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06:02 am: One week more
This past week went pretty smoothly. If there are any events to mention...I arrived at work Monday morning to be greeted with a Surprise!Solo Lesson first period. I had another solo lesson on Thursday, and THAT was fun because my team teacher had moved the students to a different classroom without telling me.

Friday was the official "school opening ceremony" doubling as the freshman-welcoming event, in which all the clubs perform to draw members. The English club students did a "three minute cooking" performance, in which they explained in English how to make an omelet while describing what they do in the club. (They didn't mention that what they've been doing during meetings recently is gaze out the window at the freshmen boys practicing football in the courtyard...)

There are a number of really interesting clubs. Unfortunately, I can never visit many, because I have to sit in the English club meeting. (There's a Japanese faculty advisor for the club, but he hardly ever shows up.) I decided that I'm going to try to visit other clubs on my non-English club afternoons...and see how much that freaks the students out. <g>

Next Saturday starts Golden Week, which is an entire week (minus two days smack in the middle, and whose bright idea was that?) of national holidays. Luckily for me, my school is giving everyone those two days off as comp days for other holidays we had to work. So, starting Saturday, I'll have the entire week off.

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From:megory
Date:April 23rd, 2006 04:59 pm (UTC)
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Two solo classes already? Do they ever leave a lesson plan for you? Have you been part of the planning ahead of time for the day's lesson? Or do you have to have a stack of lessons ready to go for any moment? I was just wondering how that works when you are on a team like that.

I do appreciate that you were able to tell them that you wouldn't be there when you came home, but you did give them some warning ahead of time.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:April 23rd, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Do they ever leave a lesson plan for you? Have you been part of the planning ahead of time for the day's lesson? Or do you have to have a stack of lessons ready to go for any moment?

One of the classes follows the textbook pretty closely, so the only thing I had to do was go on to the next lesson. I do most of the talking in that class anyway, with my team teacher adding explanations in Japanese where necessary.

The other was a Listening class, which I pretty much run entirely myself to begin with. Thus, I just went ahead and did what I had planned to do.
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From:megory
Date:April 23rd, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
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That is so cool. So it probably comes off very smoothly, and as though that's the way it was supposed to be all along.
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