We began our day with a visit from our big partners. They each chose a book to read to us. Then we did an alphabet scavenger hunt. They had to find something in the classroom that began with each letter of the alphabet. This was a great activity to help us practice our letter sounds and initial sounds in words.
In the afternoon, we had a visit from a guest reader - Elin Melchior. She taught us a little about Japanese culture. We even learned how to say thank you - arigato. Today was 3 - 3 which meant it was a holiday in Japan, it is girl's day. She told us one story while showing us beautiful illustrations. Then we were able to purchase a piece of candy. Then she read us Tasty Baby Belly Buttons - a story about a girl born of a melon that fought the oni to rescue the babies.