Welcome Back!

Welcome to the wikispace of the Maloney Interdistrict Magnet School PreK-5 Japanese Language and Culture Program! Use this site to see the most updated information about what students are learning in classes right now! World language teachers , please visit the page just for you as well. For detailed information about our curriculum, philosophy, teachers, and general learning links, please go here. For a quick look at Frequently Asked Questions about our program, view this document: About the JLC Program.pdf. To email the Japanese teachers, write to kyamashita@waterbury.k12.ct.us

Please be sure to sit with your child while they use this site. We do everything possible to screen websites and protect students as they use these materials, but parental supervision is always necessary with internet use. Arigato!

October Haiku




kuroki made ni

murasaki hukashi

budou kana

Deepening Purple
Almost Black
Ripe grapes

T-Shirts On Sale!
We still have following sizes. If you are interested in the T-shirts, please contact Kazumi-Sensei!


Size Adult Large and XL
*The profits will be used for the expenses for Japanese activities such as exchanging with Jimokuji Nishi Elementary School in Japan and Japanese events.

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Beautiful Japanese Season

Yokoso Japan!

Japan Trip for Summer 2016!

We are planning a trip to Japan in Summer 2016. If you are interested, please contact Kazumi-Sensei for updates!

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Maloney Japanese Program Featured in National Education Magazine!!!
Edutopia magazine talked about the Maloney Japanese Language and Culture Program in their article about "Global Language Education: Learning the Lingo." Check it out online at http://www.edutopia.org/global-language-education-schools-online. Scroll down to "Little Japan."