As some of you may know, the family of Taylor Anderson, the Ishinomaki JET who was lost in the Great East Japan Earthquake, have contributed "Taylor Anderson Reading Corners" to the 7 schools at which Taylor taught. These corners, including beautifully carved wood shelves constructed by the father of 3 of Taylor's students, provide a comfortable place for kids to relax and read during lunch and after school. In addition to the corners, the Andersons have donated both English and Japanese children's books to encourage kids to explore the world of reading. Unfortunately, the English children's books (classics such as the Magic School Bus, the Cat in the Hat, etc) are a bit too high for Elementary School English levels. The kids say they love looking at the books because the drawings are so different from Japanese drawing styles, but still, they wish they could understand the meaning.
As Tohoku winter (finally) comes to an end, it is time for MAJET to emerge from it's bear-like hibernation! While you huddled under your kotatsu waiting for the sun's glorious return, we were planning all sorts of awesome! Here's the rundown of some MAJET stuff to look forward to!
1) Pub Quiz - April 21st
2) Clothes Swap (in Co-operation with our very own Jen Hassen) - May 27th
3) MAJET Talent show "Sendai Night Live"- May 19th
4) Football in Fukushima
5) MAJET Sports Festival - (tenatively) June 9th
6) MAJET Leavers Party (sadface) - July
You can find out more about highlighted activities by clicking through or heading to our Upcoming Events page!
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