|Japanese screen with flower and box origami|
|Caleb's visual for his book report: Sadako and the 1000 Paper Cranes|
|The girls colored and made Kokeshi dolls|
|Anna's origami fox|
|Anna put together her own Banraku theater.|
|Caleb's watercolor of a famous woodcut print. A picture of the original is in the upper left corner.|
|After studying about kimonos we made our own Japanese girls with kimonos.|
|Lydia's watercolor (with Caleb's help)|
|Lettuce salad with Asian toppers|
|Japanese Chicken Yakitori|
The Paper Crane by Molly Bang; The Tale of the Mandarin Ducks by Katherine Paterson; The Wise Old Woman by Yoshiko Uchida; Shipwrecked by Rhoda Blumberg; Tree of Cranes by Allen Say; Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say; Turtle Bay by Saviour Pirotta; Crow Boy by Taro Yashima; The Boy of the Three-Year Nap by Dianne Snyder and various books on the Samurai and Nagasaki/Hiroshima and the atomic bomb.
Here is Nicolas' Haiku on a tree frog:
|Big, shiny red eyes|
Sticky fingers, climb a tree
Bright green skin, tree frog
We finish up our unit on Asia with two weeks in Russia. If anyone has ideas for a good Russian meal, let us know...