火曜日 かようび

Multiple Assignments Due Today

今日は火曜日です。

  • Today you will complete your Writing Assignment and sign up for a partner for your Speaking Assignment.
  • Remember to log in every day (Monday - Friday) and read your announcement first.

Writing Assignment

Writing Assignment 2 focuses on katakana. While we don't use katakana as often as hiragana, it's important to be able to read and write in katakana.


There are multiple pages to this assignment. Be sure to print out all of the pages associated with this assignment and submit all of them by taking a photo or scanning all the pages.


This week's writing assignment is the last one you will complete for Japanese 2. :)

Sign Up for a Speaking Assignment Partner

To sign up for a partner for the lesson 2 speaking assignment, go to Course Modules > Module 1 > Lesson 2 > Assignment 2.2: Speaking


  1. Click on the Speaking Assignment Partner Sign Up Wiki to get a partner.
  2. Click on the Edit Wiki button to add your name and contact info to the list. If you see someone signed up as Partner 1 and doesn't have a Partner 2, sign up to be that person's partner. Do not sign up as Partner 1 unless there is no one looking for a Partner 2.
  3. As soon as you see that you have a partner, contact them via the contact info they list, or by the Messages tab in your class, or by using Blackboard IM.
  4. Make your post and establish first contact your partner before the end of the day TODAY.

Using the particle で


This week we are working on the particle で (de)


で is used to indicate that something is *HAPPENING* at a certain location.


The basic format for a sentence using で is as follows:


(Location) で (what happens at that location)


If I wanted to say: "At home, my Dad eats sushi.“ I would say:

うち で ちち は すし を たべます。


Here is that same sentence, but using kanji (if you’re curious):

家で父はお鮨を食べます。


Please note that kanji will NOT be on your tests/quizzes/assignments. If you don’t want to look at it now, don’t worry about it. ^_^


Mmkay, so how is this different than using the particle に then?


We can use the particle に to indicate direction or destination. When we use the particle に, we’re indicating that we are going to a place.


いま がっこう いきます。

Now I am going to school. (Weeee!)


Whereas if we use で, we’re indicating that things are actually happening at that place! :O :O :O


Let’s look at some more examples:


がっこう で テレビゲーム を しません。

At school, I don’t play video games.


としょうかん で しゅくだい を しました。

At the library, I did my homework.


きのう だいどころ で ジュース を のみませんでした。

Yesterday, in the kitchen, I did not drink juice.

Extra Credit Opportunity - Tweet/Text Me Tuesday

TODAY ONLY for 1 bonus point, you can use twitter to tweet me @BoutinSensei or text me at 919-964-5227 to let me know 1 thing you do every day at home. Think about how you can express this using the word for "everyday" and using the particle で to help you talk about an action you do at home.


If you can't tweet or text, you can email or IM me your sentence for your bonus point.


If you choose to tweet, be sure you have permission from a parent or guardian to use social media!

Click Here for Welcome Call Sign Up

Sign up for your welcome call at a time where you and a parent or guardian are both available. Remember to provide a phone # where I can reach you too!

Student Spotlight - Matthew S.

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 Matthew S.!


My favorite thing about Japan/Japanese Culture: The honor system!

My favorite book: Shogun? Don't really have one

My favorite musical artist: Don't have a fav but i like techno/jpop/other

My favorite ice cream flavor: cookies and cream

On a Friday night I'm usually: playing video games

The 5 things I cannot live without: food, computer, food, computer games, water

Why I'm taking Japanese 2: I like anime and Japanese is fun to say

Contact Boutin Sensei

Office Hours Change (Just for today due to a doctor's appt): 1PM - 3PM Catch me on BBIM at that time!


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