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Mean Magic ひどいマジック

Mean Magic ひどいマジック

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Journal for 2006-9-19 Tue..
Weather: Sunny   Plan: Sakugi JHS

It is really fun teaching at such a small school. The kids are very friendly, but sometimes I have seen the teachers act a bit mean. For example, one of the kids is a slow learner. They are usually taught in a separate class called the “nobi-nobi” classroom, but for some subjects they are together with the rest of the students. When I was looking on at one of these classes, the slow learner was having a hard time understanding an activity in class and the teacher said in front of the class, “They don’t get this at all, huh?” The kid broke into tears, but fortunately the other kids kindly consoled her. I thought that was mean of the teacher.

Monday was a national holiday called Respect for the Aged Day, so Sakugi Elementary School, which I was supposed to go to teach at, was closed. So my wife Signe, the other ALT in Iinan, Mike, and I went to Miyoshi to do some shopping. Mike is a fashionable guy, so we went looking for nice stuff to decorate his apartment with. We visited a few pawn shops and the sort and found some good stuff. Afterwards we all played the card game Magic: The Gathering. It was really fun.


平成18年9月19日の日記
天気: 晴 行事: 作木中学校

この人数が少ない学校で教えるのがとても楽しいです。生徒はすごくフレンドリーと思います。でも、時々先生方はちょっとひどいと見ます。例えば、一人子は遅進児です。ほとんどの授業で他の生徒と分かれる「のびのび」というクラスで学ぶけど、いくらかの教科でいっせいにします。とにかく、金曜日、そういうの授業を見ながらその子は授業の活動し方を分からなかったとき、その授業の先生はみんなの前に「あの子は全然分からんなあ」と言っちゃった。そして、その子は泣き始めました。運良く、生徒たちは優しくて慰めたが、その先生はひどいと思います。

月曜日は敬老の日という祝日なので、教え行くつもりの作木小学校は一日休みました。そして、妻のシグニーとほかの飯南町ALTのマイクさんと僕は三次市で買い物をしました。マイクさんはしゃれた人なので、アパートのためのデコを見つけて買いました。いろいろなリサイクル店など行きました。その後で、マジック:ザ・ギャザリングというトランプゲームをしました。とても楽しかったです。


Today's Kanji
(今日の漢字)
Meaning (意味): norm, status

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji 
カクkaku
コウkou
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation 
格差かくさkakusadisparity
格別かくべつkakubetsuexceptional
格好かっこうkakkouposture, appearance
合格ごうかくgoukakusuccess
資格しかくshikakurequirements


-- 
Trevor Lalish-Menagh


  • I like Mike, he's an awesome guy. Glad he finally got to hang out with you and play some games as he'd been wanting to =)
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