General Information

Please look at the categories on right side of this blog and click your child’s class. 


ようこそ日本語クラスへ   Welcome to Japanese class

First of all, we would like to thank you in advance for taking time to go through Elementary Japanese blog. Communication from the home and school is an important part of your child’s education. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you have. Thank you very much for your support.  We look forward to an exciting year!

2016-2017 Elementary Japanese Team:

Mr. Masato Ise              Grade 1-Grade 5 

Ms. Misao Akashi         Grade 3-Grade 5

Mr. Masashi Kashima   Grade 5

Ms. Naoko Hirasawa     Grade 1-Grade 5  (Until October 21st)

Home learning Policy

After Back To School night, all students will be assigned home learning from their Japanese teachers on specific days of the week. The content may include Kanji practice, making example sentences, free writing, hiragana/katakana practice, Logbooks, workbooks, reading books, demonstrating Japanese phrases and will vary depending on the student’s class.  The home learning sent home in Japanese class is an extension of what was learned in class and it helps students use Japanese outside of the classroom (also, demonstrate their Japanese skill).

We expect students to put forth their best effort on their home learning and all assignment should be turned in on time.  If there is a legitimate reason why a student is not able to finish the home learning, please send a note to the teacher.   If a student turn in assignments constantly late, you will be notified.


The contents of Home learning on the Elementary Japanese Blog for Gr.1-5

Japanese language home learning will be assigned on one night per week.  The night will be agreed to with the homeroom teachers. The information of Japanese home learning will be on the Elementary Japanese blog. Students are to be informed in the class as well.

Japanese Home learning Day

Grade 1

 Day 3 and Day 8

10-20 min.

Grade 2

Day 2 and Day 6 

10-20 min.

Grade 3

Day 2 and Day 8

25-30 min.

Grade 4

Day 1 and Day 6

25-30 min.

Grade 5

 Day 4 and Day 10

45-50 min.


In our blog, we will inform curriculum update, what’s happening and any other news.  Should there be any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Japanese teacher.  Also, please sign-up for Student, Parents and Teacher Conference day.

Classroom Policy

Students are expected to follow instructions and be a self-directed learner. Learner profiles take very important role in Japanese class all the time.  In Japanese class, we also introduce our golden rules in Japanese class as follows.

Golden rules in Japanese class

  1. Walk QUIETLY when you are coming to / leaving the class, also during the class.
  2. Always LOOK and LISTEN when your sensei or your classmate is talking.
  3. Always RAISE YOUR HAND when you want to say something and do something.
  4. Be CARING to everything and everyone in Japanese class.
  5. ENJOY learning Japanese!

Request for your involvement in Japanese class

Throughout this school year, Japanese classes will ask for your involvement in Japanese class in such occasion as inviting guest speakers and story telling etc.  Thank you so much for your support and cooperation in advance. Detailed information will be given through our Elementary Japanese blog.

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