すいようび - Wednesday

Lesson 11 Writing Assignment Due

Submit Lesson 11 Writing Assignment Today

  • Today you will complete your Lesson 11 Writing Assignment
  • To complete this assignment, print out the worksheet and fill in the worksheet
  • Please use a pencil (in case you make a mistake and need to erase it!)
  • You can submit your completed worksheet by scanning or taking a photo of it.
  • If you take a photo, check the photo to make sure everything on the worksheet is visible and can be read before submitting it. If I can't read it, I can't give you credit for the assignment! :(
L11 Katakana Flashcards - Click Here

Study your new katakana characters by clicking the link above. You can do practice activities like flashcards and games to help you learn too!

Culture Care Tonight!

Please come to tonight's Culture Cafe on Japanese Food with Beaver Sensei! You can earn up to 3 extra credit points for coming and telling me the most interesting thing you learned from the presentation. Hope to see you there!
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カタカナがすきですか。

How do you like working with katakana? Learning to read katakana can be a lot of fun! Take a look at the various images below. How many can you read? Does anything look familiar?
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Image from: http: //www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/lion-king-musical-celebrates-15th-anniversary-in-japan
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Image from: http: //pingmag.jp/2007/02/09/snackcharacters/
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Image from: http: //latestnewslink.com/2015/01/mcdonalds-japan-to-brief-on-chicken-nugget-woes-on-wednesday-nhk/

Keep working on your EOC Project

Item #6 of your Japan Travel Brochure for your EOC project asks you to provide some essential phrases that may be useful for traveling in Japan


What to do:
Provide 10 basic phrases that you believe are essential to getting around in Japan. Remember, these students don't know Japanese, so they can't read hiragana and katakana! You'll need to write your phrasebook in Romaji (spelling counts!).


This week we're learning to ask people if they like/dislike certain things. This could certainly be a useful thing to know how to say in Japanese if visiting Japan (hint, hint) ;)


Think about things we have learned how to say with the previous lessons. Here's a few ideas to consider from prior lessons:


  • How to introduce ourselves and greet others (Lesson 1)
  • Asking for phone numbers and asking someone's age (Lesson 2)
  • Asking "what is this/that/that over there?" (Lesson 3)
  • Asking where someone is from/what language they speak? (Lesson 6)
  • Asking or talking about people what they do/did/will do (Lesson 8)
  • Talking about food! Need I say more? ;) (Lesson 9)
  • Asking or talking about hobbies (Lesson 10)


Please be sure to have 10 phrases written in romaji for this portion of the project. Spelling must be correct!


For today, try to come up with a few good phrases to include in your End of Course project. Let me know if you need any help!

Coaching Reminder

Be sure to attend 2 coaching sessions this week. When going to coaching:


  1. Review your new vocabulary, grammar and katakana prior to your session
  2. Go to your coaching classroom a little early to make sure you're ready to start as soon as coaching begins
  3. Actively participate in coaching. Volunteer to answer questions and do your best. You don't have to be perfect, but put forth your best effort.
  4. Stay until the very end of coaching and be actively engaged in your session. Do not browse the internet or do other things during your coaching session.
  5. Ask questions if you do not understand something or need help.


If you miss your regularly scheduled coaching session, you can make it up at any time with any coach. Please be sure to attend 2 coaching sessions each week unless otherwise noted.


Active and on time coaching attendance and participation accounts for 20% of your grade. Make the commitment to yourself to attend coaching sessions regularly.

Spirit Week Continues!

Wednesday is favorite book character day. Who is your favorite book character? Let me know today and earn 1 extra credit point.


My favorite book character is Santiago from my favorite book - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. My first Japanese Sensei gave me a copy of the book as a gift. It is a very simple book and an easy read but there is so much to learn from it. The book teaches us to follow our hearts and our dreams, even when things don't go according to plan or things get difficult. The Alchemist is a wonderful book and I would certainly recommend it to anyone.

Spirit Week Particpants

Thanks to Jasmine B., Jamie L., Emily B., Ashley Z, Hannah E. and Alexis S. for participating in yesterday's Spirit Week activity. Thank you everyone!
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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