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!

Welcome back to YIS – 2016-2017!

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Welcome back to YIS for the 2016-2017 academic year! I hope you all had a restful and refreshing summer break. I am looking forward to seeing all my old students as well as meeting new students – I hope you will all 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!

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. Go:

Choose your class —> Grade X —–> Unit X 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.

I am looking forward to a very exciting year!

Monday 18 Jan snow day e-Learning

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Good morning everyone and happy snow day! I hope you have a productive day learning at home under a warm blanket or kotatsu!  Please see the following descriptions for assigned e-Learning.

8A Extended Homeroom (P1)

Looking at the guidelines and examples, write a reflection that summarises your development as a learner in all of semester 1. The reflection should be written in a Google doc (that is editable by me), be no more than 950 characters (please do a word count), and linked to this document.

8B English (P2)

We were planning to start preparing for a new assessment today, which will be difficult from home. Instead, spend some time reading your DEAR book independently. We will look at the next assessment tomorrow. (Optional: you could also review your notes to revise everything we have learned about poetry in this unit.)

9D English (P3 and P4)

I have checked your Anya’s Ghost analytical essays and given you feedback via Google Docs (reflection and feedback document) and Veracross. Please access my feedback, read and consider it, then start drafting your final copy. It is due by 9am this Friday.

8A Tutor (P8)

Today we set time aside for your showcase portfolios. Only one week and a half until SLCs so get moving! Also, please check the sign up sheet with your parents to confirm whether the time is okay. If not, please email me!