So as I alluded to in last week’s post, this week was… well kind of short. Because of the Zoo trip on Tuesday and the state track meet on Thursday and Friday I was only able to work two days last week. Now, while I don’t think I’ll have trouble filling the 500 word requirement, please know that I don’t think this post will be nearly as long as the previous two.
Week 3 of my project and I am still having a ton of fun. From individual tutoring, to recess, to a field trip, this week was filled with excitement. Although I return home everyday completely worn out, I am still having a terrific time interacting with the kids. Overall this has ended up being a fantastic project.
My third week of working at Tomo Sushi I got to work with Ramon in the sushi bar. Other times in the week Sam had me help wait tables when it got busy. Ramon has been making sushi since 1996, and is really fast at making the rolls. It was pretty cool to learn from someone so skilled in the art. I had such a great time this week and I really appreciate all the people who came and visited while I was working.
This week I continued to improve my charting abilities and increased the number of patients that I was able to welcome and chart for. After learning some exercises and trying out equipment last week I was able to create/choose one of the exercises for a personal training client. She is in the process of getting tattoos all the way down her legs so her legs were a little sore when she came to her session this week. Therefore, we focused her training on arms and abs.
What a quick week! On Monday, I came up with a new shoe design: an ankle/Chelsea boot with a lace panel on the outside. Tuan and I both liked the idea, and so I got to work cutting old leather samples with an X-ACTO knife. I had a lot of fun doing that, and tested a number of different samples to see which was easiest to cut. The furniture and remaining boxes were also moved in on Monday. The space is definitely developing its own attitude.
I had a pretty diverse third week at CoCo Designs: I got to experience the flashy glamour of local morning television, and I got to loan furniture from Jonathan Adler. My week started off with more meetings with the financial planner clients. Lora and I met one of the two business partners to go over final plans for their space, and spoke with Shorenstein, the property managers of the Lincoln Center, about their requests.
This week at the World Affairs Council was fairly laid back and there was not much going on. Because the last two weeks were so busy with events this was calmer week. I spent the majority of my week working on archiving the files. I am working on the 2010/2011 and the 2011/2012 years of files. I am now transferring the paper work into acid free folders and labeling them by number so they can easily be found later. Also in the process of transferring them into the acid free folders, I am putting them all into an excel database of all the archived files from the last 20 years.
This past week there were lots of tears in the classroom. Virginie told me that this is actually the most difficult group of kids she has ever taught. Most of the problems revolve around the four boys I mentioned in my first blog post, Ben, Noah, Kai, and Spencer. Ben is a very sweet boy and I still haven’t figured out why he is wrapped up in all of the fighting. Noah is also pretty well meaning, but is very distracting during class. He makes loud noises, never raises his hand, and gets up and leaves as he pleases. Kai is very aggressive with the boys.