This week we played a game called Four Corners. The teacher asks a question and gives four possible answers. She assigns each answer a corner of the room and then you go to the corner of the answer you like the best.
We had a lot of similarities with our friends and differences too. Afterwards we wrote about them.
Olivia: I'm from Korea. Korean traditional food is kimchi and kimchi is a little bit spicy. And kimchi is red and kimchi is delicious. Any questions?
JiaRui: What is it made of?
Charlie: Do you mean spicy cabbage?
Ben: No, it's regular cabbage. The sauce is spicy.
JiaRui: How do you make it?
Olivia: I don't know.
Ben: They put spices in it.
Ms Leah: Why do people in Korea eat kimchi?
Olivia: Because it's from Korea.
Andy: Also it's very healthy. So you don't get sick.
Ben: Why do you keep it in that bag?
Charlie: Maybe so it doesn't spill.
Olivia: Or maybe because it's a bit smelly.
My grandmother makes spicy kimchi and my grandma makes sweet.
JiaRui: It is a little spicy or very spicy?
Olivia: For me it's a little spicy. But I love spice.
Does anyone want to try some later? I'll give you some at snack.
We decided to research how it's made.
Ray: Today I'm going to show the panda. His colour is black and white. And he likes tall trees. He eats the leaves. And he likes to play. Only China has pandas. If you see other pandas, then China gave them.
This is a panda paper. See look I will one of them to each of you.
Ben: There are also red pandas. They are ancestors to raccoons.
Ray: I think there are not many pandas left.
Justin: Hello, friends. This is a box. I made it in school. It has feathers and they are colourful.
Ben: How did you make it?
Justin: A box, a string and feathers. You tape it.
Olivia: Did Justin make it?
Justin: Yes, with the help of the teachers.
Ben: Can you pass it around?
Charlie: I'm from America and England. Blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are grown in England and the United States. They are harvested in the summer. These fruits are used to make jelly and ice cream, as well as eaten on their own.
JiaRui: In the box, is it real food?
Charlie: Yes, you can eat them after lunch.
Afterwards, we enjoyed some lovely fruit skewers!
After Ben and his family's visit to Preston campus to watch the Kirakira Hikaru Arts Dance Group's performance yesterday, they shared the videos with us to watch in class.
Olivia: Is it from Japan?
JiaRui: What is it called?
Amelia: If it is Japanese, does that mean Anri you know it?
Amelia: Can you do it?
Amelia: Can you Kou?
Ben: This part coming up is my favourite part.
JiaRui: It's so cool.
Charlie: Ms Leah, can you share the video with my mom? Because I really like it and want to watch it again.
JiaRui: Yes, can you put it on our blog?
Ms Leah: Ben, do you know when they call it the taiko dance?
We did a search on the Internet to see what we could find out. We learned taiko is the name of the drum, as well as the performance itself.
Cinderella: This is from Taiwan. This is the Taiwanese bridegroom and the bride. First they take a picture. And the bride will give the tea. They will give tea to the parents. And they will take a picture with the family.
The bridegroom and the bride will kiss. And they will ride a car to the bridegroom's house. And they will put this decoration on the car. The bridegroom will eat with the family.
The bride's family will give a gift to the bridegroom. And the bride will cry. And the bride's mom will cry. The mommy will throw the water so they can't go back.
And the bride will give a plate to crush it for good luck. And they will throw the candy for good luck.
And the bride will give the lunch for everyone. And then they will be married.
And everyone together will take a picture.
Charlie: Where did you get the pictures from?
Olivia: How did you find them on Google?
Cinderella: I did a search.
Ben: How did you know the information?
Cinderella: I researched.
During Amelia's Show & Tell we inquired into the game of rugby. Today Ms Leah and Ms Anita taught us how to play touch rugby.
We exercised great teamwork and communication, and with one try per team, the game ended in a tie!
In Math this week we have been talking about graphing. We created, and interpreted, our own tally charts of what we saw in the garden.
Ben: My Show & Tell is about Halloween so first of all I have something for everyone to give out. I'm giving you your own sheet to colour and cut out on your own.
I'm going to talk about jack-o-lanterns. Jack-o-lanterns are carved pumpkins and pumpkins come from America, from a pumpkin path. This happens in October, a few weeks before Halloween, at harvest time. Halloween is always on October 31st.
The pumpkins come from America, but actually the idea behind jack-o-lanterns came from Ireland. People in Ireland carved turnips for lanterns. Long ago they brought the tradition to America. They are supposed to scare evil spirits away.
Now, how do you make a pumpkin?
1. Wash and dry your pumpkin.
2. You cut off the top.
3. You scoop out the guts and the seeds.
4. You draw a spooky face on the outside.
5. You cut out the eyes, nose and mouth.
6. Put a candle inside it.
7. Lights out.
Cinderella: How do you do it?