Alphabet Hospital

hospital.pngStudents and teachers alike, we all love our magnetic alphabet characters at Paideia.

They're soft, they're colourful, and they become full of life when our little friends handle them.

But even their sturdy build cannot escape the wear and tear of fun.

Luckily, the Paideia Alphabet Hospital was established on September 21st 2013, so that students could add their own loving touch of character to the Paideia decor, and as to rehabilitate our injured letters, of course.


At first I was strict about the reparations being as unnoticeable as possible, but then I thought it would bemore fun if it looked like our A's and Z's had been bandaged up in the emergency room.

Look at what our gifted Alphabet Hospital staff has done to rescue these damaged letters.

posted by キューティマム at 20:57 | 東京 ☀ | Comment(0) | 授業日記

川のながれは 上(かみ)から澄む?


なんとベイエリアがその主な舞台となるそうだ。 いくらスポーツ音痴でも こんなに近いところなら さすがに知らんふりはできない。

それにしても 日本の総理大臣が 英語で 原稿をまったく見ずに
スピーチをしたというのは おそらく後世歴史に残るepoch-makingな出来事ではないか。



こうした子供たちの親御さんがたは 笑って見守っておられるよう
だけれど・・・    本人たちはおおまじめ。



posted by キューティマム at 22:20 | 東京 ☔ | Comment(0) | 授業日記

teacher, translator, electronics repairman?


pps2.png"Mr. A can do anything". So are the words often spoken by our school's esteemed directress, Ms. Horror. 

The veracity of this claim still remains unverified, but the belief is nonetheless getting stronger. 
And as expected, this brief introduction is followed by an anecdote about one of our students.

Yuuna has been coming to this school for a few months only, but she is very enthusiastic and motivated. On horror night she even kept a cool and seemingly unmoved demeanor while the other girls in her group were obviously very scared.

So the story goes like this. Yuuna's classmate Yui left for the USA recently, so it was only Yuuna and I last Friday. She came in and said goodbye to mom as usual. 

Then, as I prepared to start the class, she handed me a small piece of paper with something handwritten in pencil on it. As I deciphered the message it read "Mr. A, can you repair my DVD player??????". 

"Do you have your DVD player in your bag?" I asked. She said "no, it's at home". Now, doing service calls to student's homes to repair their electronic devices is really not a direction that I had considered about my career! 

I pondered on this momentarily as I found the thought somewhat amusing. Of course I can repair your DVD player, Yuuna!

posted by キューティマム at 11:46 | 東京 🌁 | Comment(0) | 授業日記