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Japanese Montessori style kindergarten designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka where kids roam free

I taught English for a number of years at this kindergarten designed by renowned architect Takaharu Tezuka. An amazing place to be as a student. A challenge as a teacher when kids are allowed to roam freely, but once you become accustomed to the lifestyle and ethos it is an amazing place to be.

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Summer Vacation for teachers

Finally ! After a frantic few weeks of getting reports done, wiping noses, and tidying up my room for next year it's tim to do some non-teaching fun stuff. In the video above I take my kids to an outdoor adventure playground with BBQ site. That tiny lobster looking thing is a fresh water crayfish. Scared the crap out of me when a student first showed me one of those... put of now where waved it right at me lol. The water melon game featured is a really common summer time activity for kids, and helps keep everyone cool during the hot and very humid summer here in Japan.

All recorded with my Sony A6300, mostly with my Sony 50mm f1.8, with ND filters given how bright it is. Full gear list here

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Author: Hi, I’m Tim from The Magic Crayons. I am a GradDipT, CELTA, and CELTYL qualified Primary and Kindergarten Teacher from the UK working at a Tokyo International School as an English Language Support teacher (ELS/EFL). IT Integration Specialist, and Teacher Librarian. This blog reflects my Graduate Diploma in Teaching studies with the University of South Queensland, Australia, PD, and ICT in the classroom interests. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I have tried in my own classes.

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