This was presented to me by one of my Grade 3 Special Ed kids (both artistic and autistic). This lad has his own original language that the other teachers can't decipher but occasionally I can, especially when he's talking about snakes or fish. Not a bad little rendition of myself.
The Grades 5 class all signed the blackboard though I have removed the names for anonymity.
The 6s moved me into the Music room, had a little presentation, and sang me a tune.
One of the craftier teachers made this for me.
A few weeks prior, she made me this for the Doll's Festival.
Another young teacher gave me some Senbei biscuits as a White Day present. I know she's single and may have a bit of a crush on me. If she weren't less than half my age, I'd reciprocate.
ALL of my Grade Sixers spent the last two weeks preparing and presenting a profile of themselves. At the bottom of the page, I gave them space to write a message and to sign their name. (I gave each kid my version of a cursive signature earlier.) Most of the comments said the same thing though I did get at least one "I love you!" written in English...and it was from a girl for a change. One student later handed me this picture.
My tiniest school (about 6-8 kids per grade) all wrote me a little card. Sadly the brightest of the bunch misspelled Thank You.
I insist that they all refer to me as Mr. Michael instead of Michael-Sensei. (Mr. Jones is too formal for my taste.) I rather like the iteration of Michael-Teacher though.
Another school did manage to bid farewell with this heartfelt message. Kind of cool.
I also like the Galaxy Express 999 kite hanging in the corridor.
Yesterday I finished up at my largest of my schools and apart from signing a few Yearbooks, I didn't get to interact much with the Grade 6 students. Three of the gals gave me this last week. It's a coaster.
This was the dessert for the kiddies yesterday, a graduation jelly.
Not exactly PIE for Pi Day but it was close enough for me.
Since yesterday was also White Day, I gave each of the female teachers a teddy bear sticker.
I have four Grade 5 classes at this school, all with 36 students in each one. So the final Easter lesson was a bit of a handful. Still they enjoyed it and my all time Genkiest class presented me with a well-crafted bouquet of flowers!
Next April is introducing a new curriculum in which grades 3 and 4 are getting weekly lessons. Since there aren't enough hours in the day for me to do it alone, either a new teacher will be added or I'll lose a few of my six schools. I hope not, I luv 'em all!