For reading, we did a little research about Japan. The students had a fact sheet they had to complete. They needed to find out the capital, longest river, highest mountain, the money, etc. They learned A LOT and were very curious about the country.
After lunch, Mrs. Becker was our guest speaker! Her sister actually lived in Japan for 3 years! WOW! So, when she went and visited her, she brought back a lot of cool souvinears. She showed us some of her goodies. One was a doll that her sister had made for her. It said her name in Japanese on her back. Next, she showed us some Japanese money. Their money is called Yen. 1000 Yen + 10 Dollars here! How neat! She also has her very own Kimono. The kimono in our story was worth a lot of money because it was made of cotton and had a lot of fancy beads on it. The one Mrs. Becker showed us was a silk one, so she didn't have to spend as much money. She also showed us some pictures that she took while she was in Japan. She ate McDonalds! She said it didn't quite taste the same, but it was neat to eat it in Japan! We were able to see snakes as well from Japan, including the King Cobra! A HUGE thanks to Mrs. Becker for sharing her amazing adventure with us. Afterward, we were able to enjoy a Japanese snack. The students enjoyed some Edamame, Japanese noodles, and some Japanese Gummy Candy.
It was an awesome day here in the 3rd grade!
COLOR RUN!! -- Bring sunglasses!!!
Have a great evening!
Miss Wencel & Mrs. Jenkins