First Grade Conversation Starters
Konichiwa! This week Mrs. Gershowitz made a special appearance in first grade. She came in to share with us about her experiences while living in Japan. Dressed in her Yakata (summer kimono) and geta (Japanese shoes), she informed the students about school, everyday life and food. It was a treat for the kids to learn from her! Hopefully, they will share with you some of the things they learned. We hope that you all have a wonderful weekend!
Some ideas to start conversations with your first grader might be…
*What special holiday do they celebrate in Japan on May 5th? (Children's Day)
*What type of kites do the Japanese fly on Children's Day? (Fish kites)
*Please tell about Mrs. Gershowitz's experience in Japan.
*What is Gyotaku? (Japanese fish prints) How did you make them?
*What is an example of a triple digit number?
*What was Mozart's special talent?
Have a great weekend!
Cheryl and Meg
Konichiwa! Mrs. Gershowtiz and the first graders were greeting each other with a traditional Japanese bow.
Mrs. Gershowtiz shared her yakata (summer kimono), her special obi (sash) and her geta (Japanese shoes) with our class.
Super Bowl Fun!
Today in Math Lab, the first graders practiced their subtraction skills with a fun football math game.
The first graders began a traditional Japanese art project.
In celebration of Children's Day, the first graders created fish kites.
Children's Day in Japan
Children's Day is celebrated on May 5th in Japan. On that day, the country celebrates their children, eats delicious treats and flies fish kites from their homes. The children also take the day to thank the parents, family, caregivers,and teachers for all of their help.
First graders work cooperatively in math while practicing their addition facts!
Today with Dr. Yaffee, the students used stamps to create word problems.
It is always fun to learn with games.