Friday, January 31, 2014

31st Jan. Karuta Game 百人一首だぞ

Karuta Game
1月31日 百人一首だぞ

We enjoyed a traditional karuta game called hyakunin-issyu.

Students try to match the first and second halves of each of the One Hundred Tanka Poems by One Hundred Celebrated Poets.

Some of students remember almost all of poems. Amazing!

At night, I ate my special cream pasta.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

30th Jan. Raining 雨降りだぞ

1月30日 雨降りだぞ

It was raining all day long today.

When I moved to Nagano in 1998, we didn’t have rain in winter, snow fall instead. Now we have rain often even in winter. It may due to global warming.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

29th Jan. Boiling 沸騰だぞ

1月29日 沸騰だぞ

Some of my students appealed to wash hands, sleep well, wear a mask etc. in case of the flu.

Water boils at 100 degrees, but we couldn’t make the experiment well. Maybe because we added water too much and the power of an alcohol lamp is very weak.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

28th Jan. Skating Rink スケートリンクだぞ

Skating Rink
1月28日 スケートリンクだぞ

We have a natural skating rink behind a gymnasium. We have to cross it during morning jog.

I ate roast curry & rice at the restaurant “goos”

Monday, January 27, 2014

27th Jan. Handstand 逆立ちだぞ

1月27日 逆立ちだぞ

We are practicing a handstand because we are supposed to do coordinated group gymnastics next school year.

 We should do the practice ,in the picture, before handstand. We need to support ourselves with arms.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

26th Jan. Match Well 似合うぞ

Match Well
1月26日 似合うぞ

At last, I went skiing with


The car becomes ski field.

One the way back, I visited a gas station. The car has a diesel engine so it uses gas oil.

I visited Gofukuji temple in Matsumoto.

I prayed that I can drive the car without an accident.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

25th Jan. Not Yet まだだぞ

Not Yet
1月25日 まだだぞ

Although I went skiing, I didn’t drive CX-5 because I haven’t prepared its inside for ski.

Friday, January 24, 2014

24th Jan. Newcomer 新入りだぞ

1月24日 新入りだぞ

We had ski class today.

Some of my students skied for the first time.

They are good at falling down.

Thanks to the instructors’ help, my students improved their skill.

At last, “CX-5” has come to my house. It’s my first time to buy a new car (to become the first owner). How cool the vehicle is!

CX-5 is much powerful than super EVERY but has less space inside. It can’t be helped, super EVERY is a vehicle for cargo. On the other hand CX-5 is for people.

I’m glad to see you CX-5. My ski life must be luxurious.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

23rd Jan. School Library 学校図書館だぞ

School Library
1月23日 学校図書館だぞ

Once a week, we have library class.

There are so many books there.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

22nd Jan. Science Experiment 理科の実験だぞ

Science Experiment
1月22日 理科の実験だぞ

To get ice for a science experiment…

We broke the surface of our swimming pool.

We got enough ice. Hahaha!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

21st Jan. The day for school visitation 参観日だぞ

The day for school visitation
1月21日 参観日だぞ

We have a snowbound area in my school. That’s the back of a gymnasium.

It was the day for school visitation. This time we had sex education class. Lately there are so many school visitations.

Monday, January 20, 2014

20th Jan. More than 30 30個以上だぞ

More than 30
1月20日 30個以上だぞ

We pumped up more than 30 balls. We were so tired…

Sunday, January 19, 2014

19th Jan. Lake Suwa 諏訪湖だぞ

Lake Suwa
1月19日 諏訪湖だぞ

I went skiing as usual.

Almost all the time, I can see the world heritage “Mt. Fuji”

The Lake Suwa has started freezing.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

18th Jan. Radiative Cooling 放射冷却だぞ

Radiative Cooling
1月18日 放射冷却だぞ

It was minus 9 degrees this morning, but it’s normal.

When it’s fine day, the temperature falls below zero maybe because the warmed air goes up to the sky.

I enjoyed skiing as usual.

Friday, January 17, 2014

17th Jan. Screen Image 映像だぞ

Screen Image
1月17日 映像だぞ

Sometimes I show the screen image with a projector to pretend to experience a science experimentation.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

16th Jan. Half Adult 半分だぞ

Half Adult
1月16日 半分だぞ

We continue jogging in the morning though it’s very cold lately.

They celebrate their half Coming-of Age Day ceremony..