At my Wednesday school, the students made skits based on the play Momotaro, or Peach Boy. This story is pretty legendary in Japan. For those who don’t know the story, it’s about a kid being born out of a peach. When ogres are stealing gold and wrecking villages, it’s up to Momotaro to recruit a few animals (with the help of some millet dumplings) and sail to Devil’s Island, where they fight and beat the ogres.
Each group did a scene from the story. I took a few videos of them. My favorite one is probably the one involving Isa, Ryu, and Moe. They made their own song in English which was awesome:
In case you’re wondering, they’re singing “Peach Boy-san, Peach Boy-san, please give me one kibidango (millet dumpling), please give me one kibidango!”
Although, the group with Mirai and Ryuga were pretty good too mainly because Mirai was playing a peach getting cut open. Ryuga’s comedy antics also come into play:
This group’s presentation was pretty funny just based on how abruptly it ended. Mr. Kimoto lost it afterwards (you can kinda hear it at the very end):
I also inquired about which of my 6th graders are going to my junior high school. Sadly, only around half of them are coming; the rest are going to private schools. There’s only two weeks left until graduation. I’m going to be really sad; these group of kids were the first ones that I really connected to and after two years, we’ll be saying our goodbyes (to some of them at least). I suppose this is the life of a teacher though. They grow up so fast! *sniff*