This Term in Japanese, the Year 3 students are learning how to say and write the ‘days of the week’ and use these words in a basic sentence. Every day ends with the word 曜日 (youbi), which means "day of the week". The only difference lies in the first character.
• 月 (getsu) means moon, so Monday is the day of moon.
• 火 (ka) means fire, so Tuesday is the day of fire.
• 水 (sui) means water, so Wednesday is the day of water.
• 木 (moku) means tree/wood, so Thursday is the day of wood.
• 金 (kin) means gold, so Friday is the day of gold.
• 土 (do) means soil/earth, so Saturday is the day of earth.
• 日 (nichi) means sun, so Sunday is the day of sun.
The students really enjoyed creating small ‘days of the week’ works of art using the kanji symbols and water colours. The artworks are on display in the Japanese classroom and we invite you to come in and view them.
Walker Sensei J