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Exam Crunch Time and an ASIJ tradition!

December 14, 2017 Leave a comment

Exams today! For 50 years students have been rubbing the nose on the plaque of Dr. Fred Harris, our former headmaster, for good luck on their tests. Hence the shiny nose!!!!

Categories: ASIJ Students, Exams

A Holiday Kahoot! in the Library

December 7, 2017 Leave a comment

We had some fun today. More than fifty students played our Holiday Kahoot! Quiz inside the library after hot chocolate and holiday music in the HS lobby. We’re in the spirit of the season!! 

Student Poetry Reading in the HS Library

April 29, 2016 Leave a comment

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April is National Poetry Month, and since its inception in 1996, has become the largest literary celebration in the world. Schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrate through a diverse range of activities, which include but are not limited to poem-a-day, taking a poetry class, and chalking poem murals. Here are 30 ways you can celebrate poetry. Here at ASIJ we celebrated national poetry month through a collaborative poetry reading. This past Wednesday during activity period, 16 students read poems that had moved and inspired them or they had written themselves.

Categories: ASIJ Students, Events, Poetry

9th Grade – Speed Dating with Books and Library Orientations

September 3, 2015 Leave a comment

The 9th grade students have visited the library twice in the past few days. The first time was to get acquainted with some great books, such as our new Sakura Medal titles and books recommended by the library staff. They sat in circles and spent one minute each with five books. Then they discussed the five books with the others in their circle. The second visit was a library orientation. The students worked in teams to discover information about both the physical and virtual library and then presented what they had learned to the rest of the class. Topics covered included the Online Databases, the Citation and Creative Commons Guide, the Destiny Library Catalog, the Sakura Medal Program, the fiction genres in the library, the Tech Help Desk, and rules around borrowing computer chargers, books, Kindles, iPads and other library materials.

Speed Dating with Books

Speed Dating with Books

9th Grade Library Orientation

9th Grade Library Orientation

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A New Cyber Book Club

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The ASIJ HS Library has joined the Somewhat Virtual Book Club (#SWVBC) which brings HS students from across the US and beyond together to discuss the same book!

Take a look at their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/swvbc/

The J-Sem Project

This year’s J-Sem projects have ranged from the history and significance of Ikebana in Japanese culture to the development of the modern Japanese toilet. Students have been doing very high level research, taking full advantage of our databases and searching Google Scholar. The library staff have visited the classroom several times to discuss search strategies and introduce databases such as EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier. Students have emailed us with titles of articles they need help accessing and asking for citation help. Chicago endnotes are tricky, but in the end the job got done!

ASIJ HS Sakura Medal Art Semifinalists

April 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Congratulations to Maya C, Paris K, Emma K, Anna L., Marika A, and Erina Y!  Their work was selected by a panel of judges to be ASIJ’s submissions to the Sakura Medal 2015 Art Competition in the HS English and HS Japanese categories.

You can see the submissions from all the schools participating in the art competition on the HS library website.
https://sites.google.com/a/asij.ac.jp/asij-hs-learning-commons/

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Prize Drawing on May 4.

We wish our ASIJ contestants the best of luck!