Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12/16 B Day

Japanese 4/AP

  • Practice Christmas songs
  • Speaking activity
  • New grammar のために

しゅくだい:Exercises using Japanese holidays

Japanese 1

  • Presentations by Kirkham san and Gau san
  • Reviewed counters with ball game
  • Practice Christmas songs

しゅくだい:Finish writing about family including counters (people and age)


  • Reading test
  • Presentation
  • Watched Princess Mononoke while they were taking the test in the hall

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Japanese Club Presidency Meeting

Those who are in the Japanese Club Presidency, we are having a brief meeting during lunch just to discuss the final details for our Christmas Party on Thursday. Please come!!!

12/15 A Day

Japanese 3

  • Checked homework (Review of Chapter 2)
  • Presentations by Pevny san & Rookstool san
  • Review of the whole Chapter2
  • Kanji Practice
  • Practiced Christmas songs

しゅくだい: Chapter 2 テスト
Presentations by Whiteさん & Paulinaさん

Japanese 2

  • New Grammar (Wear verbs from Chapter 3)
  • Verbs list
  • Watched Nihongo Dekimasu (Japanese High School Students)
  • Practiced Christmas Songs

Presentation by Lewisさん

Monday, December 14, 2009

Reminder about Japanese Club

December 17th (THU) on A Day from 2:30pm. Bring your $2 and white elephant gift. If you don't bring $2, you cannot participate this time.

The white elephant gift has to be around $5.

We are going to eat KFC, do games, watch some Japanese stuff and exchange gifts.

Lone Peak students are going to be with us too!!!!

12/14 B Day

Japanese 4/AP

  • Checked homework and corrected passive exercises
  • Practiced some Christmas songs

しゅくだい:Presentation by Howard san

Japanese 1

  • Presentations by Andersen san, Bown san & Fraser san
  • Practiced some Christmas songs

しゅくだい:Presentations by Kirkham san and Gau san


  • Checked all the packets used so far
  • Gave the test back
  • Practiced reading from the test
  • High intermediate ---> Writing about April's Fool

Homework: Only for High Intermediate. Finish writing.

Friday, December 11, 2009

12/11 A Day

Japanese 3

  • Checked homework (Vocab List)
  • Corrected homework
  • Presentations by Walker san & Crawley san
  • Handed in Chapter 2 review

しゅくだい:Chapter 2 review
      Presentations by Pevny san & Rookstool san

Japanese 2

  • Reviewed for the reading test
  • Reading test
  • Watched movies from World Language Week

   Presentation by Larson san

Thursday, December 10, 2009

12/10 B Day

Japanese 4/AP

  • Culture lesson from Kina in Japanese
  • Presentation by Kelly kun

しゅくだい:Finish Passive exercises
       Presentation by Morse san

Japanese 1

  • Family terms Quiz
  • Watched a movie

しゅくだい: Presentations by Bownさん、Fraserさん、Andersenさん & Gustafsonさん。


  • Final Test
  • Watched a movie

No homework

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Announcement for those taking B2 and B3 tomorrow

I forgot to announce in class yesterday, but tomorrow I have an ESL training meeting in the District Office during part of B2 and B3.

Japanese 1(B2) students don't forget to study for your family terms Quiz and ESL (B3) students don't forget to study for your final test!!!

12/9 A Day

Japanese 3

  • Presentations by Lye san, Lyons san and Warnick san
  • Reviewed Grammar
  • Reviewed of the whole chapter with Listening practice
  • Handed Vocabulary List in

しゅくだい:Write the meaning of each word on the list. Please refer to the back of your book and also P. 65, 66.

I know that it is a time consuming task to look up words in the dictionary, but this is also a Japanese Language practice. When you look up words in the Japanese dictionary, you review the Japanese alphabet order.

Next class' presentations are Walker san and Crawley san.

Japanese 2

  • Presentations by Glenn san and Paskett san
  • Kanji review (Chapter 1, 2 and 3)
  • Pop Quiz (Those who got full points got 5 points of extra credit)
  • Listening Practice (Fill in the blanks)
  • Practiced for reading test

しゅくだい:Reading test. Read the paper we went over today (yellow). Make sure you practice reading over and over again. If you don't show fluency in your reading, you are not going to get full points.

Next class presentation is Cooper san.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

12/8 B Day

Japanese 4/AP

  • Reviewed Kanji
  • Kanji Quiz Ch 2
  • Reviewed previous grammar (Passive form)

  Presentation by Shaeferさん

Japanese 1

  • Left for Christmas Assembly
  • Presentation by Fletcher san and Payne san
  • Reviewed family terms with family tree
  • Writing time using ingroup terms

しゅくだい:Family Terms Quiz (In-group & Out-Group)
       Finish writing about your family at home (Make sure you include ages, people counters and everyone’s names in the writing) 
Presentation by Bown san and Fraser san


  • Presentations by Oscar, Miguel and Alvaro
  • Review of term 1 & 2
  • Reading "What matters the most"

Homework: Test of term 1 & 2

Monday, December 7, 2009

12/7 A Day

Japanese 3

  • Reviewed としてand時
  • Corrected homework about としてand時
  • Presentation by Park さん

Presentation by Warnick さん, Lyons さんand Lyeさん

Japanese 2

  • Reviewed Kanji Chapter 3
  • Kanji Quiz
  • Reviewed all grammar learned in Chapter 2
  • Listening practice

Presentation by Paskettさん

Do you need more extra credit and help other people at the same time?

If you still need extra credit and want to help those in need, I have an awesome solution for you!!!!

Please bring one can of food by next Friday then you will receive 2 points of extra credit for each can you bring.

Remember this is also a competition between all the languages!!!!! The Language that wins will get the chance to get the deserts first on the Club night during World Language Week.

This is the last extra credit opportunity for this term, so don't miss this chance to get extra points and help people at the same time. You will get points for your grade and an extra warm feeling in your heart. Isn't it great???????

よろしくおねがいします!!!! m(_ _)m

You can view previous extra credit opportunities from below.

Friday, December 4, 2009

12/4 B Day

Japanese 4/AP

  • Checked homework (Chapter 2 Kanji flashcards)
  • Presentation by Brett kun
  • Reviewed Chapter 2 Kanji in pair using flashcards
  • Kanji Practice in a piece of paper
  • Reviewed passive + did some exercises together

しゅくだい:Kanji Quiz + Finish passive exercises
Presentation by Shia chan

Japanese 1

  • Checked homework (Exercises using family green)
  • Presentations by O'Neal san, Stahl san and Butcher san
  • Corrected exercises
  • Finished watching Spirited away

しゅくだい: Bring your grade report signed by a parent.
Presentations by Fletcher san & Payne san


  • Presentation by Viri
Divided the class in 3 groups:
  • Emergent (Oscar & Miguel): Worked on their presentation
  • Low Intermediate: Reading about Soccer + exercises
  • High Intermediate: Reading about Communication
Homework: Bring your grade report signed by a parent.
Presentations by Oscar & Miguel

Japanese Club fees and Permission forms

This is the list of students I have for the year of 2009-2010 that belongs to our Japanese Club.
Please check and see if your name is there. Remember that you need to turn your permission form in and also pay your club dues by December 17th in order to participate in our Japanese Club Christmas Party.

Japanese Club 2009-2010

Name Jap Class Received Permission form Paid $2
1 Brown Daniel 3 Y Y
2 Brown Nick 2 N Y
3 Butcher 1 Y N
4 Carter 3 Y N
5 Chapman N/A Y N
6 Clark 2 N Y
7 Clements 1 Y N
8 Copper 2 N Y
9 Davis 1 Y N
10 Donohue 1 Y Y
11 Elle Smith N/A N Y
12 Fletcher 1 Y Y
13 Fraser 3 Y N
14 Gau Brett 4/AP Y N
15 Gau Jonathan 1 Y Y
16 Gustafson 1 N Y
17 Hall 1 Y N
18 Hayashi 4/AP Y N
19 Huckabee N/A Y Y
20 Jackson 3 N Y
21 Leftwich 1 Y N
22 Lewis 2 N Y
23 Lye 3 Y N
24 Manjarrez 3 Y Y
25 Naftzger 3 Y Y
26 Oba 4/AP Y Y
27 O'Neal 1 Y Y
28 O'Reilly 2 Y Y
29 Park 3 Y N
30 Pryce Smith 2 Y Y
31 Rasmussen 1 Y N
32 Rookstool 3 Y N
33 Rubio 1 Y Y
34 Sun 1 Y Y
35 Terranova 3 N Y
36 Tracy 3 N Y
37 Warnick 3 Y N
38 Weekes 1 N Y
39 Yau 1 Y Y

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Keep checking your grades!!!

Yesterday we had PT conference and for those who I could not give the grade reports, I am giving your grades printed out today and tomorrow. Make sure you check your grades carefully and start doing your missing assignments and thinking about which quiz or test you need to retake. REMEMBER YOU CAN RETAKE one quiz/test, but it in only a minority that takes advantage of this opportunity to improve their grades.

We only have 2 more weeks until Christmas Break and just after the break, our term ends. What does that mean? THAT MEANS you need to start doing something now otherwise will be TOO LATE!!!!


がんばりましょう!!!Let’s hang in there!!!

12/3 A Day

Japanese 3

  • Collected 24 hour speaking assignment
  • Checked homework (Adjectives exercises)
  • Presentations by Tracy san & Teegarden san
  • Corrected homework + reviewed i-box and adjectives
  • New grammar (時に)
     Verb(Plain form)+時  (Plain form means dictionary form or Base ta)

しゅくだい:Exercises using として&時(Use your textbook as much as you can, because you may find lots of words you haven’t learned)The dictinary on the back of your book can help.
   Presentations by Pevny san & Warnick san

Japanese 2

  • Reviewed very briefly for the test
  • Chapter 2 test
  • Collected 24 hour speaking assignment
  • Kanji game (All the kanji learned from Ch 1, 2 and 3)

しゅくだい:Chapter 3 Kanji Quiz
      Presentations by Glenn san & Barlow san

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Japanese Club's Christmas Party


We had a meeting during lunch today to decide our next Japanese Club Activity for the month of December.

It will be on December 17th (A Day) from 2:30pm in our Japanese class (S-6).

Things we decided to do:
  1. Talk about Japanese Christmas in Japan
  2. Sing Japanese Christmas songs
  3. White elephant gift exchange (Buy any present that is worth $5)
  4. We are going to have a Japanese Christmas party eating KFC (Bring $2)
  5. While eating will be watching Ponyo

Those who haven't paied the $2 fee, please do so ASAP, otherwise you will not be able to participate in our Christmas Party.


Japanese Club Presidency

12/2 B Day

Japanese 4/AP

  • Collected late homework
  • Talked about Japanese Cultural events
  • Reviewed Kanji from Chapter 2
  • New Grammar (Passive form using particle に)

しゅくだい:Kanji flashcards
Presentation by Brett kun

Japanese 1

  • Katakana Quiz a-so
  • Presentations by Featherstone san & Wandvik san
  • Reviewed previous grammar (people and age counters, in-group family expressions)
  • New grammar (Out-group family expressions, particlesと、は、そして)

  • しゅくだい:Exercises using out-group family terms (green exercises)
    Presentations by O'Neal san, Stahl san and Butcher san


    • Checked homework and corrected
    • Presentation by Yesenia
    • Listening practice on adverbs (Video)
    • Listening practice on LUCK
    • Discussion and checked comprehension

    Next class: Viri's presentation

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

    12/01 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Went to commons area to take Japanese Club pictures
    • Presentations by Terranovaさん、Burnettさん&Alcazarさん
    • Explained about Adjectives
    • Learned i-box
    • Exercises

    しゅくだい:Adjectives exercises
    Presentations by Teegardenさん&Tracyさん

    Japanese 2

    • Checked しゅくだい(Kanji exercises for Chapter 3)
    • Reviewed Kanji from Chapter 1 & 2
    • Reviewed all grammar for Chapter 2
    • Corrected translation exercises in the review sheet

    しゅくだい:Chapter 2 test
           Presentation by Nickさん

    Parent-Teacher Conference tomorrow

    Please remind your parents that we are going to have our PT Conference for this term tomorrow from 3pm to 6pm. Since I am a part-time teacher, I'll be here from 3pm to 5pm.

    I hope to see many of you guys there!!!!

    Monday, November 30, 2009

    Japanese Club Group picture tomorrow at 8am

    The front office announced a couple of times today, but from tomorrow all the club's pictures will be taken. Our Japanese Club Group picture will be TOMORROW at 8am at Commons Area. They are not going to announce during classes, so please don't forget!!!

    I hope to see everyone there!!!!

    11/30 B Day

    Japanese 4/AP

    • Collected homework (Kanji exercises + Summary of Japanese events P. 50-63)
    • Presentation on Kitade Nana by Tashaちゃん
    • Discussion about Thanksgiving and some similar events in Japan
    • Listening practice (Interview on Uchida先生’House)

    しゅくだい:Bring the late homework &Presentation by Gauさん

    Japanese 1

    • Checked homework (Katakana flashcards)
    • Reviewed Katakana using flashcards in pairs
    • Presentation by Weekesさん&Stewartさん
    • Katakana Game (Writing on mini white board)

    しゅくだい:Katakana Quizアーソ (Make sure you study the words from the packet)
           Presentations by Featherstoneさん&Wandvikさん


    • Talked about Thanksgiving & Some cultural differences between our home countries
    • Reviewed previous lesson Adjectives vs.Adverbs
    • Video using adverbs
    • Listening about drama

    Homework:Video packet (Blue) P. 13-14

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009

    Don't forget your extra credit opportunities

    I was checking everyone's grades today and there are a couple of people who REALLY needs to use the extra credit opportunities to improve their grades. I've posted some opportunities HERE before.

    Also, regarding our 24 hour SPEAKING JAPANESE assignment, if you do one extra day, instead of giving 10 points I am willing to give 20 points of extra credit.

    I have got some feedback from some of you guys about this assignment already. Some said it was fun to do and others said it was very hard to do. I know it was not an easy assignment, but the PURPOSE is to everyone to TRY to use everything you've learned so far. I've seen many of you carrying your notes and book wherever you went to complete the assignment. THAT WAS GREAT!!!! That was the time to review everything. You didn't have to be PERFECT, but you just had to DO YOUR BEST.

    Good luck!!!!! Ganbatte kudasai!!!!

    Presentation schedule

    Some of you guys still don't know when to do your presentation. So please check here again.

    For those who are in Japanese 2, 3 and 4, don't forget to use all the grammar learned in Chapter 1. For more details, check your presentation paper.

    11/24 A Day

    Japanese 3

    Presentation by Nolanさん、Newellさん&Swartzさん
    Reviewed Modifying sentences + game (Do you love your neighbor in Japanese)
    New grammarとして


         Presentations by Burnetさん, Alcazarさん & Terranovaさん

    Japanese 2

    Vocabulary Quiz
    Presentation by Millerさん
    Exercises usingもう&まだ
    New Kanji (CH#3)

    しゅくだい:Kanji exercises they started in class

    Presentations by Clarkさん&Glennさん

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!


    Monday, November 23, 2009

    11/23 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Oral test
    • Presentation by Kina on Kounosuke Matsushita san
    • New Kanji for Chapter 2
    • Kanji exercises corrected

    しゅくだい:Write a summary in English about the Japanese events from pages 59-63 Next class presentation Tasha chan

    Japanese 1

    • Counters Quiz (Age and people)
    • Presentation by Hall san
    • Reviewed Katakana
    • New Katakana
    • New vocabulary (Family outgroup)

    しゅくだい:Katakana Flashcards
    Next class presentations: Stewart san, Devey san and Weeks san


    • Reviewed Countable ad Uncountable Nouns
    • Checked homework
    • Corrected homework using "a" and "an"
    • Talked about the differences between adjectives and adverbs
    • Video using adverbs

    love --> lovely slow --> slowly fast --> fast

    No homework

    Friday, November 20, 2009

    11/20 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Introduced new assignment (Speak only in Japanese for 24 hours). Make sure you get the paper from Bellini sensei to get the signatures of your teachers.
    • Presentations by Manjarrez, Leftwitch & Clements
    • Speaking activity(Interview your friends) reviewing modifying sentences
    • Since LP had an Assembly to attend, they left at 8:45am and we watched Final Fantasy


    Japanese 2
    • Introduced new assignment (Speak only in Japanese for 24 hours). Make sure you get the paper from Bellini sensei to get the signatures of your teachers.
    • Reviewed location nouns with game
    • Reviewed of the whole chapter with review sheet

    しゅくだい:Vocabulary Quiz (Study the vocabulary sheet I gave to you guys a couple of classes ago)

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    11/19 A Day

    Japanese 4

    • Checked homework (Exercises using humble form front only)
    • Corrected exercises + reading (back of exercises)
    • Gave writing back
    • New chapter (Japanese holidays and events)

    しゅくだい:Oral test P. 12,13 from textbook. Make sure you practice reading those pages. You have to know the Kanji reading and also you need to read faster. In order to get fluency you have to read it out loud over and over again.

    Japanese 1

    • Checked homework (Writing about family)
    • Reviewed Hiragana
    • New katakana + Packet exercises サ、シ、ス、セ、ソ
    • Reviewed Counters for age and people

    しゅくだい:Counters and age counters Quiz


    • Checked homework (Idioms exercises)
    • Corrected homework
    • Read Garfield newspaper Comics together
    • Talked about Countable & Uncountable nouns
    • How much vs How many

    Homework: Exercises using Countable and uncountable nouns

    11/18 A Day (Sensei was absent)

    I am sorry for being absent guys!!!

    My son has been sick and he got a disease called Cholesteatoma. I had to go to Primary Children's Hospital yesterday to see his ENT doctor again because it seems it's getting worse. He has to have at least 2 surgeries on the next 6 months in order to get rid of the cyst he has on his right ear otherwise he can become deaf. He has only 50% of his hearing ability now on his right ear.

    There are lots of complications that may occur during the surgeries, so please pray for my son.

    Japanese 3

    Next class' presentations: Manjarrezさん, Leftwichさん, Swartzさん and Clementsさん

    Japanese 2

    Next class' presentations: Wardさん &Millerさん

    I know that you've watched so many of the movies already, so if you have any suggestions of good movies or anime, please post HERE. Thanks.

    Tuesday, November 17, 2009

    11/17 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Collected homework (Add 5 more sentences to presentation's writing)
    • Gave new assignment (Speak only in Japanese for 24 hours)
    • Reading dialogue reviewing whole grammar for chapter 1

    しゅくだい:Exercises using honorifics and reading

    Japanese 1

    • Checked homework (Exercises about family)
    • Reviewed family (In-group expressions)
    • Reviewed Counters つ&まい
    • New counters さい&にん
    • Started writing about everyone's family.

    しゅくだい:Finish writing at home.


    • Reviewed directions
    • Watched video using directions
    • Talked about idioms

    しゅくだい:Exercises using new idioms

    Monday, November 16, 2009

    Looking for 2nd semester TAs

    Would you like to be a TA for Japanese or ESL class?

    I am in need of a TA for A2 (Japanese 2) and B3 (ESL).

    It is a great opportunity to practice Japanese or to learn English Teaching skills.

    For Japanese 2 you will have to help me correcting quizzes and some other errands such as picking up copies from Copy Center or organizing folders, etc.

    For ESL, I would need someone to help me correcting quizzes and also to read English out loud and to talk to my students when it is needed.

    Let me know ASAP if you are interested!!!

    Opportunity to practice Japanese


    Some of you guys already know, but I attend a Japanese ward. I've been attending there since 2005 when I was still finishing my Masters at BYU. It's a great ward and even though I've lived in Saratoga Springs for a while I used to go to Provo every Sunday.

    This Sunday we are going to have our Primary Sacramental meeting, so I thought it would be a good way for some of you guys to practice Japanese. My ward starts at 1pm. Our meetings are only in Japanese, but if you need an English help, translators are translating simultaneously and headsets are provided for those in need.

    It is located at 850 W 1120 N in Provo. It is close to DI and Utah Valley Hospital.

    So, if you are interested, please come!!!

    Japanese Club tomorrow!!!! Hibachi House

    Japanese club activity will be tomorrow!!! Yay!!!
    We will be meeting at S-6 and we are going to car pool and go together. Just make sure you have a ride to go home after you eat.

    That's the address:

    Hibachi House

    Where: 1438 Main St., #102

    Prices: $1-$14

    Info: 341-5008

    This is an article I found about Hibachi House if you guys want to have a look.

    11/16 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Checked homework (3 sentences using "Modifying sentences")
    • Reviewed "Modifying sentences"
    • Pop Quiz
    • Presentations by Matsuoさん & Brownさん

    しゅくだい:Exercises using Modifying sentences (Do only the front part)
           Next class' presentations -> Leftwichさん &Manjarrezさん

    Japanese 2

    • Reviewed for Verbs Quiz
    • Verbs Quiz
    • Listened to Chapter 2 reading
    • Exercises reviewing the grammar from Chapter 2

    しゅくだい:Finish exercises at home
           Next class' presentations -> Wardさん & Millerさん

    Friday, November 13, 2009

    11/13 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Reviewed of Chapter 1 for the test
    • Test
    • Gave presentation's writing back
    • Writing time

    しゅくだい:Add 5 more sentences to your presentation
           We are going to start our presentations on the 23rd、so please finish up ASAP.

    Japanese 1

    • Reviewed Vocabulary and Counters for the quiz
    • Quiz (Ch 2 Vocab and Counters)
    • Presentations by Hayterさん& Sorensenさん
    • New Chapter (Family vocabulary)

    しゅくだい:Family exercises (blue paper)
           Next class' presentations: Garrisonさん& Davisさん


    • Checked homework (Map +Directions)
    • Reviewed directions
    • Watched Mononoke Hime (They had to write 10 words they did not understand)

    Important Announcement

    I think everyone finally got used to school. And probably by now, everyone knows which subjects you are struggling. My concern is that there are still lots of people that does not do any homework.
    If you don't do the homework, you don't practice and if you don't practice you don't improve.

    Japanese is an elective course, so I believe that no one is taking Japanese because they NEED to, but because they WANT to. Japanese is not THAT hard, but you DO have to practice in order to get better. If you don't try now, things will just get bigger and when you realize you end up not getting anything at all.

    So, if you are struggling and willing to work harder, I can help you. Come any time before A1 or B1. I am here everyday from 6:30am.

    Also, there are some loud and disrespectful students in some of my classes. I will not accept this behavior in class, so if you don't improve, you'll have to find another class in the 2nd semester. I've already talked to the counselors and you'll have to transfer out of Japanese.

    But I just want to thank all of those who work hard everyday and make this teaching job exciting and motivating!!!! It is because of some of you guys we TEACHERS can come to school everyday.

    Thursday, November 12, 2009

    11/12 B Day

    Japanese 3

    • Presentations by Jacksonさん&Dayさん
    • Checked homework (という、とかExercises)
    • Reviewed previous grammar(という、とか、BII+かえる)
    • New Grammar (Modifying sentences) P.83
    • Exercises in the board to practice new grammar

    Homework: Write 3 sentences using new grammar learned today. (Use verb, i Adj and na Adj)
             Also, more than half of the class forgot homework today, so please finish today's homework by next class. If you don't finish by next class, no late homework will be accepted.
             Next class's presentations: Matsuo さん& Brownさん

    Japanese 2

    • Presentations by Thorpe & O'Reilly
    • Checked homework (Vocabulary list for chapter 2)
    • Added more vocabulary to the list
    • Reviewed Kanji + Game
    • Reviewed locations nouns
    • Watched movie

    しゅくだい:Chapter 2 Verbs Quiz (Use the verbs list given in class before)

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009

    11/11 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Checked homework (Materials about famous Japanese people)
    • Writing time using honorifics about your famous person
    • Reviewed Chapter 1 with exercises

    しゅくだい:Chapter 1 test

    Japanese 1

    • Presentations by Donohueさん & Jonesさん
    • Reviewed vocabulary from Chapter 2 P. 40 & 45
    • Reviewed Counters つ & まい
    • Watched Spirited away

    しゅくだい:Vocabulary Quiz +Counters(Study pages 40 & 45 from our textbook)
           Presentations by Sorensenさん&Hayterさん


    • Checked homework (Idiom or simile)
    • Yellow packet (Learned about difference sentences and punctuation markers)
    • Viri and Yesenia presented about their idioms
    • Learned about how to give directions

    Homework: Draw a map and write directions from AFHS to your favorite place.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    11/10 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Presentation by リリさん
    • Handed presentation's writing back
    • Writing time
    • Reviewed previous grammar Baseたことがあります
    • Speaking time (Asking questions to everyone using Baseたことがあります)
    • Reviewed grammar from Chapter 2という、とか
    • New grammar BII+かえます

    Next class presentation will be Jacksonさん & Dayさん

    Japanese 2

    • Reviewed Location nouns
    • Location Nouns Quiz
    • Reviewed Kanji from Chapter 1 and 2
    • New grammar BaseIII+のが+すきです

    しゅくだい:Vocabulary exercises
           Next class presentation will be Thorpeさん & O'Reillyさん

    Monday, November 9, 2009

    11/9 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Checked homework (Materials about the person you are going to present)
    • Reviewed all the honorific and humble forms learned in Chapter 1
    • Gave time to practice the skit
    • Everyone presented the skit
    • Talked about some mistakes using the honorific forms in the skit

    宿題:Those who forgot to bring the materials today will have to bring next class.

    Japanese 1

    • Presentation by Fjodorovaさん(Hello Kitty)
    • Katakana Packet カ、キ、ク、ケ、コ
    • Exercises

    しゅくだい:Katakana Packet exercises P. 37, 38 & 39
           Next class presentations will be Donohueさん & Jonesさん


    • Word of the day: Stereotype
    • New packet "What matter the most"
     Learned about Figurative Language (Simile & Idioms)

    Homework: Bring a simile or idiom to share with class

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    One more extra credit opportunity!!

    I still don't know how many of you are checking our class blog, so just to see how many of you are currently checking, I created one more extra credit opportunity. If you become one of my FOLLOWERS (look at the side bar), you will get 5 extra credit points.

    By the way, the previous extra credit opportunities you can check from below:

    Also, Japanese 1, 2 & 3 Presentations are going to start next week. Make sure you check the schedule.

    Have a nice weekend!!!!

    11/6 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Collected homework (Writing to use on the presentation)
    • Reviewed all Kanji learned from Chapter 1 & 2
    • Talked about Japanese events at school
    • New grammar Bた+ことがあります


    Japanese 2

    • Collected homework (Writing to use on the presentation)
    • Read everyone's sentences using location nouns
    • Reviewed previous grammar
    • Reviewed location nouns
     TopicはObjectのLocationにあります Or います
    • Ball game using locations

    しゅくだい:Location Nouns Quiz

    Thursday, November 5, 2009

    Presentation schedule

    Just to be easier for everyone, the following are the schedules for each class. If you don't present on the day you are supposed to, you will get a zero!!!! This project is worth 100 points!!!

    Japanese 1 (Names in bold are those who were not in class when they signed up)
    11/9 Donohue & Fjodorova
    11/11 Jones & Weekes
    11/13 Sorensen & Hayter
    11/17 Garrison & Davis
    11/19 Jolley & Hatch
    11/23 Hall & Clayton
    11/30 Stewart & Devey
    12/2 Featherstone & Wandvik
    12/4 O'Neal & Butcher
    12/8 Fletcher & Payne
    12/10 Bown & Fraser
    12/14 Andersen & Gustafson
    12/16 Kirkham & Gau
    12/18 Rubio & Rasmussen
    12/22 Griggs & Christensen
    1/5 Baum & Anderson
    1/7 Yau & Sun

    Japanese 2
    11/10 Davidson
    11/12 Thorpe and O'Reilly
    11/16 Ward
    11/18 Larson
    11/20 Griffith
    11/24 Clark
    12/1 Glenn
    12/3 Brown
    12/7 Barlow
    12/9 Paskett
    12/11 Miller
    12/15 Cooper
    12/17 Lewis
    12/21 Haley

    Japanese 3
    Nov 10 Lily & Alcazar
    Nov 12 Jackson & Day
    Nov 16 Clements & Matsuo
    Nov 18 Manjarrez & Leftwitch
    Nov 20 Haru & Brown
    Nov 24 Nolan & Newell
    Dec 1 Burnett & Terranova
    Dec 3 Teegarden & Tracy
    Dec 7 Warnick & Pevny
    Dec 9 Lyons & Lye
    Dec 11 Walker & Crawley
    Dec 15 Park & Rockstool
    Dec 17 White & Paulina
    Dec 21 Fraser & Palmer

    Japanese 4
    11/17 Whitmer
    11/23 Mcghie
    12/2 Hayashi
    12/4 Gau
    12/8 Taylor
    12/10 Schaefer
    12/14 Morse
    12/16 Howard
    12/18 Hunt
    12/22 Oba
    1/5 Wells
    1/7 Buckwalter

    Japanese Club Activities Ideas

    We are planning to have a Japanese Club meeting on Nov 19th (Thursday) and we would like to get some ideas from you. We talked today about going to a Japanese restaurant called Hibachi or Asian Buffet that is a All you can eat Asian food style. Please let us know what you would like to do!!

    Also, if you haven't turned in your Club Parental permission form, please do so ASAP. Give also $2 to Bellini sensei.

    Japanese Club Presidency

    11/5 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Checked homework (Talked about the famous people they are going to present about)
    • Listening Practice (Describing someone)
    • Got in groups to create a skit using honorifics

    しゅくだい:Bring information printed from the internet about the person you are going to present about. We are going to start writing next class.

    Japanese 1

    • Checked homework (Katakana)
    • Talked about this term's project (Presentation about a Japanese culture aspect)
    • Watched Spirited away

    しゅくだい:No Homework


    • Checked homework (Writing about family)
    • Reading
    • Discussion about Cultural differences

    HW:Bring your presentation written.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009

    11/4 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Reviewed for the quiz
    • Kanji Quiz (Chapter2)
    • Handed Writing back (Family) and talked again about some common mistakes
    • New grammar (という & とか)

    しゅくだい:Turn in your last draft for the presentation. Presentations are going to start next week. This is the schedule again.

    Nov 10 Lily & Alcazar
    Nov 12 Jackson & Day
    Nov 16 Clements & Matsuo
    Nov 18 Manjarrez & Leftwitch
    Nov 20 Haru & Brown
    Nov 24 Nolan & Newell
    Dec 1 Burnett & Terranova
    Dec 3 Teegarden & Tracy
    Dec 7 Warnick & Pevny
    Dec 9 Lyons & Lye
    Dec 11 Walker & Crawley
    Dec 15 Park & Rockstool
    Dec 17 White & Paulina
    Dec 21 Fraser & Palmer

    Japanese 2

    • Kanji Quiz (Chapter 2)
    • Handed Writing back (Family) and talked again about some common mistakes
     Connect です Sentences withで
     Connect verb sentences with Baseて
    • Reviewed previous grammar Bte+います
    • New grammar (Location: うえ、した、となり、まえ、うしろ、Etc)
    • Writing practice (write sentences about our classroom using location learned)
     Key words
     White Board:ホワイトボード

    しゅくだい:Turn in Final draft for the presentation. Presentations will start next week. Here is the schedule:

    11/10 Davidson
    11/12 Thorpe and O'Reilly
    11/16 Ward
    11/18 Larson
    11/20 Griffith
    11/24 Clark
    12/1 Glenn
    12/3 Brown
    12/7 Barlow
    12/9 Paskett
    12/11 Miller
    12/15 Cooper
    12/17 Lewis
    12/21 Haley

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009

    11/3 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Kanji Quiz (Chapter 1)
    • Talked about this term's project (Present in Japanese about a famous Japanese person)
    • Verbs List (Practice how to change verbs to honorific forms)

    しゅくだい:Bring the name of the person you would like to present about。I need the names ASAP, so that everyone presents about different people and you can start working on it. You can present about musicians, movie stars, politicians, emperors, etc.

    Japanese 1

    • Reviewed Hiragana together
    • Hiragana Quiz
    • Started Katakana using new packet
    • Finished watching Final Fantasy

    しゅくだい:Katakana Packet P. 33&34

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    11/2 A Day

    Japanese 3

    Checked homework (Flashcards and exercises)
    Reviewed Kanji
    Gave writing back and explained some common mistakes
    Gave Sign up sheet for the presentation.

    This is the schedule. Write in your calendars so that you don't forget.
    Nov 10 Lily
    Nov 12 Jackson & Day
    Nov 16 Clements & Matsuo
    Nov 18 Manjarrez & Leftwitch
    Nov 20 Haru & Brown
    Nov 24 Nolan & Newell
    Dec 1 Burnett & Terranova
    Dec 3 Teegarden & Tracy
    Dec 7 Warnick & Pevny
    Dec 9 Lyons & Lye
    Dec 11 Walker & Crawley
    Dec 15 Park & Rockstool
    Dec 17 White & Paulina
    Dec 21 Fraser & Palmer

    ALCAZAR san & CARTER san, you need to sign up ASAP!!!!! The days left are Nov 1o & Nov 12.

    しゅくだい:Kanji Quiz (Chapter 2)

    Japanese 2

    • Checked homework (Flashcards)
    • Verbs exercises (Practice changing conjugated form to dictionary form)
    • Reviewed all the Kanji learned so far (Numbers, Days of the week and Chapter 2 Kanji)

    しゅくだい:Kanji Quiz

    10/30 B Day

    Sorry guys!! I've been sick. I know, AGAIN!!!! I hope you guys enjoyed the movies!!!! If you have any suggestions of Japanese movies you would like to watch in class, let me know!!! I think I need new movies or anime to show you guys.

    Homework for Jap 4: Kanji Quiz (Chapter 1)

              Jap 1: Hiragana Quiz (Study all the Hiragana learned)


    Thursday, October 29, 2009

    Assembly tomorrow! Lone Peak students, please look at schedule.

    Early Morning Pep Assembly Schedule

    Assembly 7:45 – 8:30 45 minutes

    1st period 8:36 – 9:48 72 minutes

    2nd period 9:54 – 11:06 72 minutes

    3rd period 11:12 – 12:24 72 minutes

    Lunch 12:24 – 12:57 33 minutes

    4th period 1:03 – 2:15 72 minutes

    10/29 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Checked homework (Kanji exercises)
    • Corrected exercises and reviewed with the whole class each new Kanji
    • Verbs exercises (Practiced how to change conjugated verbs to dictionary form)

    しゅくだい:Exercises using Japanese school events and make Kanji Flashcards

    The next Kanji quiz will be on Wednesday, so start studying!!!

    Japanese 2

    • Checked homework (Exercises using Baseています)
    • Reviewed Baseています in class with cards
    • Started new Kanji (Chapter 2)

    しゅくだい:Kanji Flashcards

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009

    Any suggestions for Japanese Club activities?

    November is almost there and we have to plan for our next Japanese Club activity. Any suggestions?

    Post here your suggestions so that we can talk about it in all our Japanese classes.

    Halloween in Japan

    Question: Do they celebrate Halloween in Japan?

    Answer: No, not yet.
    Is “not yet” a strange answer? Well, to be more specific, Halloween is not a traditional Japanese holiday or festival, but like many other customs from the west it is slowly working its way into Japanese modern society.

    The average Japanese person will almost certainly know of Halloween. Most would be able to say it is in October. However, fewer would be able to pin the day to the 31st. Even less have likely taken part in a Halloween party, unless they have friends from North America or Britain, belong to some kind of eikaiwa (English conversation school), or live in Kawasaki city (where there was a Halloween parade of about 3,000 people last year).However, like Christmas, Halloween has been increasingly imported to Japan through TV, movies, and by companies as a fun way to promote and/or sell services and merchandise. Eikaiwas use Halloween as means to get children interested in western language study.

    Tokyo Disney is doing a promotional Halloween theme event throughout September and October. Baskin & Robbins 31 is offering a “Halloween Sundae” this October. Japanese candy-makers are now starting to package treats with Halloween themes, too.

    Halloween decorations are sold in small quantities in the seasonal sections of large Japanese department stores, such as JUSCO – right next to their Christmas displays. Costumes can be found at toy stores and variety shops.

    Lastly, there are a couple things to not expect from any sort of Halloween in Japan: door-to-door trick-or-treating and real pumpkin carving - typical American-style pumpkins often cost more than 3,000 yen, or about $30. Also, don’t expect any sort of Halloween-related events to happen on October 31st either. The weekend or two before the 31st is more likely. Kawasaki’s Halloween parade was held on Sunday, the 26th, last year.While Halloween is not truly celebrated in Japan (yet), one can still have a fun time with it in the country (but please don’t have that fun time on public trains, which has been problematic in the past).

    10/28 B Day

    Japanese 4

    • Finished Correcting exercises about よろしいです・おBIIになります・でございます
    • Reviewed Kanji from Chapter 1
    • New Grammar おBIIください
    • Exercises in class using new grammar

    しゅくだい:Kanji Quiz

    Japanese 1

    • Checked homework
    • Corrected homework reviewing everything learned from Chapter 1 & 2

    しゅくだい:All of Hiragana Quiz


    Whole class together
    • Explained about this term's presentation about family
    • Writing time to everyone to write a draft about their family

    Low intermediate
    • Difference between do and does
    • Talked about how to introduce yourself for the first time
    • Reading practicing pronunciation

    High intermediate
    • New Vocabulary
    • Talked about the difference between a noun and a verb and how it differs in a sentence
    • Writing sentences using new vocab

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009

    10/27 A Day

    Japanese 3

    • Collected homework (Writing about Japanese School events in English)
    • Talked about Extra credit opportunities for this term
    • Talked about this term's project (Presentation about Family)
    • Spent 30 minutes writing about Family (First draft)
    • New Kanji exercises (Refer to Page 59 from textbook)

    公 文 化 花 海 旅 教 室 後 午 着 知

    しゅくだい:Finish Kanji exercises at home. You can download it from the link above.

    Japanese 2

    • Collected homework (Writing about family)
    • Talked about this term's project (Presentation)

    • New Grammar from Chapter 2 (Base te+います)
    • Reviewed Base te and song
    • Watched Nihongo dekimasu (Base te+います)

    しゅくだい:Base te + imasu exercises from workbook