We are getting very good at guessing.
What is your favourite colour?
What do you like to do?
– I like listening to music
What do you look like?
– I have short hair
What languages do you speak?
– I speak Korean and I speak Japanese
How many children do you have at YIS?
I have two boys
What is your favourite colour? Purple.
What do you like to do ? Reading, cooking.
What do you look like? I’m wearing a head scarf.
What languages do you speak? Bahasa Indonesia and English.
How many children do you have at YIS? Two.
Where are you from? Indonesia.
1. What is your favourite colour? blue
2. What do you like to do? eat sweets
3. What languages do you speak? Japanese, English and a little bit Mandarin
4. How many children do you have at YIS? 1 boy
5. Where are you from? Aichi, mid-Japan
How often do you come to school? Everyday when there are classes.
Do you wear glasses? Yes
What languages do you speak? English, Japanese, Korean
How many children do you have at YIS? 1
Where are you from? Korea
Please excuse this unusual video of a video! There were some technical issues encountered.. We wanted to find a work around because we were sure you would want to share this story. (TIP, Turn the volume up on your device).
Whilst young children can be egocentric we have noted subtle changes in their actions. From talking about themselves, they have started to relate experiences about their families. Today they considered the needs of their family as they decorated the classroom and served their parents food.
Each person brought their favorite family food. The children tried new foods and engaged in dialectical thinking, considering their opinion and those of others. They also took time to think about the language they used to describe others people food. They may not have liked it, but they know it was important to someone. The general consensus was all the new food they tried was yummy. The adults agreed!
Sincere thanks to our Grade One community for taking the time to create these family favorites. Special thanks to our homeroom parents (Vesna Jarnjak, Sarah Haidar, Jia Shu Lin and Kavi Sharma) for hours of preparation, shopping and sign making.
We invited each family to read to the children in their home language, with no translation.The first mystery reader was today. The children asked for the book to be translated. We sort the children’s opinion of how to understand a book if you couldn’t read the words. They decided to use the picture clues.
These were our clues
My favorite color is purple.
I love painting and reading.
I am thin and have dark hair.
I speak Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, English, Japanese and a little French.