Category: Grade 11

You are the Designers of the Next Generation


First, let’s start with this cool, extravagant, product, the pancake bot:

This is definitely an example of a remix.  This was probably born due to a love of pancakes and thinking about how popular 3-D printers have become over recent years.

Now, I also want you to take 10-15 minutes to look through KickStarter.  We’ll have a discussion when you are done.

Secondary School Blog Round Up: August-September 2015


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The blogs are buzzing with so much great learning and reflection.  This blogpost is just a small sample of the number of blog posts that have been written since school has started this year!  Please read and comment on student blogs.

There is alway a lot of great learning, reflecting, service and activities going on at CA.  Here are some student posts that highlight all of this great learning in and out of school.


Read what Masao wrote as he analyzed 3D printers and their ethical use in Japanese class.

This past month, all middle school students went on trips to foster teamwork and friendships and learn more about nature and Japanese culture.  There are many fantastic blog posts about individual student experiences.  Check out a few here: Piya’s trip to Green Echo, Aki’s trip to Awaji and Haruki’s trip to Wakasawan.

This summer a few students and teachers went to Tohoku to continue CA’s work with area schools after the horrible earthquake in 2011.  Read Shaun’s blogpost about his service and impact from his Tohoku trip this past summer.

High school art classes are sharing their work and reflections of their first pieces this year. See Aya’s and Hina’s artwork and reflections here.

This year, Drama students are using their blogs to showcase and reflect on their work.  Watch Ahmad’s group as they perform a movement sequence and read more about the process and his reflection. Sohan also shared his groups’ performance and he reflected on how they created still images from a song.

All students and teachers at CA are required to create goals to improve our learning and performance. All students post their goals on their blogs.  Check our your child’s blog and see how you can support them with their newly created goals.  Here is an example of a tenth grade student’s goals by Kyu-Hyeok.

In Japanese class, Jessie wrote a blogpost for a reading response to her independent reading.

Grade 10 students have been diligently working on their Personal Project and have started their inquiry.  They will be documenting their personal projects through their blogs to share with the community.  Here are some examples of this year’s projects: Karuna’s, Fayaz’s and Min-Suk’s .

Saakhi posted about her art class field trip to the Kobe Biennale Museum.

Secondary School Blog Round Up: February 2015


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There is alway a lot of great learning, reflecting, service and activities going on at CA.  Here are some student posts that highlight all of this great learning in and out of school.

Grade 9 had a lot of extension activities for their latest Humanities Unit.  They visited Hiroshima and Miyajima and a week later, Ms. Kondo a Hiroshima survivor came to speak to the class.  Read Alyssa and Ray’s reflections on Hiroshima and Uday’s and Sumire’s reflections on Ms. Kondo’s presentation.

Read about Nikolas’s “Dos and Don’ts of Skiing” as a engaging way to share his experiences of the Ski Trip through English class.

As the Personal Project finishes for Grade 10 students next week, their blogs have many process journal posts.  Mary has three detailed posts, sharing her progress on an animated music video: Loops from Feb 8, Raw Frames Completion from Feb 23, and Scanning from Feb 26th.

Read Urara’s post about the Golden Landscape by Dazai Osamu (in Japanese): よみものブログ『黄金風景』

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Fred draws a comic as a part of his Personal Project.

Anajli shares her most memorable moment on the ski trip.

Karuna wrote an engaging and thorough blogpost about a “salty” experiment in Chemistry: Insert Salty Title Here.  Minsuk recorded his findings and learning in a blogpost with an equally witty name: Sault Assault.

Pratishtha wrote a great reflection on playing basketball this year.

Cindy writes about the eighth grade ski trip: New Memories and Experiences.

Grade 9 Food Designers are keeping Photography Journals to document foods that they design and make and also meals and ingredients that inspire them to create.  Here is Adarsh’s Food Journey blogposts.

Young Jae  wrote a great blogpost to encourage students to come to CA in his ESOL class.

Kiho reflects on Orchestra Class and an exchange with Ikeda High School.

On February 14th and 15th, CA hosted a Google Summit where teachers learned about using Google Apps in Education and collaborated and networked with each other.  Many secondary students volunteered to help over the weekend and some shared their work with teachers.  Here is Yumi’s reflection and Jiho’s reflection.

Read about Callum’s first ski trip.