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Contact Sensei using the following email address: dbhssensei@gmail.com

Not sure whether to study Japanese or another language?  Having difficulty convincing your parents why you should study Japanese?  Consider reading this presentation: "Why study Japanese?"  (A special thanks to Ambassador John R. Malott for use of this presentation he made to the delegation of Japanese teachers at the 2014 National Japan Bowl!)


ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS


Japan Club Meeting


The next meeting of the Japan Club will take place on MONDAY, NOV. 26th, from 2:40-3:40pm in Room 116. 

Our most recent meeting was a Halloween party that took place on Monday, 10/29.  We made announcements and then watched the anime, "Spirited Away" to celebrate stories of spirits in Japan.  We ate popcorn, chips, and candy, some of our members cos-played as their favorite characters.  The meeting lasted until 4:45pm, when the movie ended.

Our meetings always consist of a business and announcements first, then a cultural presentation and/or activity for the rest of the time.  Club membership dues are $15 and you are asked to pay these dues online at BCPS e-store (Deerfield Beach HS).  Pay dues, and come join us for the fun!  


Kizuna Across Cultures Global Classmates


So far so good!  We have shared online self-introductions and discussed our after school activities, foods and music we like, and we will be discussing fall school events and our favorite trip in the coming weeks.  So far the exchange has been lively and fun!

This year our Level 3 & 4 students are participating in the Global Classmates Program sponsored by Kizuna Across Cultures.  We are paired up with Kunori Gakuen High School in Yamagata Prefecture (in northeastern Japan) to discuss a variety of topics of common interest online using Schoology as our platform for exchange.  We are preparing to exchange gifts by mail and will continue to discuss a variety of topics online.  We look forward to our students learning a lot from their peers across the ocean.


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Schedule of School Activities & Events


THIS WEEK

* All activities take place in 116 between 2:40-3:40pm unless otherwise noted.

11/12 (M)NO SCHOOL --- VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE

11/13 (T)Japan Bowl Study Session

11/14 (W):  JNHS Tutoring

11/15 (Th):  Open Classroom

11/16 (F)No Activities Scheduled


NEXT WEEK

* All activities take place in 116 between 2:40-3:40pm unless otherwise noted.

11/19 (M)No Activities --- Japan Club Meeting Postponed to 11/26 (Right after Thanksgiving Break)

11/20 (T)No Activities Scheduled --- Enjoy your break

11/21 (W)NO SCHOOL --- Thanksgiving Break

11/22 (Th)NO SCHOOL --- Thanksgiving Day

11/23 (F)NO SCHOOL --- Thanksgiving Break


FYI

Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for this academic year

Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year

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CULTURAL CORNER


November Holidays & Events in Japan


Pictured Left - A presentation of taiko in celebration of Culture Day

Pictured Right - Students present a gift of appreciation to the local police for Labor Thanksgiving


Culture Day - 文化の日(ぶんかのひ)- 11月3日

Learn more about this national holiday dedicated to celebrating Japanese traditional and modern culture on the Kids Web Japan site and on the Office Holidays website.

ALSO... Check out this free lesson on Culture Day terms from JapanesePod101!


Shichi-Go-San -「七五三」節(しちごさんせつ)- 11月15日

Learn more about this day of prayer for the healthy growth of young children ages 3, 5, and 7 on the Kids Web Japan site.


Labor Thanksgiving - 勤労感謝の日(きんろうかんしゃのひ)- 11月23日

Learn more about this national holiday that encourages appreciation of those in labor, especially those in public service, who promote the welfare of the nation on the Kids Web Japan site and on the Office Holidays website. 


Click here for more information on November events in Japan (courtesy of Kids Web Japan).


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