Welcome back! (YIS: 2017-2018)

Hi there!

My name is Mr Hutton, and I will be your English teacher this year. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! By way of introduction, I attach a photo of myself and Kenta (my son). He likes eating muffins, yoghurt, and playing with toy cars! (I also like such things…)

Welcome (back) to YIS for the 2017-2018 academic year! I hope you all had a restful and refreshing summer break. I am looking forward to seeing all the returning students as well as meeting the new – I hope you too will enjoy YIS!

I will be sharing individual student folders with you shortly, which you will use to organise your files and submit work. In the meantime, you might like to bookmark this blog. Also, don’t forget to add the subject share folder to your Google Drive – it is how I share everything with the class so it is really important! (If you don’t know how to do this I will go through it in class…)

This is a good starting point, but as we work through the year you will need to check out the relevant page for the unit you will be studying. Will will also be using Google Classroom this year, but I will introduce this during class time.

To access individual unit pages, choose your class —> Grade X —–> Unit XXXX to find the correct unit page. Units are split into individual lessons, which you can click on the links for. Extra resources are also included on these pages.

There is so much fun and learning on the way this year and I am really looking forward to it. Can’t wait to meet you all next week! Let’s have an exciting year!

2 thoughts on “Welcome back! (YIS: 2017-2018)

  1. Hello, Mr. Hutton!
    Thank you for your invaluable website! I am a teacher in Hilo, Hawaii, on the island that recently experienced the volcanic activity. I am reading your site with great interest because I am considering a return to teaching English in an IB MYP school on Oahu.

    Can you please share with me how you set up your students’ work and lessons, such as, do you use notebooks and 3-ring binders or do you have all lessons presented and collected electronically (such as in Google Classroom)? Do you have a materials list for students? If you do, can you share it with me? I

    Gratefully,
    Joy Grabar

    • Hi Joy,

      I have students mainly take notes and work in a notebook. I have trialled binders in the past, but have shifted to just getting students to glue handouts in a notebook as it just keeps things together more securely. I also use Google Classroom to share lessons and get assignments. I don’t have an equipment list so I can’t share that, unfortunately.

      I hope this answers your questions!

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