Disclaimer: the following event is in no way, shape or form supposed to represent an actual Japanese dinner. We were just having fun...
Hanging from the tree are the Haiku we wrote during school yesterday.
Our chapter in Story of the World this week, has brought us once again to Japan. The thing that I love so much about this curriculum is that it moves through history chronologically, but covers what was happening all over the world. For instance, last week we read about Jamestown, this week Samurai in Japan, next week will be the Mayflower. Now I realize that what a just wrote sounds a wee bit confusing, but its really not. It is comprehensive and my children love it. It gives us an overview of the world at any given time, rather than just one continent.
Okay, on to the fun stuff. We set a table on the floor in the living room, decorated (think dragons, flowers, the Japanese lady from the front of our rice bag...) The children had a ball, sipping tea, eating with chopsticks and takeout containers (remember- we were just having fun).
No Japanese dinner would be complete without sushi!
Candy sushi, that is.
Also on the menu: fresh sliced veggies (we even had flower shaped cucumber slices!), ramen noodles, teriyaki chicken and rice.