Elementary school Japanese teachers recently coordinated an authentic rakugo experience through the Japan Center. Mariko Yokosuka and Kyoko Takano (Japan Center directors) write on the elementary school Japanese foreign-track classes’ exploration into Edo-period culture and a visit by rakugo master Kokontei-Komaji.
Tammy Pretz (elementary school librarian) writes on February 14’s World Read Aloud Day in the elementary school library.
One Act Play faculty advisors Mary Pfeiffer (high school teacher) and Ed Gilmartin (theater manager) present this year’s One Act Play performances.
Laura Faulk (elementary school teacher) details her fifth-graders’ recent language arts and social studies combination unit and how the high school debate team helped liven up the learning process. Continue reading
The Early Learning Center has a long history of embracing Japanese holidays and culture as a platform for activities that introduce children to Japanese arts and crafts, music, food, traditional clothing, children’s literature, games and toys. Although this rich study extends through the entire year, many of the cultural activities take place between January and March, beginning with mochi, sumo and taiko. Continue reading