New KitKat! Kumamoto Ikinari Dango Flavor

My trips to the grocery store tend to include very comprehensive wanders through the snack and candy areas. While these explorations aren't super great for my wallet or my thighs, I do get to see new treats that come in. I avoided the Easter banana Kit-Kats last month (because I thought I would die from... Continue Reading →

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Spring/Graduation English Board

This month's English board is a combination of two themes. First is graduation, as the 6th graders will be graduating to go to middle school in two weeks. I'm gonna miss them so much (´;д;`) Second is spring! Because it's finally, FINALLY starting to get warm and I'm just so tired of everything being gray... Continue Reading →

Starbucks Sakura 2019 🌸

So I'm a little late to the party, as Starbucks started selling sakura menu items a few weeks ago, but oh well. I never go to Starbucks. I used to work at Starbucks, and I KNOW that I can't afford to be drinking there. Also, the coffee isn't that great, just saying. And Pike Place... Continue Reading →

Japanese high school life in the Heisei era at the heart of new Pocky x Milk Tea collaboration — SoraNews24

https://www.youtube.com/embed/dVRhyd1h6D8?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Bittersweet flavours combine to create a whole new taste sensation. Japan is currently heading towards a momentous moment in history due to arrive on 31 April, when Emperor Akihito steps down from the throne and ends his 30-year reign, bringing a close to the Heisei era. The occasion is prompting a lot of people around…... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day English Board

This board was very difficult for me. Mostly because my co-teacher didn't want the board to focus on love, as that would be distracting for students (they're in elementary school!). But he still wanted a board about Valentine's Day for the kids to learn about American culture. So. I had to make a Valentine's day... Continue Reading →

Getting Ready for Setsubun Around Town

There are demons popping up all over town. They're in the grocery store, they're in the streets, they're in the Lawsons! Fortunately, my town is not about to be taken over by forces of evil. The adorable demon invasion is just signaling that Setsubun (Feb. 3rd) is near, and spring will soon follow (hopefully).  Setsubun... Continue Reading →

Winter English Boards

The holidays are a great time to go nuts with decorating, including in the classroom. That being said, this is my first year of teaching and I had no idea how to make a good English board so I spent HOURS wandering around on Pinterest. So many white middle aged moms....so many....also what is the... Continue Reading →

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