Monday meant we were back to our normal schedule at the academy. We had our usual AM and PM classes accompanied with our usual meals. The beginners class studied the reading and writing of カタカナ (katakana), the writing system used for foreign words. The intermediate class learned how to say “I want…” phrases, and when to use them. The advanced class studied ninjas and enhanced their understanding of formal speech. In the evening, preparation for Oshibai, our big project, was done. We gathered into our seasons to recite, practice, and rehearse our lines and scenes.