Why to hold events
Last week it was still snowing, but Easter is right there.
As always it falls on a day during Japanese Spring vacation~the busiest time of year for everyone here, as a new school year begins, teachers are transferred and everything changes.
So, we hold our Easter lessons a bit early, in the last week of March.
Usually this event is a variety of quick communication games, where kids can score little eggs, or use eggs to play, and a big crafting session.
The kids love it: being creative, drawing on eggs, egg hunting. It is so much fun.
We hold 4 events a year:
Performance in Summer, Halloween, Christmas and Easter. This is well balanced timing; the kids are eager and motivated to learn in between and they always know: a few weeks, months ahead they will have another fun event.
Of course for me as a teacher the goal is not to make it only fun, but to have them learn about and experience a different culture.
And last, for the parents it is an occasion to watch their kid's improvement (of many different skills: speaking, listening, social, musical, etc)
My mom's homework this week is to blow out eggs~and everyone is pretty excited about it.
Hope to put up some pictures next week.
BTW, it would be great if we'd had some fotos of everyone's easter eggs.
I bet the patterns and drawings are different from country to country?!