I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post! As I look back over the year, there have been so many good things happening in LOTE. At the beginning of the year, the students in Years 3 and 4 wrote letters to a school in Japan. They put a lot of work into their letters and managed to write their letters in hiragana. At this time, Japan was devastated by the tsunami so these students made paper cranes to include with their letters.
The students in Years 5 to 7 also had opportunity to communicate with students in Japan. They produced short videos introducing themselves in Japanese, which were then sent to Japan. Through an online communication board, they were also able to exchange messages with the Japanese students. Both these activities added an authentic touch to our Japanese classrooms.