Saturday, June 19, 2010

Iruma Yochien (kindergarten)

The Japanese have a slightly different school system here. They have Hoekuens and Yochiens. The Hoekuens are for kids ages 0 to 4 like a day care or preschool. The Yochiens are for kids 4 to 6. They are considered a three year Kindergarten. Then they graduate to elementary school and they begin compulsory education from the first grade. Which is funny because yochiens are almost compulsory here if you want your child to do well. Anyway, God has been gracious to us and we have had Jane in the Iruma Yochien. This is her final year and she is loving the class she has. They had a kind of show-and-tell day to demonstrate for the parents what they do during the day. It was amazing. The kids are perfectly obedient and had so much fun. We got to do some exercise games with the Jane and it was fun. Jane had a very special day and enjoyed the time with her mom and dad. We love you Jane.

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