Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Adventures in Substituting: Kanji in Kindergarten

As I have said before, I am a substitute teacher, but I am working on becoming a full-time teacher, which most likely will happen next August. Anyway, today I had Kindergarten and one kid was striking in the air furiously. At first I thought he was nuts, but then I realized he was imitating the Power Rangers using the Samuraizers. I then drew for them the Kanji on the board. Funny enough, one of the kids said it was incorrect. I clarified they were the symbols of the helmets, and they then recognized them. I had them draw them and here are some highlights:


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8 comments:

Pink_Power said...

Aww that's really cute.Good thing they're learning this kind of things.Kids that age learn,say and do everything they see on television and what we as adults do to.

Lavender Ranger said...

Yeah I explained to them about Japan and had them repeat the word Kanji after I said it.

Luca said...

It's a shame that so much toku has to be for children.

xppdm said...

my nephews are 6-7 yo and they are watching PR here in Greece.... they loved PR Mystic Force and now they are watching Op Ov.... they ask me all the time things about PR...LOL..

henshin0 said...

I feel nostalogic of my childhood, zeoranger 0-White, turbo black (eventually became phantom ranger), blackman (kamen rider black), and starforce beetleborg (kamen rider kuuga)

Lavender Ranger said...

Yeah they asked me if there was a black ranger, I told them not this year but in a way later. Since we don't know for sure if it will be next year or in 2 years, and five year olds don't have a good gauge of time. They asked me about purple, I said it had happened.

Anonymous said...

How did those kids know about the kanji of light, the gold ranger, and how that kanji would look on his helmet? they drew it nicely.

Lavender Ranger said...

Anonymous of 2/24, they are psychic! Um, no, I drew it for them.