Hello everyone! I hope everything is going well. Fall is here and the rain seems to never stop. I am still waiting for some nice sunny weather!
In September, I noticed that students in our classes are really focused on studies and they seem extra motivated. Fall is my favorite season for teaching because students always seem more focused.
I hear from many people that they got Covid-19 vaccinations in August and September. Even some of our high school students got vaccinations. I got my 2nd vaccination shot in September. I was quite nervous about it because many people get a fever or feel unwell afterwards, but I actually didn't have many symptoms.
In the US various mandates have been introduced to pressure people to get the vaccination, such as requiring people to have the vaccination in order to do things like eat at restaurants, go to the gym, or attend events. Biden recently introduced a mandate that will require all employees at companies of 100 or more to have the vaccination or lose their job. I was a bit surprised at this. What do you think about these mandates? Do you think this could happen in Japan?
Unfortunately, we have decided to cancel the Halloween party again this year. We feel really bad about all these event cancellations, but we want to do what we can to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are still going to do some Halloween crafts in class and there might be some Halloween treats for trick-or-treaters too!
Have an awesome month!!