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土, 18 3月 2017 17:19

Body Parts

 February saw the Kinder and Elementary A classes focusing on parts of the body.

 While teaching the names of various parts of the body is important it's usually difficult to get the children to retain the vocabulary. Even the ubiquitous 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' often fails to make a lasting impression aside from teaching them 'kneezza'  the combined sound of 'knees and ...' !

 So this year in our Elementary A classes we tried creating something a bit more impressive, we had one student lie down while we traced their outline onto some big sheets of paper. The students then had to label the different parts of the body as a team exercise. Aside form a few requests from some of the children (especially the boys) for extra body part naming, it was great fun!


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火, 07 3月 2017 06:57

Mount Fuji

 One of our students gave us this as a present last week.

 Can you tell what it is? The shape is of course Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san, and the contents are youkan (a Japanese sweet made from beans.)

 In Japan Mount Fuji pops up everywhere but this is the first time I've seen it depicted in youkan!

 They were delicious by the way!

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