Monday, November 29, 2010

A Taste of China

This is mostly Chinese-type food including dumplings, a salad, and egg soup. When translated, it’s “a little hot” egg soup, which is referring to the level of spiciness.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Japanese Hot Dog?

This is not exactly what I expected when I read frankfurter on the menu, but here it is slathered with tomato sauce. Some students, and myself, put it in the bread roll and made a hot dog. There is a green salad and “fall” stew in which sweet potatoes are a main ingredient. Mmmmm...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vegetable Soup

Beginning with the classic milk and rice, we also have boiled saury next to a wafuu salad. Next there`s a very seasonally appropriate vegetable soup and apple jelly for dessert.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pork and Beans

One of the most American dishes I’ve had during school lunch is this one, pork and beans. At least there are some veggies in this version.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This is Halloween?


***There were pictures of our students in this post that the district required us to remove. That said, it may be a little choppy now.***

Halloween is not widely celebrated in Japan, but has gained some popularity in recent years. It is barely in our curriculum, however, we feel it is a very important part of American culture. So we had an entire week of Halloween...

While I wore only one costume, Staci felt it necessary to change costumes everyday.

First she was a witch with ridiculously heavy purple eyelashes.

Minnie Mouse and a black cat.

Sadly, pictures of the ladybug, princess and cat costumes were never taken.

While Staci`s students were making masks, my students were making...not masks. Rather they were cutting out shapes and taping them to their faces.


One of my favorites.

That Friday we had an observation at Hamada Elementary where Heather is the AET. The students were all dressed up in costumes and went trick-or-treating for...stamps. No candy involved.

Reviewing the English phrases before we start.

Trick or treat. Who are you? The best answer was from a 1st grader who answered this question with “I`m death!“

That night we went to a Halloween party at the church.

All business.

Staci as Mario and Elise who went GAGA.

Too Soon for Leftovers

I just realized that I had this same exact meal just a few days prior. See below.