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June 6th 2006
Published: June 6th 2006
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Mihiro, Riho and Shino
Picnic time

My class, the Panda class made up of 3 and 4 year olds went for a (longish) walk and had a picnic in a beautiful park. I am happy to report that not all of the playgrounds here are as small as MEK's, and the equipment at this one was excellent, and there was plenty of room for the kids to run around. There was also the biggest bees I have ever seen, (they were seriously the size of a small bird as are the butterflies here), but thats another story. Next weeks excursion is a potato digging day and barbeque with the parents so I'm not really sure what thats all about but I'm sure there wil be photos!! This week we are making clocks because it is the anniversary of Greenwich mean time (try explaining that to kids who dont speak any English!!) and Fathers Day here is on the 30th of June so we will be making gifts for that too. At the start of every month we do earthquake training, which means I blow a whistle three times and yell "earthquake earthquake" and throw the cushions out to them, making sure they put it
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Trying to get them all in a photo!!
on their heads and crawl under the tables!!!! In between all the special occasions we have been learning about the weather, practising letters and numbers and general conversation, going on the bus to music and art and walking to the park or the playground. The kids are really very cute and it's so great to see them learning right in front of your eyes, from saying "my name is Kaoru" to gargling when they've finished lunch, to remembering the actions to 'Incy Wincy Spider', it's all amazing.

Shizuoka Temple

Marissa and I headed to one of the temples in Shizuoka because we had heard that real live monks live there (i keep calling them buddhas by accident). Well we didnt see any monks but a horse with funny shoes on made the stopover worthwhile!!!

There are also photos of our NEW CHAIRS!!! Yes, we've finally found some and they are the best, i even fell asleep when snuggled up in one on Sunday night!

Stay tuned for photos from the long night out and Tokyo- headed there on the 9th of June. Love to all, aunties uncles, grandparents and friends- Happy Birthday Ben, Congratulations Carrie and Derek, Andrew and Kimberley, speedy recovery John, congratulations on your new job Chez and Bec, cant wait to see photos of the stylish Osborn household and your new house Kimberlee, hugs and kisses to Joe, Ellie and Wilbur and Lilly, see you soon Mum and Dad. Go the Crows and Min-Man!!!!! And the Aussies in the World Cup (If I've missed out anyones news its because Mum and Dad havent told me!) xoxo


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Moto and Takuma

They were a bit scared but made it to the other side.
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Hikari

Misaki's little sister- she wants to come to kindy too!!
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Uta (front) Shoki and Mahiru
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Misaki(l) and Himari
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Karen- check out how long her hair is!!!
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Lunchtime- they all had little mats to sit on and a treat that they could eat if they finished everything else.
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Unicycle

These kids were just riding around the other day, they were happy to be photographed
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Ryutaro behind Shoki
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Shizuoka temple

The horse with funny shoes (ok so its not a real horse, but the real ones used to wear them too!!)
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You can't even see the top!! Good training for Fuji- I think the guy in the white t-shirt had the same idea- he was walking up and down the whole time we were here!!
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Shizuoka temple

Marissa taking a breather (those steps were steep!)
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The Zebra tree

Not sure why?
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Australian made

In the international food shop (cant buy twisties here though)
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Lunch

At a place called Ringer Hut- huge bowls of soup and vegies and noodles- Yum!
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THE NEW CHAIRS

Thumbs up!! Comfort at last
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THE NEW CHAIRS

Marissa sad and lonely


7th June 2006

Coming soon
Hi Amy - great photos - did Marissa tell you that your photos are what finally decided Spiro to come?
7th June 2006

Out of all our photos...
I can't believe you put that ugly last photo up! Yes I am sad because you are not next to me :(
14th June 2006

Oi
What about me butt head!!!!

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