Japanese 1 Week 5

Lesson 4

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News for Students/Parents/Guardians/ELA's:

This week in Japanese 1 (week 5), we will be starting lesson 4. ^o^ Most of the students are attending their coaching sessions at their scheduled times. AWESOME job! (◕‿◕✿)

This week in lesson 4: we are learning the next 10 ひらがな (Hiragana) characters which will consist of "ま (ma), み (mi), む (mu), め (me), も (mo), や (ya), い (i)、ゆ (yu), え (e), よ (yo)". Lesson 4 is about family, how to say certain family members in Japanese. Students will learn about family in Japan. The assignments needs to be submitted by the due date listed on the calendar. (✿◠‿◠)

Parents/Guardians/ELA's: Grades will be submitted NEXT Monday for progress reports. Students need to have all of lessons 1 through lesson 4 completed by this Friday. All late work needs to be submitted by NEXT Monday by 9pm for progress reports. If you would like a progress report today to see how your student is doing, please EMAIL me (using a new email, and not reply to the email I sent with the newsletter.)

☆ Assignments for Week 5 -Lesson 4 ☆

Sept 22nd-26th:

  1. Due Tues (Sept 22nd): L4 Writing Assignment (まーよ)
  2. Due Wed: L4 Cultural Discussion Assignment
  3. Due Thurs: L4 Speaking Assignment
  4. Due Fri: L4 Quiz
  5. Due Fri: L4 Language Coaching Sessions 1 & 2.
Japanese 1 Course Calendar

Here is the link to the calendar for the course. Please bookmark this calendar to your computer. It has all the due dates for assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, etc. It also has important links posted at the bottom of the month.

Study Tools, use to learn this week's ひらがな! ^o^

Hiragana Pronunciation for まーよ

Use this Prezi to learn the pronunciation of まーよ! ^o^

Hiragana まーよ Quizlet -Flashcards

Use this Quizlet to study your ひらがな (Hiragana) for this week. There are many different varties of study tools in this link. Please use this daily. ^o^

Study Tools, use to learn lesson 4 vocabulary:

Lesson 4 Vocabulary Flashcards!

Use this Quizlet to study your Lesson 4 vocabulary for this week. \^o^/


Language Coach's Info and URL

You can find the different coach's Blackboard Collaborate URL's as well as phone number with pin to access coaching sessions. Please bookmark this for your reference. You can also use this to do make up sessions, if you need too.

☆ Assignments for Lessons 1through 3 ☆

Here are the assignments that were due from week 2: (Sept 2-5)
  1. L1 Writing Assignment
  2. L1 Cultural Discussion Assignment
  3. L1 Speaking Assignment
  4. L1 Quiz

Here are the assignments that were due from week 3: (Sept 8th-12th)

  1. L2 Writing Assignment
  2. L2 Cultural Discussion Assignment
  3. L2 Speaking Assignment
  4. L2 Quiz
  5. L2 Language Coaching Sessions 1 & 2.

Here are the assignments that were due from week 3: (Sept 15th-19th)

  1. L3 Writing Assignment
  2. L3 Cultural Discussion Assignment
  3. L3 Speaking Assignment
  4. L3 Quiz
  5. L3 Language Coaching Sessions 1 & 2.

Need some help? Check out the Peer Tutoring Center!

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Does your student need a buddy?

Have you noticed students who started off strong beginning to slack off? Do you have students who are enrolled in multiple courses and struggling to manage it all? Did you have a late add or a student who hasn't quite settled in yet? Let's get them the help they need now. Talk with your instructor about Virtual buddies.

Our Virtual Buddies are ready to help by lending a hand to students needing an extra little push, another reminder, a bit of time management guidance or encouraging words throughout the week. Do keep in mind, Virtual Buddies do not provide content specific support. While we do try to match students with a Virtual Buddy with experience in their course, we cannot guarantee it. If your student needs content specific help, they will need a Peer Tutor, not a Virtual Buddy. I am not able to guarantee that a Virtual Buddy will have experience or be an expert in your content area.

What will be needed to get a student matched up with a Virtual Buddy:

1) Get agreement from the student, parent and ELA. This is a requirement (since we will be sharing the student's contact information with the Virtual Buddy and so that we know the full team supports the project.)

2) Instructor will submit a ticket through the Virtual Support Center for a Virtual Buddy.

3) The information that will be needed:

Blackboard IM ID:
Cell Phone:
Home Phone:




Brief Summary of Concerns: (Please avoid mentioning IEPs or 504s)

Have the Student, Parent, and eLA agreed to participate in the Virtual Buddy program? YES/NO

*If you are interested, please EMAIL me and let me know. ^o^
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