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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Anna`s Quest

Yesterday, my eldest daughter had an idea.  She was at preschool at the time.  She wanted to go around and record the names of all the girls in the school and write them down on a paper.  Recently she has been learning how to write, and is very excited about it.  She decided on her own that this would be her new project.

So she started her quest, to get all the names of the students and staff who were girls and then write them down.  She was diligent in searching out every girl she could find and asked each one their name.  She asked the teachers one by one until she was finally finished.  Then one of the teachers asked if she had asked the principal yet.  Anna reacted with surprise.  "The principal has a name!", she said.  She immediately went to ask the principal. The principal was delightlfully surprised and answered, "Teruko"  Anna never had heard that name before, so she reacted with a smile and astonishment, "Teruko!"  She then continued to go around the school telling everybody the principal`s name. And then wrote it down for everybody to see.  Her quest was finished and the story was so funny that the prinicipal told it to all the mothers while waiting for pick up time.

So when I came home guess what was the first thing Anna showed me?  Her list of names and she explained to me how much fun she had on her little quest.

Hope you enjoyed her story too.  If you did, please leave a comment :)



アンナの調査


アンナの幼稚園にお迎えに行くと、必ず園長先生(みんなにばあば先生と呼ばれてます)が
インフォメーションで今日の出来事やニュースなどを話してくれます。

昨日のインフォメーションで、ばあば先生が

”おもしろことが今日ありました。入学前に自分の名前を読めないと困ると思ってか、
おうちでひらがなの練習などをされているようですね。
ある年長の女の子が、女の子全員の名前を聞いて紙に書いて回ってました。
先生にも聞いて、事務のまり子先生にも聞きにいったら、ばあば先生にも聞いてごらんと
言って、私に名前を聞きに来たんですね。
てるこだよっていうと、その子はすごいびっくりしていました。
私のなまえはばあばだと思っていたんですね。それでみんなに戻ってばあば先生の名前は
てるこなんだよって言いに言ってました。
ばあばって思っていて微笑ましかったです。”


という話でした。


アンナを教室まで迎えに行くと、アンナがいつものように画用紙に何かを書いたのを
手渡します。

いつもは大体絵ですが、広げてみると、見事に女の子のお友達の名前がずらり。。。

もちろんそこには
てるこの名前も。。。。

今日のばあば先生の話はアンナのことを話されていたんだなと思いました。

アンナからばあば先生はてるこって言うんだよっていう報告ももちろんありました。

私はこの幼稚園の方針のように自由保育、幼児のうちはのびのびと方針なので
文字なんて教えたことはありません。
でもアンナは自分で興味をもって年長になってすぐ文字を覚えたのでした。

9 comments:

  1. That's adorable!
    ( is the bottom half the same thing written in Japanese? )

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  2. That's right ! The bottom is the Japanese version. Im hoping to make my blog more bilingual.

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  3. Little girls do the cutest things. :-) Good memories.

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  4. I loved it! It made me giggle! I love how youngens can find the best and most creative ways to entertain themselves. :)

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  5. This story makes me smile. :) It's great Anna chan came up with this wonderful idea by her own and actually completed it!! Her hiragana writing looks "jyozu" and "kawaii"!

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  6. Nice story, I think your daughter is well on her way to being successful. She sees the people in her life. Be well WH

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  7. how amusing!!! it's just hilarious that she doesn't think that the principal has a name...xD

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  8. Anna's quest was wonderful and nice to see that she completed her task. When I see back at my own childhood I could not have dared to ask my principals name. At time we used to be scared of the teachers and heads.

    Well done، Good start!!!

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  9. Angela Marie Fonseca SalernoAugust 2, 2011 at 1:32 AM

    Awesome!!!

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