This week in Junior Japanese the Year 1 students have been learning weather vocabulary. Our focus for the week was on the word ‘hare’ which means sunny. We also learnt how to ask the question, “Tenki wa dou desu ka”, which means, “How is the weather?” Students enjoyed making a ‘hare’ craft to help remind them of their new vocabulary.
In Senior Japanese this term we have been focusing on learning ‘jiko shoukai’ which means how to introduce ourselves in Japanese. We practise having a conversation in Japanese with a partner every week. Here is an example of what we are practising to say currently:
*Hajimemashite (Hi. How do you do?) + Rei (Bow)
*Konnichiwa (Hello / Good afternoon)
*Watashi wa (name) desu – girls OR Boku wa (name) desu – boys
*(Grade) nensei desu (I am in grade _______ )
*(Item) ga suki desu (I like _______ )
*(Suburb) ni sunde imasu (I live in _______ )
*Douzo yoroshiku onegaishimasu (Nice to meet you)
*Arigatou gozaimashita (Thank you very much) + Rei (bow)
We have also made tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs) in Year 4 and koinobori (carp kite streamers) for the Children’s Day Festival in Years 5 and 6.
They look fabulous in the Japanese classroom!
Thank you to everyone who has entered the Japanese Festival’s Art competition too. Final entries are due this Thursday, 1st August 2019. Ganbarou – Good luck!
Walker Sensei and Miller Sensei