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  • E-Learning 9/21/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 9/20/2020

    E-Learning for Monday 9/21

     

    Periods 3+7, Level 1 Japanese

     

    I can: Say the numbers 1-10 aloud in Japanese

     

    Task: Go to Classwork on Google Classroom, where a FlipGrid Assignment has been posted. There are links to resources, as well as my sample video. 

     

    Follow Instructions! 

     

    Submit your video on FlipGrid. 

     

    Period 1, Level 2 Japanese

     

    I can:  recognize vocabulary for common people and animals, specifically family members. 

     

    Task: On Google Classroom, find and complete the Quizlet assignment I have posted. 

     

    Submit the screenshot of your score when your score is 80% or better

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  • E-learning 5/13/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 5/13/2020

    e-learning 5/13/2020 

     

    All Japanese students, Sensei will be working a normal schedule right through the end of next week! You will get full credit for any work you do completely and honestly. If you are behind, contact me and we will get to you where you want to be together! 

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: show the different ways numbers are manipulated in Japanese.

     Task: In our Google Classroom, follow the link to Google Forms, where there is a very very short "check for understanding" on your counter knowledge

     

    Level 2:

    Task: Follow the link in our Google Classroom to our Google Meet at your regular class time.

     

    Level 3+4:

    Task: Follow the link in our Google Classroom to our Google Meet at your regular class time.

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  • E-learning 5/12/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 5/12/2020

    e-learning 5/12/2020 

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: show the different ways numbers are manipulated in Japanese.

     

    Task: In our Google Classroom, follow the link to FlipGrid, where there is a sample video of different sentences where numbers/counters are used. When ready, gather some props, and record 3 sentences of your own on FlipGrid

     

    Level 2:

    I can: show I know how kanji ARE vocab, and use them in sentences

    Task: Follow the link in our Google Classroom to FlipGrid. Here I have posted a video of today's assigment. Choose 3 verb kanji from the 13 we are learning, draw them out large, assemble some props, and record 3 similar sentences on FlipGrid to share with your class.

     

    Level 3+4:

    I can: show mastery of a couple grammar tools learned in the 2019-2020 school year

     

    Task: From our Google Classroom, follow the link to FlipGrid, where I made a demo video. Review the "L 34 in a Nutshell" summary Doc that I have copied there, and select one tool from each quarter. Draw up a simple chart; which tool goes to which quarter, and when ready. record 1 sentence each=4 sentences to share with your class on FlipGrid

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  • E-learning 5/11/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 5/11/2020

     

    e-learning 5/11/2020 Last Monday! \(^o^)/

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: understand the different ways numbers are manipulated in Japanese.

     

    Task: Watch the YouTube video posted in Google Classroom. Here are 7-8 different ways you have learned to manipulate numbers. Have you mastered them all? Send Sensei a question about any number system you feel you have not mastered yet. 

     

    Level 2:

    I can: understand how kanji functions as vocabulary words

    Task: Review the Family and Verb kanji before watching the video posted in Google Classroom. Follow along with the sentences as Sensei uses every one of them in a simple sentence. Develop questions about usages you don't understand.

     

    Level 3+4:

    I can: review the grammar tools learned in the 2019-2020 school year

     

    Task: On Google Classroom, follow along with the video posted there. Quarter by quarter, Sensei gives a review sentence of every major grammatical tool learned this year. Email Sensei about tools that you have not mastered; this week's HW is based on this lesson!

     

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  • E-learning 5/6/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 5/6/2020

    e-learning 5/6/2020

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: correctly say the name of this week's traditional holiday in Japanese

    Task: Re-watch Monday's lesson if you have forgotten what we are learning, or haven't watched it yet. On Google Classroom, follow the link to Google Forms, where you will answer a question about this week 

     

    Level 2:

    I can: correctly identify several important kanji for meaning/reading

    Task: Study the Quizlet linked in Google Classroom, and post a screenshot of your Test score when it is 70% or better. 

     

    Level 3+4:

    I can: use the VERB (て)みたい construction for something I would like to experience in the future.

    Task: On Google Classroom, follow the link to FlipGrid, where you will make a short video that answers a single question that Sensei asks.

     

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  • E-learning 5/5/2020 Children's Day

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 5/5/2020

    e-learning 5/5/2020 こどものひ!

    First, Happy Children's Day to all!

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: participate in a traditional celebration, and learn a simple traditional origami

    Task: On Google Classroom, follow the link to FlipGrid. Here, you will have the chance to re-watch the tutorial on making an origami kabuto, so make one now if you did not yesterday. When ready, click on the massive green button on FlipGrid, and you will have 15 seconds to take a video in which you wear your kabuto and say 'this is my kabuto'

     

    Level 2:

    I can: correctly connect kanji to their words in making oral sentences

    Task: Of the 21 kanji in our unit, select 6 that you know you can use in a sentence and write them out very large. There is a PDF on Google Classroom for your reference in writing. 

    After seeing Sensei's sample on Google Classroom, make a similar voice-over with Screencastify where you say at least 3 sentences to present and use the vocab words with your 6 chosen kanji. Submit to Drive

     

    Level 3+4:

    I can: use the VERB (て)みます construction for experimentation and new experiences.

    Task: On Google Classroom, follow the link to FlipGrid, where you will make a short video that uses て みます in 4 different ways:

    I tried~

    I want to try~

    Why don't you try~?

    Please try~

     

     

    If you need further reference, there is an excellent link embedded in the こんしゅう の everything sheet for this week that explains it all very well. 

    Submit your FlipGrid video

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  • E-Learning 5/4/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 5/4/2020

    e-learning 5/4/2020

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: Learn about and recognize the practices of a traditional holiday in Japan

    Task: On Google Classroom, watch the YouTube video on Children's Day, along with Sensei's Screencastify on traditional decoration. Follow the YouTube tutorial on making an origami kabuto, as it will be part of tomorrow's assignment!

     

    Level 2:

    I can: correctly identify 21 new kanji for meaning

     

    Task: Watch the video posted on Google Classroom, where Sensei teaches 8 kanji related to family, and 13 kanji for everyday verbs. A Quizlet link is also posted so you can drill for further mastery.

     

    Level 3+4:

    I can: learn to use the VERB (て)みます construction for experimentation and new experiences.

    Task: On Google Classroom, there are 2 videos and a PDF posted. The PDF is from Text Lesson 4 pages, and is covered in my Screencastify anyways, so it is merely a reference. 

    Watch the videos in order, and come up with similar Verb て みます statements, as they will be a part of tomorrow's FlipGrid assignment

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  • E-learning 4/29/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 4/29/2020

    e-learning 4/29/2020

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: successfully answer the question いくつ "how many (objects)?" with the correct ~つ counter

     

    Task: after reviewing the counter handout, song, and chant, take the Google Quiz, following the link in our Google Classroom

     

    Level 2:

    I can: correctly identify time words for minutes, AM/PM, and others in a completely ひらがな format

     

    Task: After reviewing the time-telling video Sensei posted, do the drill chanting minutes by yourself, and review the special time words. When confident, follow the link in our Google Classroom to test your knowledge

     

    Level 3+4:

    I can: use the extender ~すぎます ("too~~") combined with an adjective in a spoken statement

     

    Task: Meet with Sensei and your classmates on Google Meet at our regular classtime, prepared to share a ~すぎます statement

     

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  • E-learning 4/28/2020

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 4/28/2020

    E-learning 4/28/2020

     

    Level 1: 

    I can: use object counter ~つ correctly in written sentences

     

    Task: See my sample Doc on Google Classroom.

    Following the sample, you will write 6 problems with counters:


    For 1 and 2 just show an image of a number of things and give the correct counter (example, you show a pic of 7 lollipops, write ななつ)

    For 3 and 4 Add Particle の and が あります (there are # objects) If you show a pic of three books, みっつ の ほん が あります Add the English: there are 3 books

    for 5 and 6 add a person in:
    If Ariana Grande is holding two hats: アリアナ は ふたつ の ぼうし が あります Again, add the English: Ariana Grande has two hats

    Find JAPANESE words for your objects. The clobject Quizlet and the Jisho.org link are for reference.

     

    Submit your Doc to the Drive

     

    Level 2: 

    I can: Correctly use time expressions such as "before" "after" "~:30" "around" and others

     

    Task: 

    Choose 5 different time words to use in your sentences from:
    ごぜん
    ~ごろ
    ~はん
    ごご
    ~すぎ
    ~まえ
    ~はんごろ

    Take 5 pics of things that you or someone did.

    Arrange them in sequential order.

    Write a sentence using your 5 time words, and ….

    …..before 2, 3, 4, 5 begin withそれから、 ”And then” (this word is similar to そして)

     

    Submit your Doc to the Drive

     

    Level 3+4 

    I can: use extender ~すぎます in conjunction with adjectives to say that a noun is "Too ~~" "too salty" "too amazing" "too dangerous" etc. 

     

    Task: 

    See the Screencastify posted on our Google Classroom. Make a similar Doc with an "A. but B" format, and your own Screencastify where you voice-over your 5 sentences, using 5 different flavor adjectives from Lesson 4

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  • E-learning 4/27

    Posted by MICHAEL TSUGAWA on 4/27/2020

    E-learning 4/27/2020 Monday

     

    Level 1

    I can: learn to use the counter ~つ to count objects, as opposed to using the counter ~にん for counting people

     

    Task: On Google Classroom watch in order the two videos posted there, one with explanation, examples, and mnemonics, the other with the counter song. 

    Using the 2 PDF references as necessary, count 3 different objects around you, using counters you learned today and particle の

     

    Level 2

    I can: learn time expressions, including specific minutes, AM/PM. and before after

     

    Task: Watch Sensei's YouTube lesson posted on Google Classroom, and chant the minute counters along with me. After the 1st video, look at the PDF reference, and try to say the time aloud in the practice problems at the end of the 2nd video posted, from Japan Society New York

     

    Level 3+4

    I can: use extender ~すぎます with adjectives to say that it is "too~~" too hot, too cold, too boring, too awesome. I can also use this extender connected to a Verb Stem, to talk about actions done too much "think too much" "over-eat" "do too much E-learning" etc. 

     

    Task: Watch the YouTube video I created and posted on Google Classroom. With your study guide (I explain the final grammar point) try to answer the 4-5 questions I post on Google classroom, answering the final one as a comment. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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