Japanese 1 - Lesson 13

May 2 - 6

This Week's Assignments

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SIGN UP FOR A SPEAKING PARTNER

This week you will need a speaking partner and there is a wiki located within the module in the Speaking Assignment link where you will sign up. Please do so ASAP so you can all complete the speaking assignment in a timely manner.

EOC Projects - Due Dates

EOC Projects are due according to this schedule:
May 10 - Linguafolio Project
May 12 - EOC Projects (About Me and Brochure)
May 16 - 19 - Final Exam (Final exam will close on Thursday at 11:59 pm)

Culture Discussion

This week we will be discussing what teenagers like to do for fun. Of course, it may be different in big cities compared to smaller towns, but there are many cities located throughout Japan. Students often ride the trains, buses or even bikes into the city to be able to participate in some of the activities listed in the culture notes.

GRADES!!

Grades will be sent to schools this week and your counselors should be able to access them by Thursday. We have only 3 weeks left of the course! Wow! Time flies! If you are behind, please work to catch up NOW. Don't put it off! You will be very busy at the end of the school year with your other courses, so it is important to get caught up as soon as possible with this one.
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Telling time

This week we will learn how to tell time and how to invite people to do activities with us. There is a LOT of grammar again this week, so you will need to spend additional time trying to learn how to put times together and how to conjugate the verbs to invitational and volitional forms. Good luck ^_^

CONVERSATION COACHING

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LANGUAGE COACHING

PLEASE PARTICIPATE IN COACHING SESSIONS EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO ATTEND WITH AN ALTERNATE COACH. THESE SESSIONS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO YOUR SUCCESS!!


Japanese language coaching is an important (and required) component of this online class. Students should be registered for sessions that meet two times per week. Students are required to attend these sessions and their participation is graded. If a student has not attended a session, that time can be made up in 1 of two ways. Go to Blackboard Collaborate, then Recordings, then set the dates for the date range you wish to find. Locate your missed session, listen to the archive, and send an email with a summary of what was covered along with 3 sentences in Japanese that were practiced. OR, if you know in advance you cannot attend the session, please try to attend a different coach's session. The alternate coach will notify me of your participation and you will receive full credit (minus any deductions for arriving late or not being prepared).

Important Information about Assignments

READ THE RUBRICS!!
I can't stress this enough. Some students are turning in fantastic work, but it does not meet the criteria specified in the rubric, resulting in B's and C's rather than the A that they are capable of. Look at the rubric before, during, and after completing the assignment to see if all criteria have been met. This 2nd quarter is a little more difficult, so it is important to get as many points as possible.

Peer Tutoring Center

Contact the PTC by clicking on the link on the left in the course (not "on top" as it says in the image below). If you should need assistance with Japanese or with taking an online course in general, there are students just like you waiting to help!
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Important Dates to Remember

Link to Japanese 1 Calendar


April 29 - Showa Day (start of Japanese Golden Week)

May 2 - 5 Golden Week (called this because of several holidays)

May 10 - Final Linguafolio Project Due

May 12 - EOC Project Due
May 16 - 19 -- Take Final Exam

Revae Bostwick, Japanese 1 Instructor

Office Hours: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. daily.
If you need to call at a different time, please leave a message and I will get back to you.
CONTACT INFO:
revae.bostwick@ncpublicschools.gov
704-325-9584