I was surprised when I saw on my schedule at Obusuma elementary school that I had classes with the nakayoshi students this term. The other five schools at which I have worked have never scheduled English class for their nakayoshi students. That usually begins in Junior High, as far as I know.
Special ed classes in Japan are-surprise surprise-completely different from the way the U.S. handles them.
In Japan, every single special needs student has their own personal teacher who is constantly with them. Sometimes they are with the rest of their respective grades classmates; sometimes they are in a different room working on other subjects.
I am really happy that Obusuma scheduled me to have nakayoshi classes. I really enjoy them. It is absolutely delightful to see their little faces light up when they learn something new. They try so hard.
And we have so much fun!