Thanks to Shafiq Sharif’s mother and her student, Kazumi, the second graders were given a memorable learning experience filled with creativity, movement, and laughter. Kazumi began by describing her home in Kobe, Japan, then with Mr. Elstein’s assistance, guided the children in folding samurai hats. Other activities included dressing in a yukata and happi coat, painting calligraphy characters, dancing, and tasting matcha. Don’t be surprised if your child suggests Japan as your next vacation destination.
“An Evening in Japan” is currently in the making. Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 3. Student performances, presentations, and artwork will be on display in the CE Auditorium at 7:00 pm.