We had a great start to the New Year in our first week back from Winter break! A new student has joined our class to make five total Junbi students! Early in the week we made 2019 “Ema” and played with some traditional Japanese games. We spent a lot of time working together with our new student to help her feel comfortable in the new environment. I focus on many small tasks to encourage the students to help each other and begin to use some basic English words. The older students have been very helpful with the new younger students, such as teaching them the new songs and where to put toys/tea bottles/other items when finished.