Monday, February 28, 2011

Field Trip

Our field trip to Yamato restaurant will be this tomorrow, Thursday. I have already excused everyone who gave me the receipt or came and talked to me this morning. We are going to meet at 10:45 in the parking lot and we are coming back around 1:30.

If you haven't given me the receipt, please give me before A1 tomorrow so that I will still have time to excuse you from A3 an part of A4.

B2 Japanese 3/AP

Lesson

  • Checked homework from Japanese 3 students
  • Reviewed to ka
  • Since everyone did the homework, we watched Laputa
  • Practiced restaurant dialogue

Homework: AP --> Vocab Quiz P & R
Jap 3 --> Finish pink exercises

B1 Japanese 2 2/28

Lesson

  • Reviewed for oral test
  • Oral test
  • Reminded about field trip (Pay the food you are going to order by Tuesday at the financial office)
  • Watched Mononoke Hime during oral test

No homework

A1 & A2 Japanese 1 2/25

Lesson

  • Corrected homework + correct Katakana packet
  • Reviewed Katakana
  • Talked about our field trip
  • Went through the restaurant dialogue

No homework

Thursday, February 24, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/24

Lesson

Japanese 3
  • Reviewed Kanji from Chapter 2
  • Exercises using Kanji opposite meaning (pink sheet)
  • New grammar to iu and to ka
  • Exercises practicing to iu

Homework: Exercise #2 using to iu from pink sheet

Japanese AP

  • Reviewed for the Vocab Quiz
  • Vocab Quiz Part O
  • Reviewed honorifics
  • Reading from Chapter 2

Homework: Vocab Quiz P

B1 Japanese 2 2/24

Lesson

  • Talked about the Culture Night that is going to be held tonight at the Cafeteria
  • Practiced for the oral test
  • Talked about the field trip (Next Thursday 3/3)
  • Went over the restaurant dialogue
  • Read the restaurant menu

Homework: Oral test (You will be asked 3 questions out of the 13 questions we practiced together)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/22

Film Festival at Media Center

Watched the best 2 movies from Spanish, ASL and Japanese.

We went back to the classroom and watched Laputa.

Homework: AP students --> Vocab Quiz O

B1 Japanese 2 2/22

Film festival at Media center

We spent the whole class period watching the best 2 movies from each class (Spanish, ESL, French, ASL, German and Japanese).

No homework and remember that next class we are going back to our normal routine of classes.

Congratulations to our Japanese movies finalists!

Today was the first day for the Film festival where we had our semi-final competition between all the languages.

I proudly announce that 2 of our Japanese movies got first place today in both teacher's and student's choice!!!!! Both of them will compete in the final film festival that is going to be held on Thursday night.

B1
Japanese 2 movie
Awesome Adventure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlHV_rjw_gU

B2
Japanese 3/AP
Dragons are Forever
http://www.youtube.com/user/clarklizard23#p/a/u/0/Fa6SCqK5RhU

Very good job to everyone that worked so hard!!!!!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Awesome Adventure Movie link

Japanese 2 movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlHV_rjw_gU

Friday, February 18, 2011

A1 & A2 Japanese 1 2/18

Culture Bowl at the Cafeteria

Katakana Packet ra, ri, ru, re, ro


Bring your Katakana packets next class. We are going to finish the packet next class.

Japanese Club

Japanese Club will be next Wednesday after school. Please bring a $1 gift. We are going to exchange our presents in order to celebrate Japanese style Valentine's day.

Reminder for extra credit

If you attend our Culture Night next Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., you will get 40 points of extra credit!

Also, I need 2 helpers on that night that could come at 6 p.m. to help us out with the preparation. I will give extra credit as well. The first two students that give me their names to me will take it.

Culture Bowl Finalists

The following are the students will be playing in the Final on Thursday, the 24th from 7 p.m.

Trevor O'Reilly
Alex Hailey
Daniel Brown
Asia Furner
Lisa Kaplan
Emily Dorsey
Graham Walker

(If I am missing anyone, let me know)

The finalists above will have to report to the cafeteria at 6:40 p.m.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP

Culture Bowl at the Cafeteria
Watched movies for the film festival again

No homework

B1 Japanese 2 2/17

Culture Bowl at the Cafeteria
White exercises about "to wear" --> Reading

No homework

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A1 & A2 Japanese 1 2/16

  • Scavenger Hunt in the Commons area for the first 40 minutes
  • Reviewed all Katakana learned so far a-mo
  • New Katakana ya, yu, yo
  • Katakana Packets P. 65, 66, 67, 68 and 69


Homework: Review your Culture Bowl packet for the Culture Bowl

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Japanese AP video "Dragons are forever"

If you want to watch one of the semi-finalists movie, just go to the link below.
http://www.youtube.com/user/clarklizard23#p/a/u/0/Fa6SCqK5RhU

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/15

  • Scavenger Hunt for the first 35 minutes of class
  • Watched "the Dragons are forever" and "the Assassin"
  • New grammar: Base te + shimaimashita (I unintentionally did)
  • Watched Skit one of Nihongo Dekimasu

No homework

B1 Japanese 2 2/15

  • Scavenger Hunt from the first 35 minutes.
  • Watched Weekes san's group movie again.
  • Reviewed the 5 verbs "to wear"
  • Reviewed clothing vocabulary

No homework

A1 & A2 Japanese 1 2/14

Lesson

  • Watched the best movies from A1, A2, B1 and B2.
  • Reviewed some words that would be useful to know for Scavenger Hunt that will be next class.
  • Learned colors

No homework

The power of perseverance

I have shared some posts from the blog below before. I don't read blogs very often, but this one always makes me feel I am powerful and I can do whatever I want. This post is about the power of perseverance. It is worth to read it! Enjoy!

By the way, this blog's writer is one of my zumba instructors at Gold's Gym.

http://tightbodybootcamp.blogspot.com/2011/02/power-of-perseverance.html

Friday, February 11, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP

Watched everyone's movies and chose the best two.

The movies that are going on are:
1) Waldo (Jose, Melinda, Jessica, Jyai, Courtney)
2) Dragons are forever (Graham, Donatello, Trevor, Alex, Michael)

We also watched A1, A2 and B1 movies finalists.

No homework

B1 Japanese 1 2/11

Watched everyone's movies and chose the best two.

The movies that are going on are:
1) Momotaro, the peach boy (Hall, Clayton, Christensen, Jolley)
2) Awesome adventures (Stewart, Weekes, Miyo, Hayward, Baum)

We also watched A1 and A2 movies finalists.

No homework

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A2 Japanese 1 2/10

  1. Watched everyone's movies project
  2. Decided the best two to go on to the Semi-Finals.
Happy Neko (Kaplan, Dorsey and Hampton)
The preventers (Magleby, Bates, Pozgan, Warren)

3. Presentation by Wandvik san


No homework

A1 Japanese 1 2/10

  1. Watched everyone's movies project
  2. Decided the best two to go on to the Semi-Finals.
  • I need a girl (Chen, Wilkinson, Garrison, Childs, Nebeker, Walker)
  • Super heroes (Carmona, Baum, Vannarath, Vasquez, Martinez)
Finished watching Spirited Away as a reward

No homework

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/9

Lesson

Helper for extra credit: Trevor kun

  • Watched Nihongo Dekimasu about Japanese High School students
  • Fill out a listening practice sheet
  • Discussion about the differences between Japan and US schools

Homework: Movie project

B1 Japanese 2 2/9

Lesson

Helper for extra credit: Stewart san

  • Reviewed clothing vocabulary
  • Reviewed the 5 verbs for wear in Japanese
  • Writing practice describing 2 classmates
  • Guessing game
  • New grammar Base te+ mo ii desu ka?
Base te + wa + dame desu.
Base te + mo + kamaimasen.

Homework: Finish your movie project.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A2 Japanese 1 2/8

Lesson

Helper for extra credit: Dorsey san

  • Explained about World Language Week that is going to start next week on Tuesday
  • Presentation by Davis san
  • Reviewed all katakana learned (A-ho)
  • New Katakana ma-mo
  • Katakana Packet
  • Verbs Packet (Learned Godan conjugation)

Homework: Movie is due next class + Katakana Packet ma-mo exercises (2 pages)

A1 Japanese 1 2/8

Lesson

Helper for extra credit: Alexander san

  • Explained about World Language Week that is going to start next week on Tuesday
  • Presentations by Tripp san and Wilkinson san
  • Reviewed all katakana learned (A-ho)
  • New Katakana ma-mo
  • Katakana Packet
  • Verbs Packet (Reviewed godan & Ichidan)
  • Irregular verbs

Homework: Movie is due next class + Katakana Packet ma-mo exercises (2 pages)

Monday, February 7, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/7 Minimal Day

Lesson

Japanese 3
  • Checked homework (Exercises using school events, daruma)
  • Corrected homework
  • Reviewed Kanji

Japanese AP
  • Checked homework (Writing about celebrity)
  • Peer review

Together
Watched Nihongo Dekimasu about Japanese festivals, Culture festivals and School events


Homework for both classes: Work on your movie project

B1 Japanese 2 2/7 Minimal Day

Lesson

  • Check homework (Exercises using the verb to wear in Japanese)
  • Reviewed the verbs
  • Oral practice using the verbs

Homework: Work on your movie project

Friday, February 4, 2011

Extra credit opportunities

This term I am giving again some extra credit opportunities. Please make sure you take advantage of them now so that you don't struggle at the end of the term.

1) I'll be giving 10 points to the "Helper of the day". In order to get this extra credit points, the helper will have to do our aisatsu promptly and in a loud voice. Also, the helper will have to write the month, day of the month and day of the week in Hiragana without anyone's help on the board. As you know, usually my quizzes are worth 10 points, so this will make up a quiz that you didn't do well.

2) Attend World Language Week Culture Night
Feb 24th (Thursday) from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
We are going to announce the best movies and give all the cash prizes
Yummy deserts will be provided

Those are the only big extra credit opportunities for this term. So, don't forget!!!!

A2 Japanese 1 2/4

Lesson

  • Reviewed Katakana together
  • Katakana Quiz ta-ho
  • Presentations by Bugden san & Argyle san
  • Due to renaissance assembly we had some student gone and the students met in their groups to discuss about the movie

Homework: Work on your movie project
Next class presentations: Davis san, Wandvik san, Hampton san

A1 Japanese 1 2/4

Lesson

  • Reviewed Katakana together
  • Katakana Quiz ta-ho
  • Presentations by Childs san, Nebeker san, Haley san, Yocom san
  • Reviewed verbs types and ending
  • Reviewed Godan conjugation
  • Learned ichidan conjugation

Homework: Work on your movie project
Next class presentations: Vasquez san, Wilkinson san, Tripp san, Giles san, Walker san

Thursday, February 3, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/3

Lesson

Japanese 3
  • Checked homework (Writing about yourself informal form)
  • Peer review
  • Collected homework
  • New chapter culture facts (Daruma, school events and new proverb)
  • Gave exercise using the things learned today in class

Homework: Finish exercises given in class

Japanese AP

  • Checked homework (Ch 2 Kanji flashcards & exercises)
  • Reviewed Kanji together (meaning and reading)
  • Corrected Misora Hibari reading
  • Mini discussion about Misora Hibari reading
  • Writing practice about someone you respect (Informal form)
Homework: Finish writing at home

B1 Japanese 2 2/3

Lesson

  • Reviewed the questions we translated from last class (textbook P. 60)
  • New questions up to 15 (Translated and answered)
  • Kanji Karuta game (Reviewed Kanji from Chapters 1 to 3)
  • New grammar (To wear verbs)
  • Gave exercises using the new verbs (Finish only the first exercises of your handout)

Homework: To wear handout

A1 & A2 Japanese 1 2/2

A1

Watched a movie



A2

Watched Azumanga Daioh


Homework: Katakana Quiz from ta to ho
Presentations A1 --> Wilkinson san, Childs san, Nebeker san, Haley san, Vasquez san and Yocom san

Presentations A2 --> Bugden san, Hamblin san, Argyle san and Wandvik san

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

B2 Japanese 3/AP 2/1

Lesson

Japanese 3
  • Reviewed Kanji with flashcards in pairs
  • Kanji Quiz CH1
  • Reading comprehension exercises (Yellow paper)
  • Writing about yourself in informal form

HW: Finish the writing assignment at home


Japanese AP
  • Reviewed for the honorific test
  • Test
  • New Kanji CH 2 and gave flashcards
  • Reading about Misora Hibari
  • Reading comprehension exercises

HW: Flashcards and finish Kanji exercises

B1 Japanese 2 2/1

Lesson

Reviewed for the Quiz
  • Practice Kanji in pairs using flashcards
  • P. 60- 61 (Chapter review)
  • Translated the questions and talked about the answers

HW: Nothing