September 11th, 2006

Kogal Kids コギャル子供

Journal for 2006-9-11 Mon..
Weather: Sunny   Plan: Mirasaka Elementary

I have finished my first week at my new job! It is easy to memorize all the kids’ names at my junior high schools since they are so small. I already have most of the 41 kids’ names and faces at Sakugi Junior High School down pat. I don’t know all the 68 kids at Kimita Junior High School yet, but I should have it by the week after next. I believe that schools these sizes are just right. It is much easier to get to know the kids one-on-one with these class sizes. Cool, huh?

I started teaching at the very interesting Mirasaka Elementary School today. It is larger than the other elementary schools I have taught at, at 155 kids. The kids are crazy energetic, though. The most interesting thing about the school is that there are about three or four first to third graders that are decked out in “kogal” style. Their hair is dyed and permed, their ears are pierced, and they have kogal style sweaters and short skirts. I think that these kids mom is really trendy. I asked the kids and they told me that their mom is one year younger than me. I didn’t even think trendy mamas like that existed!

天気: 晴 行事: 三良坂小



Today's Kanji
Meaning (意味): harm

Chinese Reading (音読み):
Reading Romaji 
Vocabulary (単語):
Word Reading Romaji Translation 
害虫がいちゅうgaichuuharmful insect
利害りがいrigaiadvantages and disadvantages

Trevor Lalish-Menagh