photos but I hope you can have an idea of the activities we had there. Later in the day I met with my former students Mei and Cameron--it was great seeing them and hearing about their success here in California.
|Q&A session with Principal Huben|
|With Cameron & Mei|