January gray wet new year new beginnings rejuvenation and Japan
We started the new year with our unit on Japan. The children enjoyed looking through the suitcase that came from japan with all things Japanese. We had a Japanese newspaper in it, as well as a train timetable for the commuter trains.
There were cherry blossom trees made in the art area and sparkly rising suns on the Japan flag. We read books about Yoko, a little girl who moves from Japan to America and how she learns to read and write in English while her classmates learn to write in Japanese. Children worked on 3 part cards to learn to write numbers from 1-10 in Kanji. We wrapped up our Japan unit by making Miso soup with Sarah, Taylan’s mom.
In February we’re going to learn about Europe as a lead in to our France unit in March.
This month we started working our way through Pretend soup and other real recipes as well. It is a weekly activity that is already looked forward to eagerly; both, by me and the kids, and is immensely enriching to our classroom. Thank you all for your support and for sending in everything we need to cook.
El Salon Azul Co-Lead Teachers