Cultural Celebration Reinforces Curriculum

A girl paints Japanese letters.

Creating flower art, learning to use chopsticks and crafting origami reinforced what third-graders at Bayville Intermediate School learned during a unit on Japanese culture. Celebrating the culture of Japan with traditional Japanese activities was a fun and creative opportunity to reinforce the lessons taught in class.

Activities also included haiku, Sudoku puzzles and making dragon puppets. Parents attended the cultural celebration and assisted their children with the activities. Mock sushi made from crispy cereal and fruit rollups helped children experience eating with chopsticks.

Experiencing actual aspects of Japanese culture was exciting and informative for everyone.