POKEMON!!!!! Gotta catch ’em all!
Today we immersed ourselves into the world of Pokémon. We started with our walk to the Library with playing Pokémon GO! Pokémon was created 2/27/1996 in Japan. We all had fun playing a new Pokémon game that is similar to Yahtzee! It is now available for check out at the Donnelly Library! While the older kids learned how to play the game first, Mrs. Sam read the Japanese story Crow Boy to the younger kids.
Another item from Japan that is largely popular in America is SUSHI. The kids today got to try a California roll and a vegetarian roll along with soy sauce and ginger. A few of us were daring enough to try wasabi! Did you know that Japan eats food while sitting on the ground?
We read three books about Japan and its culture learning about food samurais, emperors, culture, people, language, holidays, important ideals such as balance, etc. Fun fact: There are over 5 million vending machines around Japan that sell a WIDE variety of things from glasses, food, warm coffee, toys, and so much more! Miss Sherry challenged the kids to keep their balance on a stool as they answered questions about Japan! If they lost balance or answered wrong then they had to step down for the next person to try. Emerie was able to stay balanced the longest while answering the most questions!
Miss Sherry Read Manjiro
If you are looking for an early reader try Tokyo: A Book of Senses. It is from the collection by Ashley Evanson and they are very well done. The colors are very vibrant and they are so fun to read. Very easy and quick easy readers.
Madilynn (Kindergarten) – Japanese book – Tama, Luck Cat: “The cat is cute, beautiful, and kind. Nobody was mean to the cat, so she brought good luck.”