Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Journal Question #6

I KNOW THIS IS YOUR LAST POST!!! Try not to bail out on me now kids!

DUE OCT 6 at NOON. This week the sentence requirement is 20. I know you can do it.

How are school classes structured in your country? When does the school semester start? Do the students wear uniforms? Do you switch classrooms for each class or does the teacher come to you? Please compare your school experience in your country to your experiences here.

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This picture was taken at Ichijo High School in Sitama, Japan. I was there visiting there with a friend of mine who teaches these girls. The guy in the back is my friend Rob. Poor Rob was the only guy there (It was an All girls high school).

Also, as a blast from the past, here are some pictures from when I was in High school.
This is my best friend, Mindy, and I. I don't think I look too different.

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At the end of every semester the school put out large cans in the hallways so that the students could clean out their lockers. The boys here decide to throw Matt out too.
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Surprisingly enough a few years later my best friend Mindy married Matt, the guy in the trash can.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Journal Question #5

DUE SEPT 29th at NOON This week I will require 15 sentences again. Please remember to try and be creative with this writing assignment. HERE'S A TIP: If you can make me LAUGH I will most likely give you a good grade. This assignment is about creativity.

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"I (Anna) love coffee and tea. In your country is coffee and tea popular? Is there a traditional drink that people prefer, or that reminds you of coffee and tea? If you also love these drinks, tell me why. What is it about them that you like? If you do not like these drinks, I will cry for you, but after that tell me why. Please tell me how it is possible to not love them. "

This here is's amazing!
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Matcha is Japanese green rocksdesuyo!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Journal Question #4

A lot of you have been coming to me lately and asking me about turning in your homework late. I know there are times like this weekend when the power goes out, or when you have a lot going on, but you need to get your homework done on time. I know what it is like to be busy and to have much to do (even with no power). That is when it takes discipline to get the things that need to be completed done.
I will not be taking anymore late assignments. You have all week to get this done. If you cannot get into your old account, make a new one and post on my page. Even if you get the link to me after you post I will know if it was done on time or not. This is a simple assignment and I know all of you have what it takes to get the assignment completed on time and following the specified length. (Many of you do not make the required number of sentences so you always get a low grade).
Your grade is your responsibility. Whether you do well or not depends on how you handle that responsibility.

DUE SEPT 22 at NOON Please type about 15 sentences for me this week. From this point on I will be changing the number of required sentences so please pay attention!!

In the United States movies are a very important piece of culture. In your country is there a huge movie industry? Do people in your country prefer to watch national films or foreign films? If they prefer foreign films what country do those films come from? Do you prefer your national movies or foreign films? What is your favorite movie?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thank Your Kind Teacher

She just told me that she is going to allow me to collect your assignments tomorrow for homework #2.
Now I don't have to give you all bad grades and have you remember me as the mean American girl.
Just please Please don't forget to do them for the test of the semester!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Homework #3

I'm so disappointed and sad that none of you did the homework last week. You Forgot about me...ouch. That hurts. I'm joking, though I know the fact that you will all be getting a zero on your assignment will help you all to remember about your blogs in the future. Also, please pay special attention to how you write. I was very generous with my grades the first time, but since you are EAP2 I expect great things from you. I know you are all capable and interesting people so please, impress me with amazing journal entries this week!

Here is the question: It is due Sept 15th at NOON. Don't forget!!!

Also, this week I will be expecting 10 sentences again. Next week I will increase the amount by 5 sentences.

What is your favorite type of music? Why do you like it? Do you have a favorite artist and song? When you hear this music does it make you feel anything special? When and where did you first hear this music?

I love all kinds of music. Too many to mention, but I think the main thing is that I love how music expresses emotions and feelings. When I want to relax or focus I play music, actually for every activity I play music! (Unless I am not allowed to...T-T)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Journal Question #2

I want to start off saying that if sometime today you do not get a comment on your post for the first post that is because I never saw it and you got a zero for the first assignment. You need to make sure that I can see your page by posting on my blog somewhere. Make sue to post your class. If you don't then it's as good as not posting at all.

For the people that did post and got a comment; GOOD JOB!!! Your posts were very interesting. As long as you stuck to my guidelines you did well.
I also enjoyed some of the pictures that people put up. I hope you will share more with time!
The question this week is: "What is your favorite food and why? Does eating this meal remind you of a special time in your life? Is this food native to your country? How is it made?" Due Sept 8th.
I personally love curry in all of it's forms.

Also, you may recall that I said I would post all of the questions for the rest of the term. I did that on my page. You have to check your page each week for the specialized edition of the question that I will have for your class. I intend on changing the requirements for the paragraph as the semester goes on to improve your skills.