We are halfway through the first term already! How time flies when you’re having fun! This is an update on what we have been doing over the past few weeks.
We started with every student creating a pencil self portrait which will be added to their progress folders. What is special about this self portrait is that this year we have added a new dimension! As well as the self portrait, the students will have also written their name in Japanese! (Katakana). Note: The Pre-Primary students have a slightly different format for their progress folders, but the previously mentioned self portraits will be in their art portfolio. We will do another self portrait for every student from PP to Yr 3 later in the year, to see their drawing progress and their Katakana writing progress as well!
We have also collaborated with the Lote teachers, Foulk Sensei and Jane Sensei to create koi fish-related artwork in preparation for the Japanese celebration of Children’s Day which is held in May. Keep and eye out at the beginning of the second term to see what we do with the artwork! (Hint: all the juniors’ work will be hung around the outside of the library building, with the senior artwork being displayed in the library).
Mrs Zangari and Mrs Borlase are now working with the students on a variety of Marine themed artwork which will be displayed later this year.