I have never been to a Back to School Night. Having homeschooled all the kids (3 to graduation so far) it was very interesting to go to Miss N’s back to school night. Not many parents showed up.
I can’t take any credit for how she is doing school. Her family has done a wonderful job raising a hard working student. Her teachers are thrilled to have her in their classes.
Miss N. is completely surprised at the rowdiness of the students in the class room. Culture shock I guess. In Japan, the high school is not free – parents pay. It is also very hard to get into a high school. There is strict dress codes and behavior codes. No nail polish, make-up, ear rings. School is 6 days a week. Miss N gets home at 7:p each night. Your teacher also comes to your home during the summer. If you get a summer job you will be kicked out of school.
We have had a very good first week. I offered to take Miss N. to Otto’s in Sacramento, But nope, she wants American food. I think she is sleeping well. I am sure she will get homesick soon.
First Day of School