Thanks Genki Kids!

Over the Christmas Holiday, we were fortunate enough to work with Genki Kids in Toyosu.  We organized a mini-English Performing Arts Day for all of the kids!

There are a lot of working parents who had to return to work, but a program like Genki Kids is a great alternative to staying at home and watching TV!  We had a great time and I really want to thank Genki Kids for allowing us to volunteer during the holiday.

We were moving and grooving to Five Little Monkeys! We worked in small groups and created dance steps to accompany the song!



After we finished, we were just about to say good-bye, when Kaito asked if we could sing another song. I was very flattered. Looks like he had a great time, so I pulled out my sweet potato for a quick game of Hot Potato! If you haven’t played Hot Potato, come check us out in February at our Valentine’s Day Party!

The second bit of surprise was from Emi, her English name is Mary.  Mary, was quite a delight. She asked heaps of questions about my hair, my country and my height. I guess she was surprised to know that I am pretty short for an old lady.

Our last big thank you goes once again to Genki Kids, the organizers asked us to return in March.  Yippee!!! It’s very exciting to be invited back! We are looking forward to more fun with Genki Kids!


About Michaela Chatman

Michaela Chatman is the founder of Camp Roadless Summer Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camp based in the Tokyo area. She has taught in Chicago, New York City, Hiroshima, and Tokyo. She has worked with children from ages 5-16. She is a dedicated fan and supporter of the arts. She performs locally in Tokyo with Kaguratei, a blues band. She is an active member in TELL:Exceptional Parents Group, Japan Affiliate of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum (JASCD), Tokyo Investment Group, and Pink Cow Connections Networking Group. For fun she organizes The Tokyo Lovers Pizza Meetup Group.
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