2010年6月18日金曜日

observation days in pictures

singing a rousing round of Old MacDonald with the kids names as farmers.

Sensei banging it out on the guitar.

Making origami hydrangeas together- I am not Japanese school desk size!

Hamming it up with her best friend/ partner in crime.

A paper folding experiment


They had to write letters to their morning glory plants. This is installment two. It says 'Your leaves are like hearts, aren't they? I was happy when you sprouted. Grow into a healthy morning glory, ok?'

Carrot group introducing themselves.

While the parents had a one hour introduction and hearing about our kids day at kinder talk the kids went for a walk. Here they are coming back.

Getting ready for lunch

Lunch time. Today was Chinese (inspired) They alternate between Japanese, Chinese and 'western' (everything else). vinegared glass noodle salad, sweet and sour meatballs, clear mushroom, tofu and greens soup and mini tomatoes. They bring their rice from home.


The little foil containers on the tables you can see if you look really closely? The mums all knelt on the floor in the (oh so ample) space between tables and ate with the kids.

It was an interesting two days. Both girls have mammoth classes (by my Australian perspective anyway) but they both seem to be coping ok with it. Both the kinder and the school have huge grounds so there's plenty of place to play and they're not stuck in cramped classrooms all the time so that's a plus. I think our school attendance isn't required again until August when we will go to pool observation which is always fun with all the splashing and smiles.


3 件のコメント:

Lulu さんのコメント...

WAHHHH, I lost my comment!

I wrote something like this though.

Nice to see the girls observation days in photos- what is their average class size? I remember my elementary school classes been anywhere from 28-32 students per class. Was it similar in Victoria?

I can`t believe how tall Meg is compared to the other kids. Was she a tall baby? I am concerned because Noah is so short- he is only in the 30th percentile but in the 50th percentile for his weight...

Lulu さんのコメント...

Oh and the letter to the morning glory plant is very cute! Her "ji" are coming along nicely, no?

thefukases さんのコメント...

Hmmm, I think lower years were pretty small at my school. Top of 20 in prep and grade 1?

Meg's class has 32 with a teacher and a teacher's aide. It's maxed out. One more kid joined the school before June 1st and they would have redivided the classes into 5 homerooms and we would have had much smaller classes. But not to be. Oh well...

Amy's class is even bigger! They have 35 kids, two teachers, a teacher's aide and an integration aide for a little boy with Down's Syndrome. So much for the declining childbirth rate- we're booming here!

Meg is a giant. She was born over 100% on the scale and has stayed there so far. She is proportionate so not many health workers get worked up.

K and I are both 176cm though....
I'm sure Noah will be cute as a button however tall he gets!