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First Graders Learn About Japan

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William Penn First Graders learned about Japanese culture and schools, thanks to a visit to their classroom by representatives from the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania.

The students learned how to locate Japan on a map and the students were able to try on traditional Japanese clothing, as well as examine Japanese textbooks and backpacks.
They learned some words in Japanese and saw a demonstration of Japanese writing.
Then it was time for some hands-on learning, as the students were taught how to make an origami Christmas tree and Santa.
Each student also was presented with a piece of paper with their name written on it in Japanese.
The students are taught by Mrs. Joseph and Mrs. Williams.  Please click here to see some photos from the visit.