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04:49 pm: Medical emergency
Apparently, a student at the school was confirmed to have measles. Due to this, all students who were in contact with the afflicted student (essentially, all high school students) are banned from attending school for several days in an attempt to prevent further contagion. There will be no classes starting Friday, continuing until next week Tuesday if necessary.

Too bad they don't generally vaccinate for measles here.

I had my second music history lesson today, in which I covered the Gold Rush and the construction of the railroad. I used songs such as "Oh, Susanna," "I'll Be Working on the Railroad," and "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" and showed pictures of a banjo and a covered wagon, both of which really caught their interest. I finished by introducing Ragtime music with "The Entertainer."

I won't have another class for three weeks, due to the school festival. My plan is to do examples of jazz, country, and western styles of music in the next class.

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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:September 27th, 2007 07:25 am (UTC)
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It seems like a short period of time, but it could do the trick.

From what I understand, the doctors calculated when the student was contagious. They then calculated, if any students caught it during that period, when *they* would be contagious, and those are the days we're cancelling classes.

Your music/culture class sounds interesting.

I hope so. The students are participating well (at least, three out of the four are, but the fourth is quiet in all her classes anyway). I think they're getting a big kick out of watching me sing along to things, too.
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From:megory
Date:September 28th, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)
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That's so cool that you sing along for them.

I always enjoy watching you sing the Japanese songs in a karaoke room. So, it doesn't matter if I don't understand the lyrics.
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