I realize it’s June.
I know that our newest addition will be here soon.
But I’ve always loved Japan.
Don’t ask me why
I really have no idea.
Probably because of all the stinkin’ adorable cartoons like this:
Anyway, for some background: I started off the 2008 Homeschool year with a goal of teaching my children Japanese.
Well, not the entire language.
But at least the basics.
And Yet, here we are near the end of the “Official” year, and I’ve yet to teach them anything more then how to count to 10.
Everybody can do that.
Seriously, watch this video….You’ll have it down in no time.
So in an attempt to mask my failure,
I’m cramming in one last theme for the year.
Just to make me feel better.
So This is it.
One Last Hurrah before Summer Hits,
and the Baby is here and I’m completely unable to form even English words into sentences.
I’m really actually excited about this topic.
(Did I mention I love Japan)
So to kick of the learning, I broke out one of my favorite art kits
And I gave the kids a mini-lesson in Sumi-e painting.
Here’s a shot of the inside.
The kit comes with everything you need
You can snag it for under $15 at Amazon.
Can you tell that they loved it!
They’re really fun….and Frameable for gifts and classroom decorations.
(Make a black frame from construction paper)
(Ohhh or even better, use bamboo sticks if you can find them)
Anyway, stay tuned for lots more Japanese Crafts and Activities from us!
Next year I’m actually going to write my goals down.
(someone tell me how to keep it all straight?)
And Please people…..
Make me feel better!
What did you set as a goal this year, and completely ignore?
I know there are some of you out there……..Spill it.
You’ll feel better
And so will I.