Let's practice! Songs due mokuyobi (shimekiri wa mokuyobi desu)
This is my first year trying to use a blog. The feedback I've gotten from students is that they don't check it very often. I'm doing a little survey- each time you check it could you post a short comment in Japanese? Feel free to ask a question, too. Just let me know that you were here.
Last week: We started learning how to tell time and read a calendar. In April we'll be learning how to say each day of the week and will master the dates by the end of the month. We'll also be inviting people and writing invitations.
What should you study?
Anything in quizlet from chapter 7. Which video do you like? (A lot of people like puni puni because it's short. I prefer the Japan Society video because you can learn more.
Let's make our own dates videos for fun!
that's today's word!
Today we reviewed kanji. Practice them here.
HW: Look up your new vocabulary from chapter 7. Due tomorrow.
If you have time, try this listening activity about a party. Can you understand? There are 3 conversations. You can choose natural or slow speed. Here's a time related video.
Quizlet is our friend. Do you know all of today's adjectives? Learn them!
Thank you for your help recruiting 8th graders today.
shukudai (means homework): Write 8 sentences with adjectives (affirmative and negative.) Watch the videos if you need help (or use your book!)
Naruto wa baka desu. Kitty chan wa baka de wa arimsen.
Will Smith wa yoi desu. Towairaitto no banpaiya wa yokunai desu.
3 more profiles:
Physical description, character description and activity!
Here is the information for
CSU Sacramento Japan Day (4.12) on Family Day
and the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival (4.11-12, 4.18-19)
Here are some Hina Matsuri links:
Make your own display (scroll down to print in color)
Here's a meal you can make at home that's often eaten on Hina Matsuri (and other times of the year, too.) It's called Chirashizushi and Cooking with Dog will teach you how! If you don't like cooking it's on the menu at many Japanese restaurants, too.
Here are some other great Hina Matsuri recipes.
Origami Club also has some fun hina origami. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you can find some games and activities, too.