This whole week the 2nd years are working during the day at various locations around town for the experience, and so haven't been having classes. (Whenever a student comes back to the school when they're done, the teachers greet them with お帰りなさい, something "Welcome home." I think it's sweet.) To celebrate the successful completion of this rather complex undertaking, we're having another party on Friday. Yay!
The third years have been doing some interesting writing:
"This t-shirt is agreeable to the touch."
"I have just finished my homework. But my homework helper is Judy. Judy is a cunning sly crafty girl. She taught the art of studying to me. But I never get very far with it. I think she is nasty to me."
I bought "The Little Prince" in Japanese. It's the perfect combination of simple grammar and beautiful writing. Since I can't read adult-level books yet, and average children's books bore me, it's just what I need. And I know how it goes well enough to follow even when I don't know a kanji. Besides, it's really a book that deserves to be read in every language.