Thank you to Ezha's mom Jo for being our mystery reader this week. I'm sure none of the kids in our class have the same problem as Jillian. "Jillian, Jillian , Jillian Jiggs, it's like your room has been lived in by pigs!" "Later I promise, as soon as I'm through. I'll clean my whole room up, I promise, I do."
The kids were thrilled when they arrived on Monday morning to see that the bean seeds they had planted the week before had sprouted! Yea! This was our second attempt at planting seeds as our first attempt was a victim of the horrible, damp weather. We were afraid that we would return after break to a bean patch so we transplanted our bean plants to our outdoor rolling planters. We are keeping our fingers crossed that we see some sun, maybe a little rain and some healthy plants when we return.
We were very lucky to have Lucas' mom come in to share traditional Japanese storytelling, or Kamishibai. Kamishibai storytelling has been around for centuries and was popular during the global depression in the 1920's. A storyteller would arrive via bicycle to a village and gather children around to tell a story via a small theatre and beautifully illustrated cards. Our class was very lucky to have our own Kamishibai storyteller arrive (most likely not by bicycle) and share the Japanese folk legend of Momotaro, The Peach Boy. Arigatou gozaimasu to Lucas' mom!