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主 催：公益財団法人 五井平和財団・ユネスコ（国際連合教育科学文化機関）
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This term, my junior high school first grade students read about The Tiny Home Movement, a movement to help people build small, simple, affordable homes. In writing class, the students designed an advertisement for a Tiny Home. In Oral Communication class, the students talked about many different aspects of Tiny Homes, looking at economic, ecological and sociological factors.
In the second half of the mid-term, the students have been talking about Christian, a lion who was raised in London and then returned to Africa. We’ve been talking about exotic pets and invasive species.
In junior high school second grade Oral Communication, the students have been talking about fixers clubs, and about fixing things rather than throwing them away. This discussion has had a big impact on my habits, as I’ve found myself trying to fix things I’d otherwise have thrown away.
In the second half of the mid-term, the second grade students will be talking about garbage, especially bans on single-use disposable bags.
In junior high school third grade, the students read about a fungus that is threatening to wipe out frogs and other amphibians. We discussed wildlife conservation, extinction, and even genetic engineering and cloning.
In the second half the mid-term, the third graders talked about a young man in Malawi who built a windmill to provide energy for his village. We’ve been discussing alternative energy for Japan.
In high school first grade, the students have been doing many kinds of writing, including emotional, descriptive and procedural writing. In oral communication, we talked about the importance of body language.
投稿者 nelp : 18:57
One of my students went to the Brigham Young University Hawaii English Speech Contest Preliminary. I was very proud of her for winning first prize there! It was a great speech contest with many wonderful speeches.
Two of my high school second grade students went to the 8th English Speech Contest for High School Students in Okayama. I was very happy that one of my students could win 3rd prize. Both of my students did very well, but it was a very high-level contest and there were a LOT of really great speakers and really great speeches. There were two preliminary contests, one with ten people and one with eleven, and unfortunately only three people from each preliminary could go to the finals, and there were more than three great speeches in each group, meaning that some people who did really well couldn’t go on to the finals. Still congratulations to ALL the participants who did so well!
投稿者 nelp : 18:39
Here is a photo of the junior high school 3rd grade NELP class.
Here, the third graders are having a conversation.
Here are the third graders having their first debate. First they prepared, and then they had two debates at the same time.
Here are the third graders preparing for their second debate.
And here the third graders are performing the debate. Again, we did the debate in pairs. We rotated the pairs in opposite directions and each time the speakers switched roles so that they would play both the affirmative and negative sides during our mini-debates. The students did FANTASTICALLY. It was our BEST debate in the 3rd grade NELP class. I was SO proud of everyone for keeping the debate strictly in English!
Here the third graders are having a discussion about their reading.
Here, the third graders are playing a speaking game.
投稿者 nelp : 17:33
Here are the junior high school second grade students. They are having a debate. It was supposed to be a small group debate, but some students were absent and so we did pair debate instead.
投稿者 nelp : 17:05
Here is the first picture of my junior high school first grade class.
Here are the first grade students finishing their Special Project. Each group made a story about a cave.
Here are the groups presenting their stories.
投稿者 nelp : 16:50
In September we had our school Culture Festival. All the students had a great time. It was also REALLY nice to be able to see my former students again. A big, HUGE thanks to all my students who came back to see me!
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