Four years ago I was still in the classroom. I recall that on Jan. 20th it was cold and there was snow on the ground. I remember being at home and watching those auspicious events on the “telly,” not just in English but also in Japanese.
I managed to capture them on video and later show them in the classroom in ‘that appropriate’ language. I still have the disc!
My level 2s were considering two kanji: 出・で ・de (go out or move forward) and 来る・くる・kuru (to come, arrive, to become). Serendipitously, their combination 「出来る」dekiru (can do, to be able to do) coincided with the “We can do it” slogan of Obama’s first campaign. It seemed a sure way to re-enforce those words. It may have been a challenge up until that last test at the year’s end though.
Recollections… today the sun is out, much warmer and there are no lessons. I’m due to meet a friend for a cup of hot tea shortly though – need to move on!