Lessons are in full swing. New first year students are still shy and trying to get used to the new school, lessons, teachers, and students in their classes. Even some of the current students, 2nd and 3rd years, are struggling with the same feelings of uneasiness that comes with the new school year.
I have finally been able to meet all the new first years at my base school, Yanai Koko. Most are rather shy but I am proud of the fact I can still get them to relax enough to giggle. There are a few that are outgoing and willing to participate in class with little coaxing. Then there are those that need a huge push. Or better known as Amanda just called on you, now do as she asks.
The year is still young. The students and I have a whole year together to get to know one another. I had been nervous before even setting foot into my fist class. ‘Will they be good kids? What if they don’t like me? What if they are not like my other kids?!?!’ These silly thoughts were put to rest the minute I stated class. All my new students seem to be wonderfully sweet and eager to work in my class. I look forward to getting to know each and ever one of them.
There is one thing that I have come to realize. I don’t meet my last set of new first years until the middle of May. This would be my first years at Yanai Shouko. This means I need to hold out on my introduction lesson until then. Oh joy…