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Joto and Reischauer 2011

2011.11.23

Here are the pictures from the Joto Speech Contest.

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One of my second graders and one of my third graders both went to the Joto Speech Contest this year. They both did really well, and I was very proud of both of them. My third grader did a fantastic job and earned one of the two 2nd prizes.

Two of my third graders and one of my second graders gave speeches at the Reischauer Speech Contest. One of my second graders gave a recitation, and one SELP third grader and one SELP first grader also gave recitations.

I was unfortunately unable to go because I was giving a seminar to students interested in taking the NELP test.

My third graders got third place and fifth place in the original section, and my second grader got third place in the recitation section. I'm really proud of all of them.

投稿者:nelp

Latest Pictures from NELP

2011.11.23

Here are the junior high school first graders taking a quiz.



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Here are the first graders in their special projects class.



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Here are the first graders in the writing class.



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Here are the second graders in our discussion class.



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Here are the second graders doing small group presentations.



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Here are the third graders having a discussion.



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Here are the third graders doing small group presentations.



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Here are the high school students in the writing class.



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投稿者:nelp

Debates and Pocky Day!

2011.11.13

Here are the latest pictures from NELP.

Here are pictures from the NELP first grade debate. Turns out I was wrong: they had decided that their position would be that Seishin SHOULD expel students who cause problems. They made a very good and very emotional case. It was a very controversial topic.

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My third graders convinced me to celebrate "Pocky Day" on 11-11-11. Here are some pictures of my second graders enjoying their "Pocky." Sure, I'm spoiling them, but 11-11-11 happens only once every hundred years and it's the only such day where you can get 6 numbers to line up like that.



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I realized I don't have a lot of pictures of my students actually WORKING on something. So here are my second graders taking a quiz!



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Here are the third graders having a debate about how to reduce garbage. They really made me laugh with how tough they were. They argued very strongly and emotionally!



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Next week, the first graders are going to start talking about a short science fiction story called "The Fun They Had." The second graders are going to talk about the Oscar Wilde short story "The Selfish Giant." The third graders are going to talk about the Christmas Truce of 1914.

投稿者:nelp

Debates and Conversations

2011.11.08

Here are the latest pictures from the NELP program!

Here's a nice picture of my first graders.

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Here are the first graders preparing for their debate. Their topic is very controversial! "Should Seishin Expel Students Who Cause Problems?" This time, the debate will be the students vs. the TEACHER! The students were allowed to choose which position to take, and they unanimously decided that Seishin should NOT expel students who cause problems. Good for them!

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One of my first graders having a little fun before class. I snapped the picture too late. A moment before she was making a very funny face.

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Here are my first graders in our self-access grammar class. The students took a grammar test at the beginning of the year. In our self-access grammar class, the students do worksheets on the grammar points they missed, either in the original test or in our weekly grammar and listening tests.

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My first graders. "Am I boring you?"

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Well ... not EVERYBODY was sleeping!

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(Note to parents: the students never sleep in class. They were just playing before class began).

Here are my second graders having a discussion. The topic was "If today was your last day, what would you do?" The answers ranged from "Stay home and sleep." to "Rob a bank and go shopping" to "Run down the street screaming and shooting people I don't like!" I don't think that last one was serious.

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The second graders didn't practice for this week's debate because there was some disagreement about the balance of the teams. So, instead, our debate will be unprepared and it will be a "free-for-all" open debate. The topic is "Should Seishin Put Air Conditioners in the Gym." I'm looking forward to their answers. The students already realize it's not as simple as it seems.


Here are the third graders. They're doing preparation for their debate. This will be a dual-proposition debate. Instead of affirmative and negative teams, we'll have TWO affirmative teams, each presenting their own plan. The topic is about reducing waste and garbage and each team has to come up with a proposal for reducing our national garbage and waste. I'm really looking forward to this debate. My third graders are such awesome students!

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投稿者:nelp