Coming to Jishukan, one of the things I was most nervous about was whether or not I would get along with my class. I can safely say now that my worries were unnecessary.
I'm so grateful that I have been put into Class 5A. It is a class full of constantly happy, bubbly people. It's a class full of hard workers and high achievers. While my classmates and I took awhile to warm up to each other, once we did, their smiling faces in the mornings became of the things I would look forward to each day. It's always just so wholesome and I love it.They are often shy to speak in English with me, but we still find ways to share a laugh together.
I'm also grateful for Shimizu sensei, who is the best teacher I could have asked for. He's always so nice and always makes me feel included. Most mornings, he will write messages on the board such as "everyone, let's talk to Shaun!" which I think is so cute. I also appreciate the fact that he always tries to speak in English to the whole class just for my sake, even when most of the time, what he's saying has absolutely nothing to do with me.
The class also threw me a "Welcoming Ice cream party" which had me shook. I felt so welcomed and special.
Im excited to spend more time with my new class!