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Rainforest: Healthy Plate and Bus Trip_May 8-12

Thank you Rainforest and families for your wonderful contributions in creating healthy meals. The “Healthy Plate” project was a great success! We had our Show and Tell. Each of us started the presentation with ” Good afternoon. This is my healthy plate. This is…”. Then we had a round of comments and questions. We ended each presentation saying ‘thank you listening’ and the audience replies ‘thank you for sharing’. Laudable efforts for our first Show and Tell.

レインフォレストとご家族の皆さん、ご家庭で子ども達と一緒に健康的な食事を作っていただきありがとうございました。ヘルシープレートプロジェクトは大成功でした!ゴールデンウィーク明けに、クラスでショー・アンド・テルを行いました。一人ひとり「グッドアフタヌーン。 これは私のヘルシープレートです。これは…」とクラスメートの前に立って発表しました。そして、クラスメートからコメントや質問をもらいました。最後に「聞いてくれてありがとう」とオーディエンスに言うと、皆から「シェアしてくれてありがとう」という返事が返ってきました。今年度初めのショー・アンド・テルとしては、とても立派にできました。

We had a time of reflection too as we connected our learning to two of our IB Learner’s Profile for this theme – Balanced and Reflective. Being a balanced learner means taking care of ourselves. The first step is to be healthy and make responsible choices for what we eat. Being a reflective learner means we think about how well we have done things and how we can do better. We thought through our meals and discussed if we had all food groups for a healthy meal.


Our Bus Trip was the highlight for the week. Pre-field trip discussion saw us brainstorming about what miso is. Is it healthy? Is it a vegetable? Is it a soup or in a pizza? Each made a booklet – “Miso by…” We noted our speculations and left a page as we awaited our fact finding mission. To the miso factory, we headed!


We learned that Ishii Miso that is made from soya beans, fermented rice, and salt! We learned that not all bacteria are bad. Some bacteria are good for us and we have them in our guts and stomachs to help us digest our food! We noted our facts in our Miso booklets. Rainforest recalled that there are 2 types of miso – white miso that has been aged for only 1 year, and red miso fermented for 3 years.


We had our lunch in the beautiful Agatomori Park. Thank you dear parents for preparing the scrumptious meals! Then we went to the observatory tower in the Alps Park. What gorgeous views we had of the Japan Alps! Next, the playground Kodomo no Hiroba – play, play, play!


This coming Sunday is Mother’s Day. Dear Mothers, we learned this song and your dear sons and daughter will try singing it to you! “Thank you for all you do. Happy Mother’s Day. I love you!”. Have a fantastic weekend!

日曜日は母の日ですね。子ども達は、お母さんのために歌を練習しました。”いつもありがとう “の気持ちを込めて。母の日おめでとうございます。I love you♡”。お家でお母さんに歌ってくれると思います。素敵な週末をお過ごしください!