Students in Mr. Cornell's Japanese language class learned about how the Japanese celebrate the New Year's holiday by making New Year's cards for 2018 The Year of the Dog. The cards have been submitted to the 2018 Year of the Dog Nengajo Contest, a nationwide contest for students of all ages studying Japanese. Our students designed their cards using different artistic techniques to be entered into one of four categories: original drawing, comical, artistic, or computer graphic design. Last year, over 780 cards were submitted by 127 teachers across the country. Our Harvey students enjoyed creating their cards and found the artistic endeavor a fun way to practice the Japanese language and culture while also celebrating the New Year.
The winners in each category will be awarded a certificate and an Amazon gift card. Their card images will be displayed on the AATJ website, and all participants will receive a certificate of participation. Winners will be announced this winter, so stay tuned! Good luck to all who entered.
Here are some examples of the amazing cards created by our students.