Saturday, 7 April 2012

and it continues....

Yes, the school preparation is still under-way. After the last post I discovered that the ring cards has to have each card with his name on, so add another 200 names to the list!

He also needed new bags, they have to be the same type of fabric and specific sizes so I couldn't recycle his yochien ones. Ebi-kun asked for the knight fabric again, fine my me! If you want some, you can get it here. Of course each bag needs his name and class on it.


From the top, the first bag is for his gym kit, the next one for carry extra stuff to and from school - end of term things not the day to day things. On the bottom, the long one is for his eating utensils, middle one for his toothbrush and cup and the last of for his school lunch clothes.

School lunch clothes, what is that? I hear you cry....


Yes, he has to wear this get up, jacket, hat and mask, I think this is for when they are serving lunch, I'm not sure if he wears it (without the mask) for eating, I will report back on that.

Next up, the earthquake hat, cover for the hat, two brollies - one is left at school and one here, two cleaning rags and a yellow cap.


This is the earthquake hat, it all folds up neatly and goes in the blue quilted cover. That has a strap on it and the kids use it as a chair cushion. Hopefully he will get six years of sitting on it and not having to wear it except for drills.


I forgot to take pics of the final things, sports t-shirt and shorts, and pumps for inside which have to be a specific brand not any old pumps and a bag for the pumps which I have just realized I haven't made yet! Pianica and The School Bag - which deserves it's own post!

We will go through everything today with daddy to double check to make sure we haven't missed any of the squillion items he needs!

9 comments:

  1. Wow!! Every single card?? Insane. LOVE the earthquake hat but was thinking more construction hard hat. Seems like earthquake would be mostly over by the time they took it out and go it on. Cool none the less, and I hope it never gets put to the real test. Right, well I'm tired just reading about all that. I think I need a glass of wine to recover.

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    1. I can't imagine that a construction hat would be very comfortable to sit on!

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  2. We don't have those earthquake hats down here, but do have uniforms.

    Love that knight fabric- hope you have some next January when I get my list!

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    1. I am surprised that you don't have earthquake hats, I thought all elementary schools had to have them!

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  3. Great balls of fire- that's quite the school kit you have to put together!!! I think those earthquake hats would come in handy here for tornado season. Are all parents expected to sew these things themselves or are there pre-made kits that the less sewing capable people can buy? At any rate, I hope you have an ice cold brew (or three) on hand to enjoy when it is all finished :)

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    1. I think there is less emphasis on hand made for school but they do give specific sizes so I imagine many have to be hand made because the standard sizes don't match what is in the shops. There is a service usually run through the craft store where you can get them made to order.

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  4. Great balls of fire - that is quite the school kit you have to put together!!! I think the earthquake hats would come in handy here for tornado season. Are all parents expected to sew these things or are there pre-made kits available for the less sewing capable to buy? At any rate, I hope you have an ice cold brew (or three) on hand to enjoy when it is all finished :)

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  5. Goodness, your school is waaaaay more demanding than ours. Any type of bag is fine, and we don't have to have two umbrellas or earthquake hats or anything like that. Must be the laid-back Osaka spirit ;-)

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    1. I don't know if it being a relatively new school has anything to do with it, this was the first year anyone had graduated. I suppose the 2 brollies makes sense and I expect there are updated regulations for earthquake stuff since march 11th

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