Hello this is Tatsuya from the Crane Club. This week we have a lot of things to announce. This month was very fun, exciting and there was a tough schedule. First we would like to announce our new member of the crane club, Shinjin. Thank you for your support and lets make Crane Club a better club. If you are interested in joining the Crane Club or want to know what we are doing, please talk to the members for more information. As mentioned in the recent blogs the crane club studied about the Hiroshima Peace park. We had a great opportunity to use our knowledge to guide the Glee Club of Westridge School from Los angles, California. On the 15th of March we first practiced in the school playground to check how we could improve our skills of communication and gestures. We practiced using the playground just like we were in the Peace Park and guided through without any monuments. On 21st of March it was the day to test our skills. Some of the members were very nervous and some were very excited. When we got to the peace park we introduced ourselves and divided into four groups. All the people in the Glee club were very kind and each of the Crane Club members were able to talk to the people and guide them through Peace Park successfully. After we finished our guide through the peace park we had a big surprise. The Glee Club surrounded the statue of Children's Peace Monument and performed some songs. It was fantastic. After they finished singing some of them were in tears. HIS Crane Club had received paper cranes from Dumbarton Middle School earlier this month, so we safely placed them then at the Chilren's Peace Monument. After going through all of the events it now seems very nostalgic and we had a great experience too!
It's time for Reading Week again! We do lots of reading at HIS anyway, but Reading Week is a great way to celebrate reading, and to spend a bit more time focsuing on how fun reading can and should be.
In the PYP, we will be have fun activites all week, starting with an exciting assembly on Monday. Students will have to have their best 'Inquirer' hats on to work out the puzzles teachers have planned!
For the first time, we are taking part of the exciting Sakura Medal Program. This Reading Week, students will have the opportunity to read even more of the books, as well as listening to them read out by teachers. We are going to write reviews, so your friends can find out which Sakura books you love! It's almost time to vote for your favourite book, so make sure you read as many books as you can!
But Reading Week is not just for Primary students. Secondary students should join in, too! We would like Secondary students to come and read to the younger students. Please choose a favourite book from when you were younger, and come and read it one of the Primary classes.
We would also like to invite parents to come in and read to the students. As well as English and Japanese, if you can speak another language, it would be lovely for students to hear you read a story in your native language. Please contact your class teacher to arrange a convenient time.
I will be posting photos from the Reading Week events, so keep checking the blog to see the latest news.
Thank you, and let's all get reading!
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