Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Announcement (Science)

Dear Students 

I hope all of you are feeling good.

I sent an invitation to all of you (to your horizon Gmail account) from google classroom. Accept the invitation to join the google classroom as soon as possible. 
 Please visit the following link to see my webpage 


This is going to be the webpage that we are going to use for this academic year. You will follow our classes through this webpage. 

Our first unit is What do scientists do?


Visit the following link. 


Part 1 - Getting to know scientists

Chose two scientists and answer the following questions. 

  1. Who are the following scientists? 
  2. What are the connections between them? 

You can write them on a paper or prepare a presentation in google slides. 

Due date is 23.08.18

If you have a question, please contact me at adastan@horizon.ac.jp 

Thank you 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Social Studies - End of year

It's been a great year in Social Studies! I taught some of these students in Grade 2 and I was very happy to see the people they have become. I will miss this group of students!

In term 3, we worked on Human Rights and students competed in a debate.

For the last 2-3 weeks, we worked on an individual research project based on the disciplines of the MYP.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Monthly Musical Update

Dear Parents,

A big thank you to those who were able to come and support your students throughout the Year End Performance and Graduation Ceremonies this past weekend.  The students spent a large portion of their music lessons this term preparing their songs, dances and compositions and it was fantastic to see them performing confidently on stage.  

I wish all of you a safe and happy summer holiday.

Musically yours,

Ms. Shay

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

JNL Newsletter

Dear parents and students of G6,

Congratulations on the graduations!
I hope you had an amazing graduation ceremony, and hope you had a good time with your child in the school life of primary.

It was nice time to have G6 JNL classes for me since this January.
All of them tried on every tasks as much as they could.
And now they improved their Japanese language skills.

In this and last month, we were focusing to study about mass communication. They created an advertisement of book, posters according to context around the text, and speech.

Also, I really appreciate all parents for your cooperation and support in this year.
Because of them, we could concentrate our tasks at Japanese classes.
Primary has been finished and secondary will be started soon.
I am sure that they can do it and enjoy at next stage which they will face soon.

Again, congratulations and best wishes for the next adventure for all G6 students!
Have a great summer break.

Yours sincerely,
Tetsuya Higa
Japanese Teacher

Friday, June 1, 2018

Language Arts Homework

Remember to finish writing your Rap Song for " The Hobbit". 

Due: Tuesday, June 5th

Social Studies Homework

Mini-inquiry project

Pick one of the following disciplines and pick a specific topic that falls within that discipline. That's all you have to do for now. 

I've added a very simple description and an example topic for each.

  • Economics: The study of how people use resources (Possible trade war between US and China) 
  • Geography: The study of the Earth's landscapes; physical geography and human geography (Physical: how are mountains formed, Human: refugees fleeing Syria) 
  • History: The study of the past (Women in the Edo 江戸時代 or Tokugawa 徳川時代 Periods) 
  • Business Management: The study of the activities associated with running a business (Comparing how companies are run in America and Japan) 
  • Philosophy: The study of existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind and language (The teachings of Confucius) 
  • Psychology: The study of the human mind and behavior (The way the mind of a baby works)
  • Sociology: The study of human society (Racism in Canada)
  • Anthropology: The study of what makes us human (Modern art in Europe, comparing Japanese grammar to English grammar) 
  • Political Science / Civics / Government: The study of rights and government (Human rights issues in North Korea)
  • World Religions: The study of religions (Influence of religions in modern Japan)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Finish reading the " The Hobbit" Chapters 15, 16, 16, 18, 19 ( About 50 pages).

Due: Tuesday 29th May