We had a senior lunch to celebrate their coming graduation.
We went to a Japanese restaurant called Circle Sushi and students ordered food in Japanese!
It was a challenge for them to order food only in Japanese, but they made it!
Some students said they felt like they were in Japan because of the atmosphere and good Japanese food.
To celebrate their graduation, seniors received a calligraphy artwork with the Kanji that Sensei choose for them. They also received a keychain with a five-yen coin which symbolizes our strong bond.
We really had a great time together outside of school.
We had a Iron Chef Project in level 3 class, and students had a presentation of their research of Japanese traditional meal.
Some students actually made food and brought it to the class to share.
It was really good opportunity for students to explore Japanese traditional dishes and its history by actually making them to enjoy the taste from different county.
こんにちは！We participated in 2018 Japan Academic Challenge & Japanese Speech Contest at Mercer University. Students studied and practiced a lot before and after school, and they were ready for this special day!
This experience inspired them to study more Japanese, and almost all of them said they want to participate again next year.
Japan Academic Challenge
Congratulations to Ernesto, Adriana, and Sadie!
Level I 3rd place! おめでとう！
Japan Academic Challenge
Congratulations to Mohammed, Greyson, and Brandon!
Level II 2nd place! おめでとう！
Japan Academic Challenge
Congratulations to Cameron, Lawrence, and Jorge!
Level IV 3rd place! おめでとう！
Congratulations to Cameron Overall!
Category I, 3rd place (only the high school student to receive a place)! おめでとう！
We are really proud of you all!
こんにちは！ Some of our students continue studying Japanese from Elkins Pointe Middle School, and our level 5 students were invited to an induction ceremony of their Japanese National Honor Society to talk about our Japanese program at Roswell High School.
Level 5 students did a great presentation about the benefits of continuing Japanese at high school in front of the middle school students and their parents.
I hope a lot of students from Elkins point middle school will join us to continue learning Japanese at Roswll High School !
On February 3, we have a traditional event called Setsubun in Japan.
We throw beans to get rid of the evil spirit by saying おにはそと、ふくはうち, which means "Good luck comes in! Evil sprit goes out!". Students enjoyed this tradition with roasted soy beans.
I hope the happiness and good fortune will come to each student's house!
Happy New Year!
The first two days of the semester, we experienced Kakizome and Mochitsuki to celebrate the New Year.
Kakizome is a first calligraphy of the year and people write New Year’s resolutions.
Mochitsuki is to pound rice to make rice cake, and it is also a Japanese New Year's tradition. We put some cooked rice into a big stone bowl called “Usu” and pounded it for several times to make it stick together with big hummer called “Kine”.
It was not easy to pound rice than it looks since the hummer was pretty heavy with sticky rice, but students enjoyed a lot to make mochi!
We enjoyed our fresh mochi with soy sauce, kinako (roasted soybean powder) with sugar, and seaweed.
I hope students enjoyed the experience of celebrating Japanese New Year in the class!
We celebrated Japanese New Year's Eve by having a soba noodle party. Soba noodles symbolize a long and healthy life, and also the word "soba" means "to be aside" so that family and friends can stay together for the upcoming year.
Before eating Soba, students learned how to use chopsticks.
While we were eating soba noodles, we also enjoyed a movie called "Your Name".
It is a really famous movie in Japan, and I hope the students liked it!
Have wonderful holidays!
Level 5 students had a field trip to Georgia Institute of Technology (GT) on October 30th. There are about 200 students who take a Japanese class at GT. We observed one of the classes where students participated in speaking activities. The class was challenging but they had a lot of fun talking with college students.
After the observation, we attended to an information session from the academic advisor of the School of Modern Languages.
We also had a lunch time with GT Japanese students to talk about their campus life and their study abroad programs.
Level 5 students interviewed Nakanishi-sensei who is a Japanese instructor at GT. Students did very well in asking questions using KEIGO, the business Japanese.
Finally, we had a campus tour with student ambassadors. We were impressed by their beautiful campus and a variety of facilities.
Thanks to Japanese teachers and students of Georgia Tech for all the arrangements, and Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Snedeker as our wonderful chaperones! ありがとうございました！
In level 2/2H class, students worked on the “Party Invitation Project” where they created an invitation card to the class. We voted for a best party host, and send the card to our former Japanese teacher, Ms. Freeman. We were so glad to have her visit our classes, and we enjoyed our time together.
Best party hosts:
クッキーをかざるパーティー “Decoration of Cookies Party” by Kendall Diaz (L2H)
やきそばパーティー“Yakisoba Party” by Ryne Garrett (L2)
Students did a great job on organizing the parties. Here are some pictures.
クッキーをかざるパーティー ”Decoration of Cookies Party” (Level2H)
やきそばパーティー "Yakisoba Party" (Level2)
Freeman-sensei, thank you for joining us!