Japanese 1 Week 10

Lesson 8

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

This week in Japanese 1 (week 10), we are starting the new and final 9 weeks of Japanese! Grades were due for REPORT CARDS and so all missing work from L1-L7 were due including a 3 part midterm exam!

This week in lesson 8: we are learning Katakana! The Katakana characters or this week will consist of "ア、イ、ウ、エ、オ、カ、キ、ク、ケ、コ、ガ、ギ、グ、ゲ、ゴ". Students will learn about music in Japan, as well as how to talk about what they do at home . The assignments needs to be submitted by the due date listed on the calendar. (✿◠‿◠)

Parents/Guardians/ELA's: Students needs to submit ALL assignments from here on out by the due date! Please keep the due date calendar bookmarked. f 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 Wk 10-Lesson 8 ☆

Mar 21st-25th

  1. Due Tues: L8 Writing Assignment (アーゴ)
  2. Due Wed: L8 Cultural Discussion Assignment
  3. Due Thurs: L8 Speaking Assignment
  4. Due Fri: L8 Quiz
  5. Due Fri: L8 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 カタカナ! ^o^

Link to website with animated stroke order for Katakana:

Katakana アーゴ Quizlet -Flashcards

Use this Quizlet to study your カタカナ (Katakana) for this week. There are many different varieties of study tools in this link. Please use this daily. ^o^

iPhone and iPad users! This is an AWESOME Katakana learning app.

You can use this app to help you learn your stroke order, as well as writing your Katakana! Please check it out!


Android users! This is an AWESOME Katakana learning app.

You can use this app to help you learn your stroke order, as well as writing your Katakana! Please check it out!


Study Tools, use to learn lesson 8 vocabulary:

Lesson 8 Vocabulary Flashcards!

Use this Quizlet to study your Lesson 8 vocabulary for this week. \^o^/


Language coaching info!

All the information you need to know about coaching sessions.

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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^

Need some help? Check out the Peer Tutoring Center!

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