School assemblies are held on Friday. Each class takes turns demonstrating what they have learned. Last Friday, Grade 1 led the way, showing off some of their new Japanese skills. Half of the class speaks Japanese at home, and the other half do not.
I posted a video of this!
Here are the words:
Achi no sochi, sochi no achi, kochi no achi no sochi wa dochi!?
It means, kind of: that way, that way, this way, that way, that way, which way?
Also, at very assembly, the teachers present awards to a few kids who have exemplified the learner profiles. Since I was there for the hiragana show, I got to be there to see Alek get this "thinker" award! He earned it for being thoughtful about how the learner profile of "reflective" would apply to the latest unit of inquiry called "our personal histories are worth exploring."
Here he is when he realized that his teacher was talking about him:
For the record, Hugo won an award two weeks ago, for Enthusiasm. And Max won one the first week for being a Risk Taker. Way to go, boys!