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Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« on: July 05, 2011, 10:45:49 AM »
☆~Come one come all to the Kunado Junior High Communication Day 2011!!!~☆

Every year my junior high in Kunado has a Communication Day, which is basically a day where my kids get to talk and hang out with a bunch of ALTs to motivate them in their English studies and interests, and this year it will be on Thursday, September 29th. What I need are some awesome ALT volunteers to rise to the cause and come on over, lunch and travel expenses provided. For those of you who aren't familiar with the mysterious southern bu of the great Nash, Kunado is located 50 minutes south of Kofu on the Minobu line.

Here's a general breakdown of the day's events:

-ALTs arrive at 9:30ish. (you're more than welcome to crash the night before)
-For three periods you'll sit with a few other ALTs in a group of students, and after chatting for 15 minutes or so as a group the students rotate around.
-Eat school lunch together.
-After lunch we play a team competition game with all the students and teachers.
-Finish around 2:30 or so.

It'll be really easy and fun, and the only preparation you'll need is to bring an object or two to talk about, something related to where you come from that you can use in your 2-minute self-introduction. You'll be giving this self-intro several times, but it'll be super easy. My school also only has 32 students in the whole school, so it's a very relaxed environment and you won't regret spending your day in beautiful rural Kunado.

Soooo for all of you who would like to come, please put down your name, country, and school (both your main school AND your school on that Thursday, if they're different), and my people will call your people...and so on and so forth. The only thing is that the number will be capped at 10 people, so it's a first come first serve basis.

Feel free to ask any questions! I'll add more information (i.e. directions and finalized info) as the date approaches.

Thanks everyone!!!  :-D

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011, 10:46:39 AM »
You should all do this, because it's fun.
That is all.
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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 11:15:18 AM »
Can you provisionally put me down? I will have to check with my schools.
I'll run it by the schools first and then provide you with details.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011, 11:35:05 AM »
You got it Freddo  :wink:

And this is definitely a fun event! It's dead easy on your guys' part, the kids are genki and fun to talk with, and you get a free lunch out of it (plus transport compensation). Good times all around.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 11:36:42 AM »
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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 12:27:04 PM »
Hm I would definitely like to do this, though seeing as I'm not even in Japan yet it'd be hard to coordinate things at the moment... haha.

I suppose if there's still room for participants next month and it's alright with my supervisor/schools, I can let you know. :)

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 12:46:53 PM »
Hm I would definitely like to do this, though seeing as I'm not even in Japan yet it'd be hard to coordinate things at the moment... haha.

I suppose if there's still room for participants next month and it's alright with my supervisor/schools, I can let you know. :)

Thanks! Yeah, I'll let you settle in and get comfy in your placement before I sign you onto any obligations, but I'll keep you in mind while planning all this. No worries if it doesn't work out in the end, but I'll keep you posted!

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 01:01:42 PM »
Hm I would definitely like to do this, though seeing as I'm not even in Japan yet it'd be hard to coordinate things at the moment... haha.

I suppose if there's still room for participants next month and it's alright with my supervisor/schools, I can let you know. :)

Thanks! Yeah, I'll let you settle in and get comfy in your placement before I sign you onto any obligations, but I'll keep you in mind while planning all this. No worries if it doesn't work out in the end, but I'll keep you posted!

If you want to do it you should get the letter sent to your school as soon as you can so they can feel in the loop and suchlike.
I can't see there being any problem doing it now. It has to work down the chain o' command anyway.
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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2011, 01:29:20 PM »
Ooh, I've never done one of these before. I'm in. Presuming my school will let me. They seem to be slightly less anal about this stuff this yr.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2011, 01:39:26 PM »
I loved this last time!

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2011, 01:45:48 PM »
Brittany, if we can get your school to agree, we can go down together if you want. I am assuming that my school is ok with it.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2011, 02:17:45 PM »
Hah! It's a good thing I speak German, Mig, otherwise no one else would have picked up on your love of country.
...except for Mr. Google, that wily polyglot  8-)

Brittany, do you happen to know what school you'll be at?

And thanks guys for your help!

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 02:44:08 PM »

Brittany, do you happen to know what school you'll be at?


The BOE hasn't assigned the schools yet, so we don't know where she'll until later.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2011, 03:19:29 PM »

Brittany, do you happen to know what school you'll be at?


The BOE hasn't assigned the schools yet, so we don't know where she'll until later.

Yep hopefully we'll know soon though! And thanks for the help Fred. If I'm able to go it'd be great if I could get a ride from you. :)

Do you guys think I should say something now then? Kinda figured it'd be better if I actually met people first haha. I guess I have to at least wait until I know my schools.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2011, 02:25:01 PM »
I emailed you but I will post here as well

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2011, 12:14:24 PM »
Thanks Robert  :-) I didn't get your email though. Perhaps it didn't go through?

Anyone else want to volunteer for this? I have 5 more spots I need filled up (assuming Brittany can come), and would appreciate any and all help.

It's gonna be a super easy day with very little preparation on your end. It'll also be a good chance to hang out at a small school in the inaka, and you'll be with good company. I guarantee you'll have fun!  :-D

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011, 12:48:58 PM »
Can you bring the badger to school? I think that will really make it an awesome day  :evil:

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2011, 12:59:26 PM »
Can you bring the badger to school?

Isn't it a bit much for him to come all the way from Shizuoka? :P
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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2011, 01:05:46 PM »
Ha ha ha...  yeah. If we could get the badger baron of Shizuoka to come too, that would be awesome.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2011, 03:21:02 PM »
Can you bring the badger to school? I think that will really make it an awesome day  :evil:

I want to see the badger. It looks so cute.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2011, 04:43:34 PM »
Hah! It's a good thing I speak German, Mig, otherwise no one else would have picked up on your love of country.
...except for Mr. Google, that wily polyglot  8-)

Brittany, do you happen to know what school you'll be at?

And thanks guys for your help!

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2011, 07:31:36 PM »
Hah! It's a good thing I speak German, Mig, otherwise no one else would have picked up on your love of country.
...except for Mr. Google, that wily polyglot  8-)
I just assumed he was a Dead Kennedys fan... ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW8UlY8eXCk

Anyhow, if you still have spots for this, I could help out.
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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2011, 11:54:10 PM »
Hah! It's a good thing I speak German, Mig, otherwise no one else would have picked up on your love of country.
...except for Mr. Google, that wily polyglot  8-)
I just assumed he was a Dead Kennedys fan... ;)


nicely noticed :D
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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2011, 11:56:58 AM »
My Thursday school said Ok.
Can you send the paperwork to Kondou Kocho sensei at Kamikane Elementary School.

I am from where ever you want me to be.

Once Brittany gets here, we'll ask her schools too.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2011, 02:32:41 PM »
Anyhow, if you still have spots for this, I could help out.
Paul

Thanks Paul! We'd love for you to come. Are you still at the same schools?

My Thursday school said Ok.
Can you send the paperwork to Kondou Kocho sensei at Kamikane Elementary School.

I am from where ever you want me to be.

Once Brittany gets here, we'll ask her schools too.

Fantastic news Fred! Will do the paperwork when we get all the names together.

I really hope Brittany can come too! It'll be great fun, and a nice first international event.


Anyone else like to join? I'm in need of a couple more volunteers.

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2011, 03:50:39 PM »
I would love to go, but my schools keep me on a short leash so I doubt I can get permission to :(

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2011, 03:51:25 PM »
For once I think I'm actually free on that date. I'll say yes for now and I'll double check and let you know in the next few days

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2011, 04:12:47 PM »
Thanks Laurence! I may actually already have 10 people, but I just need to confirm two individuals or so. If they can both come, then sorry but I think my JTE only wants 10 ALTs max. I'll let you know for sure if a spot opens up though.

On that note, I'll be updating this thread once the 10 are locked in and confirmed. Thanks to everyone who has offered their time and signed up for this!!  :-D

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2011, 04:14:30 PM »
I think Brittany is going to ask her school on Thursday when she goes there. Is she one of those you are waiting on?

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Re: Kunado JHS Communication Day 2011
« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2011, 04:30:17 PM »
Yeah she is. We briefly talked last week. My JTE is currently busy buzzing around preparing for our school festival, so things look to be much more finalized after this week. She will call schools and confirm the last 'unknowns' this week.