Arai-sensei feels that teaching Japanese is very interesting and meaningful, and is very passionate about teaching Japanese. She never fails to make Japanese lessons interesting and fills the classroom with a ‘Japanese atmosphere’. Arai-sensei also organizes classroom activities in response to monthly festivals happening in
. This allows students to further understand Japanese and the Japanese culture. Japan
For example, in
, it is the Tsuyu-season, also known as the monsoon season in June, which rains very frequently throughout the month. Hence, Japanese people make Teruterubouzu (Sunny doll) and hang them on their windows to pray for good weather for the next day. Japan
In conjunction to the Tsuyu-season, Arai-sensei taught students how to make Teruterubouzu in class. The class also ends with everyone singing the Japanese folksong てるてる坊主 (The Sunny Doll) with their adorable Sunny dolls in their hands.