水曜日 すいようび

L9 Speaking Assignment Due

今日は水曜日です。Here's what's shakin':

  • Today you will submit your L9 Speaking Assignment.
  • Get ready for your L9 vocabulary and grammar quizzes tomorrow.
  • Work ahead if you will not be able to access the internet during your school's spring break.

Submit Lesson 9 Speaking Assignment Today.

Please read this very carefully to help yourself earn a good score on your speaking assignment.

  1. This week's speaking assignment is done by yourself. You do not need to work with a partner!
  2. Read all of the directions carefully for this week's speaking assignment.
  3. Write 10 sentences using at least 10 vocabulary words and/or phrases from Lesson 9. Record yourself saying each sentence.
  4. Add a picture that relates to each sentence.
  5. You can use Powerpoint or Prezi.com to complete this assignment by making a multimedia presentation.
  6. Please do not submit multiple separate files with one sentence in each file. This takes a lot longer to prepare and submit your assignment. Save time and keep it simple. :)
  7. Before recording, take some time to practice your pronunciation. You'll want to try to get your recording to sound like a native speaker, but you do not have to talk fast. Take your time, slow down and say things correctly.
  8. Before submitting your assignment, look carefully at the grading rubric and be sure you can answer YES to all of the questions listed there. Rubrics help you maximize your points for each assignment.

Tweet/Text Me Tuesday

Kudos to Jessica A. and Malik J. for responding to yesterday's Tweet/Text me Tuesday and earning a bonus point!


もちをたべようか。 You can also write 餅を食べようか。(using kanji!) :)

VOLITIONAL FORM OF PLAIN FORM OF VERBS - or casually extending an invitation

もちをたべようか。is a very casual way of inviting a close friend or family member to eat mochi with you.


The verb たべる (to eat) is an Ichidan or る verb. You can conjugate these verbs to the volitional form by dropping る and adding よう たべる ~> たべよう


Godan or verbs can be conjugated to the volitional form by dropping the う, adding a "o" to the remaining consonant and adding another う - see chart below:

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The two irregular verbs する and くる change to しよう (Let's do/play) and こよう (Let's come) - these are irregular so you'll need to memorize these two.

Student Spotlight - James Y.

Every few days in announcements we will shine our spotlight on one of our Japanese 2 students! This is a good way to get to know your fellow classmates. :)


Meet James Y.!

  • My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: Their calligraphy is amazing.
  • My favorite book: Lord of the Rings
  • My favorite musical artist: N/A
  • My favorite ice cream flavor: Vanilla
  • On a Friday night I'm usually: sleeping
  • The 5 things I can't live without: Food, Water, Shelter, My computer, My family
  • Why I'm taking Japanese 2: I've always wanted to learn Japanese so that I could listen to Anime without subtitles, but no school that I went to had a Japanese course.

Upcoming Culture Cafe

Please join me in the NCVPS Culture Cafe for a presentation on the Heian period of Japanese history. Any student who attends and tells me the most interesting thing they learned will earn 1 point of extra credit!

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Contact Boutin Sensei

Wednesday Office Hours: 7PM - 9PM Catch me on BBIM at that time!


I can also be reached by these contacts outside of office hours: