Monday, March 28, 2011

day 15 - hiragana

1. Learned the next five hiragana: sa, shi, su, se, so.  さしすせそ。
2. played a memory game with all the hiragana we've learned so far.
3. finished the unit 1 lesson 2 core lesson.  Learned how to ask "what is this?" and how to say some is not doing something.

Day 14 - Quiz #3

We took Quiz #3.  Come see me if you missed it.

We then learned about Shikoku from Quan.

Then started on Lesson 2 in Rosetta Stone.  Lots of new vocabulary words in this one:

tamago - egg
pan - bread
neko - cat
uma - horse
gohan - rice
ringo - apple
sandoicchi - sandwich
unten shite imasu - driving
sakana - fish
nete imasu - sleeping
motte imasu - holding
katte imasu - holding a living thing
aruite imasu - walking
jitensha - bicycle
kuruma - car
inu - dog
____ imasen - not doing
____ ka - question
moichido - one more time
yukkuri - slowly
pen - pen
otona - adult
kodomo - child
koohii - coffee
gyuunyuu - milk

day 11-13

We continued to work on presentations, as well as the individual Rosetta Stone lessons.  By now everyone should have completed the following sections of lesson 1:

On Wed. and Thurs. we watched a film called Tora San.  

Each student then made a list of 5 questions the film raised about life in Japan, and 5 unique things they noticed about Japanese Culture, as well as a list of any words they recognized.

Monday, March 21, 2011

day 10- presentation signup

Today everyone signed up for presentations.  Here's what we got so far:

Samurai - Myke
Ninja - Forrest
Japanese Princess - Aime
Emperors - Gabby
Ainu - Brighton
Kimono / Fashion - Kylie
Manga - Brittany
Kendo - Quan
Japanese Art - Erin
Oni/Demons are real - Brandon

For the first step, make a list of 10 questions you want to find out about related to your topic.  Then proceed to find the answers to those questions.

Each presentation should either be a powerpoint, a pbs style documentary, or an instructional video.  If it's a powerpoint, it should have at least 10 slides with pictures, and links to at least two video clips.  If it's a video, it should be at least 5 minutes long.

Most of all, have fun, and keep it entertaining while you teach us about these subjects!

Mecha kucha yorokonde iru, yo!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 9 - Quiz #2

1. Took quiz #2.  You can't download that, though, cuz it's a quiz.
2. Filled in the blanks on the map of Japan.
3. Practiced bowing and introducing ourselves to each other, using the following words:
___my_name____ desu.
Dozou Yoroshiku.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 8 -

1- Rosetta stone unit 1 lesson 1 of reading and listening.  practiced writing the words otokonoko and onnanoko in hiragana.  Here's how: おとこのこ おんなのこ

Get ready for quiz tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Day 7 - Introductions

1. listened to newbie lesson #2, which can be found here
Download the worksheet, and fill in the vocabulary words.
2. practice greeting each other at different times of the day.
3. did Rosetta Stone unit 1 lesson 1 of both vocabulary and grammar

Day 5 and 6 - Presentations

Today everyone finished up and shared their presenations on Japanese Geography.  We learned about onsen (hot springs), yukimatsuri (snow festival), and monkey land.

Also learned the next 5 hiragana characters: ka, ki, ku, ke, ko.  Or in hiragana: かきくけこ.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Day 4 - Quiz / Presentation

1. Took Quiz #1
2. Started working on geography presentations.  We gave the following assignments:

Honshu: Brighton
Hokkaido: Myke
Kyushu / Shikoku: Gabby
Okinawa: Aime, Kylie
Tokyo: Forrest, Brittany

The presentation questions and map are here

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 3 -

1. took a look at It's a good online dictionary for japanese/english
2. reviewed the vocabulary and introductions from yesterday
3. reviewed the hiragana from yesterday, あいうえお
4. finished up lesson 1 from Rosetta Stone.

Learned these new words:

Onnanokotachi - girls
Otokonokotachi - boys
onnanohitotachi - women
otokonohitotachi - men
kare - he
kanojo - she
karera - they (male/mixed)
kanojotachi - they (female)
hashitte imasu -running
ryouri shitte imasu - cooking
oyoide imasu - swimming
yonde imasu - reading
kodomotachi - children
kaite imasu - writing

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Day 2 - Introductions part2

1. Japanese pronunciation.  Everyone learned how to pronounce their own name.  It's harder than you think.
2. We introduced ourselves to each other.
3. Learned the first 5 hiragana characters, a, i, u, e, o.  Or, in hiragana: あいうえお.
4. Download the basic hiragana and katakana chart here.  Or the cartoon animal hiragana chart here.
5. Started Rosetta Stone Lesson 1.  Learned the following vocabulary:

Juusu- Juice
Mizu- Water
Ocha -Tea
Onna no hito -Woman
Onnanoko- Girl
Tabete imasu -Eating
shinbun -Newspaper
hon -Book
nonde imasu -Drinking
Otokonoko -Boy
Otoko no hito -Man

Day 1 - Introductions

Welcome to the blog for East Hollywood High School's first ever Japanese class! Here's what we did:

1. We started out the class by looking at a few Japanese commercials, to give the kids some ideas for their final projects.

2. Next, we read through the syllabus. You can find it here.

3. Listened to Japanesepod101 newbielesson #1. Listen here. We filled out the vocabulary words on this worksheet.

Tomorrow we'll use what we've learned to introduce ourselves.