I woke up this morning to the news of my Mamaw Masters passing away. Immediately I began crying and memories were flooding my mind. I also felt guilty because I was not there. I would have given anything to be able to tell her goodbye. I know she is at peace because she is in heaven. My family has been so supportive of me and praying for me. My Mamaw was an incredible lady. She was the sweetest person I have ever known. Like Proverbs says, “She was clothed in strength and honor.” Jesus was truly at the center of her life. Her family was also at the center of her life. She was loved by all. Her family had the utmost respect for her and loved her very much. My grandmother taught us what it means to be strong. She was the greatest example of a Christian and showed us how to love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength. She was the ultimate Proverbs 31 lady. Having the knowledge of my grandmother’s passing made it harder to get through today. I observed several classes at Shiomi Elementary. I observed P.E. first. The students jumped rope. They played American flag football as well. There were several illegal forward passes! One of the classes I observed was experiencing the life of an elder. I got to participate. Along with the students, I put on a vest with weights, a weight around my wrist and ankle, a brace on one leg, and glasses that prevented you from seeing clearly. It was very complicated to move around. Active learning is very important to education here. Next, I observed a math class. The students were very attentive. At recess (lunch break), the students begged me to play outside and I agreed. The students have to cross a bridge over the street to get to the school playground. A lot of the students like to play dodgeball. I am going to conclude my day having dinner with Molly and a professor from Ehime University.