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My Job!

(in other words: What do I do all day?)

Scroll down to the bottom for pictures of the Sakugi schools!

Here is my most recent schedule as it was in the few months before I left in July 2005. They removed my elementary school responsibilities without warning in April 2005, which I was not very happy about.

APRIL 2005 - JULY 2005:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00am SAKUGI JR HIGH
KIMITA JR HIGH
(alternating)

8:15 Meeting
SAKUGI JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-3 Classes

4:00 Sports Clubs Begin
(fun to join in!)

KIMITA JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-5 Classes
(2 are electives
that I get to plan)

KIMITA JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-5 Classes
(2 are electives
that I get to plan)

SAKUGI JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-3 Classes

4:00 Sports Clubs Begin
(fun to join in!)

1st/3rd Friday:
Volunteer Children's English Class: (to prepare them to talk to the space station)

9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm





They added a new school, Kimita, in August 2004 after their ALT's contract was up. Kimita is a wonderful school.

AUGUST 2004 - MARCH 2005:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00am SAKUGI ELEMENTARY
KIMITA ELEMENTARY
(alternating)

8:15 / 8:20 Meeting
SAKUGI JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-3 Classes




Japanese Tutor 6pm - 7:30

KIMITA JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-5 Classes (2 are electives
that I get to entirely plan)




Adult Eikaiwa 7pm - 8pm

KIMITA JR HIGH

8:15 Meeting

0-5 Classes (2 are electives
that I get to entirely plan)

SAKUGI JR HIGH
8:15 Meeting

0-3 Classes

9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm





My job changed rather significantly when Sakugi Village merged with Miyoshi city in April of 2004. I got a new boss and new responsibilities when I became part of the much grander Miyoshi City Board of Education.

APRIL 2004 - SEPTEMBER 2004:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00am SAKUGI ELEMENTARY
8:15 meeting;

Starting at 9:50:
5 classes;
30 min each;
20 min break
between classes

SAKUGI JUNIOR HIGH
8:15 meeting;

0-3 classes

MIYOSHI JUNIOR HIGH
8:10 meeting;

0-5 classes

SAKUGI JUNIOR HIGH
8:15 meeting;

0-3 classes

SAKUGI JUNIOR HIGH
8:15 meeting;

0-3 classes

9:00am
10:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
1:00pm
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm          
6:00pm   Japanese tutor
in Miyoshi
just for fun
     
7:00pm     CULTURE CENTER

Eikaiwa
(English Conversation)
7pm - 8pm

   





AUGUST 2003 - APRIL 2004:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00am ELEMENTARY
8:15 meeting;

Starting at 9:50:
5 classes;
25 min each;
20 min break
between classes

JUNIOR HIGH
8:15 meeting;

3 regular classes
(more or less)

Times vary

BOARD OF EDUCATION

At the Culture Center;

Independent work
until 10:30

JUNIOR HIGH
8:15 meeting;

1 regular class
1 elective class

(varies)

JUNIOR HIGH
8:15 meeting;

2 classes
(more or less)

Times vary

9:00am
10:00am
11:00am NURSERY SCHOOL

Play with the kids
Have lunch

12:00pm
1:00pm JUNIOR HIGH

1 elective class

(varies)

2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm          
6:00pm   Japanese class
in Miyoshi
     
7:00pm     CULTURE CENTER

Eikaiwa
(English Conversation)
7pm - 8pm

   

Welcome to the Sakugi School System

Sakugi Junior High

During the summer when there are no classes, I am still generally required to go to work every day, even if I have no work to do. Whether I go to my base school (Sakugi), the Board of Education, or a random preschool is up to my supervisor.