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 →


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 →

Welcome to the Inaka

Where I am        As I've been living and working in Japan for about a month now, I think it`s time to post an update. First, an explanation of where I am. I live in a small, mountainous town called Higashiagatsuma-machi in Gunma Prefecture. I say small, but the area the town covers... Continue Reading →

Blogger Update

So not a lot of content has been happening lately because of how crazy/exhausting life is right now. Basically my very waking moment is spent focusing on how my thesis is going, so I don't have time to research and write about the stuff I'd like. I've been researching the thing I chose to research... Continue Reading →

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