As I handed out some tasks to prepare for the big day, I could already see that they were really looking forward to it.
My youngest dashed off to get started on a PowerPoint presentation for us all and my eldest went back to his sketch book with a smile on his face (a big win)! During the week before it was lovely to see the children working together on their presentation or discussing potential activities we could do.
We kicked off our Japan Super Learning Day with their presentation to provide some background. Then we looked at the language and learned a few words (それは素晴らしかったです). We did some Manga style stories, had a go at writing our own Haiku poems and enjoyed trying out origami. We even tried different Japanese foods, with Sushi for lunch and a delicious Katsu curry for dinner.
We ended our day with the beautiful Studio Ghibli film When Marnie Was There. We watched the Japanese version with subtitles (to make sure we got reading in the day), I even managed to get my hands on some Japanese snacks – a film night essential.
The whole thing was a huge success and was definitely one of the more memorable lockdown days that we’ve had some far. Give it a go – and let us know how your family get on!