There were class observations on Friday at Little Brother's elementary school. Parents could choose the class or the time they wanted to observe. I went to observe the science class.
There were 16 microscopes for 40 students. Desks were pulled together for a group of students to work together. One person from each group went to the storeroom down the hall to get the microscopes. The microscopes were in wooden boxes like this one in the picture.
Each group went to the teacher's desk to choose specimens. There were several choices. This is a picture of the flower selection after they had picked through it the first time. It was slim pickings after they made their first selections.
Another member of the group picked up tweezers and slides and a science booklet from a side table.
The students followed the instructions the teacher had written on the board beforehand.
This point was highlighted. See the "X" with the dots? That is a way in Japanese to tell the reader that it is an important point. Can you tell by the drawing what the important point is?
After they were finished the microscopes were packed up and taken back to the storeroom. The classroom was then readied for lunch service.