Tanabata also known as the Star Festival, takes place on the seventh day of the seventh month of the year. It celebrates the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the two stars – Altair and Vega – who are normally seperated by the Milky Way). It is customary during Tanabata to write their wishes on small strips of paper called Tanzaku and hang them on a bamboo tree called Sasanoha in the hope that they’ll come true. Apart from Tanzaku, other decorations such as paper cranes, nuts and shells. We also presented the traditional food for Tanabata which is Soumen and sang Tanabata song “Sasanoha sarasara”.

As part of the celebration here at Hagukumi Hoikuen, we presented the projects of each class. Tulip, Sumire and Sakura Class and took a picture with teachers and the kids.

On our weekly Lesson we taught Sumire class about colors again . It is good to repeat it once again so they will remember some of it. It is fun for them for match making of colors and everybody did a good job!

For Sakura Class they learned about Nature like Trees, River, Mountain, Flowers, Leaves. Children are innate scientists and love to experience the sights, scents, sounds and texture of the outdoors. Nature provides countless opporunities for discovery and education for environment. At their young age they will be expose on this kind of environment someday. They will just tell you in English….

We also sang our month song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” since it’s a Star Festival this month.

We hope you enjoyed all the photos for this week.
Looking forward for fun next week!