Japanese 1 - Lesson 11

Week of 11/16 - 11/20


Important Upcoming Dates:

11/26 - 11/27: NCVPS Thanksgiving Break (No Class)

12/15: Complete Linguafolio Project Due

12/17: Entire End of Course Project Due

12/21 - 1/1: NCVPS Winter Break (No Class)

1/4: Final Exam Opens

1/7: Last Day to Submit Final Exam

1/8: Last day of class/last day to submit assignments from Lessons 8 - 13

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What's Due This Week?

This week's schedule is a little different because of the holiday last week.

The assignments listed below are deliverable items to be submitted by the end of the day they are due.

Monday: Lesson 10 Quiz

Wednesday: Lesson 11 Writing Assignment

Thursday: Lesson 11 Cultural Discussion Post and 2 Response Posts

Friday: Lesson 11 Speaking Assignment

Remember to work on your End of Course Project Every Day!

Japanese 1 Due Date Calendar

Click the button above to access the due date calendar. This lists all assignments and what you should be working on each week in the course. Click the tabs on the bottom to look at the dates month by month.

Culture Cafe on Wednesday

Please come to Wednesday's Culture Cafe presentation on one of my favorite topics - Japanese food! Students who attend and tell me the most interesting thing they learned can earn 3 extra credit points. Hope to see you there!!
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Lesson 11 - なに が すき です か。

In Lesson 11, we’ll learn how express that we like and dislike things using すき, きらい,

だいすき, だいきらい. Let's take our new grammar and vocabulary for test drive. :)

すき means like, so to say we like something, we can use this sentence format: (what you like) が すき です。

すし が すき です。

I like sushi.

To talk about things we dislike, use きらい: (thing you dislike) が きらい です。

よしださん は ハンバーガー が きらい です。

Ms. Yoshida dislikes hamburgers.

We can use the prefex だい to indicate something is “great” or “big.” So to say you really like something use the prefix だい in front of すき to say you really like or love something.

コーヒー が だいすき です。

I love coffee.

きみこさん は にほんご が だいすき です。

Kimiko really likes Japanese.

We can do the same thing with きらい and talk about things we strongly dislike, or hate, using だいきらい:

しゅくだい が だいきらい です。

I strongly dislike homework.

かいもの が だいきらい です。

I hate shopping.

なに が すき です か。asks "What do you like?"

なに が きらい です か。asks "What do you dislike?"

End of Course Projects

At this point, everyone should have several parts done on the EOC Project.

This week you will learn how to complete slide 12 on your About Me portion of the project. I recommend doing this slide at some point this week.

It's important to make steady progress on this assignment as it is a large part of your grade and should not be left until the last minute. A good grade on the EOC project is crucial to success in Japanese 1. Keep working consistently on your project and you will do well!

The link to the End of Course Projects instructions is in blackboard on the left hand navigational toolbar under the End of Course Projects link.


NCVPS Spirit Week 2015!

NCVPS is celebrating Spirit Week this week! Participation is completely optional, but participation in Spirit Week is an opportunity to earn up to 5 extra credit points!

If you choose to participate by posting to social media, you must have a parent or guardian's permission to do so. Then, send me an email telling me where to look so I can check it out.

Join the FB party event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1677066089173218/

Use the hashtag #SpiritNCVPS any time you post about Spirit Week.

If you cannot post to social media, send me an email, text message or IM with your responses and you will still earn the extra credit points.

Today is College Day so share with us where you want to go to college or your goals after high school. ^_^

Spirit Week Participants!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in spirit week so far and earned an extra credit point yesterday:

Jaime L., Shane D., Abigail N., Ashley Z., Hannah E. and Daniel C.

Shout Outs!

Today's Shout Outs go to: Shane D., Selena J., Sara C. and Olivia W. for getting in touch with me yesterday to catch up. I love getting emails from students so thanks for keeping in touch everyone. :)

Contact Boutin Sensei

Contact me this week if you need help with anything!

I can be reached through any of the contacts below. During the school week I respond to all messages within 24 hours, often much sooner.