Tuesday, May 29, 2012

SAKURA-Cherry Trees

Cherry Blossoms were made by first graders in March and early April.  We looked at where Japan was on google maps to see where in the world Japan was.  This past spring the Cherry Blossoms bloomed a little early because of the mild winter we had.  
Washington DC celebrates the Cherry Festival in the spring.  This was it's 100th year of celebration!  Japan gave the United States 3,000 Cherry Trees and in the spring we celebrate!
 Here are First Grade projects on display in the hallways of our school.  When the paint for the branches had dried, we used 2 different colors of pink tissue paper to glue onto the branches to make the Cherry Blossoms. 
During this unit, students were also given the words to the song "SAKURA" and we sang it with a short video on youtube.  This was a lot of fun to make!

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