16:30-17:30 – 3 students
17:30-18:30 – 3 students
We missed Friday the 13th in October by one day! Lucky!
For today’s class we first started our discussion about ways of relieving stress! Some students like to do there hobbies while others like to gamble their stress away (Although I think this just causes more stress in the end, they insisted it was a different kind of stress). There was a recent study out of a Tokyo medical school that said Crying was the best way to relieve stress. We discussed when the last time we cried was and if it helped with our stresses in life. The paper says that if you cry once a week you can live a stress-free life.
Our next class we talked about fostering art and creativity in children through art! We talked about the necessities of creative classes for children and how they help kids grow. Our discussion then led us to something that I did not know. In Japan it is rare to have a creative writing class. In the US, at least in my schools, we had creative writing classes where we would create our own short story our poems. This seems like a foreign concept in Japanese schools.
That’s all for today though!