Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bits and Pieces

  • BBQ near the Toyohira River
  • My boys, all working hard
  • Takuya and Gloomy Bear, jamming on the drums
  • The perfect snack
  • Volleyball at the Keihoku Sports Day
  • Swiss chard picked from my garden
  • Reading summer journals
I'm constantly amazed at how quickly the weeks go by.  This past week was the first week where we taught all of our classes at Keihoku, so I was tired by Friday.  My throat was a little hoarse because it wasn't quite used to being used to much.  But despite the exhaustion I felt, I was really happy with how the week went.  I feel like the kids at work are really understanding, and are really into what we're teaching, especially my Cross Cultural Communication Class.  Every few weeks, we read a story book, to help them with pronunciation and intonation, and we chose "Where the Wild Things Are".  They loved it, and it was fun to read it with them.  

I was also able to meet a lot of the new ALT's during a welcome party we had on Wednesday.  It's strange, seeing so many new faces, and I'm still trying to get used to the fact that the old faces are no longer around.  But that's how it goes, and I'm really enjoying getting to know all the newbies.  

Me and Takuya have one of our last performances this Wednesday, so he can focus on studying for his college entrance exams.  I should say we're just going on a little hiatus.  Maybe I'll actually get some song writing done then.  *sigh* So many changes...

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