Monday, November 05, 2007
OK - so it's a little late, but I was busy with the conference, so I didn't have time to post the pics before now. I was one of the "chosen" to be on the working committee for both the new ALT Orientation and our JET Mid-Year Conferences. The team grudgingly obliged our Prefectural Advisor, but to be honest, at the end of the day, it was a lot of fun working together. I gave a workshop on lesson planning that seemed to be very well received (or at least many people wanted to buy me "otsukaresamadeshita" drinks at the after party).
But enough about me - look how cute my students are! I was really missing the Halloween/Fall spirit, so I decided to take my lunch on the verandah outside of the library (yes - that really IS all school property there!) and tried to sprinkle about some Halloween cheer. Some students joined me in trying to carve the kabocha (Japanese pumpkin), we sang the "Monster Mash" and had fun with random trick 'r treaters that happened by. Unfortunately, "kabocha" are not pumpkins - they're green (OK), small (OK), and reeeeeeally reeeally thick skinned and HARD (NOT ok!). So here's as far as I got carving the pumpkin...I gave up and ended up with a fabulously delicious soup instead :)