Where have the first 5 or so weeks gone?
As we get ready to welcome our Myojo students and teachers in Week 8, students have had a productive start the the term.
The Reception classes have been learning basic greetings and numbers through songs and fun games and activities. It’s great to see their enthusiasm and effort during class as well as hearing them calling out “sensei konnichiwa” when I walk past!
The Year 1s and 2s have had a fun time learning all the fruit and food names from the story of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. They not only can say these words but also recognise them when written in Japanese. They are doing a fantastic job. They have just begun making their own caterpillar and foods to use in a game to help them understand the sentence “…(food)…. o tabemashita” meaning “I ate …(food)…”
The Year 2 classes also had a lesson learning about “Hina matsuri”, the Japanese celebration of “Doll’s Festival”. We watched a great video describing the special activities that take place for the celebration and then made our own mini paper display. Here’s a photo of Imogen and Riya and Jai with their displays.
These students worked hard and completed all their work so had a great time doing giant Hungry Caterpillar puzzle. These are students from Room 27 and 20.
The Year 6/7 students have learnt a number of interesting facts about Japanese convenience stores and vending machines. Did you know they have vending machines in Japanese for guitar strings, bags of rice and hot tinned corn soup just to name a few!
Finally, have you popped past the Japanese Room in the atrium and spotted the collage of students holding a giant daruma? What started as a border of Year 1 and 2 students has turned into a fabulous display of all students who have Japanese with Vinall sensei on the window holding the daruma. Pop past and see who you can spot!