The past Saturday was the first day of the new school year.
Japanese school runs year-round, from April to April, with a few weeks off for summer, winter, and spring break.
A slight trepidation as we met our new teacher, as well as the new classmates (and parents…).
Saturday’s lunch, in honor of the new year+spring+Easter holiday season, I included:
Boiled egg in bunny shape
Pickled turnip slices (soy sauce, rice vinegar, drop of mirin, a pinch of salt)
Roasted beets in heart shapes
I am co-class mother for the year – my skills at janken, or rather, the lack of rock-paper-scissors skills resulted in my assignment of this position.
Amongst other responsibilities, the co-class mother must send out a weekly mailing (in Japanese) to the other parents. I must say, my biggest concern is not the time commitment – but rather, how my Japanese email skills will hold up to the scrutinizing eyes of the other moms – whom are mostly native Japanese speakers…
Let the challenge begin!