Today was the second class of Japanese, but the first math class. I plan to teach math on Tuesdays and social studies on Thursdays. So today, the girls learned how to do 1 ~ 10 on the abacus. It was a way to learn the numbers as well as a way to show it on the abacus. Hopefully they will be able to get to the point of being able to use the abacus for simple calculations.
In the younger class I taught them how to write
In the older class, I taught them the difference between hiragana and katakana. Since they learned how to write the above hiragana last week, they just needed to learn the katakana this week.
They went home for the first time with homework so I hope they complete it and study!
Former First Grade Teacher & Japanese Teacher (Grade 1 ~ 6) in Honolulu, Hawaii; Ph.D in Education