Origami Tuesday

 

Be still, and know that I am God; 

  I will be exalted among the  

     nations, 

I will be exalted in the earth. 

    Psalm 46:10 

This week’s verse is working out great as this stormy weather is forcing us to be still and see the awesome power of God! 

While bundled up inside, we said our verse a couple of times and read some fun facts about Japan in our Scholastic Atlas of the World book. Did you know Japan’s bullet train can go up to 186 mph? 

Next, we practiced counting to ten in Japanese while we watercolored some Japanese pictures; a samurai for Tallinn, geisha for Addie, some traditional Japanese homes and a picture of sushi for both. 

ichi-ni-san-shi-go-roku-shichi-hachi-kyuu-jyuu 

1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 

samurai

 

geisha

 

After practicing the numbers over and over, it looks like I might be the only one in our family who learned them. However, Tal can count up to san (5), which is a start!  We’ll keep working on them throughout the week. 

As Yurie came home from school,  Tal counted to five for her in Japanese, then she helped the kids with a little origami, again all in Japanese! 

 

 

 

I am loving watching the kids follow Yurie’s Japanese teaching and she is so sweet and patient with them. 

That’s all for today, but tomorrow promises to be lots of fun with a tea party, some cherry blossoms and more.

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