Thursday, June 5, 2014


To read why my camera is traveling in Japan without me, check out my previous post.
My son and his students have been in Kyoto, Japan now for three super-busy days!  The pictures are starting to roll in!!

They have seen silk worms eating leaves.
Then spun into thread.
Woven into silk fabric.
And, viewed a kimono fashion show!
Seen numerous shrines.
And visited gardens.
Had some fun being tourists.
Been to Kyoto Station to see the light show on the steps and to eat real Ramen.
Shown on the steps are some of the kids and their fearless leader, our son.
Personally, I don't think they pay public school teachers near enough for what they do.  In addition to his normal schedule of teaching math and science, he sponsors the International Club. I can't fathom the number of extra hours spent the past three years on fund raising and get-togethers to learn about international travel, culture, and customs.  THEN, to get on a plane with teenagers to travel to and traipse around Japan for two weeks.  
The next time you see a teacher tell them thank you for going above and beyond.

Next stop for this group is to Hiroshima on the bullet train. 

I'm joining the following:
Nancherrow for Fridays Unfolded
Pieced Pastimes for Saturday Sparks
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday


NanaDiana said...

You are so right there! I am always amazed that people complain about how "easy" teachers have it with summers off, etc. It is like they don't deserve it....yet, they are willing to let their offspring enter a building where a teacher forms a great bit of those children's future.

God bless your son---he is a good soul! xo Diana

Vicki said...

I really enjoyed your post...having recently read "Hiroshima Diary: The Journal of a Japanese Physician, August 6-September 30, 1945" by Michihiko Hachiya heart was moved by the doctor's story.
I am looking forward to future post about Japan, esp. photos of Hiroshima.

Thank you for sharing!
Vicki in North Carolina, USA

Elaine said...

Sounds like a trip of a lifetime for the kids. 2 weeks in Japan how fantastic!

Your son is a good man. Teachers work very hard for little pay. It is a labor of love.

Unknown said...

Wow how awesome! They look like they are having a super fun time! I agree, most of the teachers do go above and beyond, always the good ones! If you get a chance, stop by and visit us at Snickerdoodle Sunday (8pm ET Sun - 8pm ET Tues). We would love to see you there!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh, I would love to travel to Japan! I agree, they don't pay teachers nearly enough. Sounds like your son is an amazing guy Sally. These kids are learning so much first hand! Silk worms have always amazed me. Thanks for sharing with SYC.