We had a lovely time during International Day today.
We began the day with our Parade of Flags.
Then we visited Australia, Japan, China and Malaysia.
And then it was time for the Food Festival.
Thank you to all of the students, parents, teachers, and administrators who made today such a great success.
Have a great October break!
Karin: My picture is about beetles. And I caught a beetle. In the night the beetle will come to take the food. And I saw one beetle and I took it.
I caught 2 girls and 1 boy. And I put them back in their own home.
And another person gave me one boy.
But I didn't bring the real one. I brought the toy one.
But I caught this in Japan with my uncle, my mom's older brother. And my brother works in a hair salon. And he also caught beetles when he was young so he also came with us. I caught with a net. The best way is to catch it with your hands.
Why I like beetles is because my friend has a beetle and I touched the beetle many times so I wanted to touch them.
They like to eat sap, inside the tree.
And girl beetles have soft hair, babies and eggs and they put them here. And sometimes they get very dirty.
But the boys don't have. Because they don't go down in the dirt much. But they can fly. This is the boy, see? The boy doesn't have the hair.The boy has horns, and the girl doesn't.
And sometimes my mom's friend's dad saw two beetles, a girl and a boy. First the girl had 20 eggs. Then they had 15. And we need to change the dirt and the food. So they just said goodbye on the playground.
Darshan: What do they need this for?
Karin: This boy is a child. So it hurts. They have sharp claws.
Amy: Does the real one look like this?
Karin: Yes. Not gold though. I'm not sure which country but some country has a beetle for the king and queen.
If they are thinner then they think they are not strong and do not fight.
James: my grandfather caught before grasshoppers.
Ameen: Why is the girl animal stronger than the boy?
Karin: I think the girl is born a little bit bigger.
Seheon: What's this place?
Karin: It's somewhere at night.
Seheon: We are doing the game 'Monopoly'. And my dad is putting something here. And this is my one. And this is the start.
Now we are doing the game. My sister is not happy. She's kicking something. And we are using some cards. The orange ones.
We played it afternoon and night. Actually we started after dinner.
My sister almost lost.
And that's my dad. He's passing Go.
My sister didn't have any money. But now my sister has money so she's happy.
Freya: Where's your mom?
Seheon: She's taking the photographs.
Now my sister is happy. She's rolling the dice. She's almost passed Go.
Now here my sister is on my dad's lap.
My sister is behind here in the photo.
Usually my dad is at work so we can't get photographs so we do it on the weekend.
And if you get somewhere you must give this one to each other. I have so many, see?
And we buy roads, like Sentosa.
This one is kid's one. We first did the other one. It was so hard. This one is easy for me.
And two places you can just rest.
This is my sister's place. And this is my place.
And it has so many cards.
And you can do 2 or 4, but not 3 or 1.
I'm telling my dad something.
This one is my sister. It may be good or not good. That's a question mark.
Darshan: Were you playing 'Monopoly'?
Ryo: Today I'm going to talk about my team Awa-Odori.
Awa Odori is a traditional Japanese dance.
The dance is to move your right arm forward your your right leg and your left arm forward with your left leg in turns.
I entered into an Awa Odori team called 'Murasaki Ren'. This is a group by the shopping street near my home in Tokyo.
Some shop owners kindly taught me how to dance, and I practiced the dance every Saturday.
Then I performed the dance at the summer festival of the shopping street as a member of 'Murasaki Ren'. Firstly I performed the dance on the stage and then paraded through the shopping street.
After the performance, the group owner gave us the ice cream and the snack.
At the end of October, SJ50 Matsuri Festival will be held at Ngee Ann City and Orchard street, you can Awa Ordori there.
That's all for today. Thank you very much.
Seheon: Why do you need to dress like that?
Ryo: It's traditional clothes.
Seheon: Why do you do that dance?
Ryo: It's traditional.
Amy: Why do you need to practice it?
Ryo: To learn it.
Leo: My family travels a lot when we have time. This is a story that we went to Okinawa, that is a beach island in Japan.
I and my dad woke up in the early morning, then we went fishing in the sea.
When we carried many fishes away to the hotel, my mom cooked them. I helped to cook.
I ate all the fishes with my dad, mom and younger twins.
The fishes were very good.
How My Family Works Together As A Community
Isaiah: We travel the world together.
We explore the world together.
We celebrate Chinese New Year.
We learn this is monkey year.
We find ingredients to make pizza.
We learn to make pizza together.
We learn about dinosaurs.
And explore dinosaurs together.
We boy materials to make costumes.
We go on picnics and watch 'Hotel Transylvania'.
We helped each other to conquer obstacles.
We cracked eggs together.
We support McKayla's performances by being there for her!
We celebrate Christmas together.
Flynn: When I finish my dinner, I bring it into the kitchen to help Edna clean the dishes. And I go to the bus, my mom helps me get on. And when I sleep, I help my cat to get on the two back feet onto my bed.
Chaitanya: We are Indian. My mom is Indian, my dad and my brother. We work together as a community. We celebrate with all of our friends and family. They give us gifts and we also give them gifts for being caring. And we play together. Everyone is good.
Elliot: This is my mom, and brother and sister. We are going in a bus.
Here we were in New Zealand. A place. And they made a film about the place.
There I am in Sweden with my cousins. Taking photos.
There we are playing games together.
And what is this? A farm.
There we are going to have a race at that place there.
And there I am cutting the grass.
There I am cleaning the plates.
And there we were jumping in the hay.
And there we were playing. We got a water bottle and some soap. Then there were bubbles.
There we were playing golf.
That was yesterday. My brother was learning to play guitar and is teaching me to play guitar.
And here we are making gingerbread together.
Ameen: My mom was scared of the horse, so I just took turns 3 times. And my dad went on the horse 1 time. And my sister was scared so she ran away.
This is me playing with my mom and my sister with me. And I'm really good at this game.
Elliot: What is the game called?
Ameen: I don't know (air hockey).
Seheon: What is this place?
Ameen: The game shop.