The typhoon is moving slowly and it looks like it's heading north of Himeji. Many of the teachers were comparing this typhoon to Katrina and have told me that it will be as bad as Katrina. I know it's south of here right now. Hasegawa-sensei is going to pick me up again. I'm on the 4th floor, top floor of my building.
I taught 2 classes today. I worked with the 2nd and 3rd graders (8th and 9th grade in US). I had a really tough time with the 3rd graders. It was like pulling teeth trying to get them to participate....I think they are either too shy or too cool for English. The 2nd graders were awesome. I think it had to do with how the teachers manage their classes. Tomorrow, I get to work with the 1st graders (7th grade). Thursday, I'm going to the elementary school to teach the 6th graders. I've been preparing their lesson all day.
I think it's going to take quite a bit of work to engage the kids. I'm up for the task! The kids are so sweet and talkative in the hallways and at their club activities, but in the classroom they get really quiet and shy. I have a lot to figure out!