The Magic Peach by Janet Palazzo-Craig, a folktale from Japan that teaches admirable qualities. Peach Boy has many!
Go-Along Books: A-Z Japan, How’s the Weather?, Weather and Climate, World Atlas Book
Math: This week was combined with the topic of weather and so Liam did a Mathbooking Weather Journal! Words Worth Money Game- using a list of Good Qualities Peach boy. Money game for travel. 6X table copywork.
Language Arts: Japanese Picture Cards, Tanka and Haiku Poetry, Listing good qualities of Peach Boy, and one about himself. Japanese and English Words. The Tongue-Cut Sparrow folktale story. Read-Aloud this weeks story. Writing Japanese Kanji! Awesome Alliterations after our weather walk from Nature Detectives.
Crafts/Art: Cherry Blossom Prints, Clay Model Shape of Japan, Pipe Cleaner: Action and Expression Study, Noted; the boy looked strong, the parents looked tired and hard-working.
Health and Fitness: Yoga and a Wet Weather Walk
We searched for things to add to our Awesome Alliteration Sheets! This is what Liam came up with:
Wet Walk-Broken Branches- Soaking Seeds-Slushy Snow- Under Umbrellas
Social Studies/History: Japanese Customs in the home, Religion in Japan, Animals, Buildings and Cities in Japan, Dress, Exports and Food of Japan. Government, History and Important People of Japan.
Geography: Land, Maps of Japan. Weather Maps.
Science/Nature: Weather Focus: Made a cloud Jar. Does a Peach Float? Cloud Experiment and journal sketch. Air and Air Pressure. Weather Forecasts!