Dec.7 on Monday
9:05-10:25: Reading Class, online, for class 1939. The topic was a fairytale of “Bamboo Princess”. The article contains some causative expressions. I introduced the concept of causative expressions, for example, I told that there was a difference between “To force someone to do something” and “To allow someone to so something” in Japanese causative expressions. But that was not a grammar class but a reading class. So I didn’t talk much about it in detail.
I modified PPT for the class before the class for one hour. Since the end of semester was coming, I made a excel spread sheet to calculate the performance of each student for the reading class. This took 9 hours. I cooked supper in the evening. The main dish was pork. I exercised my electric bass one and a half hours and read an English book with dictionary for one hour.
Dec.8 on Tuesday
No class. I tried making PPT for conversation classes for 1939 and 1938. This took nine hours. I went to a supermarket to get food for the supper in the afternoon. I paid 2655 JPY. One hour for cooking supper. I minced chicken breast as fine as I can by a knife, because it is hard to chew if I cooked chicken breast as blocks. Exercised bass for a half hour and read an English book with dictionary for an hour.
Dec.9 on Wednesday
I completed PPT making for Thursday conversation class. This took two hours in the morning. Then I spent five hours to correct students’ drafts for the monthly newsletter in Japanese. I went out for a walk from 2:30 to 3:30 with my digital camera. Photos are uploaded on the last post. Cooking for supper took one and a half hours in the evening. The main was grilled slice salmon. After the supper, I started making PPT for Friday conversation classes and spent three hours for it. I read an English book before I went to bed.
Dec.10 on Thursday
There were two classes that were conversation for class 1938 in the morning and 1939 in the afternoon. Between the two classes, I went to a supermarket to buy food for the supper. I paid 2543JPY. Times other than above were all spent for making PPT for conversation class on Friday morning. I have to do classes for class 1939 on Thursday evening and Friday morning. In a practical sense, it is impossible to prepare for Friday class if I start prep after Thursday class. There is no time for that. I try to prepare two classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. But it is not so easy for me to do so.
Dec.11 on Friday
Two classes as Thursday. Between the two classes, I went to the library, but it was closed on the day. I sent feedbacks to 1938 students after supper, but I felt tired and went to bed at 9 p.m.
Dec.12 on Saturday
I spent a half hour for my goo blog and two hours for wordpress. I regret to have used several hours for blog postings in the precious morning hours. I went to the library and a supermarket in the afternoon. I paid 3045JPY in the supermarket. I started making PPT for Monday reading class. In the evening I grilled flatfishes for the main dishes of supper. After the supper I corrected two students’ drafts for the monthly newsletter. The correction took three hours before going to bed.
I corrected two students’ drafts for the monthly newsletter in the morning. One took two hours, and the other the same, so in total four hours. I continued PPT making for reading class and completed it at 5 p.m. I boiled chicken legs for the main dish of supper. I exercised my electric bass for a half hour and went to bed at 9:30 p.m.