Thursday, September 13, 2012

カエル Frogs!

Konnichiwa.   こんにちは。Hello

We've had such a great week with our inquiry into Japanese culture and celebrations. 

We found out lots about schools in Japan, including that school in Japan usually starts at 8 o'clock in the morning!  We've been making koi kites (Japanese carp) used to celebrate Children's Day.  They are hanging in the classroom and look just fantastic!! 

Sora's mother, Miho, came to visit and taught us how to make frogs  カエル  and a special type of hat called a kabuto  兜, 冑

We also learned how to write our names in Japanese.  It was kind of challenging writing down the page instead of from left to right the way we usually do it. But such fun and we're very proud of our learning.

We have lots and lots of photos so you can see what fun we had.  But we're not showing you the finished products yet!!  We hope you will come next Friday afternoon to see us at Bradford's Fabulous Cultural Expo so you can see them first hand.  We will put photos on the blog after that though, just in case you can't make it on Friday.

Our thanks to Cairo from Room 5 for taking the photos and to Nat from Room 6, Mel (Deacon's mum) and Leanne who helped us heaps with the tricky folds.  Plus extra special thanks to Miho for all her hard work to prepare for our learning and teaching us.

Here's a sneaky peek ...

Look at how hard we are concentrating on the instructions!

You can certainly tell where Miho is standing because we're all looking straight at her!


Sayonara    さよなら。     Good-bye

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