Thursday, March 17, 2011

War Lords of Japan and Spring Break

This week was short due to conferences and teacher's inservice, but we managed to start preparations for our classroom simulation entitled War Lords of Japan. Students are excited and a little anxious. It is a challenging, fun way to learn history. Most students who return to visit always mention it as one of their favorite experiences in class. We will begin actual play on Tuesday, March 29th, after we come back from Spring Break. Students will have quizzes each day of the simulation in order for their team to earn "points". So you might notice your child busy reading and studying the history of Japan. How appropriate it is to be studying Japan at this time when the events of this country are so prominent in the news.

I promised several blogs ago that I would have more pictures of student Chinese writing. Well, I finally had time to take more pictures. So below you will find closer shots of student work.

Hope you have a fun, relaxing break.

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