毎日・The daily

This has been one of those weeks where, in spite of planning, not much gets done.  It feels like it has been a bow to the administration (or something).  I only teach every other day as we’re on an “A/B” schedule and I teach in the mornings on A days.  I was in class only 2 days this week.  Next week I’ll teach 3.  Tuesday, we had a late start due to early a.m. meetings (collaboration & departmental).  Our classes were shortened and I also had to hand out interim reports as we are half way through the quarter.  That took time, as some students questioned their grades.  Then, today, was an early release.  Classes were shortened again, so my J1s had group work and a short peek at a culture video (they were mesmerized).  The J2s performed their Jugemu recitations and viewed most of the first episode of Atsuhime.   I want to give them some exposure to history and this seems one way to do it.  It was a relatively easy prep week, and gave me a chance to work on my other assignments-Artist in Schools workshops.

Schools are contacting me, setting dates and sending contracts for workshops and residencies.  I had at least one surprise yesterday which I’m sure I documented, but couldn’t find.  So, I had to be refreshed.  It’s a good thing it happened though, since I found that my paper and computer calendars weren’t completely in sync. It looks like it will be a busy fall and winter for my gyotaku (fish models).  I’m not complaining, but I need to come up with another kind of hour long workshop (other than gyotaku), for variety, if anything.  My other offerings are a bit time consuming so I need to find a way to alter them and that will take a little practice.

毎日・まいにち・mainichi/everyday

毎(まい)mai=every      日(にち)nichi=day

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